It's been a crazy off-season for Nebraska: basking in a 33-0 Holiday Bowl pasting of Arizona, watching Ndamukong Suh go No. 2 overall to the Lions, and preseason magazines proclaiming the Huskers as BCS National Championship dark horses.
The Cornhuskers know that 2010 isn’t about all of that, though. It’s not about the hype or where the Huskers want to be. This is Nebraska’s Big 12 Farewell Tour, and they want to make sure every team remembers that they played Nebraska the next morning.
This Saturday marks the beginning of one of the holiest of days on a Nebraska fan’s calendar:
The season opener.
No one envies the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, but 85,000+ screaming Cornhuskers will welcome them into Lincoln. While Nebraska’s sideline is packed full of players with their own storylines, here are 10 in particular to keep an eye on as the Cornhuskers open the season as a member of the Big 12 one last time.