Bowl Projection Keeps Expectations High
Scout.com came out with their "Way Too Early Bowl Picks" for 2010. They send Nebraska to the Sugar Bowl to face Alabama. Considering the history of the Huskers in the Sugar Bowl, that sounds pretty good. Especially since NU fans have been waiting nine seasons to see their team play in a BCS bowl. But that's not the best part.
What really could you juiced is this line they added to their description of the Sugar Bowl, "flip a coin on whether or not this will end up being the BCS championship match over...". So not only do they like Nebraska to get to a BCS bowl, but they also feel like they might be one of about four teams with the best shot at playing for the national championship. Not bad for a team that wasn't even in a bowl before Bo Pelini arrived.
These heightened expectations raise...