The Huskers spoke with reporters Monday and Tuesday in Chicago at Big Ten Media Days. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini spoke at noon. Afterwareds, NU seniors Kenny Bell, Ameer Abdullah, and Corey Cooper met with the press.
"I think we have pieces, the right pieces in a lot of places," said Pelini. "I think we have a chance to be a good football team. How that all plays out, we'll see. I like our potential. But there's a lot of teams out there with potential. It's going to be how we put things together and how we grow and come together as a team.
"I feel like this is probably one of the most athletic teams I've been around at Nebraska but that doesn't mean anything when we get into fall camp," Abdullah said. "These guys understand the task we have ahead of us."
"This season is defined if we can win on the road," said Bell. "If we win on the road, we'll have a great season and if we don't, it's not going to end the way we want it to."
Big Ten Media Days wrap up tomorrow with roundtable question and answer sessions, an autograph portion for fans, and the conference luncheon where Abdullah will deliver the players' speech.