Nebraska is a very good football team, but I'm not buying into the national championship contender hype this year. They will be in a dogfight in the North with Missouri.
Their defense looks to be solid again, even though they only return six starters (and a huge loss of Ndomukong Suh). Bo Pelini knows how to coach a defense and this group will still be fearsome this year.
When you look at the Huskers passing attack (very important, especially in Big 12 play), you don't see much talent at all.
Whether it will be Zac Lee or Cody Green at quarterback, neither one has proven that they can lead a successful offense in the Big 12.
Nebraka's best chance to take the the Big 12 title is if their running attack can be anything like it was last season. With Roy Helu Jr. returning, the offense could rely on pounding it out on the ground, so maybe my doubts in this team will be unjustified.