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This week in Husker history
The week of Jan. 20-26, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
1903: Missouri and Nebraska hit a scheduling impasse that would lead to an eight-year break in their football series. The teams had played each other every year from 1893 to 1902 but wouldn’t meet again until 1911.
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1928: Nebraska pursues (successfully, it turns out) a game with Army** after the military academy's series with Navy goes on haitus in a disagreement over eligibility standards.
 
1958: Newly hired Husker assistant Leroy Pearce is said to be a top candidate for the head coaching vacancy at Iowa State. (Clay Stapleton would get the job, and Pearce would stay at Nebraska through 1961.)
 
1988: Forrest Behm, an All-America tackle on the 1940 team that played in the Rose Bowl, is named to the College Football Hall of Fame. | 2005 interview | Bio | HOF Huskers
 
1993: Bob Devaney confides to the Kansas City paper about the unsatisfying end to his tenure as athletic director. Meanwhile, Tom Osborne searches in Florida for more Manatee County talent.
 
1998: Southen Cal athletic director Mike Garrett announces a 2006-07 series with Nebraska.
 
2003: The redesigned uniforms* of 2002 appear on the way out.
 
2008: After a flirtation with Alabama, Shawn Watson decides to stay in Lincoln* as offensive coordinator.
 
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