2018 Articles

Big Red Cobcast Preview #225: Still Game Week

9/4/18 | Patrick Janssen
Talk about a hangover. We were all drunk on the emotions of Nebraska football, only to wake up with a hangover that included no football. I might be mixing metaphors just a bit because the Cobcast crew had to find a way to cope with Saturday's game being cancelled, and that included actually getting drunk. So that's why everything is…

Tuesday practice: Colorado week

9/4/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive players and coaches talked with reporters after Tuesday's Nebraska football practice as preparations for the Colorado game continued. Defensive players not on the scout team were wearing yellow mesh "Killer Bees" tops in a return to what was done during Charlie McBride's time as defensive coordinator. Blackshirts for the top defense will be issued next week. Refresh this page…

Colorado week presser

9/3/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost and several players met with reporters Monday to preview the Huskers' game Saturday against former in-conference rival Colorado. Frost said the team had an excellent practice Monday morning after the disappointment of having the Sept. 1 game against Akron canceled due to severe weather. Refresh this page for the latest additions. • Depth chart •…

Husker Dan: The game that wasn’t

9/3/18 | Husker Dan
For fellow Nebraska football fans, Saturday night's cancellation of the Husker-Akron game was like Christmas morning-only the gift you'd been shaking for weeks, was snatched away just as you were getting ready to untie the ribbon on the box. It was Lucy Van Pelt grabbing the football just as Charlie Brown was getting ready to kick it. You get my…

Stryker: The season opener that provided no closure

9/2/18 | Tad Stryker
The long wait for the start of the Scott Frost era seemed to have ended — and then it didn’t. The Akron game will be remembered as the night the football team put in a lot less work than the event management staff. Frost led his team onto the field with the crowd at a fever pitch, the Cornhuskers won…

Akron vs. Huskers canceled

9/1/18 | HuskerMax
After Akron's opening kickoff went through the end zone, lightning caused a halt to the game and conditions only got worse. After more than two and a half hours, the game was called off. Then came a report from Fox TV that the game would be replayed Sunday morning. That turned out to be premature. The Huskers' season opener will…

Tunnel Walk: 2018 Akron @ Nebraska

9/1/18 | HuskerMax
Here are videos, photos and details of the revamped Tunnel Walk for Scott Frost and the Huskers as they entered the field to face Akron in the 2018 season opener.     • Omaha World-Herald: Before the lightning, Frost gets a thunderous welcome in Tunnel Walk • OWH field view* • Hail Varsity video: Conventional | 360 degrees • Nebraska…

Stryker Pregame perspective: Bowl game would satisfy most Husker fans this year

9/1/18 | Tad Stryker
I walked through Lincoln Saturday afternoon, talking to Cornhusker football fans several hours before Scott Frost coached his first Nebraska football game, and one thing immediately became clear: they’re virtually unanimous in their belief that Frost has started to do exactly what he said he would do — rebuild the culture of Nebraska football. Something else immediately became clear: Nebraska…

POW/MIA chair: “You are not forgotten”

8/31/18 | HuskerMax
At 11 a.m. on November 11th, 2018, the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the hostilities of World War I. To commemorate this event, Memorial Stadium has designated a special POW/MIA chair. Each game this season, a veteran of U.S. military service will take his or her post next to this unoccupied chair in honor…

Pernell: Previewing the Special Teams

8/31/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska has the unenviable task of replacing placekicker Drew Brown. The four-year starter leaves Lincoln ranked second in program history in field goals made (59) and fourth in points scored (355). True freshman Barret Pickering and redshirt freshman walk-on Cole Frahm went head-to-head this offseason. Special teams coordinator Jovan Dewitt revealed Pickering won the job coming out of fall camp. The Alabama native will…

Thursday practice: Akron week

8/30/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos met with reporters after Thursday's practice for the Huskers' game Saturday against Akron. Frost said Adrian Martinez's confidence has grown since he learned Saturday that he would be the starter at quarterback. Frost also said team captains are likely to be decided game by game. Refresh this page for the…

Pernell: Previewing the Secondary

8/30/18 | Jeremy Pernell
The Husker secondary was tough to watch last season. Cornerbacks consistently played 10-12 yards off the ball while allowing anything to be caught in front of them. Former coordinator Bob Diaco's strategy of trying to avoid the big play forced fans to watch their teams death by a thousand cuts. The secondary - and defense as a whole, seemed to…

Martinez: “It’s a surreal feeling”

8/29/18 | HuskerMax
In a Big Ten Network interview, Adrian Martinez describes his emotions ahead of his historic start under center for Nebraska against Akron on Sept. 1. After winning the quarterback competition against Tristan Gebbia, Martinez on Saturday night will become the first true freshman to start a season opener at QB for the Huskers.              …

Husker Dan: Gebbia Bolts, Jolts Husker QB Picture

8/29/18 | Husker Dan
I've been mulling over this subject ever since the story broke on Monday.  Of course I'm talking about the departure of back-up quarterback Tristan Gebbia. In case you've been living on the Planet Gorga the past week, you might not know that Sunday, Husker head football coach Scott Frost announced that true freshman Adrian Martinez will be the starting quarterback…

2018 game-day upgrades

8/29/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska fans attending Saturday night’s season opener against Akron will see several new features and game-day enhancements.New features at Memorial Stadium this fall include new stadium lights, enhanced lighting and video screens in the tunnel walk area, additional concession stands and restrooms in the North Stadium, and improved historical displays in the lobby of the Osborne Athletic Complex.Below is a…

Wednesday practice: Akron week

8/29/18 | HuskerMax
Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco said after Wednesday's practice that Tristan Gebbia's decision Sunday to transfer was a reversal from what the player had told him the day before. “He answered me when we talked on Saturday (about his second-team status) like the champion and the great teammate I thought he was. That was it. Then he called me Sunday and…

Pernell: Previewing the Linebackers

8/29/18 | Jeremy Pernell
If Nebraska wants to field a defense that pays respect to the Blackshirt tradition, they will need the front-seven to become a strength. Erik Chinander, Barrett Ruud and Jovan Dewitt have commented all offseason about needing depth throughout the defense. Because of the offense Frost runs, this defense will typically play 10-15 or more snaps a game than most teams.…

Previewing the opener: Huskers vs. Akron

8/28/18 | HuskerMax
A brand-new season of Cornhusker football is just a few days away. It’s not just a new year, but also a new era with native-son coach Scott Frost at the helm. Expectations outside the program are tempered, but Nebraska players believe they have a legitimate shot to challenge for the Big Ten West title -- if not more -- in…

Tuesday practice: 2018 Akron week

8/28/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said after Tuesday's practice that no Blackshirts will be issued before Saturday's season opener against Akron. He said there are currently too many "ands" and "ors" on the depth chart and that the defense's finish to the 2017 season warranted a go-slow approach to the Nebraska defensive tradition. Head coach Scott Frost also commented after practice…

Pernell: Previewing the Defensive Line

8/28/18 | Jeremy Pernell
The defensive line is a fascinating position group. On paper, it looks as deep as any position on the roster, yet it seems odd to label it a strength until it proves it can be leaps and bounds better than a season ago. You all remember last year, right? With all of the optimism going around, it might feel like…

Stryker: Gebbia votes with his feet, hits the road

8/27/18 | Tad Stryker
Mario Verduzco provided vital input. Troy Walters gave his opinion. In the end, though, the only vote that counted belonged to Scott Frost, and he cast his ballot over the weekend. In the campaign that grabbed the attention of Nebraska fans all summer long — the battle for No. 1 quarterback — the margin apparently was narrow, but decisive. Adrian…

Akron week presser

8/27/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players met the press Monday in the Huskers' first game-week press conference of the 2018 season. Frost said redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia, recently named No. 2 in the competition for the starting job at quarterback, was not at Monday morning's practice. Gebbia reportedly plans to transfer and is no longer enrolled at UNL. The…

Pernell: Previewing the Offensive Line

8/27/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska's offensive line was one of the more criticized position groups on the team last season, and for good reason. It was a leading reason for the program's downfall under Mike Riley. The 2017 Husker line paved the way for only 107.5 rushing yards per game, ranking 120th nationally. On a per-carry basis, the line only gained 3.5 yards per…

Pernell: Previewing the Receivers and Tight Ends

8/26/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Frost and his staff inherited a talented quartet of receivers and supplemented the group with a strong recruiting class. Heading into the season, it appears the Huskers have the best receiving corps in the Big Ten. The room is definitely talented, experienced and loaded with speed. Frost has repeatedly stated his inaugural Husker team has the potential to be dangerous…

Week 1 depth chart

8/26/18 | HuskerMax
The depth chart for Nebraska's game against Akron was released Sunday, and Adrian Martinez will make history Sept. 1 as the first true freshman to start at quarterback for the Huskers in a season opener. At running back, junior Greg Bell and senior Devine Ozigbo share the No. 1 spot, backed by freshmen Maurice Washington and Miles Jones. Get more…

Pernell: Previewing the Running Backs

8/25/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska has work to do at running back. The team didn't rush the ball well last year, to put it nicely. The Huskers are coming off a season in which it ranked 120th nationally in rushing yards per game (107.5) and 112th on a per-carry basis (3.5). Nebraska had just one run by a back that covered more than 30…

Pernell: Previewing the Quarterbacks

8/24/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Following spring, I did an extensive write-up about the impending quarterback competition. If you missed it or would like to browse it again, you can do so here. Really, not much has changed since then. We have long suspected it would be a two-horse race between redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia and true freshman Adrian Martinez. Halfway through fall camp, Scott…

Preseason practice No. 19

8/24/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost didn't have the quarterback announcement that fans were hoping for Friday, but there was news that running back Tre Bryant is retiring from football because of chronic knee issues, and three walk-ons have been placed on scholarship. Also, 2018 wide receiver signee Dominick Watt will have to go the juco route. Be sure to refresh this…

Preseason practice No. 17

8/22/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska football offensive coordinator Troy Walters and other assistants and players provided updates on the progress of the Husker offense after Wednesday morning's practice. Walters said the offense wasn't up to standard Wednesday and that no decision has been made on who will start quarterback in the season opener. A situational scrimmage Thursday may help clarify the situation. He said…

Big Red Cobcast: So Close!

8/21/18 | Ryan Tweedy
(This week we have guest blogger Joe Canale again) SOCLOSESOCLOSESOCLOSESOCLOSESOCLOSE!!!! I know I did the whole Christmas eve thing last week , I should have saved it for this week, or actually next week come to think about it.  But I was wrong about Christmas.  Because Christmas (or birthday or anniversary or whatever) comes once a year.  What we are…
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Preseason practice No. 15

8/20/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska football defensive coordinator Erik Chinander and other defensive assistants and players provided updates on the progress of the Husker defense after Monday morning's practice. Chinander said starting spots remain up for grabs in the final two weeks before the Sept. 1 season opening against Akron. Monday also marked the start of fall semester classes and the inclusion of players…

Fall camp practice No. 14

8/18/18 | HuskerMax
The BTN Bus Tour stopped in Lincoln for the Huskers' fall camp practice on Saturday, Aug. 18. The pace, energy and organization of the session impressed the network's analysts, with Gerry DiNardo remarking that only the colors of the uniforms looked familiar compared with the crew's visits of previous years. DiNardo also said the team's athleticism, unlike in years past,…

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…

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*…

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…

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…

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…

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…

110-man fall camp roster

8/8/18 | HuskerMax
Here is the 2018 Nebraska football 110-man fall camp roster broken down by position. | Analysis: LJS, HV, H247 | Complete team roster | Fall camp schedule   OFFENSIVE LINE - 17 Balenger, Mitch Bando, Broc Barnett, Jalin Conrad, Cole Farmer, Tanner Farniok, Matt Farniok, Will Forbes, AJ Foster, Jerald Gaylord, Christian Hixon, Trent Jaimes, Brenden Miller, Hunter Raridon, John…

Fall camp practice No. 4

8/6/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid Reaction: NU a 'completely different' unit, Chinander says • Omaha World-Herald* | Practice report: Defensive coordinator says secondary is Nebraska's 'most improved unit' • Hail Varsity | News and Notes from Nebraska's Fourth Practice of Fall Camp • Husker247 | Quick Hits: Nebraska Football Monday news and notes • Nebraska Athletics | Defense…

2018 uniforms unveiled

8/6/18 | HuskerMax
The Athletic Department unveiled the Huskers' 2018 uniforms Monday morning on Twitter.  The most obvious change is the apparent lack of stripes on the sides of the pants. Nebraska also went with stripeless pants from 1995 through 2001. | Discuss Got 'em seeing Red.Tradition stays true in our new @adidasFBallUS Primeknit #A1 unis.#teamadidas x #GBR pic.twitter.com/YNCazhJzhI— ❄️ Nebraska Football ❄️…

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…

Fall camp schedule

8/2/18 | HuskerMax
Practices of fall camp generally begin around 8:45 a.m. and end between 10:20 and 11:10 a.m. Below is the complete camp practice schedule plus the in-season schedule for practices and press conferences. Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 20, and the in-season schedule begins Monday, Aug. 27. | Pre-camp press conference | Big Ten Media Days | 2018 roster Date…

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…

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…

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…

Husker Dan: Three pivotal games for NU in 2018

7/25/18 | Husker Dan
Conventional wisdom (i.e. preseason sports commentators) seem to think Nebraska will win about six regular season games.  Husker hopefuls, however, are dreaming of bigger and better things.  Maybe even eight or nine wins. Whatever. Suffice it to say that in this rebuilding year, with so many uncertainties every game is going to be critical for the Huskers this fall. And…

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…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

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…