What? Nebraska football is back? Sort of. NU kicks off spring practice March 8 looking to put a roller coaster, emotional 2013 behind it and trying to win its first conference title since 1999. That won't be easy — the schedule is more, not less, challenging than 2013's slate — but with the Huskers starting to re-establish themselves on defense while finding vocal leaders on offense, optimism seems strong. That said, there's growth to be made before the April 12 spring game, and if Bo Pelini has inched off the coaching hot seat for the moment, his team isn't so complete that it can go, as is, into 2014 and expect to win 10 games. The season starts now in Pelini's world. Is his team ready to follow?
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