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Yes, Nebraska's offense struggled last year. But Nebraska's defense last year was a far cry from the Blackshirts we've come to expect from Bo Pelini.
At least some of those struggles were the result of early season injuries to Jared Crick and Alfonzo Dennard, which forced Pelini to scramble on the defensive line and in the secondary. If Nebraska can avoid such catastrophic injury luck, the defense should improve. And a better defensive performance should take some of the pressure of Martinez's shoulders.
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