AthlonSports.com has already started looking ahead to the 2012 football season and has the Nebraska Cornhuskers slated for 17th as the team will enter its second year of Big Ten play.
Writer Steven Lassan shows some love to the conference, selecting five schools in his top 25. At the top of the list is Michigan at #7, Ohio State, with first year coach Urban Meyer at #10, with Michigan State just head of NU at #14 and Wisconsin topping out at #22. Here is what the website said of Nebraska’s 2012 outlook.
Nebraska – The Big Red should be in the mix for 9 or 10 victories once again in 2012, but could challenge for the division title if the offense continues to jell. Quarterback Taylor Martinez and running back Rex Burkhead form a solid combination, but the offense needs to throw the ball better next season. The schedule makers didn’t give Nebraska any breaks either, as the Cornhuskers have road trips to Ohio State, Iowa and Michigan State, while Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State visit Lincoln.