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Anatomy of an Era: Gary Fouraker, Part 2

12/15/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 84, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Gary Fouraker, Part 2 Continued…. Q: I was talking to Damon Schmadeke and he mentioned flying back from that game in Tokyo, talking about those big linemen and how they snuck a little guy in between all of them,…

Anatomy of an Era: Gary Fouraker, Part 1

12/14/18 | Paul Koch
Although the dust storms and raining grasshoppers frightened me I felt bad for the hungry men and poor (Nebraska) farmers… Only later did I appreciate the thrift that the Depression enforced with a harsh hand, the lesson of never, even in the bad times, spending more than you earned. And in the good times, you saved and saved. -Peter G.…

Husker Dan: Best of 2018 Husker season

12/12/18 | Husker Dan
It's hard to believe another year of college football is about to end.  Only the bowl season awaits.  But for the second straight season, Husker fans will have no bowl game to look forward to.  And unfortunately, the Huskers' theme song will once again be "I'll Be Home for Christmas." But even in a 4-8 season, there is still a…

Anatomy of an Era: Brandon Hamer, Student Manager, Part 2

12/12/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 83, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Brandon Hamer, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Do you recall your first game on the sidelines? BH: Actually, it was the first year even though we were only volunteering. We each got one game where we got to be the…

Anatomy of an Era: Brandon Hamer, Student Manager, Part 1

12/11/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 83, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. -Nicolo Machiavelli, The Prince   Frank Phillips, founder of a little oil and gas outfit by the name of Phillips Petroleum Company, was born in Scotia, Nebraska in 1873. At one time…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #239: Nebraska is for Huskers

12/10/18 | Patrick Janssen
There are a bunch of ways to watch Nebraska win. Beating Michigan State in the snow. Snaring Wandale Robinson away from Kentucky. Cheering the Huskers' volleyball team into the Final Four. Watching Isaac Copeland slam home the final touches of a cathartic win over Creighton. All of it is great, and none of it is on an à la carte…

Anatomy of an Era: Coach Dan Young, Part 2

12/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 82, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Coach Dan Young, Part 2 Continued…. Q: I suppose it’s pretty difficult to simulate the old Orange Bowl environment, eh? Not many chances to kick a field goal off of sand, is it? DY: No, (laughs) that was a…

Anatomy of an Era: Coach Dan Young, Part 1

12/8/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 82, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   I think about him every day…From the time I lost him and growing up through grade school, through high school, and in college, it hasn’t gotten any easier. The part of missing him has gotten worse. But my dad was a very…

Anatomy of an Era: Matt Shaw, Part 3

12/7/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 81, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Matt Shaw, Part 3 Continued…. Q: What about the grading process? Feedback? What sticks out to you there? MS: I think the real good time to learn was both by watching yourself and watching other guys in the film…

Anatomy of an Era: Matt Shaw, Part 2

12/6/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 81, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Matt Shaw, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Matt, what do you think set the Nebraska program apart at the time? MS: I think we just had superior character on that team. My class saw the extreme ends of how things…

Husker Dan: 2018 Top Ten Husker Honor Roll

12/5/18 | Husker Dan
Thanksgiving and Christmas are times of the year when people give thanks for the many blessings they have. It is in that spirit that I announce my Top Ten 2018 Husker Honor Roll.  My over worked and under paid staff has helped compile the list.  We've included the people and events that have had the most positive impact on the 2018 Husker…

Stryker: How much better will Duval alone make 2019 Huskers?

12/5/18 | Tad Stryker
In Scott Frost’s first season, Nebraska barely missed breaking even with a team significantly lacking in size and strength. It’s just a benchmark — playing .500 football is not something for a Cornhusker team to get excited about — and it shows just how far behind the Nebraska strength and conditioning program fell during three years under Mike Riley. This…

Anatomy of an Era: Matt Shaw, Part 1

12/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 81, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   And kid, cut out this fancy stuff -go in there, low and hard; Just keep your eye upon the ball and plug on, yard by yard, And more than all, when you are thrown or tumbled with a crack, Don't sit there…

Taylor’s a Hall-of-Famer

12/4/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska offensive lineman Aaron Taylor was inducted Tuesday night into the College Football Hall of Fame. In a National Football Foundation video interview Tuesday morning, he discussed the honor, his playing days and more. "This is something I never thought was going to happen to me," he said. "I was just a Texas kid that was barely on the cusp…

Big Red Cobcast: Short And Sweet

12/4/18 | Ryan Tweedy
I'm gonna keep it short and sweet this week, mainly for a couple of reasons. Because I'm running late for work but I have to get this up or Pat passive aggressively shames me for being irresponsible. I don't like to let Pat down. It's like letting down my 37 year old grandfather. Because honestly there isn't a whole lot…

Anatomy of an Era: Tom Sieler, Part 2

12/4/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 80, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Tom Sieler, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Take me into the mind of a 17-year-old, 18-year-old kid at the time. Was your goal to earn a scholarship? Was it to achieve something? Beat your personal best? Notoriety? Girls? What? TS:…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #238: Let’s Get to Recruitin’!

12/3/18 | Patrick Janssen
Now that the season is over, we're left to figure out some new things to do with ourselves. Those include watching Nebrasketball, watching other teams play college football, telling the Canale brothers that no one likes them and they should never be on the podcast again, and most importantly, following recruiting. For it seeming like a dead time of year,…

Anatomy of an Era: Tom Sieler, Part 1

12/3/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 80, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   It was just a given (on wanting 4th down offensive play-calls). We wanted every chance we could to keep that ball out there. And to take a field goal or punt? We just did not want to have that happen. -Fred Pollack,…

Anatomy of an Era: Darin Erstad, Part 2

12/2/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 79, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Darin Erstad, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Any fond memories of Coaches Charlie McBride or Kevin Steele? Any good yarns or occasions come to mind when you think of those guys? DE: When I think of Coach McBride -outside looking…

Anatomy of an Era: Darin Erstad, Part 1

12/1/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 79, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch BOB DYLAN: …and the next thing I know I'm in Omaha. It's so cold there, by this time I'm robbing my own bicycles and frying my own fish. I stumble onto some luck and get a job …out at the hot-rod races every…

Anatomy of an Era: Jason Peter, Part 2

11/30/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 77, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Jason Peter, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Was there anyone behind the scenes that some folks wouldn’t be aware of? Someone who played a huge role in making those teams special? JP: There’s a lot of them, from the academic…

Anatomy of an Era: Jason Peter, Part 1

11/29/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 77, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   Nearly every boy can run, jump, swim, play a passable game of tennis, or hit a golf ball, but not every boy can play football. The game calls for an extraordinary amount of physical courage and combativeness…demands a certain type of intelligence,…

Pernell: 2018 All-Big Ten Team

11/28/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Offense QB: Dwayne Haskins (Soph.) Ohio State RB: Jonathan Taylor (Soph.) Wisconsin (2x) RB: Devine Ozigbo (Sr.) Nebraska WR: Rondale Moore (Fr.) Purdue WR: Stanley Morgan (Sr.) Nebraska (2x) TE: T.J. Hockenson (Soph.) Iowa OT: Isaiah Prince (Sr.) Ohio State OT: Jon Runyan Jr. (Sr.) Michigan OG: Michael Deiter (Sr.) Wisconsin (2x) OG: Beau Benzschawel (Sr.) Wisconsin (2x) C: Tyler…

Anatomy of an Era: R. Scott Clark, Theologian

11/28/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 76, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   The valiant men are in scarlet. ..They jostle one another in the broad roads; They seem like torches, They run like lightning. ..And the defense is prepared. -Nahum 2:3-5, The Holy Bible, The Reformation Study Bible, New King James Version, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #237: Offseason Hate Week

11/26/18 | Patrick Janssen
A lot of things about Friday sucked. There were plenty of positives, but the unfortunate truth is that losing to Iowa trumped all of that in the moment. It was a punch to the stomach, the nose and the testicles all at once. But there was something even worse than that: the clear-eyed realization that this thing is truly headed…

Husker Dan: Huskers’ stock is on the rise

11/26/18 | Husker Dan
It's almost December and the cold reality (and the weather, too) is that the Huskers have played their last game of the season. And for the second straight year, there will be no bowl game for Nebraska. Even more painful is that there will be no extra practice time for this year's young Husker program that is on the rise.…

Anatomy of an Era: Ed Stewart, Part 3

11/26/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 75, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Ed Stewart, Part 3 Continued…. Q: Speaking of the linebacking corps, tell me about Coach Kevin Steele. Fill me in on the guy… ES: Intense. In-tense. Was an excellent coach as far as excellent teacher and strategist about what…

Anatomy of an Era: Ed Stewart, Part 2

11/25/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 75, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Ed Stewart, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Do you recall any differences between Chicagoans and Lincolnites? ES: It was different coming from the big city as an African-American male, growing up in the city on the South Side of Chicago…

Anatomy of an Era: Ed Stewart, Part 1

11/24/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 75, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We’re afraid.” “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We will fall!” “Come to the edge.” And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. -Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet, 1880-1918   It’s been claimed that a…

Stryker: Huskers fought from behind all season to build a brighter future

11/23/18 | Tad Stryker
Scott Frost served notice at Big Ten Media Days. "People better get us now," he said, "because we're going to keep getting better." Eight teams stepped up and took their shot, five of them beating Nebraska by less than a touchdown during Frost’s maiden voyage at his alma mater. A lost-turned-found-season finished on a bittersweet note on Black Friday, with…

Hawkeyes nip Huskers at wire

11/23/18 | HuskerMax
Photo courtesy Huskers.com | Miguel Recinos hit a 41-yard field goal on the final play, and Iowa emerged with a 31-28 victory Friday at Kinnick Stadium. Nebraska rallied from a 28-13 deficit to force a 28-28 tie before Iowa drove for the game-winning score. Tight end T.J. Hockinson caught a 10-yard pass on fourth down to keep the Iowa drive…

Postgame notes: 2018 Nebraska @ Iowa football

11/23/18 | HuskerMax
• Senior receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. caught seven passes for 81 yards in the game. With his 81 receiving yards, Morgan set Nebraska season and career receiving yardage records. Morgan finishes his career with 2,747 career receiving yards, surpassing Kenny Bell’s previous record of 2,689 yards. He totaled 1,004 yards in 2018, breaking his own season record of 986 receiving…

Anatomy of an Era: Mike Mason, Part 2

11/23/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 74, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Mike Mason, Part 2 Continued…. Q: You talked about confidence among the team. Would you say they were cocky or confident? MM: They weren’t really cocky. But just the way they carried themselves, you knew they meant business out…

Anatomy of an Era: Mike Mason, Part 1

11/22/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 74, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely. -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   Who doesn’t love a good behind-the-scenes yarn? A glimpse into the secret sanctuary, a peak behind the Wizard’s curtain, a place where things really happen…

Wednesday practice, Iowa week

11/21/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said "we've got our fingers crossed" on receiver JD Spielman's availability for Friday's game at Iowa. He said that despite the short week, "I think the guys are as ready as they have been for any game." Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | IOWA | Flip sheet • Game notes:…

Husker Dan: The Sod Couple, Part VIII

11/20/18 | Husker Dan
This Friday will be the eighth meeting of the "Sod Couple" - the name I've given this "rivalry" game between Iowa and Nebraska.  (The record stands at 4-3 in favor of Iowa.) If you are old enough to remember the very funny play called "The Odd Couple", you'll know how I came up with the name.  Others have called the…

Tuesday practice, Iowa week

11/20/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska's offensive and defensive coordinators and several players commented on the Huskers' preparations for Friday's game against Iowa. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | IOWA | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | IOWA • Monday presser • Game page • Practice schedule   Coverage • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid Reaction: Watson likes…

Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Penland, Part 2

11/20/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 73, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Penland, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Any memorable practice experiences? Aaron Penland: (chuckles) Yeah, I’ve got many of those, but I don’t know if I want to share ’em. (laughs) I used to get in a couple of fights…

Monday presser, Iowa week

11/19/18 | HuskerMax
Antonio Reed has earned a Blackshirt before his final game as a Husker, and JD Spielman's status remains iffy for Friday's season finale at Iowa. Coach Scott Frost said rivalry games "are kind of for the fans more than the players. We have to prepare like we're playing anybody else." Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #236: Hope and Hate (or Hate and Hope?)

11/19/18 | Patrick Janssen
Despite one of my more favorite Husker victories in recent memory, Nebraska was officially eliminated from bowl contention late Saturday night. BYU's thumping of New Mexico State was the final nail in the coffin for the Huskers' postseason hopes. But not for their long-term hopes. Things are about to get good in our neck of the woods. REEEAL GOOD. So…

Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Penland, Part 1

11/19/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 73, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team. -Jean-Paul Sartre   Wedgebuster. It’s an odd word, full of action. It jumps off the lips like a firecracker. The sound of it erupts from somewhere deep down in the…

2018 Nebraska-Iowa stats matchup

11/18/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes match up statistically entering their Nov. 23rd game in Iowa City.   NEBRASKA 4-7 (3-5)  IOWA  7-4 (4-4) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense215.328152.588 Passing offense246.053234.564 Pass efficiency135.0864135.6062 Total offense461.320387.079 Scoring offense30.26131.547 Rushing defense189.491100.88 Pass defense245.591180.117 Pass eff. defense118.0634113.0122 Total defense434.896280.96 Scoring defense31.38916.59 Net punting37.097535.8796 Punt returns9.935511.0443 Kickoff returns15.8612328.453 Turnover margin-0.09770.6422 Tackles for loss5.489 5.5 78…

Anatomy of an Era: Coach Charlie McBride, Part 3

11/18/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 72, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Coach Charlie McBride, Part 3 Continued…. Q: Do you think coaching Kenny Walker challenged you to be a better coach? Do you think having Kenny on the team affected guys on down the line in future years? Charlie McBride:…

Postgame notes, 2018 Nebraska-Michigan State football

11/17/18 | HuskerMax
With today’s 9-6 victory, Nebraska now leads the all-time series with Michigan State 9-2, including 6-1 in Lincoln. Today’s victory is believed to be Nebraska’s first without scoring a touchdown since Nov. 27, 1937, when Nebraska won 3-0 at Kansas State. Running back Devine Ozigbo rushed 18 times for 74 yards to increase his season rushing total to 1,032. That…

Huskers stop Spartans in snow

11/17/18 | HuskerMax
Kenny Larabee photo, KLIN | Barret Pickering kicked three fourth-quarter field goals, including a career-long 47-yarder for the win, as the Huskers won a defensive battle against Michigan State on a windy and snowy day in Lincoln. Antonio Reed sparked Nebraska with a sack and forced fumble in the fourth quarter to set up one of Pickering's kicks. Details on…

Tribute to Sam Foltz & Mike Sadler

11/17/18 | HuskerMax
Tribute was paid to Nebraska's Sam Foltz and Michigan State's Mike Sadler Saturday before the Nebraska-Michigan State game. The two punters died in a traffic accident in July of 2016.   Touching moment at the 50 yard line with the families of Sam Foltz & Mike Sadler pic.twitter.com/5s6P1PnqYL— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) November 17, 2018     .@MSU_Football & @HuskerFBNation honor…

Anatomy of an Era: Coach Charlie McBride, Part 2

11/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 72, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Coach Charlie McBride, Part 2 Continued…. Q: You mentioned kids having good work habits: Persevering Nebraska walk-ons? Charlie McBride: I can’t think of this kid’s name -I think he was from Central City- but what happened was, he was…

Anatomy of an Era: Coach Charlie McBride, Part 1

11/16/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 72, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   Inigo Montoya: Who are you? Man in Black: No one of consequence. Inigo Montoya: I must know... Man in Black: Get used to disappointment. -William Goldman, The Princess Bride   Alexander the Great: World conqueror joining East and West, history’s maverick integrator…

Thursday practice, Michigan State week

11/15/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said Nebraska will face a stiff challenge in running the ball against the Spartans. As for injuries: "We've got a bunch of guys nicked up. Guys trying to get through practice. ... That's just November football. We'll do everything we can to get everybody as healthy as we can." Refresh this page for the latest updates.…

Anatomy of an Era: Larry Townsend, Part 2

11/15/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 69, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Larry Townsend, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Going back to what you said about knowing you were going to win because of the work ethic and everything, what percentage of that do you think came from the coaching and what…

Wednesday practice, Michigan State week

11/14/18 | HuskerMax
Receiver JD Spielman has been limited in practice this week, and his status is day to day. "The good thing about JD is he knows the offense in and out, so he doesn't need a whole lot of practice time to stay sharp," said offensive coordinator Troy Walters. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB |…

Anatomy of an Era: Larry Townsend, Part 1

11/14/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 69, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   "Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye." -Roger Kahn   By now I would like to think we have a well-informed grasp of how the Cornhuskers did it, although our upcoming man of mystery, Charlie McBride, is just…

Husker Dan: Third and Two

11/13/18 | Husker Dan
Don't look now, but the Husker team that couldn't win any games in the first half of the season now has won three of its last four and has a chance to win five total games this year.  Amazing, right?  But I haven't seen many Husker fans dancing in the streets.  At least not yet. The reason is simple.  Nebraska…

Tuesday practice, Michigan State week

11/13/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said the Huskers expect Michigan State to "try to do what they probably are really good at — being physical and running the football." Saturday's game will come one week after Nebraska surrendered a season-worst 383 rushing yards to Illinois. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | MSU | Flip sheet…

Anatomy of an Era: Jared Tomich, Part 3

11/13/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 71, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Jared Tomich, Part 3 Continued…. Q: Did your folks get to see many games? Jared Tomich: They did, yes. They would always make it out to quite a few. And it was cool because we’d play Michigan State, which…

Monday presser, Michigan State week

11/12/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on Nebraska's preparations for Saturday's game against Michigan State, the final game at Memorial Stadium for the Husker seniors. Frost said creating big plays will be a challenge against MSU's stout defense. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts • Depth chart • Game notes • Game page •…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #235: Cautious Optimism

11/12/18 | Patrick Janssen
This team is going to compete every week. I have no doubt of that. It's the first time I've felt confident enough to make that statement about Husker football since Eric Crouch was forced to play catch-up against Colorado for 60 minutes in 2001. This team is going to compete. But with the rocky start to the season (which in…

Anatomy of an Era: Jared Tomich, Part 2

11/12/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 71, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Jared Tomich, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Did the Nebraska people strike you as any different from the area you grew up? Jared Tomich: You know what? Not a whole lot different. Because, fortunately, Chicago has really good fans as…

2018 Nebraska-Michigan State stats matchup

11/11/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Spartans match up statistically entering their Nov. 17th game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA 3-7 (2-5) MICH. STATE 6-4 (4-3) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense226.522118.4116 Passing offense256.142233.368 Pass efficiency141.7151110.56118 Total offense482.613351.7110 Scoring offense32.34021.7117 Rushing defense194.09076.51 Pass defense255.4101250.897 Pass eff. defense124.5645118.8437 Total defense449.4107327.321 Scoring defense33.810319.717 Net punting36.698036.5084 Punt returns10.92436.12102 Kickoff returns15.9612423.4727 Turnover margin-0.10740.1058 Tackles for loss5.388 6.6 42…

Anatomy of an Era: Jared Tomich, Part 1

11/11/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 71, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   “Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.” -Seneca, Moral Essays. On Providence   We’ve notably seen the Nebraska-effect as well as the Chicago-, Texas-, California- and New Jersey-effect that some of the players brought to the amalgamation that was…

Stryker: Huskers want late-season surge to honor seniors

11/10/18 | Tad Stryker
Scott Frost is making the transition from frustrated father to a proud papa. No, I have no clue how his 1-year-old son is doing. I’m talking about who he deals with inside Memorial Stadium during Year One — the players he inherited and the players he recruited. In the relaxed atmosphere of his postgame press conference, just for a moment,…

Huskers outscore Illini

11/10/18 | HuskerMax
Kenny Larabee photo, KLIN | Adrian Martinez threw for 290 yards and Devine Ozigbo ran for 162 yards and three scores to lead Nebraska past error-prone Illinois, 54-35. Huskers rolled up 606 total yards on a cold and windy afternoon, and Illinois -- led by former Husker backup quarterback AJ Bush -- amassed 509 yards. Stanley Morgan Jr. caught eight…

BTN Adrian Martinez feature

11/10/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska coach Scott Frost discusses his freshman quarterback's recruitment and improvement throughout his debut season for the Huskers.      

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Bad-weather games bring warm memories

11/10/18 | Tad Stryker
In the Northern Great Plains, inclement weather inevitably collides with football Saturday, although not as often as we might think. Before Nebraska hosted Illinois on a windy, wintry day, I departed from my usual pregame surveyor 100 Husker fans, and went out in search of their bad-weather game stories. Most years, Lincoln experiences temperatures in the 20s or 30s in…

2018 Nebraska Alternative Uniforms Reviewed

11/10/18 | Dave Feit
On Saturday, Nebraska will wear special "Memorial Tribute"* uniforms, which draw strong design influence from the uniforms the 1923 Huskers wore.  Why 1923?  That was the first season NU played at Memorial Stadium. *Let's take a second to address Adidas's ridiculous name for this uniform.  At best, "memorial tribute" sounds similarly synonymous and slightly redundant.  At worst, it describes an…

Anatomy of an Era: Jason Scott Jenkins, Part 2

11/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 70, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Jason Scott Jenkins, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Do you recall any first impressions of the tunnel walk and the home crowd? Jason Scott Jenkins: I’ll never forget those memories, they will last a lifetime. I would have the cold…

Thursday practice, Illinois week

11/8/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said the Illini are "playing for a lot" and will come to Lincoln motivated and expecting to win. He said the cold temperatures expected Saturday shouldn't be a factor, but the wind might be. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | ILL | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | ILL…

Anatomy of an Era: Jason Scott Jenkins, Part 1

11/8/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 70, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   “Be everywhere, do everything, and never fail to astonish the customer.” -Macy’s motto   College football? Check. Undefeated, 2-time National Champion? Check. Pro football? Pro boxing? Model? Bodyguard to the rich & famous? Hollywood actor? Hollywood producer? Check, check, check, check, check,…

Wednesday practice, Illinois week

11/7/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said Illinois is using "a whole different defense" after the recent resignation of defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson. He also said freshman running back Miles Jones had shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | ILL | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB…

Anatomy of an Era: Jacques Allen, Part 3

11/7/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 68, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Jacques Allen, Part 3 Continued…. Q: I’m not sure if I’ll be interviewing Tyrone Williams, as he’s been hard to get ahold of, but would there be anything unique you’d say about going up against Tyrone in practices? JA:…

Husker Dan: And Then There Were Three

11/6/18 | Husker Dan
After the Huskers' embarrassing 56-10 loss earlier this season at Michigan, Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost declared, "This is our darkest moment. And remember, it's always darkest before the dawn." (I'm paraphrasing.) And most of us were fine with the positive nature of Frost's words, but many thought the bottom would not be reached until the Huskers faced Ohio…

Feit: Moral Buck-tories & Progress

11/6/18 | Dave Feit
Let's talk for a minute about "moral victories". Scott Frost doesn't want to acknowledge moral victories, and I don't blame him.  Most competitors would rather punch their mother than celebrate a moral victory.  You either win or you lose...and unfortunately this Nebraska team will end the season with more losses than wins.  Nobody wants to be a part of team that…

Tuesday practice, Illinois week

11/6/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said the defense is improving, particularly in forcing turnovers, but is still "not even close" to where it needs to be. He said Illinois has a "dynamic" running back in Reggie Corbin, who had 213 yards on just 13 carries Saturday against Minnesota. Head coach Scott Frost also spoke after Tuesday's practice on the Big Ten…

Anatomy of an Era: Jacques Allen, Part 2

11/6/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 68, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Jacques Allen, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Any other comedy bits that you were known by in those days? Any other one-liners worth sharing? Jacques Allen: I used to do impressions. I used to do skits before meetings, stand up…

Monday presser, Illinois week

11/5/18 | HuskerMax
“We’ve had some great moral victories this year, and those don’t count for anything,” head coach Scott Frost said of the close loss at Ohio State. Frost and several players commented on the game and Nebraska's preparations for Illinois and former Husker backup quarterback AJ Bush. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts • Depth charts: NEB…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #234: A Different Kind of Loss

11/5/18 | Patrick Janssen
We've done seven Cobcasts and seven Facebook Live chats after losses this season. And we've done a hell of a lot more if you include the past few seasons. Since starting this podcast in 2014, we've witnessed 30 losses. That's the exact same number of wins we've seen in that amount of time. Yet, somehow, this loss felt differently. We've…

Anatomy of an Era: Jacques Allen, Part 1

11/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 68, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   We show up to Missouri that year (in 1997) and they tell us that we can’t practice on their field… And Osborne’s not real happy about the whole deal -because obviously he likes to do the walk-through on the field that we’re…

2018 Nebraska vs. Illinois stats matchup

11/4/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Fighting Illini match up statistically entering their Nov. 10th game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA 2-7 (1-5) ILLINOIS 4-5 (2-4) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense216.632249.411 Passing offense252.346166.6113 Pass efficiency138.9755115.16112 Total offense468.919416.059 Scoring offense29.96129.066 Rushing defense173.081240.3122 Pass defense269.8113284.4121 Pass eff. defense128.6658150.72110 Total defense442.8105524.8127 Scoring defense33.710136.9116 Net punting35.789638.4949 Punt returns9.80565.46110 Kickoff returns16.8812017.71113 Turnover margin-0.44940.3341 Tackles for loss5.385 5.2 93…

Anatomy of an Era: Lance Gray, Part 3

11/2/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 67, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Lance Gray, Part 3 Continued…. Q: So bring us into present day. What have you taken from being in the Nebraska Football system? What are the greatest benefits from that experience? Lance Gray: The most important thing I got…

Thursday practice, Ohio State week

11/1/18 | HuskerMax
Coach Scott Frost said the Huskers will go to Columbus believing they can win, which he said wasn't the case with some players in the game at Michigan. He said defensive lineman DaiShon Neal will miss the rest of the season because of injury, and Noah Vedral is now the No. 2 quarterback. Refresh this page for the latest updates.…

Anatomy of an Era: Lance Gray, Part 2

11/1/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 67, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Lance Gray, Part 2 Continued…. Q: What about Charlie McBride? Lance Gray: Oh geez, he was the greatest guy in the world. Marvelous motivator and one of those things where he would give a pep talk before the game,…

Wednesday practice, Ohio State week

10/31/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said after Wednesday's practice that the Huskers must be able to run the ball Saturday in Columbus. “You can’t drop back 50, 60 times and expect to beat the Buckeyes,” he said. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | OSU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | OSU • OSU…

Javin & Toby Wright interview

10/31/18 | HuskerMax
New Nebraska football commit Javin Wright and his father, former Husker Toby Wright, discussed Javin's decision and more on 1620 the Zone's "Sharp & Benning."  | Javin Wright highlights & coverage | 2019 recruiting class     If the audio player isn't showing up above, follow this link.    

Anatomy of an Era: Lance Gray, Part 1

10/31/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 67, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   …he came West a young boy…and took a job as a driver for a freighting company that carried supplies across the plains from Nebraska City to Cherry Creek, as Denver was then called. The freighters, after embarking in that sea of grass…

Husker Dan: OSU Another “Dream” Game?

10/30/18 | Husker Dan
Last Saturday, the Huskers hosted the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman in what was a makeup game for the September 1st Husker home opener with the Akron Zips that was canceled due to strong storms. But Saturday, dozens of non-starters got to play in front of nearly 90,000 Husker fans on an absolutely gorgeous fall afternoon. For many of those players, Saturday's…

Tuesday practice, Ohio State week

10/30/18 | HuskerMax
Coaches and players on defense commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game against No. 8 Ohio State and the Buckeyes' potent offense. 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 | OSU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB…

Big Red Cobcast: I’m a proud homer

10/30/18 | Ryan Tweedy
ho·mer /ˈhōmər/ (noun): a person, man or woman, who believes that under the tutelage of Scott Frost, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are capable of anything and everything. I, Ryan Tweedy of the Lincoln Tweedys, am a proud homer and with that in mind I declare that the Nebraska Cornhuskers will defeat the Urban Meyer lead Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, The…
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Anatomy of an Era: Eric Stokes, Part 3

10/30/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 66, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Eric Stokes, Part 3 Continued…. Q: What stands out after that ’94 Florida State/Orange Bowl game where you say things changed? What stands out to you the most? Eric Stokes: Just the focus that the team had that next…

Monday presser, Ohio State week

10/29/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game against No. 8 Ohio State. Frost said of the Buckeyes: "I don't have any doubt we're going to get their best shot after a loss two weeks ago and two weeks of practice and grinding." Refresh this page for the latest updates. •…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #233: A Storm’s a Brewin’!

10/29/18 | Patrick Janssen
Wasn't this supposed to be the uneventful weekend? First, it was supposed to be a bye weekend. Then it was turned into an almost-bye weekend with Bethune-Cookman. And the pressure of nabbing Scott Frost's first win was already removed. But here we are celebrating what turned out to be quite the eventful weekend. Yeah, sure, Nebraska won and made it…

Anatomy of an Era: Eric Stokes, Part 2

10/29/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 66, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Eric Stokes, Part 2 Continued…. Q: What about any of the other defensive coaches? Anyone else in particular stand out to you as far as the staff dynamic from those days? Eric Stokes: Of course, Charlie McBride stands out.…

2018 Nebraska-Ohio State stats matchup

10/28/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Buckeyes match up statistically entering their Nov. 3rd game in Columbus.   NEBRASKA 2-6 (1-4) OHIO STATE 7-1 (4-1) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense220.629171.868 Passing offense250.646383.82 Pass efficiency138.2957174.105 Total offense471.318555.53 Scoring offense29.86243.08 Rushing defense166.071149.657 Pass defense272.0110241.185 Pass eff. defense127.7959126.5953 Total defense438.0102390.868 Scoring defense33.410122.942 Net punting37.417442.394 Punt returns11.11416.3995 Kickoff returns17.2711520.8661 Turnover margin-0.751060.7517 Tackles for loss5.678 7.8 20…

Anatomy of an Era: Eric Stokes, Part 1

10/28/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 66, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   In the workplace, diversity as equal opportunities is perceived to have many economic advantages in terms of maximizing the human resource potential: good recruitment and retention, improved working relationships in an atmosphere of inclusion, free from fear and allowing for personal development…

Stryker: Huskers enjoy family fun day, starters rest in Bethune-Cookman rout

10/27/18 | Tad Stryker
Nebraska players and coaches have kept their heads up after finding some brutally unexpected ways to lose games over the season’s first half. So after a baptism by fire, a little R&R and comfort food may not be a bad idea. That’s just what Nebraska’s football team and fan base got on a beautiful October afternoon. A picnic-atmosphere 45-9 win…

Huskers tame Wildcats

10/27/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska put the game away early and then substituted freely in the second half in a 45-9 win over Bethune-Cookman. The Wildcats were kept out of the end zone until the game's final play. Devine Ozigbo rushed for 110 yards on 11 carries, and Stanley Morgan had seven receptions for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns. JD Spielman added…
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