August 2023 fresh links
AUGUST 31, 2023
Minnesota 13, Nebraska 10. Two turnovers in the final five minutes turn a likely win into a heartbreaker in Minneapolis. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Stryker: Lord have mercy | Highlights | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction | Big Red Over-Reaction
The L.A. Rams have signed former Husker placekicker Brett Maher to their practice squad.
There’s a change this season in who handles Nebraska’s postgame police escort duties.
The Big 10 Show breaks down season and B1G Championship Game predictions.
Relive last night’s volleyball wonderfulness in Memorial Stadium via Amarillo Mullen’s photo gallery.
Listen in as KLIN’s Tailgate show sets the stage for tonight’s game.
The Matt Rhule era at Nebraska becomes real this evening as the underdog Huskers clash with Minnesota in Minneapolis. Here are gameday reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha* and the Twin Cities (1, 2). | Commentary: Shatel,* Callahan, Stukenholtz, Neal, Scoggins.
AUGUST 30, 2023
The world record is in the bag. The Volleyball Day crowd of 92,003 is the most ever for a women’s sporting event. Oh, and Nebraska improves to 4-0 in a sweep of Omaha. | Commentary: Shatel,* Carriker, Just* | Updates & discussion
Middle-aged Ball Coach breaks down some matchups to watch when Nebraska faces Minnesota.
Husker Mike previews Wisconsin and its eyebrow-raising switch to an Air Raid attack on offense.
Check out The Finale, the fourth episode of the Athletic Department’s “A Look N” series.
Sporting News’ Bill Bender sees Matt Rhule as the right fit for Nebraska.
Here’s Kaleb Henry’s college football TV depth chart for week 1.
AUGUST 29, 2023
See how former Huskers fared as NFL teams pared their rosters.*
Our PDF flip sheet for Thursday night’s game has been revised to reflect several late changes in jersey numbers for the Huskers.
Matt Rhule says freshman Tristan Alvano will be Nebraska’s placekicker for Thursday’s season opener, and it’s too soon to determine tight end Arik Gilbert’s status with the team. Go here for more from Rhule’s post-practice press session Tuesday. | Updates & discussion | Practice schedule
Veteran Memorial Stadium goer Dave Feit has some tips for those attending Volleyball Day in Nebraska.
AUGUST 28, 2023
Husker Dan: What to look for as the Matt Rhule era begins to unfold.
There were updates Monday afternoon on special teams and defense before practice, including the thinking behind the awarding of Blackshirts. Go here for the video and coverage.
Nebraska’s tenth opponent, Maryland, could be poised for some surprising success.
There’s some Year-4 Matt Rhule here in Year 1, and that’s much appreciated by the veterans on the team.
This week’s flip sheet of rosters and two-deeps is now available for downloading.
From Sam McKewon,* seven stats, seven players and five questions for the 2023 season.
AUGUST 27, 2023
Matt Rhule hasn’t cut any corners* this offseason, Amy Just writes.
This week in Husker history: A pair of Kickoff Classic wins (1983 & ’88) and Bo Pelini debuts (2003 & ’08).
AUGUST 26, 2023
Nebraska’s fate against Minnesota could hinge on third-down success* on defense.
Two running backs* have joined the team as walk-ons.
From Jon Johnston, why Minnesota is Nebraska’s most important game and how the Huskers will win.
Matt Rhule sees the discomforts of road games as something to relish.
The Sunday Morning Quarterback crew has tips for Husker fans traveling to Minnesota.
Husker Hour: Football season predictions, Minnesota preview and volleyball with Lincoln Arneal.
It was “an amazing experience” for former Husker walk-on Tony Sullivan* when he piloted an F-16 over Memorial Stadium during pregame ceremonies on Sept. 11, 2021.
AUGUST 25, 2023
The ups and downs of Nebraska football are detailed by Tom Ruud, who came to Nebraska in the early 1970s as a “Minnesota Twin.”
Dave Feit has five questions about the 2023 Huskers that don’t yet have answers.
Carriker Chronicles: Rex Burkhead on the current Huskers and stories from the Pelini years.
Former Husker Prince Amukamara has retired from football after signing a one-day contract with his original NFL team, the New York Giants.
The 2023 opener is less than a week away, and Matt Rhule hopes last night’s simulated game has given the Huskers a head start on the season. Go here for much more from Friday’s Minnesota game week presser. | Depth chart | Game notes | Updates & discussion
Cam Jurgens’ cattle farm and athletic beginnings in Nebraska prepared him for a new role with the Philadelphia Eagles.
AUGUST 24, 2023
There’s still time to enter Californians for Nebraska’s drawing for tickets and lodging for the Michigan game. Proceeds benefit the CFN Scholarship Fund.
Carriker Chronicles: Talking Husker football with Larry the Cable Guy.
Hey Coach, It’s Tom Shatel: Loads of stories from the longtime Omaha World-Herald columnist.
Sam McKewon:* Can new coach with a common touch — paid a king’s sum — resurrect Nebraska football?
AUGUST 23, 2023
Big Ten Show: What’s up in Iowa City, plus Harbaugh’s suspension and more.
Another national writer sees the Huskers’ bowl drought ending this year.
The OWH examines the strengths, weaknesses and principles of Nebraska’s new 3-3-5 defense.*
AUGUST 22, 2023
“The Standard”: Episode 3 of A Look N is being streamed now.
Husker Mike sees the potential for another rough season at Michigan State, the Huskers’ ninth opponent.
Offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield had good things to say after Tuesday’s practice about Jeff Sims’ improvement as a passer. Go here for video and coverage. | Updates & discussion | Practice schedule
Carriker Chronicles: Ahman Green on the Huskers’ identity and more.
The OWH’s game-by-game predictions* add up to a 6-6 season for the Huskers.
What the Big Ten’s TV deal* means for fans watching games.
AUGUST 21, 2023
The Husker Football Show with coach Matt Rhule will air Monday evenings on TV stations statewide.
Husker Dan: Are Husker fans drinking the Kool-Aid?
A national writer sees a Las Vegas Bowl berth for the Huskers in 2023.
AUGUST 20, 2023
Husker Doc Talk: Big Ten West win totals and lots more.
The defensive line* might not be a weak link in 2023 after all, Sam McKewon writes.
This week in Husker history: Coach Ewald “Jumbo” Stiehm, whose teams lost just twice during his five seasons at Nebraska, dies at age 37.
Take a spin through Amarillo Mullen’s photos from Saturday night’s Red-White volleyball scrimmage.
AUGUST 19, 2023
Is the Pipeline* about to make a comeback? Matt Rhule’s intentions are a start, Tom Shatel writes.
Husker Hour: Previewing the season with Mike Schaefer and Evan Bland.
A game-by-game look at ESPN’s FPI ratings has Nebraska as a borderline bowl-eligible team.
Nebraska commit Daniel Kaelin* quarterbacks Bellevue West to a season-opening win over Creighton Prep.
AUGUST 18, 2023
Hail Varsity magazine is ceasing publication* after 11 years, but the website will live on.
Defensive coordinator Tony White had good things to say about the progress of his players as well as quarterback Jeff Sims after Friday’s practice. Go here for coverage and video. Updates & discussion
Nebraska is front and center as USA Today looks at programs that have struggled after switching conferences.
Jeff Sims is No. 8 in Athlon’s preseason ranking of Big Ten quarterbacks.
Three more Huskers have been issued single-digit jersey numbers.
AUGUST 17, 2023
Cameron Lenhardt and Princewill Umanmielen make 247Sports’ Preseason True Freshman All-America team.
Here’s a look inside inside a Nebraska HVAC company’s decision to return to the NIL market with the Polar Bear.
Big 10 Show: The league’s top players, win totals and more from Adam Carriker & Jeff Thurn.
Dave Feit finds reasons for optimism about the offensive line.
Two weeks before kickoff, Brian Brown’s printable schedule is available for downloading.
Hey Coach, It’s Dave Feit: The HuskerMax columnist joins Mike Schaefer for a look at the part-time side of coverage.
AUGUST 16, 2023
Will the bowl drought end in ’23? See Adam Carriker’s predictions for the season.
Walk-on receiver Alex Bullock is in the mix for a bigger role.
Sixth-year running back Anthony Grant* says his best is still to come.
Check out the latest Nebraska podcast with Jay and Bob.
How will the season play out in the Big Ten? Kaleb Henry makes his predictions for every game.
AUGUST 15, 2023
It looks like a rebuilding year for Purdue, the eighth opponent on the Huskers’ 2023 schedule.
Luke Reimer has earned a spot on the 80-man preseason watch list for the Lombardi Award.
AUGUST 14, 2023
Husker Doc Talk: Big Ten East win-total predictions, the preseason AP poll and more.
Episode 2 of the “A Look N” series is here: Earning the Right.
Husker Dan looks at the secondary and special teams.
The Associated Press previews the 2023 Huskers.
Ethan Piper and other veteran players are driven to turn things around.
Carriker Chronicles: Jim Pillen on his Blackshirt, doubts about “Coach Prime” and his thoughts on Matt Rhule.
AUGUST 13, 2023
From Kaleb Henry, a history of conference realignment, 1978 to present.
How much will Jeff Sims run? It’s a balancing act* that can get tricky as the season unfolds, Sam McKewon writes.
History says 2023 will be a significant season* — one way or another — for Nebraska football, Tom Shatel writes.
This week in Husker history: World War I brings a coaching change to Nebraska football.
AUGUST 12, 2023
Deion Sanders is borrowing from Bill McCartney and banning red* in Colorado’s football facilities.
Husker Hour: Josh Davis and the “Day by Day” documentary, football roster breakdown, single digits.
AUGUST 11, 2023
Dave Feit: Why the Huskers should wear blue for one game in ’23.
Big 10 Show: Jeff and Adam examine the changing college football landscape.
AUGUST 10, 2023
The new single-digit jersey system is a keeper, Dave Feit writes.
Carriker Chronicles: Tony White on coaching up Nebraska’s defense.
After a strong freshman season, Malcolm Hartzog is seeing time at multiple positions in the defensive secondary.
Las Vegas reportedly will host a couple of future Big Ten championship games.
Husker Mike previews Northwestern and sees the hazing scandal as a wild card in regard to the team’s motivation in 2023.
Omaha Westside’s Caleb Benning* explains why he remains uncommitted.
Dave Feit says it’s time to retire the No. 50 worn by Dave Rimington.
Hey Coach, It’s Adam Krueger: KMTV’s sports director details the organization needed to survive.
AUGUST 9, 2023
A spot on special teams is no “consolation prize” in Matt Rhule’s system.
Tad Stryker: We ignore the fact we’re all to blame for college football’s realignment upheaval.
AUGUST 8, 2023
Freshman linebacker Maverick Noonan has suffered a season-ending knee injury, but the good news is that it’s not an ACL issue. Go here for more from Tuesday’s practice, part of which was was open to the media. | Updates & discussion | Camp schedule
HuskerMax will start a rewards program on Aug. 14.
AUGUST 7, 2023
Carriker Chronicles: Tom Osborne on Matt Rhule, Scott Frost, Deion Sanders and more.
Husker Dan breaks down the defensive line and linebackers.
There were updates Monday on the defensive secondary and special teams as coaches Evan Cooper and Ed Foley met with reporters after practice. Go here for all the coverage and video. | Updates & discussion
Nash Hutmacher has made an offseason leap, which bodes well for the Huskers in the trenches.
The Day by Day film about Tom Osborne and the 90’s Championships will debut on August 11th.
Husker Doc Talk: A crazy shift in the conference landscape and Week 1 of Nebraska’s training camp.
AUGUST 6, 2023
Matt Rhule’s job gets tougher* with the Big Ten’s expansion, Sam McKewon writes.
Noa Pola-Gates talks about his exit from Nebraska and his decision to continue his career at New Mexico.
Husker Mike previews Illinois as it enters its third season under Bret Bielema.
For the late Cliff Branch, Colorado star of half a century ago, the Nebraska game was a big rivalry and a money-making opportunity.
This week in Husker history: In his first season out of coaching, Bob Devaney says NFL jobs don’t interest him.
AUGUST 5, 2023
A number of Huskers worked hard to bulk up* or slim down during the offseason.
Nebraska has a colorful history* with future conference mates Oregon and Washington.
Husker Hour: Quarterback preview, conference realignment, Evan Bland
Offensive tackle Teddy Prochazka has suffered another injury, but he’s expected to be back in time for the season opener. Go here for more from Saturday’s practice. | Updates & discussion | Camp schedule
Reshaped and refreshed, Gabe Ervin Jr.* is vying once again to be the Huskers’ starter at running back.
AUGUST 4, 2023
Nate Boerkircher has worked his way from walk-on to a top contender at tight end.
Carriker Chronicles: Roy Helu on Bo Pelini and more.
Nebraska is No. 9 in Athlon’s Big Ten power rankings.
Friday’s practice had no local media access, but BTN was there and will air an hour-long Nebraska training camp report Saturday at 11 a.m. CDT.
AUGUST 3, 2023
On3 looks at the approach of Matt Rhule and Trev Alberts to handling NIL at Nebraska.
The mission to establish a strong running game was a focus as coaches Marcus Satterfield and E.J. Barthel spoke after Thursday morning’s practice. Go here for coverage and video. | Updates & discussion
Hey Coach, It’s Andrew Rogers: From television reporter to Hurrdat daily show host.
Can Tony White’s defense succeed in Year 1? Playing fast matters, and a lot hinges on two hybrid positions,* Jack linebacker and rover.
AUGUST 2, 2023
New coach Luke Fickell is taking a risk by fiddling with Wisconsin’s identity,* Sam McKewon writes.
Big 10 Show: Jim Harbaugh’s likely suspension and other top storylines from Media Days
Poll question: Will the Huskers qualify for a bowl game this season?
AUGUST 1, 2023
Carriker Chronicles is back after an eight-month break, and Adam kicks things off with an interview with Prince Amukamara.
Twenty of Nebraska’s 29 regular-season volleyball matches will be televised.