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January 2017

18 WED
In his first public comments since being hired, defensive coordinator Bob Diaco explains what drew him* to Nebraska.* | Audio
Four-star athlete Eric Fuller from California* becomes the third Husker commitment* for the 2018 recruiting class. | Highlights
An April-through-June window for early official visits is endorsed by two NCAA committees.
Six in-state walk-ons have earned scholarships.*
Billy Devaney is an example of the growing importance of off-field staffers in college football programs.
Athlon pegs Nebraska for second place in the Big Ten West in 2017.
Who will line up where? Adam Carriker projects what Nebraska’s new defense will look like, personnel-wise, in 2017.
17 TUE
Husker O-line commit Brenden Jaimes has spurned recent overtures from Texas, Baylor and TCU and says he's “100 percent Nebraska.”
Jamire Calvin, the wide receiver who surprisingly committed to Oregon State rather than Nebraska, reopens his recruitment.* | Discuss
Corn Nation breaks down Bob Diaco's base defense.
Husker fans are tied for most annoying on Twitter in a poll of top recruits.
16 MON
Here are some names and positions* to watch in the final 15 days before recruiting signing day. | Lewis & Johnson | DBs* & WRs*
Jeremy Pernell makes a case for adding NFL assistant coach Sal Sunseri to Nebraska's defensive staff. | Embracing change*
Grueling workouts land at least three Oregon players in the hospital.
Hail Varsity breaks down the traits of a Bob Diaco defense.
Lincoln East O-lineman Chris Walker flips his commitment from Wyoming* to Nebraska.* | Highlights | 2017 class | Discuss
Cal hires Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox as head coach. Also, ex-Husker assistant Charlton Warren becomes Tennessee's secondary coach, and Terry Joseph replaces Warren at North Carolina.
Adam Carriker demonstrates how a 3-4 defense works and explains why it could benefit the Huskers.
Monday commentary: Riley's big week* | Billy Devaney's influence*
15 SUN
Nate Gerry graded out as the second-best safety in college football in 2016 by Pro Football Focus.
Bob Diaco sees Nebraska as ripe for success,* says a former colleague.
This week in Husker history: Bob Devaney says he'll coach one more year, and he taps Tom Osborne as his successor. | McBride hired
14 SAT
Bob Diaco is likely to bring a historic shift* to the Blackshirts akin to the move away from a 5-2 scheme a quarter-century ago. | “Different breed”* | Youth movement* | Energetic style* | Commentary: Keeler, Lassan
The Huskers have prominent spots in a new Sports Illustrated book, College Football's Greatest.
Receiver Tyjon Lindsey, a former Ohio State commit and a consensus top-100 player at any position, flips to the Huskers.* | Highlights | McKewon: 5 takes* | 2017 class
The hiring of Bob Diaco as defensive coordinator is now official. | Record pay: 1,* 2* | Assistant coaches, 1926-2017
13 FRI
Adam Carriker gives his gut reaction to the Bob Diaco hire and wonders how soon it can pay dividends. More commentary: | McKewon,* Callahan
Mark Banker says he's disappointed that he was notified* of his dismissal over the phone.* | Discuss

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Bob Diaco has reportedly been hired as defensive coordinator,* and he'll bring expertise* in running a 3-4 defense. | Photo gallery | 2016 interview
Tad Stryker says Mike Riley was correct to cut Mark Banker loose, but his next step is crucial.
12 THU
Defensive end Guy Thomas* of Miami, who committed to Nebraska sight unseen, makes a key trip to Lincoln this weekend. | List of visitors
Mike Riley may be seeking a coordinator experienced with a 3-4 defense,* and former UConn coach Bob Diaco is one possibility. | Crucial hires*
Poll question: What's your reaction to Mark Banker's firing?
SF27 gear is now available; proceeds go to the Sam Foltz Foundation.
The Portland paper takes a deep dive into Oregon's collapse.
11 WED
Adam Carriker gives his gut reaction to Mark Banker's dismissal. More commentary: McKewon* | Chatelain* | Heady | Sipple* | Shatel* | Keeler | Cavanaugh | Johnston
The stories flow as Barry Switzer and Tom Osborne* get together at the Outland Trophy banquet, where Husker team awards were also presented. | Videos & notes
Promising young talent will elevate the competition on the O-line.*

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Mark Banker is out and a search is on* for a new defensive coordinator.* Meanwhile, secondary coach Brian Stewart is resigning to become defensive coordinator at Rice, and Ryan Gunderson is leaving as director of player personnel to coach the QBs at San Jose State. | Discuss
Wide receiver Jamire Calvin could end up flipping to Nebraska despite his surprising commitment to Oregon State. | Recruiting updates*
The American Football Coaches Association endorses a December early signing period for recruiting.
Sports on Earth ranks the 1983 Huskers No. 1 among losing teams in national title games.
USA Today's Paul Myerberg gives Nebraska a B-minus as he grades all 128 FBS teams for the 2016 season.
Four-star prospect Tyjon Lindsey, a top Nebraska target at wide receiver, decommits* from Ohio State. | Discuss
Adam Carriker tackles the question: Has there ever been a college football team as good as ’95 Nebraska? (He may have found one.)
A wealth of returning talent is creating high hopes* for the Huskers' defensive secondary in 2017.
10 TUE
Steve Sipple says there are lessons to be learned from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's approach.
Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst is named to the Division I Football Competition Committee.
Ohio State hires former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson as co-offensive coordinator.
Is it September yet? Sporting News places Nebraska at Oregon among the top opening-month games for 2017.
Nebraska finishes just outside the final AP and coaches' top 25 rankings. | McKewon's ballot*
09 MON
Bigger roles are coming for returning Husker running backs who had limited carries playing behind Terrell Newby.
Adam Carriker gives his gut reaction to Clemson's win over Alabama for the national championship. Spoiler alert: He's pumped!
Keyshawn Johnson Sr. provides Nebraska a presence on ESPNU's coverage of the national championship game.
Randy York lists Husker athletics' 10 most memorable moments of 2016.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz promotes his son Brian to offensive coordinator.
Poll question: How do you feel about the Huskers' recruiting class?
Brandon Reilly makes ESPN.com's Big Ten All-Bowl team.
08 SUN
Steve Sipple says Athletic Director Shawn Eichort's recent comments about talent have turned up the pressure on Husker recruiting,* and Sam McKewon says Nebraska must keep aiming high.*
Josh Banderas hopes two months of training in Phoenix* will be the start of a path to the NFL.
Adam Carriker weighs in on recruiting, Bo Pelini's FCS championship game and Monday night's Alabama-Clemson matchup.
This week in Husker history: After Nebraska's second consecutive national championship, coach Bob Devaney considers retirement.
07 SAT
Lincoln East O-lineman Chris Walker,* a Wyoming commit, gets a Nebraska offer.
The Osborne Legacy Award will “mean a lot” to Barry Switzer.*
On the defensive line,* there's a need for depth at tackle and difference-makers at end.
Omaha native Jim Connor has become a star in the college football world as the actor behind Dr Pepper's Larry Culpepper.*
Husker recruiting takes an unexpected hit as wide receiver Jamire Calvin* opts for Oregon State.* | 0 for 4 | McKewon commentary*
Bo Pelini's Penguins come up short in the FCS championship game.
06 FRI
The competition at wide receiver and tight end* in 2017 will be opened up by the departure of several key 2016 seniors. | McQuitty profile*
Minnesota hires Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck as its new head coach.
Former Blackshirts Ndamukong Suh and Lavonte David are named to the AP All-Pro second team.*
Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis, who held the same post at Texas for 13 seasons, announces his retirement.
Former Husker reserve quarterback AJ Bush is bound for Virginia Tech.
05 THU
Bellevue West running back Jaylin Bradley commits to Nebraska shortly after getting a scholarship offer from Mike Riley. | Highlights | 2017 class
Nebraska is expected to make at least one score in the recruiting sideshow at the Army All-American Bowl.*
There's ample experience* returning at linebacker, but young players will still have a shot. | Roberts ready*
Texas coach Tom Herman strongly defends his hiring of former Nebraska assistant Tim Beck as offensive coordinator.
Former Husker Randy Gregory receives a one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Bo Pelini is in the spotlight as he prepares his Youngstown State team for Saturday's FCS championship game: 1, 2, 3, 4
The Music City Bowl was No. 2 in attendance among non-playoff bowls.
Adam Carriker gives his five keys to improving Husker football.
04 WED
Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Dylan Utter & Brandon Reilly.
ESPN.com's Brian Bennett has three questions about the 2017 Huskers, and they start with the quarterback position.
Dirk Chatelain says Mike Riley's future will hinge on whether he can narrow the Huskers' talent gap.* | Recruiting updates: 1, 2,* 3*
03 TUE
Land of 10 looks at how the 2017 offensive and defensive depth charts might shake out.
Minnesota fires coach Tracy Claeys in the fallout over the suspensions of 10 players linked to an alleged sexual assault. | Discuss
Poll question: Which unit was more disappointing in the bowl loss?
Former Husker assistant Tim Beck is reportedly leaving Ohio State to become offensive coordinator at Texas.
Adam Carriker takes stock of the coaching staff after a 9-4 season.
02 MON
The competition between quarterbacks Tanner Lee and Patrick O'Brien is already under way.
Former Husker Zaire Anderson describes the frightening temporary paralysis he suffered in Sunday's Raiders-Broncos game.
The Huskers remain squarely in the mix for the services of Foster Sarell,* the nation's top-rated O-lineman. | WR Lewis delays decision
01 SUN
Mike Riley faces hard choices* about the direction of the offense, Sam McKewon writes.
Former Husker Eric Johnson is trying to help John Parrella reel in a four-star defensive end from Georgia.
Check out these images from Rex Burkhead's 119-yard rushing game.
Was the season a success? Two views from one writer.
This week in Husker history: Nebraska opts for Bob Devaney, but Wyoming balks at letting him go.

 
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