ORLANDO, Fla. -- The marble-floored hallways and cascading waterfalls sure look familiar.
The Nebraska football team arrived at its bowl destination early Wednesday evening, greeted by temperatures some 60 degrees warmer than back home and the familiar sight of the four-star Peabody Hotel, where the Huskers stayed a year ago.
While the Huskers enjoyed their accommodations then, they are aiming for different results on the return trip to the Capital One Bowl, with their first practice set for Thursday morning.
"The Capital One Bowl is kind of our own championship game," senior linebacker Will Compton said prior to the team's departure. "We get to play Georgia, and everyone saw them against Alabama. They're a great football team. But when we're on, we're a great football team, too."
The Huskers' on-site bowl practice routine won't differ much from previous years under Bo Pelini.
Like last year, Nebraska will practice at Freedom High School, which is only about a five-minute drive from the team hotel.
The team will practice from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (EST) Thursday through Saturday, with a late-morning practice scheduled Sunday.
As with normal game weeks, the team will not practice the day before the game.
The bowl trip will include such post-practice activities as a visit to Disney World (Thursday), Universal Studios (Friday), SeaWorld and an Orlando Magic game (Saturday), and a Best Buy shopping spree (Sunday).
Coordinators from both teams will speak at a news conference Saturday, with head coaches Pelini and Mark Richt answering questions during a news conference Monday morning.
While Nebraska did win 10 games, including six straight victories, many people are curious about which Husker team will show up after the embarrassing 70-31 loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game.
Many oddsmakers have 11-win Georgia installed as a 10-point favorite.
But senior tight end Ben Cotton has said the Huskers are paying no attention to outside chatter.
"We'll happily embrace that role (of underdogs), but we don't worry about how people think about us," Cotton said. "It's going to be a great game on Jan. 1. It'll be a lot of fun getting to go to Disney World and spending quality time with our teammates. It'll be good weather.
"As far as the game goes, these guys (the Bulldogs) will be fired up. But we've played in that stadium and we've played on that field. We've been in that scenario before and that will benefit us."