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College football season may have just ended, but it's time to mark your calendars for the first look at the 2018 Huskers.

Nebraska spring game date and time announced; Tanner Lee added to Senior Bowl

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Mark your calendars

Nebraska on Wednesday announced the date and time of the annual spring game: Saturday, April 21 at 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT.

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Senior Bowl bound

Due to Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph’s injury, Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee has been added to the Senior Bowl roster. The game will take place Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET in Mobile, Ala.

A soon-to-be commitment?

After de-committing from Vanderbilt, could 3-star recruit Miles Jones be the next commitment for Nebraska? It’s a definite possibility.

Year 1 goal

For Nebraska coach Scott Frost, Year 1 isn’t just about getting wins for the Huskers. It’s also about returning pride to the program.

Heading home

Former Husker wide receiver Kenny Bell hails from Boulder, Colo. He is now heading home after the Denver Broncos signed him to a future contract on Wednesday.

Difficult to replace’s Tom Dienhart sees five players who will be difficult for Nebraska to replace, and breaks down why each will be missed by the Huskers in 2018.

To the Colts?

Former Husker Jake Peetz could become the Indianapolis Colts’ next offensive coordinator. If that happens, here are the five things to know about Peetz.

The quarterback man

Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco is going to have a busy spring as he builds his quarterbacks room with the Huskers. If you haven’t gotten to know much about him yet, now is the time.

So it begins

After a couple of days of testing, the Nebraska football team is officially ready to get winter conditioning started. The Huskers’ new strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval even tweeted that it’s “no talk, just action” from here on out.

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