I know it's only March, but I want to talk about October.

As spring football approaches you can already feel the excitement building around this 2010 team. Most people consider Nebraska a strong Big 12 championship contender which, in most years, makes you a strong national championship contender as well.

Personally, I think Nebraska is there in terms of returning talent and momentum. But this is a different set of expectations than what Pelini was operating under in his first two seasons. No room for a midseason swoon here.

I find this breakdown fascinating: Since taking over Pelini is 6-2 in the month of September, 4-4 in October and 7-1 in November. All in all, this seems like a fairly above average breakdown for a coach.

I look at it like this. Any coach worth his salt at a school like...

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