Bo Pelini has restored a "workmanlike attitude" and a sense of cohesion at Nebraska.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

ESPN College Football Live Sees 11-1 Season for Nebraska in 2010

By NU Athletic Communications

Everyone has an opinion about Nebraska football in 2010, and former Michigan and NFL quarterback Brian Griese offered his Tuesday on ESPN College Football Live.

Asked to go "on the clock" and analyze Nebraska through its 12-game regular-season schedule after the Huskers lost three games by four total points in 2009, Griese was bullish about the Big Red challenging for a national championship.

Acknowledging that Bo Pelini had "brought back the workmanlike attitude at Nebraska," Griese predicted an 11-1 season for the Huskers and another likely appearance in the Big 12 championship game at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Tex.

Griese asked his College Football Live audience an interesting question during his game-by-game analysis. "Are we going to have a Red Out Across the World or across the globe ... is that what we're going to have?" he said before predicting a Husker win over the Longhorns in Lincoln on Oct. 16.

He envisions Nebraska winning that showdown because of its stifling defense and a superior kicking game. Beating Texas, he added, will create a "red out all over the place."

While Griese sees a 10-0 start "and everybody talking Nebraska", he forecasts a spoiler on Nov. 20 at Kyle Field in College Station where he predicts Texas A&M will end NU's perfect season with the help of its fabled "12th Man" fans.

To watch Griese's analysis, click the arrow in the photo above.

Nebraska fans have a chance to express their own opinions on how their favorite team will fare in a 12-game regular season. You can cast your vote in the Fan Poll, located below the Nebraska Ticket section on the left-hand side of


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