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Nebraska doesn't play Wisconsin or Ohio State in 2013.
The team hosts Northwestern and Michigan State.
And Taylor Martinez, not Braxton Miller, will be the best quarterback in the Big Ten.
The Huskers have struggled recently against mobile quarterbacks on defense, but return some depth on that side of the ball, as well as a raging head coach whose face turns bright red at the very thought of an opponent's first down.
He was red way too often last season.
All that said, Martinez is the key for Nebraska. The senior quarterback has improved his accuracy, mechanics and hairdo every season, but still has some work to do.
He has the wheels to make a difference in any game and has been in Bo Pelini's system long enough to know it inside and out.
The Huskers were in the Big Ten title game last season, mauled by Wisconsin, and emerged wondering how the Badgers got away with fielding 11 Jadeveon Clowney clones.
The talent that got them to that game is still present, and while Michigan appears to be the favorite to win the division, the Huskers are prepared to keep the Wolverines out of contention for the Rose Bowl for yet another season.