Nebraska is an offseason darling this offseason after a 4-8 season in 2018. The Huskers lost their first six games under Scott Frost last year, including a home loss to Troy, but rebounded to win four of their final six.
That was good enough for a fifth-place finish (they held the tie-breaker with Minnesota) in the West Division of the Big Ten. They also showed enough to convince nearly everybody that Nebraska will be one of the teams to beat in the West in 2019.
As the Omaha World-Herald went over last week, three of the four major preseason college football magazines picked Nebraska to win the West in 2019. Among Phil Steele, Athlon, Street and Smith’s and Lindy’s, only Lindy’s didn’t have them winning the division, instead picking the Huskers to finish third. I’m not here to judge them for feeling that way. While I haven’t been asked