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Yahoo Sports: Big 12 defenses, Taylor Martinez is here for your dignity

Nebraska 48, Kansas State 13. As exhilarating as it must be for Cornhusker fans to have a truly dynamic playmaker at quarterback after nearly a solid decade of middling caretakers, I imagine there's a frustrated twinge of missed opportunity, too. Where was this Taylor Martinez kid last year, when the slightest semblance of a heartbeat on offense would have meant a Big 12 championship and a darkhorse national run opposite a genuinely dominant defense? /> Answer: He was on the scout team as an obscure true freshman, sitting behind ineffectual starter Zac Lee, more hyped classmate Cody Green and a ...

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