2014 Nebraska Football Spring Game: For What Will We Cheer?

David McGee

The 2014 Nebraska Spring Game approaches this weekend, so it's time for another round of "For What Will We Cheer?" as Corn Nation tries to discover what Husker fans are most interested in seeing at the game this weekend.

This is the seventh year of the poll.

Note that we are asking what you think Husker fans will cheer for the loudest. Last year Bo Pelini surprised everyone with the run by Jack Hoffman and it's highly doubtful they can duplicate that moment.

Last year Husker fans voted for "A linebacker closing on and wrapping up an I-back on a sweep", by quite a large margin. The vote no doubt reflected the frustration of watching Nebraska get destroyed by Wisconsin in the previous season's Big Ten Championship game.

In 2012 Husker fans voted for "Husker wide receivers not dropping any passes, including a nasty block from Quincy Enunwa and signs of progress from Jamal Turner " - the description was specific but adequate given the frustration of dropped passes the previous season.

In 2011, Husker fans wanted to see "Taylor Martinez back to playmaking speed", remembering the Martinez who exploded early in the 2010 season, becoming a Heisman prospect in process. That vote was very close as offensive line blocking was right behind Martinez in popularity.

In 2010, Husker fans were hungry for a quarterback - ANY quarterback - after having gone through the 2009 season with a championship-level defense and one of the most anemic offenses in the nation. The vote was won by "A big play by a quarterback" by a large margin.

In 2009, fans were still worried about the defense. The defense had made a significant jump during Bo Pelini's first season but Husker fans wanted more. "The defense - a big defensive play - a big hit or turnover" won by a small margin over Ndamukong Suh.

It wasn't hard to guess in 2008. Husker fans were just pleased that Bo Pelini was our new head coach.


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