Did the Spring Game Indicate a Step Back for the NU Defense?
When the Red-White game was played last month, a lot of the focus was on the quarterbacks and the offense. That's with good reason as the offense was so punchless for much of the 2009 season. But what might the game tell us about the NU defense for 2010?
One can reasonably argue that the Spring game doesn't tell you much of anything. The schemes are vanilla and Nebraska breaks up their units such that you don't see the true offense or defense. Still, with each team fairly balanced, it should give some indication of where the defense stands relative to the offense. And, the offense was missing three pretty significant offensive linemen for the Red-White game along with last season's starting quarterback.
By the numbers, the two Husker defensive units gave up a collective 37 points on just...