The two top
wideouts from last year-Nate Swift (45 receptions) and Terrence Nunn (43)-have
been joined by Maurice Purify, a 6'4" 210-pounder who was a junior college
All-America at City College of San Francisco. "Maurice can be a
difference-maker for us," says offensive coordinator Jay Norvell.
"Zac's going to have a lot of weapons, and he's got the talent in his arm
to make things happen. He can make throws that guys in the NFL can't."
has not been to a BCS bowl since 2001, will find out quickly if it's ready to
rejoin the national elite: On Sept. 16 the Huskers travel to Los Angeles to
play USC. "It's taken some time," says Taylor, "but we feel like
this is the year that we're going to bring Nebraska back to the top."