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Ah, T-Magic. What to make of the mystery that is Taylor Martinez. At the start of 2010, Martinez assumed his T-Magic superhero identity, shredding defenses, lighting up scoreboards, setting records, and getting himself into Heisman conversations.
And then South Dakota State found some Kryptonite. Texas found a hunk, too. Missouri rolled Martinez's ankle, and the magic went away.
But Bo Pelini and Shawn Watson kept calling Martinez's number, banking that his truly special athletic talents would outweigh his poor throwing mechanics, bad decision making, and questionable play-calling on his behalf.
If, as likely, Pelini puts Nebraska's eggs in Martinez's basket again in 2011, Husker Nation is in for the same type of ride as 2010. Nebraska's success or failure will ultimately depend on whether it's Martinez or T-Magic that takes the ball for NU.
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