Handing out seven Blackshirts to the defense before the first game was a great move by head coach Bo Pelini. There is some inexperience and some question marks about the defense. It was a great morale booster move by Pelini for the players. Pelini also voiced his confidence in defensive coordinator John Papuchis.
Some new starters on the defense, a talented Wyoming quarterback in Brett Smith, who is starting for the third year, and a heat advisory will make for an interesting opening night on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
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