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Big Red Cobcast: Wishful Thinking

6/19/18 | Ryan Tweedy
It's the offseason, so sometimes on the Cobcast, we let our mind wander to what might have been. What would have happened if Dr. Tom hadn't pushed for Solich to be the next head coach? What if Houston Nutt actually became our head coach? What if Steve Pederson was born in Zimbabwe and stayed there and never even hear the…

Big Red Cobcast Preview: SURPRISE!

6/18/18 | Patrick Janssen
This past week was one of surprises. A surprise commitment, a surprise change in NCAA regulations AND a surprise return of our weekly preview articles & Facebook Live chats. Yeah, that's right. We're doing our jobs in their entirety. So that means we're kind of like Scott Frost and Co. now, right? So since we've done our jobs, why don't…

Anatomy of an Era: Brett Popplewell, Part 2

6/18/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 28, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Brett Popplewell, Part 2 Continued… Q: What about Coach Osborne? BP: Everybody respected him and wanted to play for him. He was such a revered person in terms of his influence, his talent about his business, what he stood for. With him…

Anatomy of an Era: Brett Popplewell

6/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 28, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “Football is the ballet of the masses.” ― Dmitri Shostakovich   Starting from 1682 to 1763 and again from 1800 to 1803, France owned the Louisiana Territory. In the process of traversing the great, watery divide to the New World that country’s…

Video: Friday Night Lights camp No. 1

6/15/18 | HuskerMax
An estimated 2,200 fans turned out for the first of two Nebraska football Friday Night Light camps for 2018. Coach Scott Frost threw some passes as prospective players went through drills.    

Anatomy of an Era: Strength Coach Bryan Bailey, Part 3

6/15/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 27, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Bryan Bailey, Part 3 Continued… Q: Any other coaches, special relationships, recollections? BB: Turner Gill. Turner was a protégé of Coach Osborne as a player, a coach. His coaching style was real direct. Some of us, we have to be real dramatic…

Video: Hiking the Grand Canyon with Scott Frost

6/14/18 | HuskerMax
Marty Smith hiked more than 20 miles of the Grand Canyon with Nebraska's new football coach Scott Frost as part of a special edition of Marty Smith's America that airs June 14 at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN. "We get so busy with football," Frost says as he sits beside the Colorado River halfway through the hike but with the…

Anatomy of an Era: Strength Coach Bryan Bailey, Part 2

6/14/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 27, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Bryan Bailey, Part 2 Continued… Q: What stands out to you as far as turning the corner? I’m sure you remember the meeting a week or two after the Citrus Bowl when Boyd walked into our Strength Staff meeting, screamed out some…

Anatomy of an Era: Strength Coach Bryan Bailey, Part 1

6/13/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 27, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “There is no great genius without some touch of madness.” -Seneca, Moral Essays. On Tranquility   This interview had me catching up with a notoriously evasive man: my good friend Bryan Bailey. It’s hard to not like ‘Beetle’ Bailey, as many players…

Fan Information for Friday Night Lights Camps

6/12/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska Football will host its Friday Night Lights camps on June 15 and June 22 at Memorial Stadium. Both events will take place from approximately 6-8 p.m., and are free and open to the public.   The following information will assist fans who intend to attend the Friday Night Lights camps at Memorial Stadium: Gates to the stadium will open…

Big Red Cobcast: The Tunnel Walk

6/12/18 | Ryan Tweedy
I've been thinking about the tunnel walk a little lately. I actually really liked the "Come Together" for the spring game. Tradition is great and there is a place for it but I think tradition can be used as a weapon and I'll get to that in a minute but for this discussion I'd like to say that I think…

Husker Nation Tour 2018

6/11/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage of the Nebraska staff's two-day tour of Nebraska to reach out to fans.   Day Two • Omaha World-Herald* | Nebraska's veteran corners must improve with pressure from newcomers, Travis Fisher says • HuskerOnline | Video from Kearney • KLIN | Chinander, Fisher talk upcoming season, preparations • HuskerOnline | Walters and Verduzco talk quarterbacks and schedule • KLIN…

Anatomy of an Era: Matt Vrzal, Part 3

6/11/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 26, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Matt Vrzal, Part 3   Continued… Q: Anything else about the process, team building, that stands out that drove the team? You said Strength Coach Bryan Bailey made that comment. Wasn’t he in charge of working with the O line at that…

Anatomy of an Era: Matt Vrzal, Part 2

6/10/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 26, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Matt Vrzal, Part 2   Continued… Q: Tell me more about Coach Osborne. You get older and you get more comfortable talking to him, what stands out now? MV: I’m still not comfortable talking to him. (laughs) Coach is Coach. At the end…

Anatomy of an Era: Matt Vrzal, Part 1

6/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 26, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.” -Horace, Odes. Book II   Matt Vrzal, investor & entrepreneur, has forever been a buy & holder of Cornhusker Class A shares. Perhaps today he uses the technical analysis tools of Bollinger…

Anatomy of an Era: Kareem Moss, Part 3

6/7/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 25, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Kareem Moss, Part 3   Continued… Q: Kareem, earlier you spoke about the focus of winning every game. I’m of the opinion that it’s very difficult for a bunch of college kids to maintain focus for 11-12 consecutive weeks. There is usually…

Anatomy of an Era: Kareem Moss, Part 2

6/6/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 25, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Kareem Moss, Part 2   Continued… Q: Were you always pretty goal-oriented? KM: Yeah, somewhat. I set goals and worked my way toward them. There’s always certain goals I set for myself, you know. I think once you do that, success will…

Anatomy of an Era: Kareem Moss, Part 1

6/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 25, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “You may my glories and my state depose, But not my griefs; still am I king of those.” -William Shakespeare, King Richard II English Theologian John of Salisbury wrote in 1159’s Metalogicon, "We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants.…

Larry Jacobson vs. Oklahoma, 1971

6/4/18 | HuskerMax
With Nebraska leading 35-31 in the waning moments of the "Game of the Century" at Oklahoma, the explosive Sooners still had a chance, but this fourth-down play by Larry Jacobson and Rich Glover put the game on ice for the 1971 Huskers. (Video below.) On June 4, 2018, Jacobson appeared on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for the…

Stryker: Frost embraces risk by ramping up full-speed contact in practices

6/3/18 | Tad Stryker
Some would say Scott Frost took a risk leaving Orlando for Lincoln. After all, he walked away from a place where he enjoyed quick and profound success to pursue deeper challenges doing battle in the Big Ten for his alma mater, where expectations will always be higher than at UCF. So it’s no surprise seeing Frost embrace risk in another…

Anatomy of an Era: Keith Zimmer, NU Life Skills, Part 2

6/3/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 24, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Keith Zimmer, Part 2 Continued… Q: Harkening back to those mid-’90’s, what stands out to you about those athletes? KZ: There were a lot of great players in those years, those were some of our best years. And you look at some…

Anatomy of an Era: Keith Zimmer, NU Life Skills, Part 1

6/2/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 24, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “But one day, when across the Field of Fame the goal seemed dim, The wise old coach, Experience, came up and spoke to him. "Oh Boy," he said, "the main point now before you win your bout Is keep on bucking Failure…

Anatomy of an Era: Brian Nunns

6/1/18 | Paul Koch
IN MEMORIAM   Excerpted from Chapter 78, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   *A slight chronological departure from release of my book’s excerpts, this interview is posted today in memory of Brian Nunns and his recent passing.  I loved this guy: for his wit, his spunk, his verve, his pluck...and his total…

Six kickoff times set

5/31/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska will usher in the Scott Frost era under the lights at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 1 against Akron. The game, which will be televised nationally on FOX at 7 p.m., was one of six kickoff times for the 2018 season announced on Thursday by the Big Ten Conference and its television partners. Nebraska also learned kickoff times for its…

Anatomy of an Era: Trev Alberts, Part 3

5/31/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 23, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Trev Alberts, Part 3 Continued… Q: Any favorite or most memorable play? TA: I remember a play against Kansas, my junior year. I believe Chip Hilleary was at quarterback, I remember a pretty good left tackle and we were really concerned about the…

HUSKER DAN’S BIG RED NOTEBOOK

5/30/18 | Husker Dan
CARRIKER CARE I just pulled up Adam Carriker's current "Carriker Cronicles" post and to my surprise, #90 was sporting a Husker Fans Salute The Troops tee shirt!  Thanks for the plug, Adam! And speaking of Husker Salute, we will be hosting our Fifth Annual Husker Fans Salute The Troops Golf Scramble in June. GOLF SCRAMBLE Salute is an all volunteer…

Anatomy of an Era: Trev Alberts, Part 2

5/30/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 23, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Trev Alberts, Part 2 Continued… Q: Coach Tony Samuel… how would you describe him? TA: I think what made him special was the fact that he played the game and it was his credibility from that perspective, he started as an outside…

Anatomy of an Era: Trev Alberts, Part 1

5/29/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 23, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Across the river from Iowa is Nebraska, and Omaha … the second tier of states beyond the Mississippi, prairie on the east and arid on the west. It is like its eastern neighbor in its soil – fine, deep, level, and easily…

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Memorial Day & Football Season

5/28/18 | Patrick Janssen
Beer. Grilled meats. Joking with friends and family. Backyard games that involve throwing beanbags. That sounds like two things, Memorial Day and football season. Enjoy the first one today while realizing the second one is around the corner. Until the latter arrives, hang out with us for a little bit. The latest Big Red Cobcast will be up on HuskerMax…

Anatomy of an Era: Athletic Trainer Doak Ostergard, Part 3

5/26/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 22, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul J. Koch Doak Ostergard, Part 3 Continued ... DO: And a couple broader things people should know about the ’90’s: unless people were here and viewed it and experienced it during that time, they can’t understand how physical practices were.  Just like conditioning yourself…

Anatomy of an Era: Athletic Trainer Doak Ostergard, Part 2

5/25/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 22, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul J. Koch Doak Ostergard, Part 2 Continued… Q: You always had a great relationship with Coach Osborne. DO: Yes. Well, I think. Maybe you’d have to ask him. When I started in the ’80’s and he’d walk into the training room there was this…

Anatomy of an Era: Athletic Trainer Doak Ostergard

5/24/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 22, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul J. Koch   “Prevalent agriculture and the absence of mountains do not mean sordid purpose or narrow vision. The prairies have their own expansiveness and may lure the eye to the horizon when older countries are looking at their own garden patch.”     …

HUSKER DAN’S BIG RED UPDATE

5/23/18 | Husker Dan
ERIC AND JOHNNY AND ROZIER, OH MY! I know we haven't seen Scott Frost's "Duck" offense at Nebraska just yet, but if his offense becomes close to what he ran when he was the OC at Oregon and what UCF ran last year, you have to wonder how the likes of Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers, Eric Crouch, Tommie Frazier, Turner…

Anatomy of an Era: Coach Tony Samuel, Part 3

5/22/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 21, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Tony Samuel, Part 3 Continued… Q: Anything really stand out about that Florida State national championship game in particular? TS: One, I remember Corey Dixon returning the punt that gets called back, and then I also remember Florida State taking a timeout late…

Big Red Cobcast: Scott Frost Wants Bama

5/22/18 | Ryan Tweedy
For those of you that haven't heard, Scott Frost called out Alabama for claiming titles that don't really count. Which brings the total number of entities ol' Frosty has called out to Bama, Harbaugh, Meyer, the entire Big Ten conference in one fell swoop and, if we go back to '97, the media that didn't recognize Tom Osborne as the…

Anatomy of an Era: Coach Tony Samuel, Part 2

5/21/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 21, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Tony Samuel, Part 2 Continued… Q: At that time did you assistants pay much attention to the pay at other schools? TS: To be quite honest, I never did, but I can’t speak for anybody else. I didn’t know what other schools were…

Anatomy of an Era: Coach Tony Samuel

5/20/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 21, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch “Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear.” – John Madden The second man from the coaching staff to respond to my query, I corralled Tony Samuel on his home phone…

Anatomy of an Era: Troy Dumas, Part 2

5/18/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 18, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Troy Dumas, Part 2   Continued… Q: What differentiated us from the other great teams of the time? TD: Well, we talked it, so we were gonna walk it. That was huge. I’ll be frank about it: if you’re gonna put it out there,…

Stryker: Dixon represents movement toward speed on defense

5/17/18 | Tad Stryker
On Sept. 22, when Shea Patterson starts at quarterback for Michigan, he’ll see a former Ole Miss teammate on the other side of the ball. Breon Dixon will line up at outside linebacker for Nebraska in front of a full house in the Big House, likely as a starter. Patterson and Dixon are the most recent Southern players to head…

Anatomy of an Era: Troy Dumas, Part 1

5/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 18, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? -Rodney King, 1992 On campus and around America, 1993 was a year of turbulence and change. January began rather calmly, ushering in a new U.S. President: Hope, Arkansas’ William…

Husker Dan: More on the Tunnel Walk

5/16/18 | Husker Dan
Several of you (and you know who you are) responded to my recent column about the idea of changing the longtime Husker Tunnel Walk music (some contend the music is outdated) to something brand new-something to start the Scott Frost Era on the right foot. Although there are many who want to keep the music as it is, there are…

Big Red Cobcast: Is Baseball A Sport?

5/16/18 | Ryan Tweedy
 Is Baseball A Sport? This very question has been debated by Pat and myself dozens of times. Pat, a fan of all leisures including both sports and games, is a die hard baseball fan. It's actually perfect for him. It gives him numbers and stats to think about while trims his toe nails. RBI's and ERA's (those are both of…
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Big Red Cobcast Preview: Bring On Breon!

5/14/18 | Patrick Janssen
In life, some weeks just flat out suck. And then there are the weeks you find out Breon Dixon will be allowed to play this fall and you realize heaven’s existence is immaterial because it’s already a time and place on Earth! That’s pretty much where Tweedy and I are this week. We also discuss the state of Husker football…

Anatomy of an Era: Joel Wilks, Part 3

5/14/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 17, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Joel Wilks, Part 3   Continued… Q: Anybody else in your O-line group stand out to you from those days? JW: One guy, Bryan Pruitt, he had a really intense personality and intense work ethic on the field. He was the kind of…

Anatomy of an Era: Joel Wilks, Part 2

5/13/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 17, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Joel Wilks, Part 2   Continued… Q: And when you say ‘The Pit’, we’re talking about the lower room down in the old North Fieldhouse, right? Where they used to store the blocking dummies? JW: Yeah, we used to live down there! Q:…

Anatomy of an Era: Joel Wilks, Part 1

5/12/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 17, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Is it or is it not a matter of importance that a young man starts out in life with an ability to shut his jaw hard and say "I will," or "I will not," and mean it?  -John Heisman Perhaps the most…

Scott Frost on UCF title claim and more

5/10/18 | HuskerMax
In an interview Thursday with Orlando sports columnist Mike Bianchi, Nebraska coach Scott Frost clarified his recent comments about Central Florida's 2017 national championship claim. He touched on other subjects as well, including his support for an eight-team playoff and life as a new father. Full audio and coverage links below.     • Omaha World-Herald* | Scott Frost stands…

Anatomy of an Era: Adam Treu, Part 2

5/10/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 16, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Adam Treu, Part 2   Continued… Q: As far as motivation, how did you guys get motivated? Was it personal, was it the coaches? AT: It started with the coaches, and I think through the recruiting and the homework they did, making sure…

Anatomy of an Era: Adam Treu, Part 1

5/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 16, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Andy Dufresne: [in a farewell letter] Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. -Stephen King & Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption Peter Richmond, in his best-selling book Baddasses: The Legend of Snake,…

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Reunited And It Feels So Good

5/7/18 | Patrick Janssen
Some things go away, and when they do they stay gone forever (like the logo used in this article was supposed to be). Other things are merely gone for a moment in time, only to be rightly reunited. Like Scott Frost and Nebraska. Or Tweedy’s and my disconcertingly close relationship. OR THESE BIG RED COBCAST PREVIEW ARTICLES. After being separated…

Anatomy of an Era: George Darlington, Part 3

5/7/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 15, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch George Darlington, Part 3   Continued…. Q: The ’93 to the ’97 years, was there one year the staff did a better job than others? GD: Well, I think we just coached like we always coached. Like I mentioned, the ’95 team was…

Anatomy of an Era: George Darlington, Part 2

5/6/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 15, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch George Darlington, Part 2 Q: Did you ever ask Coach Osborne why he picked you from among the other candidates? GD: No, but I think one of the issues was recruiting. And Rick Duvall and I were both recruiting California, so that might…

Anatomy of an Era: George Darlington, Part 1

5/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 15, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   These were my people. This was where I came from. They knew about hard work, bad harvests, and low prices. But they also knew about the importance of sticking together when times were tough. -Shane Osborne with Malcolm McConnell, Born To Fly…

Anatomy of an Era: Gerry Gdowski

5/3/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 14, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   The man of the prairie is ready for action at home or abroad, balanced by a reasonable culture and poised by an experience whose lessons he does not leave to be learned by his grandsons. -Albert P. Brigham, Geographic Influences In American…

Game on YouTube: 1994 Nebraska @ Texas Tech

5/2/18 | HuskerMax
Five Nebraska backs broke runs of at least 30 yards in a 500-plus-yard rushing display that helped the Cornhuskers flatten the Red Raiders, 42-16. Tech trailed by just 14-9 early in the second half, but the Huskers rolled 82 yards on each of two consecutive touchdown drives to take control. Of the Huskers' 524 rushing yards, 335 came after intermission.…

Anatomy of an Era: Dr. Jack Stark, Part 3

5/1/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 13 of No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Volume 1 Dr. Jack Stark, Part 3 Team Psychologist Continued… Q: It appears that you and Coach Osborne were quite often of the same mind on a great number of things. Was there anything else you ever brought to him, anything interesting that we could share? JS:…

Husker Dan: Could Two Plays Have Kept Frost From Coming to NU?

4/30/18 | Husker Dan
Recently, a good friend of mine offered a theory that he believes may have kept Scott Frost from being hired last December as the new Husker head football coach. A KEYSTONE THEORY Bill Moran, who is a Husker Super Fan from the Keystone state of Pennsylvania, says that had two plays gone differently for Nebraska last season, there is a…

Maurice Washington’s motivation

4/30/18 | HuskerMax
Incoming Nebraska running back Maurice Washington talks about what motivates him, including the memory of his father, in this Omaha World-Herald video. | OWH stories: 1,* 2* | Highlights | 2018 recruiting class   *Link may require subscription

Anatomy of an Era: Dr. Jack Stark, Part 2

4/30/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 13 of No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Volume 1 Dr. Jack Stark, Part 2 Team Psychologist Continued… Q: From the way you describe it, they were just guys who rose up regardless of position on the field. Were these leaders created or did they already have it, that leadership factor? JS: I think these…

Anatomy of an Era: Dr. Jack Stark, Part 1

4/29/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 13 of No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Volume 1 by Paul Koch   Nothing is little to him that feels it with great sensibility. -Samuel Johnson, Boswell’s Life of Dr. Johnson   For 15 years Doctor Jack Stark plied his wares in the Athletic Department’s hallways, nooks and an astounding caseload of players’ crannies.…

Pernell: Frost with a big decision at QB

4/26/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska set a spring game attendance record when an announced crowd of 86,818 fans spent last Saturday in Memorial Stadium getting their first glimpse of new coach Scott Frost's program. It was the largest crowd in Nebraska history for spring games, and the eighth highest-attended spring game nationally in modern history. Most anticipated was the first look at Frost's pace-and-space…

Anatomy of an Era: Chris Norris, Part 3

4/26/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 12, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Chris Norris, Part 3 Walk-on, Fullback, Papillion, Nebraska (Papillion-LaVista)     Continued… Q: Any good stories about the athletic trainers? CN: Probably a hundred of them. Sully being that stereotypical gruff, old, grumpy, ‘you-can-play, rub-some-dirt-on-it’ kind of guy, and Doak was the guy who…

Scott Frost: Post-spring “Sports Nightly”

4/25/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost said on the "Sports Nightly" radio show Wednesday night that the Huskers still have far to go but that spring ball was a good start. He said summer conditioning will be a crucial time as the team gets ready for the 2018 season. The coach touched on a number of subjects, including the race…

Game on YouTube: 1974 Sugar Bowl vs. Florida

4/25/18 | HuskerMax
Rallying from a 10-0 deficit, Nebraska scored three times in the fourth quarter to defeat the Florida Gators 13-10 in the 1974 Sugar Bowl. The Huskers' Mike Coyle kicked a 39-yard field goal with 1:46 left in the game to provide the winning margin.     Coverage and stats on the HuskerMax game page    

Anatomy of an Era: Chris Norris, Part 2

4/25/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 12, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Chris Norris, Part 2 Walk-on, Fullback, Papillion, Nebraska (Papillion-LaVista)     Continued… Q: Going from being a player and then to the Coaches’ meeting room, anything stand out to you when you joined that side? CN: A lot more things made sense to me.…

Husker Dan: Huskers to spring forward?

4/24/18 | Husker Dan
SPRING GAME REWIND If there is a quarterback other than Adrian Martinez starting the 2018 season, I will be stunned (injuries not withstanding). Tristan Gebbia looked good, too, but AM seems to be a cut above him as well as walk-on Andrew Bunch.  (Noah Vedral will likely have to sit out next season because of NCAA transfer rules.) To be sure,…

Tunnel Walk music: Should “Sirius” go?

4/24/18 | HuskerMax
Gary Clark Jr.'s cover of the Beatles' "Come Together" was used in Saturday's Nebraska football spring game as the music for the players' Tunnel Walk entrance onto the field. That was a departure from the longtime staple "Sirius" by the Alan Parsons Project. Shot Kleen, the associate athletic director for HuskerVision, told the Omaha World-Herald that his department decided to…

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       Quick 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…
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