The Nebraska spring game normally serves three purposes. It is an extra practice for coaches and players, a chance for fans to see possible directions the team might be heading in and, most importantly, an excuse to tailgate in April.
The 2012 spring game marks the beginning of a season that will determine whether Tom Osborne spends the money to ensure that Bo Pelini stays as the captain of Nebraska’s football program long term, or whether it is time to start lowering the life boats.
Is Pelini a CEO capable of making the tough decisions needed to take Nebraska back to the promised land, or is he just a really great defensive coordinator?
Bo’s fate rests in the hands of Rex Burkhead, Taylor Martinez and John Papuchis.
Here is what Husker fans need to be on the lookout for during the Red-White game.