Degrees of difficulty: Ranking Nebraska's 2023 schedule from easiest to hardest

Our opponents from easiest to toughest.

Husker foes ranked

I’m not as sold on Minnesota as they are, Illinois and Wisconsin both have big holes to fill but coaches that know how to fill them.

Purdue and Northwestern are big question marks to me, Northwestern needs to rebound from several bad seasons and prove that they can compete in the NIL/Transfer Portal era, Purdue needs to show that their former coach didn’t take the mojo with him.

By the time the Iowa game rolls around, Nebraska’s offense and defense should have settled down but will also be something opposing coaches can build game plans against. I wonder if Kirk Ferentz has peaked in Iowa City. He’s got a contract through 2030, will he stick around that long? I think the idea of handing the job off to his son is likely off the table.