By Travis Morgan
Chicago, IL - Big Ten Media Days began today in Chicago. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini was asked about his defense and what the Blackshirts can do to rebound after losses in which they surrendered 36, 63, 70, and 45 points.
"It's nothing magical. It's about getting better. It's about tackling better, executing better," Pelini said. "I think it's going to be a great competition. We might be fairly inexperienced, especially to start off the year.
There's going to be great competition…It's going to be an athletic group and a talented group and I'll take that any day of the week. It's just going to require a lot of hard work on our part as coaches, our players' parts, and I like the potential of the group."
While there are holes to fill on the defensive side, Pelini's offense is—on paper—one of the best in the conference. Highlighted by returners Taylor Martinez, Ameer Abdullah, and Kenny Bell, the Nebraska offense should put up the points in bunches.
"Obviously it starts with the quarterback position, having a four-year starter at quarterback (Martinez) and some really dynamic weapons around him," Pelini said.
"I think we have the opportunity to have probably the best offensive line on paper, potentially, that we've had since I've been here, not only the starters but some of the backups and the depth that we have really across the board.
"I'm looking forward to our offense. I wouldn't trade our offense for anybody. I really like what we're doing."