Scott Frost and the Nebraska Cornhuskers have had time to get their heads right. Now it's time to get back to work and focus on those vicious Indiana Hoosiers out of Bloomington.
The fact is the Huskers have a similar choice to make as they did following last year's 0-6 start. They can address the problems, do their absolute best to bounce back in a positive way, and always compete even in defeat... or not. Give up. Call it a season. Blatantly quit.
This isn't a time for hubris or a lack of cohesion.
After watching what happened in Minneapolis ad nauseam, Frost shared some thoughts on his weekly radio program late last week. One statement, in particular, stuck out.
"It's hard to be a leader if guys don't want to follow. And the majority of the team does, but maybe not everybody. And the leaders need to continue to improve, but we need good teammates, not just good leaders."
There's quite a bit to unpack here. Nebraska has some established leaders. Four specifically in team-voted captains Adrian Martinez, Matt Farniok, Mohamed Barry, and Darrion Daniels.
Then there are the players that lead by example. Perhaps the standard-bearer of this is outside linebacker/safety hybrid JoJo Domann. It's hard to discount former Navy SEAL Damian Jackson as someone the team can look to.