Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says he has a "hungry" football team this season.
CHICAGO, Ill. (KTIV) -
The numbers don't lie. Over the last 50 years, no NCAA division-1 college football program has won more games than Nebraska.
But the Huskers haven't won a conference title since 1999, but they sound like a team that expects to be in the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis.
Nebraska is picked to finish third in the Legends Division, behind Michigan and Michigan State. Last year in their first season in the Big Ten, the Huskers were 5-3 in the conference, losing league games to Wisconsin, Michigan and Northwestern, finishing 9-4 overall with a number-24 national ranking.
Bo Pelini is 38-12 in his three seasons as the Huskers head coach and he sees something special in this year's team.
"I think we have a hungry team, tremendous leadership, the best leadership probably I can say since we've been at Nebraska," said Pelini. "That gives me great comfort as a head coach."
"Getting to Indianapolis, it's within the process," said linebacker Will Compton. "It's what he always preaches, it's what he teaches. I whole-heartedly believe in the process and taking care of yourself each and every day, coming to work every day competing."
The Huskers open practice on Saturday. Nebraska's first game is September 1st against Southern Mississippi before a road trip to UCLA in week two.
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