Nebraska football fans are full of hope in the summer. They have watched the spring game, read the recruiting stories and started to sink their teeth into the preseason magazines that hit the stands. There are plenty of things Nebraska fans can look at and get excited about for the upcoming season.
Nebraska fans are also filled with fear in the summer. All of the failures of seasons past, combined with the departure of great players to graduation, means that the upcoming season is one filled with unknowns. And it is easy, particularly for fans who have been disappointed for some time, to look with pessimism to the future.
It is a struggle inside most Nebraska fans during the offseason. So, much like the classic Formidable Opponent bit from Stephen Colbert, let’s debate against ourselves and find out why Nebraska might overachieve—or underachieve—in 2013.
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