Offensive line no longer Nebraska's strength
Nebraska no longer dominates the trenches, Kevin Jones is a legitimate Heisman hopeful and Michigan needs a tight end.
Both teams beat Nebraska last year, including an embarrassing 40-7 rout at Penn State, and winning those games would go a long way toward getting some of that Husker swagger back. And Nebraska will need all the momentum in can get going into the latter part of its schedule, which includes games at Missouri, Texas and Colorado, as well as visits from Texas A&M and Kansas State.
I like quarterback Jammal Lord, though. He can run the option and needs only to be adequate throwing the ball, and some of the criticism he has faced during his career has been unwarranted. I don't know if Lord is the next Tommy Frazier, but he can be better in the passing game than Eric Crouch and is a very underrated quarterback. If he can get the support he needs from David Horne at running back and Ross Pilkington at wide receiver.
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