Nebraska hasn’t won at least 1o games since the 2012 season, yet that could change very soon. The Cornhuskers have quickly emerged as a potential threat in their conference.
Last season was a learning process for Scott Frost at Nebraska. After all, jumping from the American Athletic Conference to the Big Ten isn’t supposed to be a smooth transition.
Nonetheless, the Cornhuskers did show signs of improvement in the final stretch of the season. With another year under Frost’s belt, the expectation is that he’ll take the program to new heights.
Obviously Frost has to prove himself this upcoming season, but most analysts are confident in his ability to win at any level.
College football expert Phil Steele is usually right on the mark with his preseason predictions, and this year he believes Nebraska will turn things around rather quickly.
From Steele’s interview on JOX 94.5’s “3 Man Front“ program:
“I think they (Nebraska) can win the Big Ten West, and in fact, they’re my pick as well,” Steele said. “Last year they opened 0-6, but they were so much better than 0-6.”
“Once the Scott Frost system took into effect, they went 4-2 down the stretch. They’ve got a dynamic quarterback in Adrian Martinez and good talent on the offensive line. Now this year is the second year under Scott Frost and they’ve got 13 returning starters.”
“They’re my No. 1 most improved team in the country,” Steele said in the interview. “I’m looking for Nebraska to go from 4-8 to winning the Big Ten West.”
Steele also credited Nebraska’s schedule as a reason for making this bold prediction.
Winning the Big Ten West would be an incredible accomplishment for Frost in his second year.
The fans in Lincoln should prepare themselves for an entertaining season this fall.