Owamagbe Odighizuwa was the star recruit Husker fans were watching on national signing day, but it's Brion Carnes who may ultimately be the alpha male for Nebraska (even if both had opted to come to NU). That's because simply by virtue of position, Carnes will have a greater opportunity to influence the outcome of games than Owa.

Jump ahead four or five years from now. Imagine you could have an All-American defensive end or an All-Big 12 quarterback. Which would you take? NFL draft scouts might lean to the end, but in terms of what it means for wins and losses, you want that quarterback. Take Colt McCoy this past year. His team went 13-1 with the only loss being a national championship game (most of which he missed). Meanwhile, a star defensive lineman like Ndamukong Suh saw his team go...

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