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This week in Husker history
The week of Feb. 17-23, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
1908: Nebraska proposes a Thanksgiving game against Iowa State in Lincoln. (Wabash would turn out to be the Huskers’ Turkey Day opponent, while ISU and Nebraska would play in Omaha earlier in November.)
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1933: Former Nebraska captain George Dern accepts the post of secretary of war in the administration of new president Franklin D. Roosevelt. | The Dern story
 
«1948: George “Potsy” Clark is named head coach for a second time at Nebraska, having also led the Huskers in 1945. He replaces Bernie Masterson, who resigned earlier in the month after two seasons.
 
1973: Tom Osborne has a tough act to follow as he prepares for his first season as head coach.
 
1983: Former Husker player and assistant Monte Kiffin moves into the pro coaching ranks as he accepts a job as linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers.
 
2003: New defensive coordinator Bo Pelini shoots down rumors* that he is leaving.*
 
2008: New head coach Bo Pelini and his staff meet the public in Grand Island.*
 
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