As we get ready for the Red and White game, Joe Quinn from AM 590 gives us five things to watch.
1. Patrick O'Brien at QB
Anytime there's a new QB in town, it will turn heads. O'Brien looks the part of a college QB, and I'm interested to see what he looks like in simulated game action. He won't be the starter next year - you can book that (my money is on him taking a redshirt year) - but he'll still be the main attraction for a lot of people.
2. Defensive Line
The front four on defense are the biggest question mark on this team next season. Who will still be on campus in the fall? Who will play where? Can this group generate a consistent pass rush, which was absent last season? There are plenty of questions to be answered.
3. Offensive Line Depth
The starting group seems to be pretty well set up at this point, but who will be the backups? Offensive line play wasn't a strength of this team last year, but I'd look for improvement under OL Coach Mike Cavanaugh in year two.
4. The run game
Who gets the first team reps at RB? Will Devine Ozigbo jump up and take over the #1 slot this year, or will Terrell Newby still be the top option? Will Mikale Wilbon be a bigger part of the scheme next season? The Husker run game wasn't up to its usual high standards a year ago, and the seeds for the fall could be planted tomorrow.
5. The recruits
There's a ton of high end prospects on campus to take in the spring game. I'm guessing every single one of them will walk away impressed with the atmosphere and with what Husker fans bring to this program. I'll be interested to see if anyone commits this weekend or in the near future.
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