Regarding Locker - Nebraska plays defense like nobody else in college. Pelini installed a bunch of stuff he picked up from Green Bay and New England, and he has the ability to teach kids how to pull it off in just a couple of years.
I was nervous heading into the Washington game today. They have potential, and Locker is no slouch. He just happened to be facing one hell of a defense without a full offense around him. Put Locker on Sarkesian's 2012 team and you've got a heck of an offense, I'm sure.
Locker isn't the first QB to suffer at the hands of a Bo Pelini defense. Landry Jones, Tyrod Taylor (minus one play
), Colt McCoy, Blaine Gabbert, Nick Foles and now Locker. It's a long list.
Nebraska might be for real. We can score now, unlike last year. But our defense is geared toward stopping the pass, and we have been gashed on the run by every opponent this year. We'll see what happens when we play Kansas State or Texas. If we're undefeated after those two games... we could be on to something.