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This week in Husker history
The week of July 28-Aug. 4, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1938: Coach Biff Jones says inexperience doesn't mean the Huskers' line play will be a weakness.
 
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Thornton turns upfield during a 1962 game.
 
«1963: Bill “Thunder” Thornton is among the MVP vote-getters after he helps the college all-stars upset the NFL's 1962 champs, the Green Bay Packers, 20-17.
 
1968: Even after a subpar season, Bob Devaney's career winning percentage puts him at the top among active coaches. Also, Wayne Meylan shines in practices for the college all-stars' game against the Packers.
 
1973: Rookie Rich Glover makes a good early impression with the New York Giants.
 
1988: Over the latest five-year span, Nebraska tops the nation in scoring offense and is No. 2 in scoring defense.
 
2003: The Huskers are unranked* in the preseason coaches' poll. Also, athletic director Steve Pederson announces changes at Memorial Stadium, including the addition of the “Through these gates…” signs.
 
2008: Bo Pelini announces the dismissal of senior defensive tackle Kevin Dixon. Also, Nebraska is unranked in the preseason coaches' poll, while five Husker opponents appear in the top 15.
 
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