McKewon: 2014 Husker offense's lone focus should be protecting defense
David Santos, shown here tackling Georgia's Todd Gurley in the Gator Bowl last week, is among the starters who will return for a Nebraska defense that tied for 48th nationally in points allowed, giving up 24.8 per game.
Posted: Sunday, January 5, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 11:19 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the mud and rain of the Gator Bowl, you saw signs of a Nebraska structure that might hold up when vague winds blow next fall. The 24-19 win against Georgia is a mildly encouraging prologue as far as you choose to carry one bowl game into the following season.
Flaws remain. The three concerns — turnovers, special teams and consistent, physical football — are standing for eight more months. But we've combed the flaws into a cobhead-shaped bouffant. We won't forget them. But, this Monday, we'll leave them to focus here:
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Sunday, January 5, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 11:19 am.