This week in Husker history
The week of Jan. 6-12, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
1903: A bill to prohibit football at public educational institutions is set to be introduced in the state Legislature.
1918: Nebraska announces an ambitious schedule for 1918, but four of the games – against Syracuse, Washington State, Northwestern and Missouri – would not pan out, with the nation embroiled in World War I.
1963: The Gotham Bowl's fiasco with finances comes under more scrutiny.
1973: Bob Devaney's name comes up in speculation about the New England Patriots' coaching job.
1978: Former Nebraska assistant Carl Selmer becomes offensive coordinator at Kansas State.
1983: Tom Osborne and Lou Holtz criticize new NCAA academic standards based on test scores, with Osborne calling them culturally unfair.
«1988: Neil Smith is named the defensive star of the game in the Japan Bowl. Meanwhile, Mike Rozier enjoys a career revival as the Houston Oilers advance in the NFL playoffs.
1993: Junior I-back Derek Brown decides to enter the NFL draft.
1998: I-back Ahman Green decides to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
2003: The look of Frank Solich's transformed staff* comes into focus, with Barney Cotton coming aboard as offensive coordinator and Milt Tenopir out as offensive line coach.
2008: National pundits have praise for Bo Pelini after his last game as LSU's defensive coordinator.
* Wayback Machine link – may take several seconds to load