2017 The 2017 Nebraska Cornhuskers are coming off a 9-4 season where they struggled mightly on the offensive side of the ball, but this years team is a bit more optimistic with some new blood infused into the team at key positions and new offensive and defensive coordinators. This program made its first B1G title game appearance two years ago and they are hungry for more this year. That why their motto will be "Hunger". Offense: There is a new QB in town in 6'4 211 pound True Freshman Steve White out of Oklahoma. He is a bit raw but the staff liked what they saw in the spring game. SR HB's Buck Anderson and Marcus Childs for a nice 1-2 at the RB position and should help out with some of the growing pains. There are some nice targets outside in JR WR Terrance Gooden and SO Bryan Larson, Husker nation expects Larson to have a big year with his 6'4 220 pound frame and 93 speed. Former Freshman All-American TE Nick Ham Returns after a down year last year but with someone capable of getting him the ball he looks to rebound in his senior year and cement his legacy as the best TE to come out of Nebraska in years. The Line is solid with two all americans and has a bit of depth, they will need to protect White if he is going to flourish. Expect to see a ton more passing compared to last season as the new Offensive Coordinators from the University of Miami looks to open things up a bit and get a more balanced attack. Defense: The defense has 6 new starters and they are toying with the idea of implementing the 3-4 to deal with the lack of depth at DT. All American Nick Foster returns at the RE spot as he looks to take over the leadership role on defense and improve upon his 14 sack season. Blake Bentley is playing at the other end spot, he is a senior but an unproven entity at this point, and 6'5 305 pound Tommy Jones will look to hold things down at the NT spot. Some undersized but capable defenders will play at OLB , while MLB's Garrett Lee and Anthony Sanders will play on the inside, Sanders is a speedster sideline to sideline defender and should be an anchor for the defense. SR Ron Fagan leads the CB group which has depth but no real stars and Patrick Corbett and Chris Clark will play at the safety spots. Clark is coming off a FR All American Season. The Defense lost some really important pieces so some new guys will have to step up and make plays. Special Teams: Tim Ferguson is set to handle both kicking and punting duties for the Huskers this season, but J.R. Mason is no slouch either and is fighting for the spot. Returning Kicks will be WR Bryan Larson and HB Marcus Childs Schedule/Predictions: Home vs: Boise St, TCU, Ohio St, Michigan St, Northwestern, Michigan Away vs: Auburn, Purdue, Washington St, Penn State, Iowa, Minnesota I see a 9 win season very possible, maybe 10 depending on the bowl match up we draw. Week 7-10 will make our season with match ups vs an up n coming WSU squad, Ohio State, Penn State, and Michigan State all in a row. If we can go 2-2 during that stretch I would be estatic.