When Bo Pelini came to Nebraska as head coach after the 2007 season, one of the things he sought to do was to change the culture. "Culture" is an encompassing term that covers a lot of territory, but you'd certainly imagine that it included putting an end to any sense of entitlement by the players. He showed early in his tenure that he'd play a hard-working walk-on over a greater raw talent if it meant getting his players to execute. At times, you thought that could work against him. That he was a risking a player leaving the program when told that he wouldn't start. Yet particularly when you look at the quarterback position, you see a number of guys willing to play a reserve role. That's a real change from the recent past.

Think back to the glory years under Tom Osborne. What might...

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