When Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011, most NU fans were cautiously optimistic. While most did not expect Nebraska to dominate in year one, most also did not expect ugly road losses to Wisconsin and Michigan bookending an inexplicable home loss to Northwestern. After two years in the Big 12 title game, most Nebraska fans viewed anything other than a trip to Indianapolis as a failed season.
Obviously, the trip to Indianapolis didn’t happen for Nebraska. But here are five reasons to believe that 2012 will be a much more successful conference season for NU. You’re welcome.