Published on 10-28-2013 09:55 AM
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Prior to the game, I was giving some thought about what I was going to write in this space. Since I - like almost everybody else - was expecting a fairly easy Nebraska victory, I was planning to look ahead to November, to the stretch run that will make or break Nebraska's season.
I had planned to throw in a line about how the boring part of the schedule (October games against Illinois, Purdue, and Minnesota) was over, and with games against Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, and Iowa, it was about to get very interesting.
But then Nebraska goes up to Minnesota and gets smacked in the face to the tune of a 34-23 loss. The doubt and drama that clouded this team after the UCLA game has resurfaced, and likely will grow more intense in the next five weeks.
My original thoughts still hold true: this stretch run will define Nebraska's season, and it is about to get very, very interesting. But the stakes have been raised: instead of make or break for the season, it is increasingly looking like make or break for this coaching staff.
Who knows how it all turns out? The same