Frost: B10 West favorite label fueling Huskers’ confidence

Scott Frost starts his second year at Nebraska with an experienced quarterback and high expectations.
    The Cornhuskers, who open preseason practice Friday, went 4-2 after an 0-6 start last season and are a trendy pick to win the Big Ten West.
    “We haven’t done anything yet,’’ Frost said Thursday, “so I kind of feel some of the expectations are a little premature. I think it helps us a little bit from a confidence standpoint that other people can see what’s happening here, and aside from that we’re going to shut it all out and be the best team we can be.’’
    The reason Nebraska is favored in a wide-open division is Adrian Martinez, who was the most productive freshman quarterback in the nation and whose running and passing abilities are perfectly suited to Frost’s up-tempo offense.
    The defense, led by a deep and experienced line, is expected to continue the improvement that started last season. Nebraska allowed an average of 14 fewer points over the final six games.
    “I like this team a lot better going into this year,’’ Frost said. “Just seeing the looks on guys faces when you walk past them in the hallway, seeing them hanging out together, addressing each other. There is a whole different feel this year, more of a winning feel, and a feeling I’m used to.

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