Football Articles

Anatomy of an Era: Chris Norris, Part 1

4/24/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 12, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch When things don’t go your way, never give up. Play the next play with all you have, from the time the ball is snapped until the whistle is blown. Play from sideline to sideline. Once your block is made, look downfield for someone…

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Episode #206

4/23/18 | Patrick Janssen
This week’s Big Red Cobcast is a little different. Tweedy went to the spring game, while I was stuck in the California weather with non-Runza hamburgers and non-Valentino’s pizza. So Tweedy spent the weekend catching up with old Lincoln buddies and talking about the true beginning of the Frost Era. Because of that, we didn’t have our usual Facebook Live…

Game on YouTube: 2018 spring game

4/22/18 | HuskerMax
The Huskers under head coach Scott Frost get their public debut in front of a record crowd at Memorial Stadium on April 21, 2018. Quarterbacks Tristan Gebbia and Adrian Martinez combined to go 22-of-30 for 239 yards and three touchdowns as the Reds rolled to a 49-9 victory. | HuskerMax game page       Longer, lower-quality version:  

Anatomy of an Era: Lorenzo Brinkley & Kenny Wilhite, Part 3

4/22/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 11, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Lorenzo Brinkley & Kenny Wilhite, Part 3 Scholarship recruit, Cornerback, St. Louis, Missouri (Hazelwood Central) & Scholarship recruit, Cornerback, St. Louis, Missouri (Oakville) Continued… LB: It’s about the players. Once it stops being about the players then you have to get out…

Stryker: Four quarterbacks show promise as sun rises on Frost era

4/21/18 | Tad Stryker
Scott Frost’s homecoming checked most, if not all, the boxes that Nebraska fans hoped it would. New offense on display. Energy and enthusiasm galore. No serious injuries. A bunch of 2019 recruits in the house. And Frost, the man himself, on the sidelines. Well, not exactly on the sidelines. Frost spent most of his day in the middle of the…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Signs of Spring

4/21/18 | Tad Stryker
A four-game losing streak to finish a dismal 4-8 season predicted  a long, cold winter for Nebraska football fans, and that’s exactly what we got, although the hiring of Scott Frost infused enough energy into Husker Nation to prompt the first-ever sellout for the spring game. So to get a jump on what Cornhusker fans are thinking these days, I…

Anatomy of an Era: Lorenzo Brinkley & Kenny Wilhite, Part 2

4/21/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 11, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Lorenzo Brinkley & Kenny Wilhite, Part 2 Scholarship recruit, Cornerback, St. Louis, Missouri (Hazelwood Central) & Scholarship recruit, Cornerback, St. Louis, Missouri (Oakville)   Continued… Q: Tell me, was there a change from the first day you were on campus to the last,…

Anatomy of an Era: Lorenzo Brinkley & Kenny Wilhite, Part 1

4/20/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 11, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch I am a border ruffian from the State of Missouri… In me you have Missouri morals, Connecticut culture; this, gentlemen, is the combination which makes the perfect man. -Mark Twain World War I’s General of the Armies John J. Pershing was born in…

Stryker: Rumors of Frost power infusion have nation talking Huskers

4/19/18 | Tad Stryker
It’s still too early to say Nebraska football is nationally relevant again. That has to be earned on the football field, something that cannot possibly happen for at least five months. And it’s premature to say the Cornhuskers are ready to contend for the Big Ten West title this fall. But it’s time to say that Nebraska will be taken…

2018 spring game rosters

4/19/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost announced the rosters for Saturday's Nebraska football Red-White Spring Game at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. Roster cards will be available Saturday at concession stands in the stadium for $1. | Printable version (PDF) | More fan info REDS WHITES NO. NAME POS. NO. NAME POS. 1 Tyjon Lindsey WR 2 Tony Butler…

Spring practice #12

4/19/18 | HuskerMax
  Spring game rosters Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Thursday's Practice • Omaha World-Herald* | Practice report: Nebraska coaches split up roster, discuss expectations for spring game • Lincoln Journal Star | How the QBs are split up for the spring game; Spielman questionable; play-calling duties • Land of 10 | Coaches explain how QBs…

Anatomy of an Era: Zach Wiegert, Part 3

4/19/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 10, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Zach Wiegert, Part 3 Scholarship recruit, Offensive Tackle, Fremont, Nebraska (Bergan)  Continued… Q: Any practice recollections that you’ll never forget? ZW: The best practice we ever had was when Christian Peter got knocked over the head with his own helmet down in ‘The…

Pernell: Top 100 Prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft

4/18/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Saquon Barkley carries the ball against Nebraska on Nov 18, 2017. (Chris Dunn/York Daily Record via USA TODAY Sports)   1. RB Saquon Barkley Penn State 2. DB Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama 3. DE Bradley Chubb N.C. State 4. OG Quenton Nelson Notre Dame 5. LB Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech 6. CB Denzel Ward Ohio State 7. QB Josh Rosen UCLA…

Anatomy of an Era: Zach Wiegert, Part 2

4/18/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 10, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Zach Wiegert, Part 2 Scholarship recruit, Offensive Tackle, Fremont, Nebraska (Bergan) Continued… And I think when I played there -and it wasn’t just me, but a lot of guys, most of the guys in my class- but everything was a competition with us.…

Fan reminders: Spring game

4/17/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska will hold its annual Red-White Spring Game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, with kickoff set for 11 a.m. The game will be carried live on the IMG Husker Sports Network and televised live to a national audience on BTN. The spring game sold out originally in just more than 24 hours, and last week there were more than 9,500 requests for 1,000 tickets…

Husker Dan’s Big Red Notebook

4/17/18 | Husker Dan
Okay, Husker fans.  I'm young, tan, rested and I'm back!!  (Okay, one out of four ain't bad.) THE HUSKER SPRING GAME I was thinking last Saturday that new Husker head coach Scott Frost was some kind of genius because had he not decided to move the annual spring game from its original date of Saturday, April 14th, the game likely…

Spring practice #11

4/17/18 | HuskerMax
  Video • HuskerOnline | Jaevon McQuitty • HuskerOnline | Damion Daniels • HuskerOnline | Freedom Akinmoladun • HuskerOnline | Mohamed Barry • Lincoln Journal Star | Sipple-Gabriel recap • Omaha World-Herald | Bland-Heady recap • HuskerOnline | Callahan recap   * May require subscription   Photos 📸 from Practice 1⃣1⃣.#GBR 🔗: https://t.co/oxauC5zMkN pic.twitter.com/FDulBXnM2M — ❄ Nebraska Football ❄ (@HuskerFBNation)…

Anatomy of an Era: Zach Wiegert, Part 1

4/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 10, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig…I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. -Epictetus, circa A.D. 60 Born in Fremont, Nebraska in 1903,…

Spring Football: Episode III — Nebraska Way

4/16/18 | HuskerMax
The Nebraska football team continues 2018 spring practice under Head Coach Scott Frost. Players say they want to elevate the program to its former heights.   Episode 1: Expectations | Episode 2: Competition  

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Episode #205

4/16/18 | Patrick Janssen
Tweedy & I are Nebraska natives. We've had our share of Runzas. We've soaked up cheap beer with Valentino's on a Saturday morning. And most importantly, we know how to drive in the damn snow. But that doesn't mean we always want to (drive in the snow; I'll eat post-drunk Runzas and Valentino's slices all day every day). But sometimes…

Anatomy of an Era: George Sullivan, Part 2

4/16/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 42 of No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Volume 1 by Paul Koch George Sullivan Athletic Trainer Emeritus   Continued… Q: Any fond recollections of the assistant coaches? Any unique personalities? GS: I think it was strictly the togetherness and cohesiveness of the whole group there. They were so good to me that there’s not…

Anatomy of an Era: George Sullivan, Part 1

4/15/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 42 of No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Volume 1 by Paul Koch                                          A timeline: 1966: At the University of Florida, Dr. Robert Cade and Dr. Dana Shires create Gatorade for the university's football team, the Gators. 1966/1967: Dr. Cade comes to an agreement with Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.(S-VC) to produce the already patented product.…

OWH recap: Spring practice #10

4/14/18 | HuskerMax
Omaha World-Herald reporters Evan Bland and Chris Heady offer their takeaways after hearing from Nebraska's defensive coaching staff and players after spring practice #10.

Spring practice #10

4/14/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Saturday's Practice • Nebraska Athletics | Huskers Anticipate Spring Game • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid Reaction: Nothing held back during coaches clinic; Lightbourn working on kickoffs • Omaha World-Herald* | Practice report: Nebraska striving for defensive consistency; Lamar Jackson improving • Land of 10 | Nebraska DC Erik Chinander:…

Anatomy of an Era: Dave Ellis, Part 4

4/14/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 9, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   Dave Ellis, Part 4 Sports Nutritionist #fuelingtactics Continued… Q: Any final thoughts on those championship Husker years? Anything behind the scenes you thought made a difference? DE: Well, you know, Steve Pederson, I’ll give him some props. I know he didn’t go out on a…

Anatomy of an Era: Dave Ellis, Part 3

4/13/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 9, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 Dave Ellis, Part 3 Sports Nutritionist #fuelingtactics Continued… Q: Dave do you have a favorite kid who blossomed right in front of your eyes? DE: Grant Wistrom was one of the case studies that I always showed recruits. Certainly any kind of rush end/outside linebacker recruit,…

Spring practice #9

4/12/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • KLIN | Patrick O’Brien no longer with the Huskers, granted release from program • Husker247 | QB O'Brien will transfer from program • HuskerOnline | O'Brien granted his scholarship release • Hail Varsity | Patrick O'Brien Granted Release from Nebraska • Lincoln Journal Star | O'Brien transferring; Frost explains separation in quarterback competition • O'Brien's announcement on Twitter…

Anatomy of an Era: Dave Ellis, Part 2

4/12/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 9, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 Dave Ellis, Part 2 Sports Nutritionist Continued… Q: 60 wins & 3 losses, Dave. Nebraska football from 1993 to 1997. Almost unheard of in modern day college football... DE: One of the strongest eras ever. Those were teams that ran the tables and won with style…

Anatomy of an Era: Dave Ellis, Part 1

4/11/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 9, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Pay close attention: this is good.... em-i-nence: high station, rank, or repute. out-li-er: a person or thing that lies outside. I’ve chosen to label a few select individuals a term I recently coined: Eminence Outliers. An Eminence Outlier –EO for short- is a…

Spring practice #8

4/10/18 | HuskerMax
More video • Lincoln Journal Star | Sipple-Gabriel recap • HuskerOnline | Tristan Gebbia • HuskerOnline | Adrian Martinez • HuskerOnline | Noah Vedral • HuskerOnline | Andrew Bunch • HuskerOnline | Callahan recap   Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Tuesday's Practice • Omaha World-Herald* | Practice report: Nebraska quarterbacks ride learning curve while battling…

New Hall-of-Famers

4/9/18 | HuskerMax
Five distinguished student-athletes and a pair of legendary football coaches make up the 2018 University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame Class, announced on Monday, April 9.   The class includes student-athletes Darin Erstad (baseball 1993-94-95; football 1994), Peaches James (softball 2001-02-03-04), Sarah Pavan (volleyball, 2004-05-06-07), Mike Rozier (football, 1981-82-83) and Tom Schlesinger (men’s gymnastics 1985-86-87-88), along with football coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne, who will be the first coaches enshrined in…

Anatomy of an Era: Brenden Stai, Part 3

4/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 8, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 Brenden Stai Part 3 Scholarship recruit, Offensive Guard, Yorba Linda, California (Anaheim Esperanza)     Continued ... Q: Were you on the field blocking for Byron’s last second kick versus Florida State the previous year? BS: No. What happened was, normally whenever you started at Nebraska you normally…

Anatomy of an Era: Brenden Stai, Part 2

4/8/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 8, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 Brenden Stai Part 2 Scholarship recruit, Offensive Guard, Yorba Linda, California (Anaheim Esperanza)       Continued… Q: So Brenden, you brought back ‘old school’ with the whole Socks Up Tuesday, huh? Now, Bryan Pruitt told me that he left his socks down just because he was little…

OWH recap: Spring practice #7

4/7/18 | HuskerMax
The Omaha World-Herald's Evan Bland breaks down the seventh Husker spring practice where coaches are starting to better evaluate their players.      

Spring practice #7

4/7/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Saturday's Practice • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid reaction: "Most" of offense in, no depth chart at RB, fullbacks finding a spot • Land of 10 | Frost’s offense is mostly installed, but there’s no timetable for when Nebraska will master i • Omaha World-Herald*| Practice report: Husker wide receiver…

Anatomy of an Era: Brenden Stai, Part 1

4/7/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 8, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Take a quick look at the pencil drawing you see here, compliments of former Husker offensive lineman Mike VanCleave. Back now? Quick: what descriptive terms come to mind? Hulking.. Powerful? Annihilating &…

Anatomy of an Era: Mark “Zeke” Cisco Part 2

4/6/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 7, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   Mark “Zeke” Cisco Part 2 Walk-on, Strong Safety, Monroe, Michigan (Jefferson)   Continued… Q: Any memorable off-field occurrences? MC: Boy, I tell you, I was part of the TeamMates program. That was special now that I look back on it. At the time I did…

Spring game tickets available

4/5/18 | HuskerMax
The Nebraska Athletic Department will conduct a lottery to allocate approximately 1,000 recently returned tickets for the April 21 Nebraska Spring Game presented by First National Bank. All Husker fans will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to secure the tickets that were returned by various groups. The majority of the tickets available are located in the end zones at…

Spring practice #6

4/5/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • Nebraska Athletics | Husker Defense Continues to Take Strides • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Thursday's practice • Omaha World-Herald* | Practice report: Nebraska defense 'ahead of that curve' through six spring practices • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid Reaction: Defense progressing; separation at inside linebacker • Land of 10 | Nebraska’s defense is ahead…

Anatomy of an Era: Mark “Zeke” Cisco Part 1

4/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 7, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1                                                           Don’t forget us, but don’t mope. Make lots of new friends. You’ll never be twenty again. Take a chorus girl out to supper – a pretty one, mind!   -Nebraska author & Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather, A Lost Lady, Courtesy of the Willa…

Anatomy of an Era: Mike “Biff” Roberts Part 2

4/4/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 6, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   Mike “Biff” Roberts Part 2 Walk-on, Rover, Omaha, Neb. (Central)   Continued… Q: Any of your teammates stick out to you from those days? MR: Oh, Christian Peter by far, is one. As far as leadership. His speeches prior to the game were tremendous. Just…

Spring practice #5 video

4/3/18 | HuskerMax
First look at Nebraska spring football practice: The media was allowed to watch for about half an hour as Scott Frost and Nebraska held a spring football practice on Tuesday April 3, 2018.  

Spring practice #5

4/3/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Tuesday's Practice • Omaha World-Herald* | Fast pace evident as Huskers have their ‘best day as a team’ so far in first practice open to media • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid Reaction: Huskers' best practice yet; observations from open practice periods • Nebraska Athletics | Huskers Beat Daily Standards…

Anatomy of an Era: Mike “Biff” Roberts Part 1

4/3/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 6, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1                                                                    Butch Coolidge: (beating up Marsellus Wallace) You feel that sting, big boy, huh? That’s pride #%@in’ with you! You gotta fight through that shit!” -Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction Do you remember those old Jiffy-brand peanut butter ads? To loosely paraphrase, “Choosy mothers choose Biff!” Jokes…

2018 Nebraska spring football: Expectations

4/2/18 | HuskerMax
This Athletic Department video recaps the first full week of Nebraska's 2018 spring football drills.   More • Omaha World-Herald* | Seven things we learned from Nebraska's new spring football mini-documentary series • HuskerMax | BBS discussion  

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Episode #203

4/2/18 | Patrick Janssen
What does a Husker fan do when there are no games to be played? (No, I'm not including the pitching meltdown that happened in Columbus, Ohio this weekend.) We talk recruiting and who might be fired and when. And oh did we do that on this week's episode of the Big Red Cobcast. It was Junior Day weekend in Lincoln,…

Anatomy of an Era: Boyd Epley Part 4

4/1/18 | Paul Koch
Boyd Epley Part 4 The Godfather of Collegiate Strength & Conditioning/Husker Power Continued from previous… Q: Who first came up with the 1:16 (on the stadium’s scoreboard during summer conditioning)? BE: It was my deal, we discussed it in the staff meeting and Randy Gobel had to go figure out how to do it. And Randy had to do it…

Spring practice #4

3/31/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid Reaction: Dixon playing linebacker; Dawson has depth; Lee Jr. feels good • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Saturday's Practice • Omaha World-Herald* | Practice report: Erik Chinander pleased with Nebraska defense's effort through first week of spring • Nebraska Athletics | Energized Defense Making Progress for Huskers • Land of…

Anatomy of an Era: Boyd Epley Part 3

3/31/18 | Paul Koch
Boyd Epley Part 3 The Godfather of Collegiate Strength & Conditioning/Husker Power Continued from previous… Boyd Epley: (Reminiscing about Tom Osborne’s motivational powers) His greatest speech I ever heard was before a game versus Illinois. Nobody writes those things down. You’re in the locker room and he’s just talking, and years later I asked him about that speech, and he…

Anatomy of an Era: Boyd Epley Part 2

3/30/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 5, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 Boyd Epley Part 2 The Godfather of Collegiate Strength & Conditioning/Husker Power Continued from previous… Boyd Epley: (Speaking about the pivotal 1991 Winter Conditioning program) It’s incredible the progress they made. Coach Osborne called me in when we lost the two players. He explained, he said,…

Travis Hill’s pivotal play vs. Colorado, 1992

3/29/18 | HuskerMax
Colorado trailed by 10 late in the first half but had momentum. A long Colorado touchdown drive had just cut Nebraska's lead to 17-7, and then the Buffaloes got the ball back by forcing a Nebraska punt. That's when momentum shifted again, thanks to Nebraska outside linebacker Travis Hill. With less than 2 minutes left in the half, he stripped…

Spring practice #3

3/29/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Thursday's Practice • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid reaction: Jaimes working at left tackle; offense sluggish in first full pads workout • Omaha World-Herald* | Practice report: Nebraska defense wins spring workout No. 3, but players emerging on offense • KLIN | Huskers strap on full pads for the first…

Anatomy of an Era: Boyd Epley Part 1

3/29/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 5, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   “Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. It thirsts and burns for distinction; and if possible, it will have it…”     -Abraham Lincoln It’s a common misconception that Omaha’s airport was named after Boyd Epley, godfather of collegiate strength training. That honor…

Stryker: Unity, toughness, NFL-style versatility will transform Nebraska under Frost

3/27/18 | Tad Stryker
Nebraska football fans look back with fondness at the careers of Rex Burkhead and Ameer Abdullah, as well they should. Burkhead’s combination of toughness and versatility have been hard to recapture since he left at the end of the 2012 season. Abdullah’s ability to compensate for a subpar offensive line and make defenders dizzy with devastating jump cuts have been…

2018 spring practice #2

3/27/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • KLIN | Huskers still “finding their way” in early stages of spring practice • Huskers Illustrated | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Tuesday's Practice • Huskers Illustrated | Frost keeping focus right now on QBs in front of him • Lincoln Journal Star | Frost not currently thinking about grad transfer QBs; Walker to DL; Bell's good…

Anatomy of an Era: Linda Ybarra

3/27/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 4, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1     "Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport." -Inscription on the Northwest Corner of Memorial Stadium, Hartley Burr Alexander, former UNL professor of philosophy   Mama Husker Power: that’s Linda Ybarra. Though surrounded by alpha males in the confines…

Spring practice schedule

3/26/18 | HuskerMax
The Huskers had their first practice on Friday, March 16, and then went on spring break. The rest of Nebraska's spring practices will generally take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Here are the times and media availability for the next several sessions: Tue 3/27, 7:45-10 a.m. Coach Frost, 2-4 selected players available after practice Thu 3/29, 7:45-10 a.m.…

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Episode #202

3/26/18 | Patrick Janssen
I was hoping we wouldn't have to be having one of these types of conversations again this soon. But here we are. A couple weeks removed from Nebrasketball season (and just a few months from a football hiring process), the humming noise surrounding Tim Miles' job status seems to be getting louder. So we addressed that this week, on both…

Anatomy of an Era: Bryan Pruitt Part 3

3/26/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 3, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   Bryan Pruitt Part 3 Walk-on, Offensive Guard, Midlothian, Illinois (St. Laurence)   Continued…   Author: Bryan, anybody behind the scenes play a large role in your development? BP: From an academic standpoint, I’ll be the first one to say Dennis Leblanc in Academics. That guy…

Anatomy of an Era: Bryan Pruitt Part 2

3/25/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 3, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   Bryan Pruitt Part 2 Walk-on, Offensive Guard, Midlothian, Illinois (St. Laurence)   Continued…..   Author: Bryan, let’s continue talking about Coach Osborne... Bryan Pruitt: Sometimes you’d try to make a name for yourself in practice and you’d get into a fight with Jason or Christian…

Anatomy of an Era: Bryan Pruitt Part 1

3/24/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 3, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   Chicago Police Officer Jim Malone: You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife? You pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital? You send one of his to the morgue. That's the “Chicago Way”! And that's how you get…

Anatomy of an Era: Matt Turman Part 3

3/22/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 2, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   Matt Turman Part 3 Walk-on, Quarterback, Wahoo, Neb. (Neumann)   Continued…   Q: Where were you for the ‘94 Orange Bowl versus Florida State? In the stands or on the sideline? MT: I was standing on the sideline. My redshirt freshman year. My redshirt year we…

Anatomy of an Era: Matt Turman Part 2

3/21/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 2, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   Matt Turman Part 2 Walk-on, Quarterback, Wahoo, Neb. (Neumann) Continued…   Q: Matt, is there anything you look back on today that makes you chuckle about that era? Matt Turman: Well, there was, I don’t know if you were familiar with the big meeting room…

Anatomy of an Era: Matt Turman Part 1

3/20/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 2, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   “We were that close to going out forever. But there was one man who taught us to fight, to storm the wire of the camps, to smash those metal mother%*ers into junk. He turned it around. He brought us back from the brink.” - The…

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Episode #201

3/19/18 | Patrick Janssen
There are a few things happening in Big Red Cobcast-land this week. First, we're doing something a little different on this week's podcast. For those who have been donating to our Patreon (as well as those who start donating to our Patreon), there will be bonus episodes each month. What will those bonus episodes be like? They'll be like this…

Anatomy of an Era: David Seizys Part 2

3/18/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 1, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   David Seizys Part 2 Walk-on, Wingback, Seward, Neb. (Ft. Calhoun) Continued from previous…   Author: David, is there anything you wish you could do over again? David Seizys: It would have to be that field goal (to end the ’94 Orange Bowl). Q: Let me…

Anatomy of an Era: David Seizys

3/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 1, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 To kick these interviews off in proper fashion I sent former athletic trainer and NU player-liaison Doak Ostergard an e-mail requesting contact info for a number of people. He was kind enough to mass-mail it out to the players from that era to get me started,…

Nebraska’s first 2018 spring practice

3/16/18 | HuskerMax
  COVERAGE • KLIN | Frost impressed with early first day of spring practice • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid Reaction: Frost's crew hits the field; the return of Friday Night Lights; spring break time • Omaha World-Herald* | Scott Frost era begins before sunrise, Huskers' eagerness impresses new coach • Huskers Illustrated | First practice with Frost: Quick hits…

Preface & Intro: Anatomy of an Era

3/16/18 | Paul Koch
Preface & Intro excerpted from No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Prelude to a Miss or A Providential and Fortuitous Confluence of Events   Place-kickers aren’t normally prone to run this fast. “Yeee-haaw! Shit-fire, you sonsabitches! Shit-fire!!” Adrenaline coursing, tongue cursing and legs furiously back-pedaling across the grass, Byron Bennett crosses the…

Paul Koch

3/16/18 | Paul Koch
Paul Koch, former Husker Power strength & conditioning coach (1987-1995), hails from Petersburg, NE and resides in Southern California. A lifelong fan, failed walk-on candidate & eventual staffer, his unique perspective of Nebraska Football comes from experiences of that greatest era. A 1991 graduate of the University of Nebraska with a BS in Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science,…

2018 pre-spring presser: Scott Frost transcript

3/14/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska Football Pre-Spring Press Conference Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, Neb.) On how the team has adjusted to the new workout plan: “Players have adjusted well. We’ve gotten a lot of buy-in from the players, a lot of effort out of the player and I see a lot of excitement. They’ve adjusted to workouts really well and we’ve…

Pre-spring presser

3/14/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost met with the media Wednesday to preview spring practice, which starts with a single session Friday and then resumes after a week of spring break. Injuries will keep defensive back Jojo Domann and linebacker Luke Gifford out of spring drills, while center Michael Decker's status is doubtful. Running back Tre Bryant, linebacker Sedrick King,…

Game on YouTube: 1984 Nebraska @ UCLA

3/14/18 | HuskerMax
No. 1-ranked Nebraska made the most of its first game in the Rose Bowl in 44 seasons, rolling to a 42-3 romp over eighth-ranked UCLA. The Huskers sacked Bruin QBs eight times and handed the two-time defending Pac-Ten and Rose Bowl champs their worst loss in 14 years.   HuskerMax game page

Hunt with the Huskers

3/13/18 | HuskerMax
TeamMates Mentoring cordially invites you to experience an exciting European Tower Hunt with the Huskers at Oak Creek Sporting Club near Brainard, NE, on Saturday, April 14th, 2018. Reserve your spot for Oak Creek's annual HUNT WITH THE HUSKERS, where you'll spend your time hunting with former Husker greats. Guns and ammo are available in the Pro Shop. Get ready…

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Episode #200

3/12/18 | Patrick Janssen
There are two things you should know about the Big Red Cobcast this week. 1.) It (and our Facebook Live that you can see down below) was recorded on Saturday. 2.) I was out of town. So if you're expecting livid rants about Nebrasketball getting royally jobbed, this will not be the place. You'll have to go to our Twitter…

Pernell: Frost the complete package for Nebraska

3/9/18 | Jeremy Pernell
During the last 20 years, Nebraska has explored just about every avenue when hiring a football coach. Legendary coach Tom Osborne won his third National Championship in a four-year span, following the Huskers' 42-17 dismantling of Peyton Manning-led Tennessee in the 1998 Orange Bowl. Osborne rode off into the sunset and Nebraska football for all intents and purposes has never…

Scott Frost on Sports Nightly

3/7/18 | HuskerMax
  Coverage • KLIN: Frost talks spring football and plenty more on ‘Sports Nightly’ • Lincoln Journal Star: Frost talks quarterback competition and more in radio interview • HuskerOnline: Nuggets from Scott Frost appearance on Sports Nightly • Huskers Illustrated: Frost thinks Gebbia and O'Brien can be effective runners, too • Huskers Illustrated: As players make gains, Frost's staff plays…
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