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This week in Husker history
The week of Aug. 18-24, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
1903: Former Nebraska captain John Westover says the Midwest has some catching up to do with Eastern football in terms of coaching and in generating enthusiasm.
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«1923: Ewald O. “Jumbo” Stiehm, whose Nebraska teams lost just twice in five seasons from 1911 to 1915, dies of cancer at age 37 in Bloomington, Ind. | Bio
 
1973: Southern Cal is No. 1 and Nebraska No. 2 in the preseason coaches' poll.
 
1978: Nebraska's opening opponent, Alabama, is ranked No. 1 in the AP preseason poll, while the Huskers are 10th.
 
1983: Tom Osborne admits initial reluctance to playing in the Kickoff Classic, even though he has a powerful offense at his disposal.
 
1988: The New York Times takes a crack at explaining what Nebraska football is all about. Meanwhile, a more low-key Broderick Thomas prepares for the Huskers' Kickoff Classic game against Texas A&M.
 
1993: Calvin Jones downplays Heisman talk as the Big Eight Skywriters make a stop in Lincoln.
 
1998: Observers expect continued success for Nebraska despite the passing of the torch from Tom Osborne to Frank Solich.
 
2003: Quarterback Curt Dukes* explains his reasons for leaving Nebraska.
 
2008: Ndamukong Suh says missing spring practice had its benefits.*
 
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