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This week in Husker history
The week of Jan. 15-21, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1937: Coach Dana X. Bible prepares to bolt to Texas. The future College Football Hall of Fame coach would compile a record of 63-31-3 there after going 50-15-7 at Nebraska.
 
1942: The university weighs its options in advance of coach Biff Jones' likely return to military service.
 
1957: Pete Elliott takes the head coaching job at Cal after just one season at Nebraska, and Bill Jennings is picked to succeed him.
 
«1972: Bob Devaney says he'll coach just one more year, and he taps Tom Osborne as his successor.
 
1977: Tom Osborne hires Wisconsin's Charlie McBride as defensive line coach. Meanwhile, Vince Ferragamo tosses two touchdown passes as his West team wins the Japan Bowl.
 
1982: Tom Osborne says no to Southern Methodist.
 
1992: The tragic case of Scott Baldwin and his mental illness begins to unfold with an assault in Lincoln.
 
2007: Brandon Jackson decides to forgo his senior season as he announces his entry in the NFL draft.
 
2012: Former Husker kicker Al Eveland dies at age 58 after a battle with cancer.
 
 
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