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December 2008

Twenty-five years later, Tom Osborne's gutsy decision still draws admiration.
Hank Rohn, a fullback on the 1941 Rose Bowl team, dies in California at 87.
From Steve Sipple, a tip of the cap to Joe Ganz.
Bo Pelini reflects on how he was shaped by his father.
Improved defensive play has some Huskers wishing for a mulligan or two.
It's time to peruse the Week 17 installment of Huskers in the NFL.
Check out the song Sea of Red from Bullseye, a band that includes former Huskers Joe Chrisman and Brett Lindstrom.
Has it really been 25 years since the go-for-two loss to Miami?
Joe Ganz's top attributes don't show up on the stat sheet, Shawn Watson says.
A strong finish by Marlon Lucky would be fitting, Tad Stryker writes.
Steve Sipple says Bo Pelini deserves a pay raise.
Motivation is the bowl wild card, as the 1969 Sun Bowl showed.
Mike Brown goes on injured reserve for the fourth time in five years.
The Wall Street Journal researches the Ohio "Cradle of Coaches."
Winners of the Gator Bowl ticket contest were Troy Bowen of Denver and Kristopher Petersen from Missouri.
Offensive tackle Mike Smith turns a midseason setback into motivation.
Patrick Witt and Zac Lee battle for an inside track on the QB job.
Anthony Pelini, the father of Bo and Carl, dies at age 85 in Ohio.
Mike Rucker does charity work while home for the holidays.
Anthony Steels counsels others after overcoming cocaine addiction.
Fomer NU player and coach Bill “Thunder” Thornton passes away in Missouri at age 69.
Rickey Thenarse pushes forward after his family tragedies.
The Huskers' time-of-possession advantage has paid dividends.
Roger Craig is a Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalist for the first time.
See the Week 16 wrap-up of Huskers in the NFL.
Steve Sipple says ISU's new coach should borrow a few ideas from Bo Pelini.
Hype, hope and the new BMOC: A meditation by Sam McKewon.
DE Jason Ankrah from Maryland commits to the Huskers. | 2009 list
Alfonzo Dennard starts getting the hang of the defensive scheme.
The versatile Russ Hochstein adds fullback duties to his repertoire.
Husker Dan puts together his Christmas wish list.
The 2009 secondary will have experience on its side.
Alex Henery and fame continue to be something of an odd couple.
Tom Osborne says Bo Pelini's relatively low salary must be taken in perspective.
NU's recruits include a sizeable representation from championship-caliber high school programs. | Cody Green's title game: 1, 2
Iowa State hires Paul Rhoads as its head football coach.
Alex Henery will contend for punting duties in '09.
It's been a long journey to a California title game for future Husker Taylor Martinez.* | Result*
Stability at the top is benefiting NU's highest-profile sports, Tad Stryker writes.
Mark Mauer recalls the 1982 Orange Bowl game vs. Clemson.
After football, it's a "Mr. Mom" life for 1983 Heisman winner Mike Rozier.
Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier and Eric Crouch relish the Heisman experience.
See the Week 15 summary of Huskers in the NFL.
Anthony Blue struggles to regain confidence in his mended knee.
Jacob Hickman says the new-look '09 O-line will be fine.
From the OWH, the sad story of Stevie Hicks.
Turner Gill and Buffalo agree to a contract extension through 2013.
A wealth of redshirts sets a solid foundation, Steve Sipple writes.
Texas running back Rex Burkhead commits to the Huskers. | List
The captain-selection system is a hit.
The recruitment of defensive backs addresses a depth shortage in the secondary.
Team awards & season captains are unveiled at the team banquet.
Four Huskers make the Orange Bowl's 75th Anniversary Team.
Former Husker assistant Monte Kiffin will join son Lane at Tennessee.
Quentin Castille takes his short-yardage role to heart.
Andrew Green of San Antonio becomes the third cornerback to commit to NU in a week.
Bill Callahan seems to be a good fit with the New York Jets.
Ganz, Swift & Peterson relish the ride from the 2004 scout team to the big stage.
Gene Chizik bolts from Iowa State after two seasons to take the Auburn job.
Husker fans go Hollywood in the Jim Carrey film "Yes Man."
Crouch, Rozier and Rodgers explain their Heisman votes.
Jaivorio Burkes takes his blood pressure problems in stride. Friday notes: 1, 2, 3
Sam McKewon looks at the evolution of Shawn Watson's offense.
Who'll fill the shoes of Swift & Peterson and Ganz in 2009?
From Sam McKewon, a review of Bo Pelini's first year: 1, 2
Husker Dan checks in with some Gator Bowl talk and more.
Check out the Week 14 installment of Huskers in the NFL.
QB recruit Cody Green toughs it out as he and his team aim for a Texas high school championship.
There are new faces ready to step up on the 2009 offensive line.
Steve Sarkisian gets job-juggling advice from Bo Pelini.
Dejon Gomes, a JUCO cornerback, commits to the recruiting class of 2009.
Larry Asante fills a demanding role on defense. Monday notes: 1, 2, 3
The coaches' ballots reveal something about poll politics.
Steve Sipple rethinks things and says Auburn could be a good fit for Turner Gill.
Lazarri Middleton, a California cornerback, commits to Nebraska.
Marlon Lucky second-guesses his decision to return in 2008 but aims for a strong finish to his senior season.
The New Mexico job reportedly goes to someone not named Shawn Watson.
Sam McKewon looks at the offensive players who stood out for Nebraska in '08.
Shawn Watson reportedly interviews for the New Mexico job.
NU is enjoying momentum on the recruiting trail, and the Florida trip could add to that, Bo Pelini says.
Bo Pelini looks back on the whirlwind that was December 2007.
Tad Stryker revisits five indicators in assessing the '08 Huskers.
Roy Helu is a spark plug the Huskers' resurgent ground game.
Zac Taylor's younger brother is gunning for a national title. | Result
Three walk-ons were key in the big three-pointer against Colorado.
Turner Gill was tired of being turned down before Buffalo came calling. Now his Bulls are MAC champions.
Ndamukong Suh is named first-team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press, and Matt Slauson and Alex Henery are second-teamers.
Armando Murillo and his brother continue their sibling rivalry.
Scott Koch of York gets ready for another big game as an official.
Mike McNeill works to become a better blocker as he chases a receiving record.
Alex Henery shrugs off his new hero status.
From Sam McKewon, top defensive players and best plays of '08 for Nebraska.
Steven Sipple and Tom Osborne discuss offensive juggernauts.
Husker Dan reviews the Colorado game & other items of interest.
Ndamukong Suh says he'll return for his senior season.
The Huskers return to practice and begin preparations for Clemson.
From Sam McKewon, the best and worst of the Huskers' season.
Big 12 red tape may delay NU's official Gator Bowl invitation until Sunday, but sources say it'll be Nebraska vs. Clemson. Check out our bowl game ticket & lodging packages. Study up on the Tigers via the pregame page.
Nebraska and Wyoming set up a three-game series for 2011, ’13 and ’16. | Future schedules
Check out the Week 13 report on Huskers in the NFL.
JUCO wide receiver Brandon Kinnie commits to the Huskers. | 2009 list
Alex Henery wins Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
David Max gives his 2 cents and some video links on the Colorado game.
Welcome to a new contributor to the site, Justin Prestidge. | Monday review
DE Kevin Young decommits from Kansas and switches to NU.

 
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