Heading into 2021, the Nebraska football team has plenty of players with talent and potential. Which Huskers are primed to have a breakthrough season?
Nebraska football isn’t much fun to watch right now. The once-powerful program has taken significant steps backwards since the 1990’s and can’t seem to get going in the right direction, no matter who is coaching it.
Of course, many (but not all) Nebraska football fans have remarkably high standards of what “success” looks like, so they’ve been willing to move on from coaches who win more than they lose in the past. Guys like Bo Pelini and Frank Solich actually had some pretty solid seasons.
But they weren’t reaching the level of success that Tom Osborne had elevated the Cornhuskers’ program too.
So, after years of frustration and disappointment, Nebraska football fans have to be hoping that this upcoming season of Husker football is considerably better than the last. Given that he’s on the hot seat and has pressure from fans, Scott Frost, the head coach of the Cornhuskers, is probably hoping for that too.
Nebraska football: Keep an eye on these Huskers in 2021
The Scott Frost era of Nebraska football hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. Nebraska hired him after he led the University of Central Florida to new heights, but winning in Lincoln has proven to be a difficult task.
After taking the UCF Knights through an unblemished, 13-0 season in 2017 (in large part thanks to the best offense in college football), the Huskers came calling, looking for Frost to improve thins in Lincoln.
After returning to his alma mater, Frost has just managed to win 12 games in three seasons with the Nebraska Cornhuskers. If this season isn’t a successful one, there’s probably a chance that Nebraska moves on from Frost.
Of course, there’s always the chance that this is FINALLY Nebraska’s season.
There’s always the possibility that the Huskers get things going and have a winning season. IF (and that’s a very big if) that happens, it’s because a lot of players step up and contribute in a significant way.
There are several Huskers that need to improve this year. There are also several Huskers who are poised to have a breakthrough season.
Here are three of the latter: