The Cornhuskers will lose defensive coordinator Carl Pelini in 2012, along with three All-Americans on defense. The Blackshirts were incredibly disappointing this year, and a lot of young players will have to step up to get back to an elite level next season.
Offense is a different story. Rex Burkhead could be a dark horse Heisman candidate, and Taylor Martinez showed enormous growth as a game leader and looked much more competent in the pocket. The only Husker skill position player not returning is Brandon Kinnie, and he didn't exactly do much anyway.
Yes, we are still in the midst of this season, but it's never too early to look ahead.