Life After Taylor Martinez
The last time that Nebraska was coming into a spring game with a quarterback not named Taylor Martinez, it was Zac Lee. Yes, it’s been that long. Regardless of whether there is a quarterback race or not (spoiler alert, there isn’t), the fact that T-Magic won’t be walking through those doors any more means it’s a brave new world for Nebraska football.
After the Iowa game last year, we saw Bo Pelini at his ugliest and most immature, in what many thought was the last we would see of him in Lincoln. Instead, he got a vote of confidence from athletic director Shawn Eichorst, and we’ve seen a new Pelini ever since.
He’s embraced (to an extent) social media, tweeting a joke during Nebraska’s NCAA basketball tournament game, and even going along with the “Bo with cats” Internet meme propagated by Twitter’s legendary @FauxPelini.
More substantively, he has opened up spring practice to the media, allowing reporters (and therefore fans) access to the team that was unknown in previous years. What this new, laid-back Bo will be like as the season approaches should be interesting to watch.