If the Nebraska football team is going to succeed in 2021, these Huskers will need to step up this coming season.
Scott Frost is on the hot seat and the Nebraska football team hasn’t had a winning season in quite a while. In fact, it’s been a long time since the Huskers have even been in a bowl game. 2016, with Mike Riley leading the Huskers, was the last time the Nebraska football team had a winning season and made a bowl game.
Unfortunately for Cornhusker football fans, that bowl game isn’t something that many will want to remember. Nebraska lost that game to a Butch Jones coached Tennessee Volunteers team and the Huskers lost by two touchdowns, dropping that game 38-24.
The Cornhuskers went 9-4 that season, which is fine, but not up to the standard many Nebraska fans have set for their team.
Still, things have been very rough ever since.
Riley went 4-8 in 2017 and was subsequently fired. He was replaced by Frost, who was warmly welcomed back to his alma mater by Athletic Directer Bill Moos. But, the Huskers have only managed to go 12-20 in three seasons und Frost’s leadership.
The Nebraska football team will need to see improvement from these players in 2021
In order for Frost to get some of this pressure off his back, he’s got to start winning and fast.
It would certainly be fair to say that, more than any player, Scott Frost and the Nebraska coaching staff need to show a considerably amount of improvement.
But, for the purpose of this piece, let’s take a look at some players that the Huskers need to take a step up this season. There are quite a few we could list here as really it’s a total team effort for the Huskers to be able to consistently compete against other teams in the Big Ten.
Here are the players the Huskers will need to see improvement out of this coming Nebraska football season.
That’s not to say that these guys aren’t already having some sort of meaningful impact. Frost and the Huskers just need a bit more from them if they want to get back to winning consistently.