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Huskers LB Says Team Feels 'Disrespected'

Jan 1, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs tailback Todd Gurley (3) runs the ball against Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Michael Rose (15) as he runs for a first down in the fourth quarter of their game at EverBank Field. The Nebraska Cornhuskers beat the Georgia Bulldogs 24-19. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 1, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs tailback Todd Gurley (3) runs the ball against Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Michael Rose (15) as he runs for a first down in the fourth quarter of their game at EverBank Field. The Nebraska Cornhuskers beat the Georgia Bulldogs 24-19. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are coming fresh off a season where they lost four games and fired their head coach, Bo Pelini.

The new head man in town, Mike Riley was a relative unknown to Husker fans and players but has gained respect quickly. However, according to starting linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey, the team does not get enough respect. Here is what he told the Lincoln Journal Star this week:

"It's easy for us to say, 'Don't read the headlines, don't listen to what people are saying,' Rose-Ivey told reporters Tuesday. But to be blatantly honest, in some ways, we feel disrespected. We understand what we have as a team offensively and defensively. We understand a lot of people aren't counting on us to do much coming out of the West and whatnot. But that's why you have to play the games."

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I appreciate his honesty but there is a reason none of the media members who picked the Big Ten champion back in July selected Nebraska. There are quite a few question marks surrounding this team heading into 2015. There is nothing wrong with playing with a chip on your shoulder though, so if this helps the team prove everyone wrong, Husker fans will be very happy.

(h/t Lincoln Journal Star)