This week in Husker history
The week of June 24-30, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
«1987: Wayne Meylan, two-time consensus All-America middle guard, dies at age 41 when his vintage P-51 Mustang fighter plane crashes in Michigan. Also killed is his passenger, John S. Colton III. Meylan was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991, and three of the school records he set 45 years ago still stand. | A gentle side
1992: Oregon's Bill Byrne is named successor to Bob Devaney as athletic director at Nebraska, effective Jan. 4, 1993, after a search committee narrowed the field to three finalists.
1997: The Sporting News' preseason yearbook ranks a Big 12 team No. 1, but it's Colorado, not eventual champ Nebraska. The Huskers are pegged at No. 9, and TSN's Mike Huguenin explains the reasoning to the Denver Post: "Nebraska has basically a two-team schedule, at Washington and at Colorado, and we think both of those teams will beat Nebraska." He adds: "We don't like Scott Frost as a quarterback. ... He's not of Tommie Frazier's caliber." | 1997 results
2002: Freshman cornerback Fabian Washington* gets a jump on his Nebraska career.
2007: The preseason magazines* see a Top 25 finish for the 2007 Huskers.
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