Nebraska, Ole Miss And Ohio State Football Must Answer Big Questions
Nebraska, Ole Miss and Ohio State football must answer some big questions on Saturday.
As Week 1 of the college football season officially commences, some of the most recognizable programs in the nation have the biggest question marks surrounding them.
Nebraska comes into 2019 essentially playing for Scott Frost’s job.
Frost, 44, joined the Cornhuskers last year after creating one of college football’s great stories at the University of Central Florida.
Many assumed he would thrive in his new surroundings, but the opposite happened. Nebraska finished the year 4-8 and at the bottom of the conference.
If Frost doesn’t put it together quickly, and if Nebraska suffers any particularly bad defeats after all the hype they’ve received over the course of the preseason, Frost could be on his way out.
Along the same lines, Ole Miss enters their showdown against Memphis coming off something of a disappointing season. They finished last year 5-7 and are now without quarterback Jordan Ta’amu and wide receivers A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf.
Memphis, meanwhile, is a much tougher opponent than a lot of people realize.
If Ole Miss falls in this game, especially if they fall big, alarm bells will start going off.
Ohio State comes into the year without Urban Meyer – meaning that the onus is on Ryan Day to really prove himself.
The Buckeyes lost Dwayne Haskins and Mike Weber, but have replaced them with Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins. They should have a really strong team this year, but not having Meyer calling the plays is going to worry some people.
Ohio State is favored by 27.5 against FAU – and if they don’t cover that or come close, fans will start getting a little nervous.
— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) August 31, 2019