Pelini turning things around in Lincoln

With football talent being thin on their home turf, many Big 12 North schools are looking beyond their borders to find skilled prospects, write Tom Luginbill and Billy Tucker.

Updated: January 26, 2009, 3:44 PM ET
By Tom Luginbill and Billy Tucker | Scouts Inc.

As far as recruiting is concerned, the Big 12 North Division doesn't have the same geographical advantage its counterparts in the South Division do. There is a lean talent base within the states of Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Colorado. All the South schools are in either Texas or a state that borders Texas, which has its advantages and creates challenges for North programs trying to infiltrate an already crowded recruiting landscape.

If you look at the teams like Missouri, Nebraska ...

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