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March 2017

20 MON
Former Notre Dame assistant Scott Booker* is joining the Husker staff as a special teams consultant.*
The Browns have signed former Husker kicker Brett Maher to compete for the starting job in Cleveland.
Nebraska has a big need at running back* for the 2018 recruiting cycle and a prime target in TJ Pledger. | Recruiting notes
De'Mornay Pierson-El and Stanley Morgan Jr. got a jump start on their roles as focal points of the offense.
Husker fan extraordinaire Larry the Cable Guy talks about his Nebraska hog farm upbringing, his move to Florida, his start in comedy and a lot more in Part I of his interview with Adam Carriker.
19 SUN
A more explosive and confident Stanley Morgan Jr.* seems poised to take full advantage of a new-look offense. | “Leap” players*
The seasoned secondary is emerging as a strength of the defense.
This week in Husker history: A former Cornhusker player moves up in the coaching ranks on his way to the College Football Hall of Fame.
18 SAT
The roots of Bob Diaco's 3-4 defense go back to former NFL and college coach Al Groh.* | Williams' wisdom*
After seeing action mainly on special teams, Mohamed Barry is looking for a bigger role this season at linebacker.
Bryan Reimers has size and experience on his side as he works to move into the upper tier of Husker receivers for 2017.
17 FRI
Mikale Wilbon is trying to trade in his perfectionist streak for a more relaxed approach as he vies for more carries.
Land of 10 takes stock of the Huskers two weeks into spring drills.
When Irish eyes weren't smiling: A look back at the memorable Nebraska-Notre Dame games of 2000 and 1923. | Series history | Full 2000 video
Danny Langsdorf says tackle Nick Gates has rebounded well* from a tough outing in the bowl game against Tennessee.
Several NFL Huskers have earned performance-based bonuses.*
Athlon ranks the top QBs in Husker history.
Adam Carriker takes a Fast Friday look at the competition at quarterback between Patrick O'Brien and Tanner Lee.
16 THU
Linebacker Marcus Newby's versatility* will be put to good use at outside linebacker. | Full speed ahead* for Bray
It was a good day for the defensive backs at practice Thursday, and Mike Riley says Joshua Kalu is getting “a look-see” at safety.* | Video | Notes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,* 6* | Photos: 1, 2,* 3, 4, 5* | Spring schedule
By choosing Nebraska, Husker defensive tackle signee Damion Daniels is stepping out of his brother's shadow.
NFL analyst Gil Brandt says Tommy Armstrong's tested “incredibly well” at Pro Day* and will “get some looks” at positions other than QB.
Linebacker Luke Gifford* is starting to get that now-or-never feeling.
15 WED
Fabian Washington has joined the high school coaching ranks in Florida.
Kevin Cristello is joining the football operations staff, and Dan Van De Riet* is assuming a new role overseeing recruiting.
With the ink barely dry on his new contract with the Patriots, Rex Burkhead talks with Adam Carriker about his role with his new team, plus some Husker topics as well.
14 TUE
Aaron Williams* has quickly impressed new safeties coach Bob Elliott with his football smarts.* | Linebackers' progress*
The defense is continuing to work on installation of the 3-4 scheme. More from Tuesday's practice: Video | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4 | Keyshawn cleared
Former Husker Rex Burkhead has signed* with the Patriots.
Brandon Reilly flashes his speed* as Huskers with NFL hopes work out for scouts on Pro Day.* | Videos & updates | Photos | Notes: 1, 2,* 3* | Armstrong's day: 1, 2, 3,* 4*
A 2018 quarterback from Arizona, 6-foot-5 Tyler Shough,* is making an unofficial visit to Lincoln today. | Recruiting roundup*
Receiver Stanley Morgan Jr.'s work in the weight room is paying off as he prepares for a heavier load.*
13 MON
Terrell Newby is gunning for a good Pro Day* performance Tuesday, and Alonzo Moore is bringing extra motivation* to the high-stakes workouts.
Thirty Huskers have received their first football letters.
Defensive players are upbeat about their new positions in the 3-4 scheme.
Early enrollee Jaevon McQuitty is making the most of spring ball even though his shoulder surgery means no contact work. | Notes*
Four practices into spring ball, Adam Carriker runs down the status of the offense and special teams.
Sam McKewon says Patrick O'Brien's improvement since last fall means the quarterback race* is real. | Sipple: Seven thoughts*
12 SUN
Land of 10 has some updates from the recruiting front.
This week in Husker history: Bob Devaney begins double duty as football coach and athletic director.
There's understandable optimism that better accuracy* at quarterback is in the offing. | The intangibles factor* | Camp chatter*
The punters* are getting tutored by Bob Diaco as special-teams duties are divvied up.
11 SAT
The years have less than kind to Harry Wilson, star of Nebraska's 1965 win over Oklahoma to cap a perfect regular season.
Here are videos and notes (1, 2,* 3,* 4, 5, 6) from Saturday's practice. | McKewon recap | Photos: 1, 2, 3,* 4, 5, 6 | Updates | Spring schedule
Danny Langsdorf's contract update* means all assistants are now signed through the 2018 season.
Tight end Tyler Hoppes' gamble – leaving Wayne State* to walk on* at Nebraska – appears to be paying off.
10 FRI
Ex-Husker Prince Amukamara and the Bears agree to a one-year deal.
In an article about the underregulated world of strength and conditioning, Boyd Epley says players are sometimes placed in dangerous situations.
If Adam Carriker were in charge, what would he change? He addresses four fan questions about football past and present.
Conor Young could be the next walk-on receiver* to make an impact.
09 THU
Danny Langsdorf says it's a closely contested race for quarterback thus far between Tanner Lee (1, 2, 3,* 4*) and Patrick O'Brien (1, 2,* 3*). Here's video of the QBs fielding questions from the media after Thursday's practice. | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4
Future Husker receiver Tyjon Lindsey has found a home in the embrace of Muhammad Ali's family.
08 WED
The team’s new “Husker Way” accountability program taps into players competitive drives.
Former defensive end Alex Davis says he's starting to find a comfort level as an outside linebacker.
Adam Carriker, who has played for a fiery coach or two, weighs in on the coaching style of Bob Diaco. | York commentary
07 TUE
Bob Diaco's energy* is already a known quantity, but clarity of communication* is also a cornerstone of his philosophy. | The other Bob
Cornerbacks coach Donté Williams says Lamar Jackson can't be expected to be an overnight success despite his high-level talent.
Here's video of coaches Bob Diaco and Bob Elliott meeting the local media for the first time after Tuesday's practice. | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4, 5 | McKewon recap | Spring schedule
The OWH recaps two weeks' worth of Husker recruiting offers.*
Nebraska has one of the nation's 10 most intriguing quarterback battles, says USA Today. | Special-teams preview | Five storylines
06 MON
Placekicker Drew Brown's rebound from an inconsistent* freshman year is a possible blueprint for punter Caleb Lightbourn.
Mick Stoltenberg's added size* has him set for a big role in the defense.
Mike Riley will draw from his early-1970s experiences as a member of the newly integrated Alabama team during a talk on campus Thursday.
Nate Gerry's NFL Combine numbers are now in the books.* | Tracker
The linebackers are in for a big transition this spring.
Former Husker football players will hit the hardwood in Hastings in a charity basketball game Tuesday night.
Adam Carriker was once a “slab of meat” at the NFL Combine. He shares not-so-fond memories and his thoughts on the Huskers there this year.
05 SUN
Steve Sipple says a strong dose of resolve* would go a long way in improving the running game. | Setting up the pass* | Ozigbo's outlook
Tad Stryker observed the first practice of spring and came away with a number of reasons to be optimistic.
This week in Husker history: Coach Bill Glassford expects all players to work on both offense and defense as spring drills of 1952 begin.
Former Husker Anthony Steels* dies at age 57 of prostate cancer.
04 SAT
Decision-making and accuracy are the key barometers* as the competition at quarterback begins. | Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel*
The staff has found a unique way to try to improve player accountability.
The intensity and energy of new defensive coordinator Bob Diaco* were evident* during the Huskers' first spring practice of 2017. More from Saturday's session: Videos | Notes & observations: 1, 2,* 3,* 4, 5, 6 | Photos: 1, 2, 3,* 4, 5,* 6 | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule
Today is Cethan Carter's day for on-field work at the NFL Combine. | Tracker | Profile | Interview | Schedule
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman fell in love with Husker tradition long before his son JD did.
03 FRI
Life after football for former Husker fullback Cory Schlesinger involves teaching industrial arts at a Detroit-area school.
Position previews: Linebackers | Defensive line
Bruce Read, fired in November as Nebraska's special-teams coordinator, is hired for the same role with the Montreal Alouettes.
Stanley Morgan Jr. has been leading by example as he prepares to help fill the shoes of a trio of departed veteran receivers.
Jordan Westerkamp says he's fully healed* and ready to make an impression at Nebraska's Pro Day on March 14.
With spring practice starting tomorrow, Adam Carriker runs down several things to keep an eye on, plus a prediction. | ESPN.com preview
02 THU
It's a time of adjustments for Mick Stoltenberg* and the defensive line.
De'Mornay Pierson-El* is eager to prove himself* again.
Lavonte David's Nebraska bonds* remain strong after five NFL seasons.
Tanner Lee brings experience and confidence to the quarterback race.
01 WED
Mike Riley says the new recruiting department will focus on talent acquisition while other personnel focus on talent evaluation.
Steve Sipple says Mike Riley's urgency shows in his denying that this is a transition year requiring fan patience. | Shatel: It's reset spring
Keith Williams' request for house arrest has been approved, enabling him to coach during spring drills.
Here is the Huskers' spring practice schedule.
Mike Riley reveals the depth chart for the new-look defense as he meets the press to preview Nebraska's spring drills. More: Embracing change | Video | QB battle: 1, 2 | Notes: 1,* 2, 3 | Quotes: Riley, Players
We now know more about the front seven on defense. Adam Carriker offers his reaction, which includes being surprised about a few things.
Athlon's power rankings place Nebraska at No. 2 in the Big Ten West.

 
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