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Thursday practice, Minnesota week

10/18/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg is getting closer to returning to game action, and so is linebacker Tyrin Ferguson. He said Nebraska has had a great week of practices in preparation for Saturday's game against Minnesota. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB…

Anatomy of an Era: Trumane Bell, Part 2

10/18/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 62, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Trumane Bell, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Do you recall the very first game you played in? Trumane Bell: Oh yeah, it was the very first game after my redshirt year. I can remember, it was me, Kareem Moss and…

Wednesday practice, Minnesota week

10/17/18 | HuskerMax
Noah Vedral is taking second-team reps with Andrew Bunch, quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco said after Wednesday's practice. Offensive line coach Greg Austin said his group has improved in technique and communication since the start of the season. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | MIN •…

Anatomy of an Era: Trumane Bell, Part 1

10/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 62, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   How precious a thing is the human family. Is it not worth some sacrifice in time, energy, safety, discomfort, work? Does anything come forth without work? …Unity and diversity. Form and freedom. Togetherness and individuality. A family. -Edith Schaeffer, What is a…

Husker Dan: Rodent revenge for the Huskers?

10/16/18 | Husker Dan
Everyday, it's a gettin' closer,  Goin' faster than a roller coaster. -"Everyday" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets   "If I hit you and knock you down, that's on ME.  If I come back the next day and you're still lying on the ground, that's on YOU." -Coach Ron Brown, current Director of Player Personnel for the University of Nebraska…

Tuesday practice, Minnesota week

10/16/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander discussed penalties and recruiting and broke down what went wrong for the defense late in the Northwestern game. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | MIN • Monday presser • Pregame page • Practice schedule   Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits:…

Anatomy of an Era: Phil Ellis, Part 3

10/16/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 62, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Phil Ellis, Part 3 Continued…. Q: Any practice event that sticks out in your mind? Phil Ellis: Oh, there was one night. I remember, it was dark, you couldn’t see anything. And coaches were all fired up and we…

Throwback to the 1920s

10/15/18 | HuskerMax
The University of Nebraska and Adidas on Monday unveiled the new Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniforms, which will make their on-field debut for the Cornhuskers’ game against Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 10. POLL: YEA OR NAY? MORE COVERAGE GET THE JERSEY 2018 marks 100 years since the culmination of World War I. The alternate uniforms pay tribute to the…

Monday presser, 2018 Minnesota week

10/15/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on the overtime loss at Northwestern and Nebraska's preparations for Saturday's game against Minnesota. Frost said Monday's practice was the best yet and he's happy with the program's culture. "I don't want the guys to get used to losing and be OK with it. I know the vast majority of our team…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #231: And So It Continues

10/15/18 | Patrick Janssen
Ten in a row. Loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss. That's what Husker football looks like right now. That's not a Scott Frost thing. That's not a Mike Riley thing. That's a Nebraska thing. This has unfortunately become our culture. There are times it feels like it's…

Anatomy of an Era: Phil Ellis, Part 2

10/15/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 62, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Phil Ellis, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Phil, I’m of the mindset that many people just expected -for lack of a better term- expected you guys to run out there on Saturdays and dominate and win, yet don’t have an…

2018 Nebraska-Minnesota stats matchup

10/14/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Golden Gophers match up statistically entering their Oct. 20th game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA 0-6 (0-4) MINNESOTA 3-3 (0-3) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense192.744150.591 Passing offense247.854200.0101 Pass efficiency131.5075115.54112 Total offense440.542350.5109 Scoring offense23.310725.592 Rushing defense177.087121.528 Pass defense268.8109232.777 Pass eff. defense130.6864129.0461 Total defense445.8109354.245 Scoring defense38.311724.554 Net punting35.299541.2917 Punt returns2.8812428.671 Kickoff returns17.4011120.6471 Turnover margin-1.17121-1.00119 Tackles for loss6.064 6.2 58…

Anatomy of an Era: Phil Ellis, Part 1

10/14/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 62, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   One winter his cattle had perished in a blizzard. The next summer one of his plow horses broke its leg in a prairie-dog hole and had to be shot. Another summer he lost his hogs from cholera, and a valuable stallion died…

Stryker: Huskers add to bad reputation by puking up big fourth-quarter lead

10/13/18 | Tad Stryker
As Nebraska’s football family battles its way through unprecedented self-inflicted pain and suffering, there are no shortage of opinions on the best way to end it. And not all Nebraska fans are handling it well. You already know that if you listened to the postgame radio call-in shows. Nebraska’s dirty laundry is being broadcast throughout the nation. Some people look…

Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Davis, Part 2

10/12/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 60, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Davis, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Aaron, do you have a favorite game or game-time moment? Aaron Davis: You know, I sometimes joke about it, but Saturday was a day of rest for me. (laughs) I always say I…

Thursday practice, Northwestern week

10/11/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said Nebraska has had its best week of practice heading into Saturday's game at Northwestern. He provided several injury updates and commented on what he believes is an unfair advantage to schools whose classes are on a quarters system. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | NW | Flip sheet •…

Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Davis, Part 1

10/11/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 60, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   “The thing about football –the important thing about football- is that it is not just about football.” -Terry Pratchet, Unseen Academicals   Competing with Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back in 1992, the top song of the year was Boyz II Men’s End…

Wednesday practice, Northwestern week

10/10/18 | HuskerMax
The Huskers practiced outside on the grass Wednesday to prepare for Northwestern's notoriously slow field, but running backs coach Ryan Held said he doesn't expect the surface in Evanston to be much of a factor. Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said of true freshman Maurice Washington, "We're going to find ways to get him the ball" on both running and passing…

Anatomy of an Era: Ben Rutz, Part 2

10/10/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 59, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Ben Rutz, Part 2 Continued…. Q: So then you become a Kansas Jayhawk after your JUCO year. Your first day on campus there, was there anything that stood out to you? Any difference between the Kansas program and Nebraska?…

Tuesday practice, Northwestern week

10/9/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said after Tuesday's practice that "we have a long ways to go football-wise, we have a long ways to go strength and conditioning-wise if we're going to catch up and be able to beat teams like Wisconsin and Michigan." He also said the defense needs to get better at creating turnovers. Refresh this page for the…

Husker Dan: Wisconsin loss: The same, only different?

10/9/18 | Husker Dan
When you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud. -Denzel Washington Late last fall, most Husker fans were hoping (praying?) that Scott Frost would accept the head coaching job at Nebraska after Mike Riley was fired in November.  And luckily, everyone got his wish. Frost was deemed to be the savior of a Husker football program that had…

Anatomy of an Era: Ben Rutz, Part 1

10/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 59, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   The conductor of a great symphony orchestra was once asked which was the most difficult instrument to play. ”Second violin,” he answered. ”We can get plenty of first violinists. But to get someone who will play second violin with enthusiasm – that…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #230: Turning Point?

10/8/18 | Patrick Janssen
Nobody wants to hear about moral victories and turning points. The only victories and momentum shifts will come from actual wins is the common maxim. But let me tell you: Saturday felt like a victory for self-esteem and a changing of a emotional tide. The true test of how much of one it was will come Saturday in Evanston, Ill.…

Monday presser, Northwestern week

10/8/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on Nebraska's loss to Wisconsin and its preparations for Saturday's game against Northwestern. Freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez said he has all kinds of room for improvement, and Frost said the team is "turning a corner" in terms of attitude. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Transcripts: Frost, Davis, Farniok, Lee,…

Anatomy of an Era: Vol. 1 Exhibits

10/8/18 | Paul Koch
  Excerpted from Exhibits, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.” -  Louis L'Amour…

2018 Nebraska-Northwestern stats matchup

10/7/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Wildcats match up statistically entering their Oct. 13th game in Evanston.   NEBRASKA 0-5 (0-3) N’WESTERN 2-3 (2-1) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense185.05877.4127 Passing offense247.258293.822 Pass efficiency131.8875118.59107 Total offense432.247371.295 Scoring offense21.811423.6106 Rushing defense206.0109133.046 Pass defense231.677255.2102 Pass eff. defense130.5863134.0777 Total defense437.6105388.272 Scoring defense39.212025.260 Net punting34.0410837.2974 Punt returns0.571265.7997 Kickoff returns18.1910322.1152 Turnover margin-1.20122-0.4093 Tackles for loss6.064 5.8 75 Sacks2.60…

Stryker: In Madison, small steps better than none for Huskers

10/7/18 | Tad Stryker
Two steps forward, one step back. That’s progress, right? Except when you’re playing in Madison, where there’s precious little room for missteps. Wisconsin played its usual brand of wear-’em-down football, and Jonathan Taylor scorched Nebraska for another 200-yard, multiple-touchdown game. So the beat goes on for the 4-1 Badgers, who rushed for 370 yards and have positioned themselves well for…

Anatomy of an Era: John Reece, Part 3

10/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 58, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: John Reece, Part 3 Continued…. Q: Watching the Florida State game the other night, I never felt so bad as I did when Toby (Wright) bumps into that receiver when they make that pass to the endzone, where the…

Thursday practice, Wisconsin week

10/4/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said after Thursday's practice that Nebraska will have to be efficient on offense Saturday, given the Badgers' clock-consuming offense. He said he saw progress this week from the Huskers' wide receivers and running backs. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | WIS | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | WIS…

Anatomy of an Era: John Reece, Part 2

10/4/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 58, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: John Reece, Part 2 Continued…. Q: So after the Florida State game you got drafted by the Rams? JR: I actually got drafted by the Arizona Cardinals. (laughs) I kid with people all the time that I left heaven…

Wednesday practice, Wisconsin week

10/3/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters discussed the departure of receiver Tyjon Lindsey after Wednesday's practice: “He was getting better and better. He was frustrated with the reps he was getting, so he wanted to move on, and we have to focus on the guys who are here.” Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | WIS |…

Anatomy of an Era: John Reece, Part 1

10/3/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 58, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.” -Jack Tatum   Born to a prostitute mother and pimp father in Austin, Texas in 1928, Dick “Night Train” Lane was ditched into a back alley dumpster a few short…

Tuesday practice, Wisconsin week

10/2/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coaches and players commented on Nebraska's preparations for Saturday's game against Wisconsin. Erik Chinander said more tough love is in order for his Husker defense. Head coach Scott Frost also spoke after Tuesday's practice in the Big Ten coaches' teleconference. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | WIS | Flip sheet • Game notes:…

Anatomy of an Era: Bruce Moore, Part 2

10/2/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 57, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Bruce Moore, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Do you recall significant organizational changes from your freshman to your senior year? BM: I think winning the national championship was always there in our mind, because the Big 8 championship was always…

Husker Dan: Deja vu all over again for NU?

10/1/18 | Husker Dan
It's fitting and proper that the biggest star to grace Memorial Stadium Saturday during the Purdue-Husker game, was legendary actor and funny man Bill Murray. Murray, of course, is known for movies such as "Ghostbusters," "Scrooged" and the cult classic "Caddyshack." So what's the deja vu connection? Murray also made a movie called "Groundhog Day." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vmmTnDJnH0) In case you haven't…

Monday presser, Wisconsin week

10/1/18 | HuskerMax
Husker players and head coach Scott Frost commented on the 0-4 Nebraska football team's resolve to right the ship and its preparations for Saturday's game against Wisconsin. There was bad news on the injury front as it was announced that linebacker Will Honas will miss the rest of the season. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #229: Pur-d’oh

10/1/18 | Patrick Janssen
This is going to be quick. Why? Because I'm the guy who wasn't a part of this week's podcast. Because I'm in Nebraska trying to hang out with family before flying back to California. Because we lost to friggin' Purdue again. In spite of all that, I had fun at this weekend's game (first time sitting next to my dad…

Anatomy of an Era: Bruce Moore, Part 1

10/1/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 57, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch You'll find the road is long and rough, with soft spots far apart, Where only those can make the grade who have the Uphill Heart. And when they stop you with a thud or halt you with a crack, Let Courage call the…

2018 Nebraska-Wisconsin stats matchup

9/30/18 | HuskerMax
How do the Cornhuskers and Badgers match up statistically entering their Oct. 6th game in Madison? Here are the numbers.   NEBRASKA 0-4 (0-2) WISCONSIN 3-1 (1-0) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense203.541266.38 Passing offense207.387200.895 Pass efficiency124.7095156.9726 Total offense410.868467.035 Scoring offense21.311532.057 Rushing defense165.080135.050 Pass defense248.894172.825 Pass eff. defense131.5174124.5454 Total defense413.897307.817 Scoring defense38.811814.510 Net punting34.2710837.6965 Punt returns0.171255.33102 Kickoff returns18.299620.3075 Turnover margin-1.501271.0015 Tackles for…

Stryker: Amid team’s erratic behavior, Frost hasn’t made his peace with losing

9/30/18 | Tad Stryker
Warriors and wild men look similar much of the time, but when a pressure situation hits, they respond differently. Scott Frost got an unpredictable mix of both when he came to Lincoln, and so far the results have been interesting — flashes of brilliance mixed with totally irrational behavior — but ultimately frustrating. Nebraska ended its 2017 season with a…

“Big Ten Elite”: ’97 Huskers

9/29/18 | HuskerMax
Here are several clips from BTN's "Big Ten Elite" program on the 1997 Huskers. The show airs Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. CDT. December 1⃣1⃣th, 1997 marked the end of an important era for @HuskerFBNation.Coach Tom Osborne announced his intention to retire following the 1997 season.Big Ten Elite x Physicians Mutual Debuts TOMORROW at 7 ET on BTN. pic.twitter.com/DCTW4rpUWy— Nebraska…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Fans give tips on keeping the faith

9/29/18 | Tad Stryker
The sun came up Saturday morning, although you couldn’t tell it for sure in Lincoln, where overcast skies and rain predominated. Yet despite the Cornhuskers’ current dismal seven-game losing streak, Nebraska fans continued their pilgrimage to Memorial Stadium to cheer for the Big Red as they have for decades. That’s the point in this week’s Pregame Perspective. I decided to…

BTN Tailgate show segments: 2018 Purdue @ Nebraska

9/29/18 | HuskerMax
    .@coach_frost gave a big postgame speech long before he was @HuskerFBNation's coach.@Johnubacon looks back at it, plus Frost's path to becoming @Huskers QB, in this week's Instant Legend, presented by @TIAA. pic.twitter.com/GzUF2z6BGM — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 29, 2018                 • Omaha World-Herald* | Tom Osborne on BTN: Scott Frost's…

BTN Tailgate show in Lincoln

9/28/18 | HuskerMax
The BTN Tailgate show is airing Saturday morning from Lincoln before the Purdue-Nebraska game. Here's what they've got planned: Nebraska basketball head coach Tim Miles will appear live on set. Jason Peter, a consensus All-American at defensive end for the 1997 national champion Huskers, will also visit the set. “Spice versus” will feature Spice Adams pitted against Nebraska women’s golfer,…

Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Taylor, Part 3

9/28/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 56, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Taylor, Part 3 Continued…. Q: Did you have a favorite site you liked playing? AT: I’ve got a couple. I liked playing in Missouri because the fans were so damn passionate and that was always a good game.…

Thursday practice, Purdue week

9/27/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost said Thursday's practice “was a lot better than last week. We’re practicing well. Sooner or later it’s going to lead to results." He said running back Maurice Washington could play Saturday despite being sick this week. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | PUR | Flip sheet • Game notes:…

Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Taylor, Part 2

9/27/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 56, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Taylor, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Tell me a little about Coach Milt Tenopir. His techniques, his demeanor, his methods? Aaron Taylor: Oh, simplicity. Simplicity. We had a pretty technical offense even though it all kind of looked the…

Wednesday practice, Purdue week

9/26/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coaches and players provided updates Nebraska's preparations for its game Saturday against Purdue. Running back Maurice Washington is battling an illness, and Wyatt Mazour has earned more reps. The staff is looking for more production from the backup wide receivers. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | PUR | Flip sheet • Game notes:…

Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Taylor, Part 1

9/26/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 56, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Each of us has an inner voice that speaks of the gold in our shadow. It is the voice of our secret, hidden self- our most authentic self in many ways… -John R. O’Neil, The Paradox of Success   As Nebraska was hitting…

Tuesday practice: Purdue week

9/25/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander spoke Tuesday about the need for carrying a week of practice all the way through and for having "105 guys who love to play football, period." With senior co-captain Mick Stoltenberg on crutches, Carlos Davis is getting more work at nose tackle. Coach Jovan Dewitt said personnel changes are coming on special teams. Refresh this page for…

Anatomy of an Era: Vershan Jackson, Part 2

9/25/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 55, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Vershan Jackson, Part 2 Continued…. Q: What do you think got everybody focused in that same direction? Vershan Jackson: Not only the coaches, who were of one mind as far as being physical and all that, but as players…

Husker Dan: Second Thoughts by Frost?

9/24/18 | Husker Dan
BUYER'S REMORSE? In the aftermath of Saturday's "Meltdown at Michigan," some Husker fans may have wondered if Scott Frost had any second thoughts about his decision to leave the UCF football program that he and his current Husker assistants had restored to national prominence in Orlando.  (He took over a program that was 0-12 the year before he got there…

Monday presser: Purdue week

9/24/18 | HuskerMax
There was talk about Blackshirts (they haven't been taken away), the team's mind-set and more Monday as head coach Scott Frost and several players spoke about the lopsided loss to Michigan and the upcoming game against Purdue. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts • Depth charts: NEB | PUR | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #228: Buy In

9/24/18 | Patrick Janssen
It's time for all of you to buy in. Buy in to the Scott Frost Era. Buy in to the long-term plan. Buy in to knowing this year is probably going to be a slog. Sure, all of that. But most importantly, buy in to watching these videos every Monday. They've become therapy for us after the games. Maybe they…

Anatomy of an Era: Vershan Jackson, Part 1

9/24/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 55, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “Football is easy if you’re crazy as hell.” -Vincent ‘Bo’ Jackson   Taxonomically speaking, football players are positioned among a unique species of the genus known as humankind. The naked eye’s understanding of them is often belied by a kinetic inertia, whereas…

2018 Nebraska-Purdue stats matchup

9/23/18 | HuskerMax
How do the Cornhuskers and Boilermakers match up statistically entering their Sept. 29th game in Lincoln? Here are the numbers. • Advantage Purdue in 26 of 35 categories • Average FBS rank: Purdue 68, Nebraska 87  NebraskaPurdue   AvgRankAvgRank+ Scoring Margin-18.67122+2.2578Pur Total Offense353.67106483.5031Pur Total Defense379.6774413.5095Neb Turnover Margin-1.67126-0.5095Pur Time of Possession29:038930:2968Pur Yds Per Play4.701196.9719Pur Opp. Yds Per Play5.24605.4975Neb Pass Yds Per Att6.321058.3238Pur…

Stryker: Husker line play disappointing, disturbing at Michigan

9/22/18 | Tad Stryker
If the football gods smiled on Nebraska when Scott Frost returned, the start of the 2018 season shows they’ve also ordained he will be tested by fire to begin his career in Lincoln. The first two losses of the season could be considered a fluke. Not so Nebraska’s 56-10 loss at Michigan Saturday, which was a thorough beatdown in every…

Anatomy of an Era: Corey Dixon, Part 2

9/21/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 5, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Corey Dixon, Part 2 Continued…. Q: I have to be honest.. I have watched that ’94 Florida State national championship game in its entirety more times than a sane person should admit, and I think that was one of…

Thursday practice: Michigan week

9/20/18 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost said after Thursday's practice that quarterback Adrian Martinez will make the trip to Michigan, but no decision has been made on whether he will play. "It isn't just 'is he ready to go?'" Frost said. "It's 'is he ready to go physically and mentally to a point where he can protect himself physically during a game?' He's really…

Anatomy of an Era: Corey Dixon, Part 1

9/20/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 54, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. -H. Ross Perot   History is engorged with fatal lapses: Lapses of judgement, of character, of vision, of clarity of foresight; of action, inaction, even overreaction. Any reasonable and objective individual…

Buying in: Tanner Farmer’s remarks spark a BTN discussion

9/19/18 | HuskerMax
Big Ten Network analysts discussed the importance of buying in -- and what it actually means -- after Nebraska offensive lineman Tanner Farmer's remarks on the topic at Monday's press conference went viral. There's been a lot of buy-in talk since @TRFarmer73 took the podium this week.Our former players on Inside the Game (@HowardGriffith, @JLeman47, @Jacksonville8 and Dave Wannstedt) added…

Nebraska-Michigan stats matchup

9/19/18 | HuskerMax
How do the Cornhuskers and Wolverines match up statistically entering their Sept. 22 game in Ann Arbor? Here are the numbers. • Advantage Michigan in 27 of 35 categories • Average FBS rank: Michigan 49, Nebraska 73  NebraskaMichigan   AvgRankAvgRank+ Scoring Margin-5.0098+21.3332Mich Total Offense464.5043397.3385Neb Total Defense324.0037276.3312Mich Turnover Margin-2.001270.0064Mich Time of Possession31:204530:1071Neb Yds Per Play5.83716.7731Mich Opp. Yds Per Play4.62344.039Mich Pass Yds Per…

Wednesday practice: Michigan week

9/19/18 | HuskerMax
Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco said Adrian Martinez participated fully in Wednesday's practice. As for Martinez's availability against Michigan, offensive coordinator Troy Walters said, "We want to make sure he's close to 100 percent. We're going against a good defense -- they fly around, they're physical -- so we're not going to put him in any harm or any danger. He's…

Anatomy of an Era: Chris Dishman, Part 3

9/19/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 53, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Chris Dishman, Part 3 Continued… Q: Any memorable practice stories? CD: I remember (laughs) the most memorable was late in the season and I think Aaron Graham made All-American. And Christian (Peter) was just getting in his grill about…

Tuesday practice: Michigan week

9/18/18 | HuskerMax
Senior defensive back Aaron Williams has joined the Blackshirt ranks, Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said after Tuesday's practice. Seven other players earned their black practice jerseys after the Colorado game. Chinander said Michigan's pro-style offense will be a challenge that's different from the spread offenses the Huskers faced in their first two games. "The DBs got to have their…

Anatomy of an Era: Chris Dishman, Part 2

9/18/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 53, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Chris Dishman, Part 2 Continued… Chris Dishman: We would run a practice and that was 120-some plays. Basically two games. I think we would have 30 plays at each station, so it was like almost 150-ish plays each practice.…

Big Red Cobcast Ep. 227: What Now?

9/18/18 | Patrick Janssen
I've had two conflicting pieces of wisdom kicking around in my brain since the weekend. Back in the mid 90s, after I grounded out to lose a baseball championship game in junior high, my dad told me that I'd learn more from that defeat than I would have if I had hit a game-winning double. Years later, I broadcasted games…

Husker Dan: Dawn or darker days ahead?

9/17/18 | Husker Dan
Husker head football coach Scott Frost said in his postgame press conference Saturday just after the Huskers lost to Troy that it's always darkest before the dawn. And before the season even began, he said teams had better get us (the Huskers) early because we are going to be tough to beat later. And at least through the first two…

Monday presser: Michigan week

9/17/18 | HuskerMax
Accountability, buy-in and attention to detail were recurring themes as several Nebraska football players and head coach Scott Frost met with reporters Monday after the team began preparations for its game Saturday at Michigan. Quarterback Adrian Martinez practiced, but his status for Saturday has yet to be determined. "Nobody's going to panic. We're just going to work," Frost said of…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #227: I Guess We Have to Hate Troy Now

9/17/18 | Patrick Janssen
Well, the Scott Frost era isn't off to the start we thought it would be. Adrian Martinez is hurt. Andrew Bunch is like Matt Turman but without Lawrence Phillips, Aaron Graham and Rob Zatechka. And we've lost to friggin' Colorado and Troy. But Colorado and Iowa (and other non-championship team) fans should relish this while they can because this is…

Anatomy of an Era: Chris Dishman, Part 1

9/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 53, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. -Steve Jobs In his ’99 travel tome The Distance to the Moon, James Morgan writes, “The Nebraska plains pack a cumulative power… and I knew that…

Stryker: Husker fans keep rooting for self-destructive team to break addictions

9/15/18 | Tad Stryker
When Scott Frost played football at Nebraska, losing home games was unthinkable. When Frost graduated, NU had a 42-game home winning streak. A generation later, when Frost returned to the Cornhusker family, he and his coaching staff confronted a discouraging array of negative thought patterns, which today are playing havoc with Nebraska’s on-field performance. Frost inherited a four-game overall losing…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Fans Found a Lot to Like in Opening Loss

9/15/18 | Tad Stryker
A last-minute season-opening loss to Colorado was not the result of choice in Husker Nation, to be sure, but it showed a lot of promise. This week’s Pregame Perspective question attempts to discover what Cornhusker fans took away from the first game of the season, after the scheduled season opener against Akron was wiped out by a lightning storm. Early…

Anatomy of an Era: Mary Lyn Wininger, Part 3

9/15/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 52, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Mary Lyn Wininger, Part 3 Continued…. Q: Were you ever (Coach Osborne’s) fail-safe so he didn’t forget wedding anniversaries, birthdays, things like that? MLW: I kept a calendar. (laughs) We’ll put it that way: we had a calendar. Say…

Anatomy of an Era: Mary Lyn Wininger, Part 2

9/14/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 52, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Mary Lyn Wininger, Part 2 Continued…. Q: What time did you usually begin your workday? MLW: It was usually 8 o’clock in the morning and sometimes we had summer hours, 7:30-ish or whatever. And then it always wasn’t a…

Thursday practice: Troy week

9/13/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said after Thursday's practice that Adrian Martinez has been improving all week but that a decision on Saturday's quarterback might not come until minutes before kickoff against Troy. He also spoke about the Huskers' efforts to schedule a 12th game. Refresh this page for the latest updates.   • Troy week reports: MON | TUE |…

Honor for Akinmoladun

9/13/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska football defensive end Freedom Akinmoladun was recognized Thursday for his work in the community as he was named to the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®. Akinmoladun was one of the 11 football student-athletes from the FBS ranks, as a total of 22 players were selected from the FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III and NAIA ranks from 169…

Anatomy of an Era: Mary Lyn Wininger, Part 1

9/13/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 52, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Sharing the limelight may mean working behind the scenes – in effect, not getting any “light” at all. Team players… handle a myriad of other things required for accomplishment of a team’s task. -Glenn M. Parker, Team Players and Teamwork, 2008     …

Submitted video: Martinez injury

9/12/18 | HuskerMax
This is the multiple-angle video Nebraska submitted to Big Ten and Pac-12 officials after the Sept. 8 Colorado-Nebraska game. Husker freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez was helped off the field after the fourth-quarter play and did not return. Colorado officials said there would be no player suspensions as a result of the play.   • Coverage: OWH, LJS, HV, H247 •…

Husker Dan: Bowling for Lincoln

9/12/18 | Husker Dan
By losing to Colorado Saturday and having the Akron game canceled the week before, the Huskers find themselves right behind the eight ball especially when it comes to being bowl eligible this year. And losing Husker freshman QB Adrian Martinez late in Saturday's game with Colorado and potentially for parts of the season, could put a further damper on Nebraska's…

Wednesday practice: Troy week

9/12/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said after Wednesday's practice that it's still looking like a game-day decision as to whether quarterback Adrian Martinez will play Saturday against Troy. QBs coach Mario Verduzco said he doesn’t expect Nebraska to call the game any differently if Andrew Bunch is the starter. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Troy week reports: MON…

Anatomy of an Era: Terry Connealy, Part 3

9/12/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 51, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Terry Connealy, Part 3 Continued… Q: Any memorable off-field occasions worth sharing? TC: (laughs) The ‘worth sharing‘ is the tough part there. All kinds of great off-field memories. Gosh, you didn’t just spend your days on the practice field.…

Tuesday practice: Troy week

9/11/18 | HuskerMax
Assistant coaches said after Tuesday's practice that Nebraska's defense needs to do a better job creating turnovers. There were zero against Colorado. "Fifty passes, we should have some takeaways," said defensive backs coach Travis Fisher. Quarterback Adrian Martinez didn't practice and was seen wearing a compression sleeve on his right knee. Head coach Scott Frost said on the Big Ten…

Anatomy of an Era: Terry Connealy, Part 2

9/11/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 51, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Terry Connealy, Part 2 Continued... Q: Speaking of goals, it seems earlier on there wasn’t as much of a focus on winning the national championship than there was in later years. Does that ring a bell? Do you recall…

Monday presser: Troy week

9/10/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost said at Monday's game-week press conference that Adrian Martinez might play Saturday against Troy, but no decision is likely before game day. The play on which the quarterback was injured is being reviewed by conference officials. Also, Blackshirts have been issued to a number of players on the Husker defense. Refresh this page for the…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #226: Moving On

9/10/18 | Patrick Janssen
I hate Colorado. For so many reasons. I don't care if it affects our status as "college football's greatest fans." They deserve every bit of hate. They would've deserved all the hate, even if they hadn't stolen a victory that Scott Frost & the Huskers rightfully earned. They would've deserved the hate if they hadn't tried to blatantly hurt Adrian…

Anatomy of an Era: Terry Connealy, Part 1

9/10/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 51, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch    It is in games that many men discover their paradise. -Robert Lynd   As you wend your way through a vast sea of wildflowers, switchgrass & big bluestem, past the windmills and scattered clusters of Black Angus on the gently undulating plains…

Stryker: Will fluky start be prelude to better days ahead?

9/8/18 | Tad Stryker
And so the Scott Frost era begins with an unlikely double false start. Nebraska showed tremendous potential and made some absolutely killer first-game mistakes, while Frost became the second man in more than a half century to lose his first game as Cornhusker coach. CU came from behind in the final two minutes Saturday to edge the Big Red, 33-28,…

Postgame presser: 2018 Colorado @ Nebraska

9/8/18 | HuskerMax
          Additional interviews • Tanner Farmer • Khalil Davis • Tre Neal • Ben Stille • Dedrick Young • Dicaprio Bootle • Boe Wilson • Mo Barry • Carlos Davis • Deontai Williams • Mike Williams    

Halftime notes: Colorado @ Nebraska

9/8/18 | HuskerMax
Stanley Morgan Jr. had three receptions for 45 yards in the first half. This marks his 27th consecutive game with at least one reception. Morgan moved into fifth place on the Nebraska career receiving yardage list in the first half, passing Terrence Nunn (1,762 yards) on the list. Adrian Martinez’s 41-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Old rivals reappear

9/8/18 | Tad Stryker
This week’s Pregame Perspective looks back at some Big Eight and Big 12 nostalgia and forward to future Cornhusker football schedules, which include Colorado (2018, 2019, 2023, 2024) and Oklahoma (2021, 2022, 2029, 2030). I surveyed 100 Husker fans Saturday morning before the Colorado game, mainly north and west of Memorial Stadium and in the Haymarket. I asked them this…

Anatomy of an Era: Lee Barfknecht, Part 2

9/7/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 50, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Lee Barfknecht, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Any particular visiting press box location other than that game stand out to you?  I know you’re supposed to be neutral in the press box, but was there ever any occasion where that…

Thursday practice: Colorado week

9/6/18 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost said after Thursday's practice that "these guys are as ready as they can be, and as prepared as we can make them" for Saturday's game against Colorado. He said he was "a little antsy last Saturday going through that Tunnel Walk and everything for the first time. It's good we got that out of our way, because it's…

Anatomy of an Era: Lee Barfknecht, Part 1

9/6/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 50, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   I don’t agree with everything they report, but in general find (reporters) to be people who do their homework and try to be fair. I can honestly say that there are very few sports reporters, local or national, that I don’t like…

Wednesday practice: Colorado week

9/5/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said a successful running game will be important in Saturday's matchup against Colorado. He and other offensive coaches and players spoke with the media after Wednesday's practice. So did Athletic Director Bill Moos, who said Nebraska is continuing to explore its options for playing a 12th game after the cancellation of the opener against Akron. Refresh…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #225: Still Game Week

9/4/18 | Patrick Janssen
Talk about a hangover. We were all drunk on the emotions of Nebraska football, only to wake up with a hangover that included no football. I might be mixing metaphors just a bit because the Cobcast crew had to find a way to cope with Saturday's game being cancelled, and that included actually getting drunk. So that's why everything is…

Tuesday practice: Colorado week

9/4/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive players and coaches talked with reporters after Tuesday's Nebraska football practice as preparations for the Colorado game continued. Defensive players not on the scout team were wearing yellow mesh "Killer Bees" tops in a return to what was done during Charlie McBride's time as defensive coordinator. Blackshirts for the top defense will be issued next week. Refresh this page…

Colorado week presser

9/3/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost and several players met with reporters Monday to preview the Huskers' game Saturday against former in-conference rival Colorado. Frost said the team had an excellent practice Monday morning after the disappointment of having the Sept. 1 game against Akron canceled due to severe weather. Refresh this page for the latest additions. • Depth chart •…
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