This time of year is often referred to as "dead time."
Recruiting news is slow, spring practices have yet to begin, and basketball season isn't yet in February mode.
It's the part of the season where tennis and golf take over the headlines and we eagerly wait for the Super Bowl to commence. But one can only speculate how the AFC and NFC Championship Games will turn out so many times before it becomes old-hat.
As a Husker fan, this period of the year is the ultimate dead zone. Nebraska basketball isn't too promising, at least on the men's side, and the recruiting stories have gone dead until signing day, which is what most Husker fans are looking forward to.
That's why we can use this time to look forward to the position battles for next year. The biggest of which is the quarterback position.
If Nebraska's 2009 season taught Husker fans anything, it was that Zac Lee had anything but locked up the starting quarterback position. It's a wide open race and may be closer than many think regarding more than just Zac Lee and Cody Green.
So who are the players and what are their chances? What follows is my rendition of the quarterback race that's in a dead heat going into spring.