2017 Articles

Pernell: 2018 All-Big Ten Team

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

Pernell: 2018 Recruiting Class Summary

2/9/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Top 40 Recruiting Classes 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. USC 4. Texas 5. Penn State 6. Clemson 7. Miami 8. Oklahoma 9. Alabama 10. Florida State 11. Washington 12. Notre Dame 13. Auburn 14. LSU 15. Oregon 16. Florida 17. Texas A&M 18. Tennessee 19. South Carolina 20. UCLA 21. Nebraska 22. Michigan 23. Virginia Tech 24. North Carolina…

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Episode #193

1/22/18 | Patrick Janssen
Guys, things are getting chippy in Cobcast land. We're tired of no football. We're tired of each other's coffee breath. It's time for April to get here. But that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to talk about this week. And talk about it we do! On this list of this week's topics are CTE (and the possible salvation of football),…

Big Red Cobcast: Loving Scott Frost and Hating the SEC

1/9/18 | Patrick Janssen
I honestly can't tell what the prevailing sentiment is. Are Nebraska fans howling for UCF to be co-national champions because anything tied to Scott Frost feels like it partially belongs to the Huskers? Or are they up in arms because they understand fairness and recognize when it's not being employed properly? Maybe I can't tell because it's a little bit…

Frost’s perfect finish

1/1/18 | HuskerMax
It was a perfect ending to an undefeated season as Scott Frost's Central Florida Knights upset Auburn in the 2018 Peach Bowl, 34-27. An interception in the end zone in the final minute capped the victory as Auburn was threatening to score on a last-gasp drive. Frost now takes over full time as head football coach at Nebraska after a…

Transcript: Scott Frost’s signing-day conference call

12/20/17 | HuskerMax
On general impressions of the signing class “I think we have good pieces on the team in Lincoln. And I think they had more talent on the team last season than the record indicates. We’re excited to get to work with the guys that are already on campus in Lincoln, but adding talent certainly helps. A lot of these kids…

Nebraska football early signing day, class of 2018

12/20/17 | HuskerMax
Go to our 2018 recruiting page for details on each player, including video highlights and additional coverage of their recruitment and signing. Go to our 2018 recruiting page for details on each player, including video highlights and additional coverage of their recruitment and signing. Coverage • Nebraska Athletics: Conference call transcript and player bios • Lincoln Journal Star: When Frost…

Carriker Chronicles: Adrian Martinez interview

12/20/17 | HuskerMax
Nebraska quarterback commit Adrian Martinez talks with Adam Carriker about the open competition at QB, why he’s so excited to play for Coach Frost and signing with Nebraska on Wednesday. Former Husker Carriker talks with Nebraska quarterback commit Adrian Martinez on why he picked the Huskers, Scott Frost and more.

Husker Doc Talk: Final Thoughts on 2017

12/19/17 | HuskerMax
As 2017 comes to an end, Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice give their final thoughts on what has been a remarkable year. Dr. Rob and Travis got into their now weekly Brook Berringer argument. And yes they spend a lot of time talking about Scott Frost, recruiting, and the upcoming bowl game that Frost will coach for UCF. Listen to…

Husker Dan: 2018 Schedule Not So Bad

12/17/17 | Husker Dan
The first year of the Scott Frost Era at Nebraska will be challenging, no doubt, with games at Wisconsin and at Ohio State, but the schedule might not be as daunting as some might think. I understand there is much we don't know about next year's Husker football team, but I'm going to go out on a limb and make…

Scott Frost introduction at basketball game

12/16/17 | HuskerMax
New Husker football coach Scott Frost was introduced to fans at Saturday night's Kansas-Nebraska basketball game. Here are the LJS and OWH stories, and here are the videos: Thanks @HuskerHoops for having @Coach_Frost get the party started tonight! LET'S GO!#GBR pic.twitter.com/COlykVpsWI — ❄️❄️ Nebraska Football ❄️❄️ (@HuskerFBNation) December 17, 2017     Football assistants @CoachRHeld and @CoachChinander in the south…

Scott Frost wins Eddie Robinson Coach of Year Award

12/14/17 | HuskerMax
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports This is the latest honor for new Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost for his work turning around the program at Central Florida. Last week he received the Home Depot Coach of the Year at ESPN's college football awards show in Atlanta. He is also one of seven finalists for the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of…

Husker Dan: “May The Frost Be With You”

12/4/17 | Husker Dan
December 3, 2017 will be remembered as the day the Nebraska football program started to climb out of the morass it has been stuck in for the past 16 years.  Here are some inspirational moments to get us all fired up. CELEBRATION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M OH HAPPY DAY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzj3pOdCOqU TUNNEL WALK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mBBQpC7X7 THEME FROM ROCKY  (THEME FROM SCOTTY?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioE_O7Lm0I4 AL PACINO'S FAMOUS…

Frost names 7 assistants

12/4/17 | HuskerMax
  Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost has announced the hiring of seven assistant coaches on his Husker football staff. A 2017 national coach of the year candidate, Frost was hired as Nebraska’s head coach this weekend. The seven new Nebraska assistant coaches all come to Lincoln after spending the past two seasons on Frost’s UCF staff. The group has been…

Scott Frost introductory press conference

12/3/17 | HuskerMax
    Commentary & analysis • Omaha World-Herald | McKewon-Severe breakdown (video) • Hail Varsity | Thoughts from Chris Schmidt & Jay Moore (video) • Lincoln Journal Star | Sipple & Gabriel (video) • Sean Keeler, Land of 10 | Frost doesn’t just unite a program — he unites a state • Sean Callahan, HuskerOnline | This is what it's…

KOLN Frost clips

12/3/17 | HuskerMax
An early peak at some of our coverage on @1011_News tonight at 10:00. Had fun putting this together.Tune in as @BillSchammert & @kevinsjuts take a look back & a look ahead as a new era of #Huskers football takes flight. #GBR #LNK pic.twitter.com/Qch7S4PdmT— Brett Baker (@BrettSBaker) December 4, 2017

Stryker: Frost era sweeps in with promise of unity, toughness, focus

12/3/17 | Tad Stryker
One dark December day, 60-year-old Tom Osborne called a press conference that nobody saw coming. It set into motion a chain of events that reduced Nebraska football to mediocrity.    Almost 20 years later, another press conference that almost the entire state of Nebraska eagerly anticipated sent chills up the spines of most who attended, and signaled a reversal of…

Scott Frost with former players

12/3/17 | HuskerMax
The Husker family.@coach_frost was greeted by former Husker players before he was introduced to media today.✊🌽🔴 #GBR pic.twitter.com/GiGewSScc1— ❄️❄️ Nebraska Football ❄️❄️ (@HuskerFBNation) December 3, 2017     With a 12-hour notice, all the @HuskerFBNation football player lettermen surprised our very own Scott Frost back home🏈🌽 #GBR pic.twitter.com/TWCbU0ghVk— DeMoine Adams (@DeMoineAdams) December 3, 2017

Scott Frost introduction: Quotes

12/3/17 | HuskerMax
  Bill Moos’ opening statement “Okay. Seems like we’ve been doing this a lot lately. But this is fun, this is a celebration for several reasons. But I want to offer some thanks first to some people very instrumental in getting this all accomplished. President Bounds, Chancellor Green, Coach Osborne. Turnkey Search and my good friend, Gene DeFilippo, and of…

Player quotes: Scott Frost introduction

12/3/17 | HuskerMax
Offensive Lineman Jerald Foster On the hiring of Scott Frost “Just seeing the former players, the coaching staff, third floor and all of our fans going the same way is just great. It feels like we’re moving forward. We haven’t really done anything yet, but it does feel like at least everyone is on board with Frost and what he’s…

Nebraska’s got Scott

12/2/17 | HuskerMax
One of the nation’s most successful head coaches the past two seasons and a member of two Husker national championship teams, Scott Frost will return to his alma mater as Nebraska’s Head Football Coach. University of Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos will introduce Frost at a Sunday news conference in Lincoln. Frost comes to Nebraska after two highly successful seasons…

Husker Dan: A “Frosty” Christmas Song

11/30/17 | Husker Dan
I know it's not official yet, but it soon will be.   SCOTTY FROST IS COMIN' TO TOWN You better not doubt, You better just shout! You might wanna scream, For the Scarlet and Cream! Scotty Frost is comin' to town! He'll be coaching Big Red, To the top of the charts, Winning the games, And winning our hearts! Scotty…

Pernell: 2017 All-Big Ten Team

11/29/17 | Jeremy Pernell
2017 All-Big Ten Team Offense QB: J.T. Barrett (Sr.) Ohio State (3x) RB: Saquon Barkley (Jr.) Penn State (2x) RB: Jonathan Taylor (Fr.) Wisconsin WR: D.J. Moore (Jr.) Maryland WR: Stanley Morgan (Jr.) Nebraska TE: Mike Gesicki (Sr.) Penn State OT: Jamarco Jones (Sr.) Ohio State OT: Michael Deiter (Jr.) Wisconsin OG: Beau Benzschawel (Jr.) Wisconsin OG: Michael Jordan (Soph.)…

Husker Doc Talk: Waiting for the new guy

11/29/17 | HuskerMax
What's it like from a player's perspective to have your coach dismissed and then wait for a new one? Zach Potter, who was a junior when Bill Callahan was fired, joins Dr. Rob Zatachka and Travis Justice to provide some insights. Listen to the entire podcast here. CLICK FOR FULL PODCAST

2017 All Big Ten: Defense and special teams

11/28/17 | HuskerMax
Nebraska's Blackshirts were shut Tuesday out as the 2017 All-Big Ten defensive teams were announced, but three Huskers earned honorable mention on special teams: Placekicker Drew Brown and returners De'Mornay Pierson-El and JD Spielman. No Husker defensive player earned an honorable mention or a place on the first, second or third teams. Honorees on offense will be announced Wednesday. Download PDF

Stryker: With Riley out, Bill Moos Party seeks unifying candidate

11/26/17 | Tad Stryker
There’s too much political discord in the nation. I’m speaking of Husker Nation, of course, where pro- and anti-Pelini and pro- and anti-Riley factions have been at each other’s throats for a decade. The discord is largely the result of poor decisions made at a high level, resulting in a proud football program underperforming since 2001. This binary, two-party bickering…

Nebraska’s porous streak

11/26/17 | HuskerMax
As pointed out by Sports on Earth's Matt Brown, Nebraska's three-game streak of allowing at least 54 points is something that's happened only 19 other times since the start of college football in 1869.   STREAKS WITH OPPONENT POINTS >= 54, FROM 1869 TO 2017 RkSchoolFirstLastGames 1Temple1993-09-181993-10-165 2Wesleyan (CT)1885-11-141886-10-094 3Washington State2008-10-112008-11-084 4Ball State2017-10-212017-11-094 5Stevens1885-10-031885-10-143 6Wesleyan (CT)1887-10-291887-11-123 7Wesleyan (CT)1891-10-311891-11-073 8Virginia Military…

Mike Riley transcript: Nebraska exit

11/25/17 | HuskerMax
Opening Statement “Can’t ask me any questions about the game, I came in to watch the film and got interrupted. But, I want to say a lot of feelings and emotions for sure. A lot of disappointment I suppose, but at the same time I’m going to remain and believe in remaining thankful. This is an awesome place, Dee and I…

Bill Moos transcript: Riley firing

11/25/17 | HuskerMax
Opening Statement “Okay. Last time I was in this room I was answering questions about whether I was a John Deere guy or not. Seems like about five years ago. Good afternoon everyone. At 9:00 this morning I met with Mike Riley and notified him at that time that I was going to relieve him of his duties as head coach…

Mike Riley is out

11/25/17 | HuskerMax
Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced today that the University of Nebraska has ended Head Football Coach Mike Riley’s employment effective immediately. Moos will talk with members of the media at 1 p.m. today (Nov. 25) in the West Memorial Stadium Don Bryant Press Box (Sixth Floor) and has begun the search for Nebraska’s next head football coach. “Mike Riley…

More of the same

11/24/17 | HuskerMax
Nebraska surrendered 50-plus points for a third consecutive game as Iowa blew out the Huskers with a 42-0 second half on its way to a 56-14 win. The trouncing left Nebraska with its fewest wins since 1961 and its most losses since 1957. | Game page.

Postgame player quotes: 2017 Iowa

11/24/17 | HuskerMax
Junior Quarterback Tanner Lee On what changed offensively after halftime “I felt like we were still doing the things that we were doing in the first half but we struggled to get back into that rhythm. We faltered a few places execution-wise and keeping drives going. We just kind of let it get away from us there. It was disappointing…

Mike Riley postgame transcript: 2017 Iowa

11/24/17 | HuskerMax
Opening Statement “Obviously, really, really disappointing. We had chance for a pretty decent start in this football game, and a couple of special teams plays I think were big, big factors in flipping that thing as it didn’t have to flip like it did, but it did. The roughing the punter where we got a 14-7 lead, 4-5 minutes to…

2017 Iowa @ Nebraska game stats

11/24/17 | HuskerMax
Iowa vs Nebraska (Nov 24, 2017) Mobile-friendly version Scoring Summary Team Statistics Individual Statistics Drive Chart Defensive Statistics Game Participation Box Score Play-by-Play Scoring Summary Scoring Summary (Final) 2017 Nebraska Football Iowa vs Nebraska (Nov 24, 2017 at Lincoln, Neb.) Iowa (7-5,4-5) vs. Nebraska (4-8,3-6) Date: Nov 24, 2017 Site: Lincoln, Neb. Stadium: Memorial Stadium Attendance: 90046 Score by Quarters…

Game notes: 2017 Iowa @ Nebraska

11/24/17 | HuskerMax
986 –– Junior receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. caught seven passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns, including a spectacular 14-yard TD grab in the first quarter and a 28-yarder in the second quarter.  With his 74 receiving yards, Morgan increased his season total to 986 yards setting a Nebraska season record. The previous season record was 942 yards by Johnny Rodgers during his Heisman…

Keyshawn Johnson Sr. on Mike Riley

11/23/17 | HuskerMax
"If they make the foolish mistake of getting rid of the coach ... then he would certainly go and look to another school." Keyshawn Johnson Sr. confirmed on a podcast that Keyshawn Jr. will not return to Nebraska if Mike Riley is fired. #Huskers— Matt Reynoldson (@Matt_Reynoldson) November 23, 2017 Keyshawn Sr. on Mike Riley: "What is it that he's…

Pernell: Coaches Worth Vetting

11/22/17 | Jeremy Pernell
  We are only a few days away from the end of the Mike Riley era at Nebraska. I think the majority of fans liked Riley. He embraced the history, expectations and traditions of this program in a way Bill Callahan and Bo Pelini never did. He was genuinely grateful for the opportunity to coach at Nebraska. He was open…

Ruck marchers to present Bill Moos with game ball

11/22/17 | HuskerMax
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Veterans and the University of Iowa Veterans Association are rucking from Iowa to Nebraska to raise awareness for veteran suicide. The volunteers participated in a 344 mile ruck march kicking off at Kinnick Stadium on November 15th. The march will finish at Memorial Stadium when the ruckers present the game ball to University of Nebraska…

2017 Heroes Game honorees

11/20/17 | HuskerMax
A Norfolk, Nebraska, man will be honored this week for saving the life of a local woman who was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle as she waited near her broken down car during a winter snowstorm last December. Geoffrey Bennett will be recognized as Nebraska’s 2017 Citizen Hero during halftime of the Hy-Vee Heroes Game between the…

Husker Dan: Lions Roar, Soar and Score, Down NU 56-44

11/19/17 | Husker Dan
First of all, yesterday's Penn State-Nebraska game wasn't as close as the score might indicate.  Years from now, people looking at that score may think Nebraska just fell short in a see-saw battle at Penn State. Sorry, but no cigar. With the exception of a brief first quarter 10-7 Husker lead, Nebraska was out classed, out hustled, out performed and…

Stats matchup: 2017 Nebraska-Iowa

11/19/17 | HuskerMax
NEBRASKA 4-7 overall, 3-5 Big Ten IOWA 6-5 overall, 3-5 Big Ten Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 111.2 117 126.9 107 Passing offense 284.5 27 198.4 87 Pass efficiency 130.99 68 133.90 58 Total offense 395.7 72 325.3 117 Scoring offense 26.8 76 25.8 87 Rushing defense 205.8 108 148.9 46 Pass defense 224.1 T-74 214.5 53 Pass eff. defense 135.91…

Run over by Lions

11/18/17 | HuskerMax
A 28-0 second quarter put the Huskers in a hole too deep to escape as Nebraska fell to 4-7 in a 56-44 loss at Penn State. The Nittany Lions rang up 42 points and 400-plus yards by halftime, putting the game all but out of reach. Details on the game page.

Pernell: Riley’s dismissal a mere formality

11/18/17 | Jeremy Pernell
There are only three certainties in this world: Death, Taxes and Mike Riley is going to be fired shortly after Nebraska's Black Friday game against Iowa. The Huskers are now 4-7 after their most recent trip behind the woodshed. The latest haymaker to the chin of Riley's tenure came today at the hands of Penn State, who embarrassed the Huskers…

Game notes: 2017 Nebraska @ Penn State

11/18/17 | HuskerMax
50 –– Senior place-kicker Drew Brown made his 50th career start in today’s game. Brown is the fourth Husker in school history to make 50 career starts, joining Alex Henery, Ralph Brown and his brother, Kris Brown, in the 50-start club. Brown connected on a 27-yard field goal in the first quarter, marking his 17th consecutive made field goal away from Lincoln. Brown has 59 career…

Husker Doc Talk: Pros & Cons of the Nebraska Job

11/14/17 | HuskerMax
Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss the pros and cons of the Nebraska job. Everyone wants Scott Frost, and it would be foolish to think the former Nebraska quarterback isn't at least a little stimulated by the thought of coming home to lead his alma mater. But this might be tough for Husker fans to hear: Nebraska is NOT…

Husker Dan: Two More Nails in the Coffin?

11/13/17 | Husker Dan
I spent the first 14 years of my life living in a house in a blue collar neighborhood in north Omaha.  And many years later after Mrs. Husker Dan and I started our own family, the City of Omaha let it be known that my little house was soon going to be razed and if any of us wanted to…