This week in Husker history
The week of April 8-14, looking back in five-year intervals:
1927: Coach Ernest Bearg dials back the intensity of spring drills to avoid injuries.
1937: Dana X. Bible, hired away by Texas in January, drops in on the Cornhuskers' first spring practice.
1967: Harry Wilson, the halfback from Steubenville, Ohio, who led the Huskers in rushing yards in 1965 and 66, signs with the Philadelphia Eagles, who selected him in the third round of the NFL draft.
«1997: Ben Gregory, once described by Bob Devaney as "as good a football player as Johnny Rodgers," suffers a fatal heart attack at his home in Superior, Colo., at age 50. The former Husker halfback (1965-67) was an assistant coach at Colorado and the father of Morgan Gregory, who earned three Nebraska letters at split end in the late 1980s.
2002: There are no retirement plans* for Nebraska's three 60-something assistant coaches. (All three – Milt Tenopir, George Darlington and Dan Young – would be gone after the 2002 season.)
2007: The O-line's future looks bright as Bryce Givens is the latest to commit. Also, former Husker guard Will Shields announces his retirement after 14 NFL seasons. And dueling golf outings precede the 2007 spring game, which features the Joe Ganz-Sam Keller quarterback competition.
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