Nebraska can hang in the Big Ten because it has a solid coaching staff.
Head coach Bo Pelini has reinvigorated Nebraska after the program had four poor seasons under Bill Callahan (27-22). Pelini is 35-13 and 18-8 in conference play with two bowl victories (he won the 2003 Alamo Bowl as the interim coach).
While in the Big 12, Pelini led his squad to first in the North Division twice. His players made All-Conference First Team 16 times and All-Conference Second Team 18 times.
Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini developed Prince Amukamara and Ndamukong Suh, two players who won Conference Player of the Year.
Running backs coach Ron Brown coached Roy Helu Jr. for four years, helping the back gain 3,404 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns. Helu was drafted by the Washington Redskins.
Nebraska also had 24 players drafted by the NFL during Pelini's tenure, including standouts like Amukamara (2011) and Suh (2010).
This season, Pelini stuck with Taylor Martinez as his starting quarterback even after the sophomore threw three interceptions against Wisconsin. The coach's instincts paid off as Martinez helped lead the Cornhuskers to a historic win.
After beating Ohio State, Pelini will have his team ready for Minnesota.