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Last year: 10-4 overall, 6-2 in the Big 12; lost the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl to Washington.
Nebraska looks to see if the grass is greener this season, as they move over to compete in the Big Ten.
After a dismal end to the 2010 season, they will have to hope they can keep up with the likes of their new conference foes.
They return six offensive starters and seven defensive starters, but will have questions to answer with wide receiver and offensive line. Offensively, they have only three seniors and lack depth in most positions.
It is crucial that quarterback Taylor Martinez steps up and thrives in this new environment. He will need to work extremely hard to keep his starting position and will also need to avoid drama.
The Cornhuskers bring in a 17th ranked recruitment class that will hopefully help this transition.
They also face a battle in their schedule, with home games against Ohio State, Michigan State and Iowa, and road games at Wisconsin and Penn State.
However, they have many makings to become a top team in the country.