The University of Nebraska Huskers football team competes with other top teams as a member of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, competing in the west division of the Big Ten Conference. Nebraska plays its first home game of the season against Southern California, in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 3rd. The game is a sell out, and tickets are highly coveted. The L.A. Lakers and Los Angeles Chargers also play in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. Wikipedia
Coach Bob Devaney has been with the Huskers for 23 years. He has built a strong relationship with the fans in the state of Nebraska, which has helped to build a passionate following throughout the region. He has implemented a good program in a short amount of time and has recruits that have consistently performed well in the classroom and on the field. He has also kept the recruits and players involved in the community in which they reside. He is a local hero in that area, and his leadership has certainly helped the program move forward.
Tight end Tyrell Claymore was originally committed to play baseball, but changed his mind and committed to football. He has worked hard and been one of the best tight ends at the Huskers, and he has been a valuable contributor to the team. He is one of the best blockers on the team.
Quarterback Taylor Decker has been an exciting player for the Huskers for the last three seasons. He has thrown more interceptions than he has passed. He is one of the younger signal callers in college football and has impressed coaches with his ability to take snaps under pressure. Decker transferred to the NFL from Florida after his college career at the University of Miami. He will be looking to play quarterback for the Chicago Bears this season.
Running back recruiters have done a terrific job finding solid running backs to help the Huskers. Starters Devontae Booker and Ameermo Faunce have made the nucleus of a great line. They do a great job of getting yards after contact and creating big plays for the Huskers on offense. The running game has been efficient as well, and the combination of a great line and running backs have been very effective. It will be interesting to see what this team has in store for the season.
Coach Koppenhauser has put together a very talented defensive unit for this Husker football team. Safety Ishmael Adams has been one of the best safeties in the country the last two years. He has also been one of the best defensive players in Division I. Safety is one position that the Huskers do not need to worry about this year.
kicker Christian Aguilar has also been a strong candidate for the vacant starting job at kicker. He has been an effective kicker throughout his time at both Arizona and Husker. Tight end Eric Thomas has also impressed Huskers fans with his blocking ability. He is one of the best blocking tight ends in the country and should have a good season. Sophomore Travis Kelley has also developed into a quality quarterback and could play an important role this football team.
One other position that could be in focus this season at defensive tackle. The Huskers are thin at that position and perhaps dropping one or two key players would allow them to get even more out of a player. This is also a position where depth at another position could really make a difference in this team and its chances of winning. Be sure to keep an eye on these players this season.