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Anatomy of an Era: Doug Colman, Part 2

8/18/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 45, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Doug Colman, Part 2 Continued…. Doug Colman: (On joining the coaching profession) For me, I had that opportunity and went on and started doing the high school thing after the pros, and my next job after the freshman job…

Fall camp practice No. 13

8/17/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost confirmed after Friday's Nebraska football scrimmage that the race for the starting job at quarterback is down to redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia and true freshman Adrian Martinez. He said both QBs would deserve to play if there were a game this weekend but that he prefers not to rotate quarterbacks. Be sure to refresh this page…

Printable 2018 schedule

8/17/18 | HuskerMax
For your wall or your wallet ... Thanks to Brian Brown for providing HuskerMax readers a print-quality schedule for the 12th consecutive year. It is available in two formats, PDF and PNG. Right-click on the link and save the file.                              

Anatomy of an Era: Doug Colman, Part 1

8/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 45, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Fletcher Christian: [to Captain Bligh] But I assure you, sir, that the execution of my duties is entirely unaffected by my private opinion of you.   - Mutiny on the Bounty, Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall with Charles Lederer   We…

Video: Wistrom & Peter address team

8/16/18 | HuskerMax
A video showing portions of last week's talk to the team by former Blackshirts Grant Wistrom and Jason Peter was released Thursday on Twitter by Gerrod Lambrecht, Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost's chief of staff. During the Aug. 10 session, Wistrom speaks of a culture shift at one point and then says, “How bad do you want it? That's what…

Stryker: Under Austin, NU o-line will improve enough to catch ’em by surprise

8/15/18 | Tad Stryker
Nothing looked less like Nebraska than the Cornhusker offensive line last fall. So it stands to reason that o-line coach Greg Austin had the most of any Husker assistant coach to accomplish when he moved to Lincoln last winter. Since media scrutiny has been limited, it’s hard to say with certainty just how far any position group has advanced, but…

Fall camp practice No. 11

8/15/18 | HuskerMax
The Nebraska football team practiced indoors Wednesday morning for the 11th session of 2018 fall camp. The first portion of practice was open to the media, and offensive players and assistant coaches were available for comment afterward. Be sure to refresh this page to get the latest additions to the coverage, video and photos.     Coverage • Omaha World-Herald*…

Anatomy of an Era: Clayton Carlin, Grad. Asst. Coach, Part 2

8/15/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 44, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Clayton Carlin, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Can you take me into some staff meetings? What was the dynamic there? CC: Well, it actually worked very smoothly. Coach Osborne at that time pretty much spent all his time on offense,…

Fan Day map and details

8/14/18 | HuskerMax
Fans are encouraged to come to Memorial Stadium on Saturday night to meet the 2018 Cornhuskers at Nebraska Football Fan Day from 6:30 to -8:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Fan Day is annually the best opportunity for fans to meet and greet the Nebraska football players, coaches and staff before kickoff. Fans should be aware of a couple of changes…

Fall camp practice No. 10

8/14/18 | HuskerMax
Husker defensive coordinator Erik Chinander and other defensive assistants and players spoke after Tuesday morning's practice, the 10th of Nebraska football's 2018 fall camp. It was the first media availability since the Huskers' scrimmage Sunday. Chinander said it has become clear who's in the top two units on defense, and determining the starters will be next. Be sure to refresh…

Anatomy of an Era: Clayton Carlin, Grad. Asst. Coach, Part 1

8/14/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 44, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning isn't very exciting.   -Dick Vermeil, Football Coach of the Year at the High School, Junior College, NCAA Division I and Professional Football level.   Nebraska is the second-ranked…

Anatomy of an Era: Jerry Weber, Athletic Trainer, Part 2

8/13/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 43, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Jerry Weber, Athletic Trainer, Part 2 Continued…. Jerry Weber: (Tom Osborne) surrounded himself with great coaches and great people. He certainly led the way, set the tone as far as how you’re supposed to treat people. It isn’t just…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #222: 19 DAYS TILL HUSKER FOOTBALL SEASON

8/13/18 | Patrick Janssen
Nineteen days. Let me spell that out for you. N-I-N-E-T-E-E-N (space) D-A-Y-S (space) U-N-T-I-L (space) H-U-S-K-E-R (space) F-O-O-T-B-A-L-L (space) I-S (space) B-A-C-K-EXCLAMATION POINT. That excitement comes through in both our latest podcast episode, which is available on iTunes right now and on HuskerMax tomorrow morning, as well as in our weekly Facebook Live, which is available just below this paragraph…

Anatomy of an Era: Jerry Weber, Athletic Trainer, Part 1

8/12/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 43, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession. -George Bernard Shaw   Bringing it all together for the full-time Athletic Training staff of the 60 & 3 era, we finish with the one man…

Fall camp practice No. 7

8/10/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost had praise for newly arrived freshman running back Maurice Washington but spoke cautiously about the progress of the Huskers' young and inexperienced corps of quarterbacks after Friday morning's practice, the seventh of Nebraska football's 2018 fall camp. Be sure to refresh this page to get the latest additions to the coverage.     Coverage • Lincoln…

Anatomy of an Era: Jack Nickolite, Athletic Trainer, Part 2

8/10/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 41, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Jack Nickolite, Athletic Trainer, Part 2 Continued… Q: Do you have a favorite game? JN: I don’t think I have favorite game. I’d say they were all memorable and I enjoyed every single one of them. It’s the opportunity,…

Anatomy of an Era: Jack Nickolite, Athletic Trainer, Part 1

8/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 41, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer. -Motto of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II Doctor Who, the long-running BBC television program about a mysterious time- and space-traveling adventurer who finds himself in the…

Fall camp practice No. 5

8/8/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • HuskerMax | 110-man fall camp roster • Lincoln Journal Star | Observations from open portion of Nebraska preseason camp • Omaha World-Herald* | Nebraska releases 110-man roster; Observations from portion open to media • Hail Varsity | Notes from Nebraska's First Open Practice of Fall Camp • Omaha World-Herald* | Sights and sounds from Wednesday's practice • Husker247…

Anatomy of an Era: Damon Schmadeke, Part 2

8/7/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 40, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era, Damon Schmadeke, Part 2 Continued… Q: Any fond recollection of those games as a Student Coach? DS: I remember Lamar Thomas was one of the Miami receivers who was very proud of himself. I don’t know if you knew…

Anatomy of an Era: Damon Schmadeke, Part 1

8/6/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 40, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Harry Arms Stricken while at work in a house at Springfield, Nebr., Harry Arms, 54, said to have been Nebraska’s only one-armed paperhanger, died Tuesday. He lost his arm in a shooting accident when a youth. He had followed the paperhanging trade…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #221: Calm Before the Storm

8/6/18 | Patrick Janssen
There are tons of things to address and only so much space to address them in these preview articles. So here goes: 1.) FALL CAMP HAS STARTED!!!!!! 2.) I'm back. And apparently that means these Cobcast preview articles are, too? I guess the Cobcast empire falls into disarray when I'm out of the country. So you're welcome? 3.) FALL CAMP…

Anatomy of an Era: Darren Schmadeke, Part 2

8/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 39, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era, Darren Schmadeke, Part 2 Continued… Q: Any other coaches stand out to you? DS: I would say Coach McBride. I’ll never forget him, the Defensive Coordinator and D-line Coach. He’d always meet with the D-line in the shower stalls.…

Anatomy of an Era: Darren Schmadeke, Part 1

8/4/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 39, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Great hopes make great men. -Thomas Fuller Heading southbound on two-lane Nebraska Highway 14 on an early summer day, airborne cottonwood seeds can be seen wafting past your windshield just a mile before you cross the Beaver Creek bridge and curve past…

Pre-fall camp presser

8/2/18 | HuskerMax
First-year Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost and several players answered reporters' questions Thursday afternoon to kick off the Huskers' fall camp, which begins with a practice Friday morning. Frost made it clear that the team won't be settling for a rebuilding year in 2018 after last season's 4-8 campaign, and senior offensive lineman Tanner Farmer went so far as…

Pernell: Frost continues to build championship culture

8/2/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Tomorrow morning, Scott Frost will open his first fall camp as the head coach at Nebraska. Fans are undoubtedly hoping it will be the first of twenty more to come. Bright and early (8:45 a.m.) Frost and his staff will continue to lay the groundwork for this program. It's simply the next step in what has been an incredible beginning…

Anatomy of an Era: Chad Stanley, Part 3

8/2/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 38, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Chad Stanley, Part 3 Continued... CS: There was another Coach Osborne story: this is in the early ’90’s and Ryan Held likes to tell this one. You know they used to put these trash cans around Memorial Stadium there…

Big Red Cobcast: Integrity And Leadership

8/1/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Integrity is what you do when no one is watching. I'm not here to be a white knight or point fingers or say that this or that should be a punishment. I'm not here to remind people that if you bully anyone that is weaker than you, you are a coward. I'm also not here to pretend that I haven't…
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Anatomy of an Era: Chad Stanley, Part 2

8/1/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 38, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Chad Stanley, Part 2 Continued… Q: Can you delve a little more into the staff dynamic in the meetings? CS: That was an education for a young man who was only 25-27 years old. I consider these guys to…

Anatomy of an Era: Chad Stanley, Part 1

7/31/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 38, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   WANTED Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. Wages $25 per week. -Pony Express job advertisement, 1860   Although it lasted for only nineteen months' duration from April 1860 to November…

Husker Dan: A true Husker story for the ages

7/30/18 | Husker Dan
Fellow Omahan and longtime friend Jerry Kohll recently told me a story about a friend of his (we'll call him Jacob) who had an experience he won't soon forget. Jacob is not only a big Husker fan, but he is also a well known scientist who has worked for years at a medical center in Omaha.  A few years ago…

Anatomy of an Era, Coach Ryan Held, Part 3

7/30/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 37, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era, Ryan Held, Part 3 Continued… Q: Now tell me, how did you hook up with Tennessee after ’97? RH: We had beaten Florida in ’95, so the Tennessee coaches came up and became friends with the Nebraska coaches. Well,…

Anatomy of an Era, Coach Ryan Held, Part 2

7/29/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 37, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era, Ryan Held, Part 2 Continued… Q: What about Coach Osborne? RH: I remember this, (and he came in on Monday, and we always had 8 or 9 new offensive plays that week) we’re getting ready to play Colorado and…

Stryker: Big Red owes the Big Ten, big-time

7/28/18 | Tad Stryker
Many Midwestern football fans regard Big Ten Media Days in Chicago as the start of the football season. It’s a sign that the summer doldrums are nearly over, and every team from the top to bottom of the conference is infused with a renewal of hope. But when Scott Frost was first coach to the podium July 23, there was…

Anatomy of an Era, Coach Ryan Held, Part 1

7/28/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 37, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessings previously secured. -Maruc Tullius Cicero, De Senectute   When the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 opened up the conjoined territories to settlement it allowed the new settlers to determine whether the states…

Anatomy of an Era: Randy Gobel, Strength Coach, Part 2

7/27/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 36, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Randy Gobel, Strength Coach, Part 2   Continued… Q: Any memorable game on the sidelines stands out to you more than another? RG: Obviously the Orange Bowl against Miami stands out. It was huge. Huge, just because we finally…

Anatomy of an Era: Randy Gobel, Strength Coach, Part 1

7/26/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 36, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible. -Arthur Machen, The Hill of Dreams I’m not sure who first coined the phrase ‘speed kills,’ but if it’s true, then…

Big Red Cobcast: Nutrition!

7/25/18 | Ryan Tweedy
This week we are joined by our good friend, Brent Pope. Brent is not only a Husker super fan but also a very famous actor. He's one of those guys who's name you don't know but you've seen his face a million times. Check him out on Casual on HULU and Pink Collar Crimes on CBS! Now to what's important. What…
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Lightbourn named to Ray Guy Award watch list

7/25/18 | HuskerMax
Junior punter Caleb Lightbourn was named to the 2018 Ray Guy Award preseason watch list Wednesday. The award, named after College and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ray Guy, is presented to the nation’s top punter.Lightbourn, a two-year starter from Washougal, Wash., is one of 27 players on the watch list released Wednesday. As a sophomore, he averaged 42.1 yards…

Anatomy of an Era: Clinton Childs, Part 3

7/24/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 35, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Clinton Childs, Part 3 Continued… Q: Do you have an all-time favorite or most memorable play? CC: The fastest touchdown in Nebraska History. Q: Tell me about it. Refresh my memory. CC: Arizona State game, it was the only game I started down…

Anatomy of an Era: Clinton Childs, Part 2

7/23/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 35, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Clinton Childs, Part 2   Continued… Q: What was it like playing behind the Pipeline? CC: It was a bond between us, such a big trust there with everyone knowing their job and getting things done. We were told in the huddle that…

Anatomy of an Era: Clinton Childs, Part 1

7/22/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 35, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Sport, that wrinkled Care derides, and Laughter, holding both his sides. Come, and trip it, as you go, on the light fantastic toe. -John Milton, L’Allegro Have you ever wondered what it might feel like to be trampled by a raging &…

Anatomy of an Era: Dennis Leblanc, Exec. Assoc. AD for Academics, Part 2

7/20/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 34, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Dennis Leblanc, Part 2 Continued… Q: What kind of hours would you put in, Dennis? DL: Oh, I don’t know. More than I’d want to admit, probably. (laughs) Q: Surely more than you were paid for, eh? (laughs) DL: Yeah. But again, I’m…

Anatomy of an Era: Dennis Leblanc, Exec. Assoc. AD for Academics, Part 1

7/19/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 34, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning. -Benjamin Disraeli, Speech to the British House of Commons, March 11, 1873   The University of Nebraska leads the nation’s Division 1 colleges and universities with 65 CoSIDA First-Team…

Husker Dan: Ryan Held, a man of many moves

7/18/18 | Husker Dan
I've been everywhere, man I've been everywhere, man Crossed the deserts bare, man I've breathed the mountain air, man Travel, I've had my share, man I've been everywhere  "I've Been Everywhere"  Johnny Cash   Ryan Held, the peripatetic Husker running backs coach, would do well to adopt Johnny Cash's recording as his new theme song. And you wouldn't get any…

The Big Red Cobcast: Scott Frost Is Like Gum

7/17/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Editor's Note: We have a guest blogger this week, Joe Canale (@weaselicious). Also, in spite of what Joe says - Ryan is very smart and logical and great. My kid is four and a half.  Actually it's four and three quarters.  She asked me this morning how long until she turns five and I am guessing this is just going…
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Anatomy of an Era: Curt Thompson, Strength Coach/Football Ops, Part 3

7/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 33, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Curt Thompson, Part 3 Continued… Q: Any other personalities of the time stand out to you? CT: You know, the strength staff, I think we had a pretty good mix. Boyd, it’s no secret he had a pretty big ego. It kind of…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #218: So Much Attrition

7/16/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Speaking of attrition, Im sure the first thing you're noticing is that, me - Tweedy, is writing this instead of Pat. Well, Pat's in London doing what Pat does. I'm sure  whatever it is it involves soccer and sour beer. What a silly, waste of time if you ask me. This week in the preview we take some questions as…

Anatomy of an Era: Curt Thompson, Strength Coach/Football Ops, Part 2

7/16/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 33, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Curt Thompson, Part 2 Continued… Q: What was the biggest challenge for you in doing your job? CT: Recruiting changes. You know, I’d have stuff set up and Saturday morning would come and they’d want to change something, wanted to give a recruit…

Anatomy of an Era: Curt Thompson, Strength Coach/Football Ops, Part 1

7/15/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 33, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch                                          A (family is a) moving, changing collection of objects constantly in motion... Every individual is growing, changing, developing, or declining – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically, psychologically. No two years, two months, or no two days is there the exact same…

Anatomy of an Era: Diane Yeutter, Unsung Hero, Part 2

7/13/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 32, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Diane Yeutter, Part 2 Continued… DY: I have to tell you -and this is rather sad- my father was killed in 1973 in a very tragic way on the night of my brother’s high school graduation... very tragic, in a twelve car pileup.…

Anatomy of an Era: Diane Yeutter, Unsung Hero, Part 1

7/12/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 32, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “I didn’t even know this lady and she wrote me a letter. She was just encouraging me and giving me words of comfort, and for some reason the words that she said really touched me and opened my eyes as to what…

Anatomy of an Era: Tony Veland, Part 3

7/10/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 31, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Tony Veland, Part 3 Continued… Q: Do you have a favorite game? TV: Oh, it would be the Miami game, no doubt. Because it’s amazing: when you see big competition, most people always inwardly root for the underdog. So we were that underdog,…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #217: Vitamin S and Love/Hate Mail

7/9/18 | Patrick Janssen
People tend to view Tweedy as the reactionary member of the Cobcast bunch. But I think that's a misrepresentation. A more accurate take is that we let Tweedy rant about whatever he wants to rant about, and then Joe and I react to that wildness. And since there was no Joe this week, I had to do a lot of…

Anatomy of an Era: Tony Veland, Part 2

7/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 31, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Tony Veland, Part 2 Continued… Q: So before the switch from QB to defense, any impressions of Coach Turner Gill? TV: Old T.G. (laughs) Coach Gill was just a great individual. There were lots of people on that coaching staff who really left…

Anatomy of an Era: Tony Veland, Part 1

7/8/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 31, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. -Steve Sabol   Any writer worth his salt will tell you that the greatest dramatic literary arches rely not in the accurate telling of the protagonist’s highest…

Anatomy of an Era: Rob Zatechka, Part 4

7/6/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 30, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Rob Zatechka, Part 4 Continued… Q: Rob, do you remember the first game you played in? RZ: It was the opening game of the ’91 season. I’d have to go look it up. One of those mildly nondescript -and I hate saying that-…

Anatomy of an Era: Rob Zatechka, Part 3

7/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 30, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Rob Zatechka, Part 3 Continued… Q: Speaking of stepping stones, the Florida State game when you were a junior, any recollections of that game? RZ: We don’t talk about that, Paul. (laughs) You know what, it was one of those things where a…

Anatomy of an Era: Rob Zatechka, Part 2

7/4/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 30, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Rob Zatechka, Part 2 Continued… Q: What about Milt Tenopir and his methods? RZ: (Laughs) You know, great guy. I truly believe that Tenopir was one of the few guys on that coaching staff who truly -honest to goodness- was one of the…

Anatomy of an Era: Rob Zatechka, Part 1

7/3/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 30, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “Equidistant from the atoms and the stars, we are expanding our exploratory horizons to embrace both the very small and the very large.” -Carl Sagan, Introduction to Stephen W. Hawking’s A Brief History of Time  As man stumbles through the domain of…

Big Red Cobcast: Consistency

7/3/18 | Ryan Tweedy
(This week Joe Canale @weaseliscious of "The Big Red Cobcast" is our guest writer) Consistency. That is a word that used to define the Nebraska football, and not always in a good way. Before Osborne won his Natty's he was criticized for winning ten games a year, but losing the "big one". There were even rumors of him being fired,…
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Big Red Cobcast Preview #216: Pumpin’ Iron with Scott Frost

7/2/18 | Patrick Janssen
Pumping iron. That's what this Husker team has been doing, and it's apparently what Scott Frost has been doing. Zach Duval confirmed it for us on Twitter this week. It's also what 2/3 of the Big Red Cobcast crew has been doing. So naturally, we talked a lot about lifting weights this week, both on our Facebook Live and on…

Anatomy of an Era: Barron Miles, Part 4

7/1/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 29, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Barron Miles, Part 4   Continued… Q: Tell me about meeting your wife. A Nebraska girl from …? BM: Schuyler. She was from Schuyler. I met her the first day of my math class my freshman year at 8 o’clock in the morning.…

Anatomy of an Era: Barron Miles, Part 3

6/30/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 29, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Barron Miles, Part 3 Continued… Q: Do you have a most memorable play or game? BM: Yes, I actually have two. That would be the national championship game that we won against Miami, but the other one was the Thursday night game against…

Anatomy of an Era: Barron Miles, Part 2

6/29/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 29, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Barron Miles, Part 2 Continued… Q: Speaking of differences, did anything about the people of Nebraska stand out to you as compared to back home? BM: Yeah, everyone was white. (laughs) That was the biggest difference, just dealing with people that aren’t like…

Anatomy of an Era: Barron Miles, Part 1

6/28/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 29, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.” -Jean Baptiste Moliere, Le Misanthrope   If you’re the least bit familiar with the U.S. Armed Forces’ elite special ops Navy…

Big Red Cobcast: Accountability

6/26/18 | Ryan Tweedy
I'm a forum reader. I'm one of those nerdy Husker fans that scours various forums in the middle of July for that one golden nugget of info that I haven't heard yet. I don't care if it's about staff accountability, Strength and Conditioning, Coach Verduzco, or some 16 year old 2021 recruit that still wets his bed. I love it…

Anatomy of an Era: Al Papik, Part 3

6/26/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 28, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Al Papik, Part 3 Continued... Q: And the personalities of the coaching staff, who stands out to you? AP: Well, Bob Devaney, of course, was a unique individual. Bob Devaney could have been the CEO of General Motors or any major corporation. A…

Anatomy of an Era: Al Papik, Part 2

6/25/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 28, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Al Papik, Part 2 Continued… Q: I’m sure you knew better than most what was going on every Saturday, Al! I wasn’t even aware of your coaching exploits. What was your career record? AP: I don’t really have that. I was there 18…

Anatomy of an Era: Al Papik, Part 1

6/24/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 28, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Sweet are the dreams of college life, before our faith is nicked- The world is but a cherry tree that's waiting to be picked; The world is but an open road-until we find, one day, How far away the goal posts are…

Anatomy of an Era: Kevin Ramaekers, Part 3

6/22/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 27, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Kevin Ramaekers, Part 3   Continued… Q: Dr. Jack Stark once mentioned a big moment may have been halftime of the Citrus Bowl, where Kenny Walker got up and gave Coach Osborne a big hug and begged him not to retire. Another…

Anatomy of an Era: Kevin Ramaekers, Part 2

6/21/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 27, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Kevin Ramaekers, Part 2 Continued… Q: Was that team cohesiveness/togetherness encouraged by the staff, the coaches? KR: No, it was just something you did. And you always looked out for each other, whether it be on campus or at the local watering…

Anatomy of an Era: Kevin Ramaekers, Part 1

6/20/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 27, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Making its way towards Japan over the vast Pacific Ocean in 1945, the battleship USS Pennsylvania carried a particular soldier tasked with decoding encrypted enemy messages. Though fully up to the challenge, his true talents lied in performing magic tricks and an engaging,…

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…
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