2018 Articles

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,…

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…

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.    

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…

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…

Big Red Cobcast: No June Gloom Here

6/5/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Man, we are having a nice beginning to a month notorious for being gloomy. We picked up a Defensive Lineman, an Offensive Lineman, a Corner and a quarterback all within a week or so of each other. Some of them can even play next season. I hope this good string of luck continues on through July. It definitely seems like…

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…

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…


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…


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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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  

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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  

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Scott Frost 2018 signing day press conference transcript

2/7/18 | HuskerMax
On the February signees: “There wasn’t as much drama this year as in most years in the past because of the early signing day. There weren’t as many kids out there, there weren’t as many spots in schools. So it was a little less drama than a normal signing day. But there were still some kids that we were waiting…

2018 signing day 2.0

2/7/18 | HuskerMax
• Go to HuskerMax's Class of 2018 page for details on each player, including video highlights and additional coverage of their recruitment and signing.   Coverage • Omaha World-Herald:* Frost 'not here to win February,' confident first Nebraska recruiting class will have on-field success • Lincoln Journal Star: Frost: "I'm not here to win February" • Nebraska Athletics: Signees and…

Big Red Cobcast: Expectations

2/6/18 | Ryan Tweedy
As Husker fans we have insane expectations. Some might even argue that they are unrealistic expectations. As a self-aware homer my tendency is to disagree, but I think it's important to keep this year's recruiting class in perspective. My heart says, "We get everyone left on our board, rank inside the top 20 and win 2 national championships next year".…

Recruiting rundown

2/2/18 | HuskerMax
  The Nebraska football coaching staff visit several Nebraska cities following Signing Day to discuss the 2018 recruiting class, with events set Wednesday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, Feb. 8. The Husker coaches will spend time discussing the newest members of the Husker football program, and fans will have an opportunity to see video highlights of each of the signees. The…