May 2, 2007

The future looks bright at quarterback

In less than a year, the Nebraska football team has gone from nearly hitting the panic button at the quarterback position, to putting things in cruise control.

When Harrison Beck transferred from Nebraska last August and Josh Freeman decommitted from NU to Kansas State in December of 2005, the Huskers found themselves in a major hole at quarterback that most teams wouldn't be able to get out of very easily.

On top of losing Beck and Freeman, Big 12 Conference player of the year Zac Taylor graduated in 2006. This forced Nebraska to sign two quarterbacks in this year's recruiting class and also bring in the most highly sought after transfer QB in the country in Arizona State's Sam Keller.

As the Huskers head into summer conditioning, the quarterback position is in the most comfortable state it's been in since head coach Bill Callahan has been in Lincoln.

On top of that, NU is also in the mix to sign potential five-star quarterback Blaine Gabbert for the class of 2008. Here is a complete grade out and breakdown of the QB position heading into summer conditioning.

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