This week in Husker history
The week of Feb. 3-9, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
«1903: John Westover, the Cornhuskers captain in 1901 and 02, considers entering graduate school at the University of Chicago, where he would be eligible to play one season. He ultimately would decide to stay in Lincoln as an assistant coach, but as you'll find out in a future This Week installment, the Western Conference school wasn't finished trying to lure – some would say poach – Nebraska talent.
1933: A bill is filed in the Nebraska Legislature that would limit the head coach's annual salary to $4,000 (roughly equivalent to $70,000 in today's dollars).
1938: Coach Biff Jones enjoys the fruits of a successful debut season at Nebraska.
1943: World War II brings attrition to the Nebraska coaching staff, with head football coach Glenn Presnell among the likely departures to the military.
1958: The Green Bay Packers hire former Husker star Ray Richards as defensive coach. He had recently resigned as head coach of the Chicago Cardinals.
1983: Brad Johnson, a center from Harvard, Neb., who was backup to Dave Rimington at Nebraska, signs with the USFL's Boston Breakers.
1988: A Kickoff Classic game against Texas A&M is close to becoming a reality.
1993: Quarterback Scott Frost of Wood River, Neb., opts for Stanford over Nebraska.
1998: The Miracle at Missouri involving Scott Frost, Shevin Wiggins and Matt Davison gets ESPY recognition.
2003: Nebraska unveils a recruiting class* that's generally regarded as just outside the nation's top 20.
2008: Greg Sharpe takes over as Nebraska's football radio play-by-play* man. Meanwhile, Bo Pelini announces his first recruiting class.
* Wayback Machine link – may take several seconds to load