1970 Day by Day: Sept. 16

Larry Jacobson
That First Championship Season
Sept. 16: Twists and turns at quarterback.

There was good and bad news at quarterback as Nebraska practiced in the rain Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

Van Brownson, severely limited for two weeks by an ailing elbow, resumed throwing a day earlier than expected.

Jerry Tagge, however, did not practice after suffering a burst blood vessel in his leg Tuesday night. The likely cause was an anticoagulant he had been taking to treat his bruised thigh.

Tagge wasn’t expected to miss Saturday night’s game against Southern Cal, but the Huskers were covering all the bases. Bob Jones shared time with Brownson with the No. 1 offense Wednesday, and I-back Jeff Kinney, a QB in high school, was taking snaps at the position.

Because of the wet weather, it wasn’t clear whether the Huskers could practice on grass before leaving Friday for the clash of top-10 teams on the Los Angeles Coliseum’s natural turf. At least 7,000 Nebraska fans were expected to attend the game. Herschel Nissenson of the Associated Press predicted a victory by the No. 3 Trojans over No. 9 Nebraska.