2020 Articles

Monday presser, 2020 Ohio State week

10/19/20 | HuskerMax
Adrian Martinez will be the Huskers’ starting quarterback Saturday at Ohio State, but coach Scott Frost says he has “two guys that are playing at a really high level” and essentially “two first-string quarterbacks.” Refresh this page for the latest updates from Monday’s press conference. HuskerMax · 2020.10.19 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage HuskerOnline | Adrian Martinez named Huskers' starting QB…

10/15/2020: Thursday presser

10/15/20 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Matt Lubick said after Thursday's practice that a decision is coming soon on who will start at quarterback against Ohio State. "Both can win for us," Lubick said of Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey. Wan'Dale Robinson and Kurt Warner also rook reporters' questions. Refresh this page for the latest updates. HuskerMax · 2020.10.15 HuskerMax Practice ReportHuskerMax · 2020.10.16…

Stryker: Young team may benefit from paucity of preseason info

10/13/20 | Tad Stryker
From the president and chancellor, down to coach Scott Frost, the University of Nebraska spoke with passion about the upcoming football season and the reasons it should be held despite the threat of COVID-19. Most news involving Cornhusker football has been centered around that theme, and the NU top brass took a lot of heat for it — which has…

Alternate uniform for 2020?

10/13/20 | HuskerMax
The Athletic Department on Tuesday teased this Blackshirt-themed alternative uniform, apparently designed for use in a road game. The video was accompanied by this text: The Legend of the Blackshirts ☠️ Available in stores 10/26 🎈 Worn by the Huskers in '20 ??? Stay Tuned…

10/13/2020: Tuesday presser

10/13/20 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost said after Tuesday's practice that both Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey are playing well and the pecking order at quarterback isn't clear yet. HuskerMax · 2020.10.14 HuskerMax Practice ReportHuskerMax · 2020.10.13 HuskerMax Practice Report 2 Coverage Hail Varsity | Starting QB Job Remains a Competition Between Martinez, McCaffrey KLKN | Frost, Huskers ramping up for first game Lincoln…

10/08/2020: Thursday presser

10/8/20 | HuskerMax
The competition at quarterback and running back was the focus as coaches and players talked with the media after Thursday's Nebraska football practice. HuskerMax · 2020.10.09 KLIN HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Verduzco defers to Frost on key QB question; Held wants Mills to be 'bell cow' Hail Varsity | Adrian Martinez 'Here for the Competition' Between…

Husker Dan: Walk-on Program Gets “Warren” Down

10/7/20 | Husker Dan
Just when you thought the Big Ten was done giving the Huskers any more aggravation, along comes BT Commissioner Kevin Warren's rule that puts a cap on the number of daily COVID-19 tests a conference football team can administer.  The limit of 170 is something all 14 conference football teams must comply with. And so if all schools have the…

10/06/2020: Tuesday presser

10/6/20 | HuskerMax
Players and coaches from the defense took questions from the media after Tuesday's practice, and linebacker Luke Reimer appears to be a name to watch at inside linebacker. HuskerMax · 2020.10.07 KLIN HuskerMax Practice Report HuskerMax · 2020.10.08 KLIN HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Nebraska rewards Lincoln North Star grad Luke Reimer with a scholarship Hail Varsity…

10/2/2020 presser: Friday practice

10/2/20 | HuskerMax
Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost talked with the media Friday after the Huskers' practice. He said cornerback Braxton Clark has a shoulder injury that will probably force him to miss the season.   HuskerMax · 2020.10.02 KLIN HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Omaha World-Herald | Frost talks testing, depth and a key injury in the secondary Husker247 | Husker defensive…

10/1/2020 presser: Thursday practice

10/1/20 | HuskerMax
Players and coaches from the offense talked with the media after Thursday's practice. Offensive coordinator Matt Lubik said Adrian Martinez is the starter at quarterback but that competition is ongoing between him and Luke McCaffrey. Assistant coach Greg Austin outlined where things stand in the competition at all five spots on the offensive line. Refresh this page for the latest…

Husker Dan: 2020 Buckeyes: NU’s Toughest Opener?

9/29/20 | Husker Dan
As everyone in Huskerland knows, Big Ten football has been given the green light to begin the 2020 season in about three weeks.  After two earlier schedules were scrapped by the BT this summer, new nine-game schedules were revealed September 19th.  IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME! And when Husker fans found out who their opener was this year, they weren't too…

9/29/2020 presser: Tuesday practice

9/29/20 | HuskerMax
Defensive players and coaches talked with the press after Tuesday's practice. Replay the video below, peruse the Twitter updates, and check back as more coverage comes in. Refresh this page for the latest updates. Coverage Hail Varsity | Husker Defense Ready to Be Back in Pads: 'That’s When the Fun Comes' Omaha World-Herald | Huskers not backing down from tough…

Husker Dan: Now Is the Time for the Fans

9/23/20 | Husker Dan
Now that Big Ten football might actually happen this fall, it might be time to thank those whose collective efforts made it all happen.  I'm thinking about Husker head football coach Scott Frost, AD Bill Moos, UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green and University President Ted Carter.  These people were steadfast in their efforts to get the Big Ten Conference to reconsider…

Husker Dan: Let’s Play Fall Ball!

9/18/20 | Husker Dan
FROST PASSING First of all, my condolences go to Scott Frost and his family for the recent passing of his father, Larry.  If you're a long time Husker fan, you remember Larry as a halfback for Nebraska from 1967-1969. As a starter his senior year, Larry was the NU Back of the Week for his play in the season opener…

Stryker: 2020 the year Frost, Huskers forge road to redemption

9/17/20 | Tad Stryker
It’s an opening. It’s an opportunity. That’s all that any self-respecting independent cuss would want, isn’t it? The belated but welcome decision by Big Ten’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors to reinstate football for 2020 — even under unnecessarily rigid conditions that could be considered a poke at schools like Nebraska who clamored for football through the whole convoluted process — will…

Big Ten football is back

9/16/20 | HuskerMax
The conference's Aug. 11th decision has been reversed. Watch a replay of BTN's coverage of the return of Big Ten football as well as Nebraska's press conference featuring Athletic Director Bill Moos and Chancellor Ronnie Green. (Transcript here.) Scroll down for all the coverage and commentary. Schedules have yet to be released, but play will start the weekend of Oct.…

NU president: B1G vote coming soon

9/9/20 | HuskerMax
NU system president Ted Carter tells KLIN radio that the Big Ten Return to Competition Task Force is "putting together some plans that the presidents and chancellors will vote on very soon." .@UofNE_President Ted Carter talked disinformation with @Kellan_Heavican and threw in this nugget.The Big Ten Return to Competition Task Force is "putting together some plans that the presidents and…

Stryker: Big Ten cancellation stinks worse 2 weeks later

8/25/20 | Tad Stryker
Two weeks after Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren announced the cancellation of all his conference’s fall sports, I have a hard time understanding the critical thinking skills (or lack thereof) shown by the leaders of the Big Ten Conference. I know I’m not alone. An army of hot-blooded Husker fans immediately called for Warren’s firing. They criticized the Big Ten…

Feit: Digesting a B1G, Wild Week

8/13/20 | Dave Feit
This week has seen a month's worth of drama after the Big Ten announced they are postponing the fall sports season until the spring.  Here is a quick - and by no means complete - timeline of events:   Wednesday, August 5:  The Big Ten releases the 2020 conference football schedule, along with a five page "executive summary" of COVID-19…

B1G plug is pulled

8/11/20 | HuskerMax
The Big Ten on Tuesday postponed football and all other fall sports until spring due to COVID-19 concerns. Nebraska brass expressed disappointment and said they still hoped Husker players could compete somehow, though Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren shot down that notion Tuesday evening.  Click the video below for Warren's earlier response to questions about Nebraska's stance, and jump down…

Stryker: With adults in charge in Lincoln, hope for football persists

8/10/20 | Tad Stryker
Nebraska administrators, football coaches and players have been remarkably steady, effective and responsible throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and the concurrent racial unrest, one of the most volatile and confounding stretches in American history, and it culminated in an admirable media showing by coach Scott Frost and three of his players on Aug. 10. The Cornhuskers are galvanizing into a stronger,…

Frost: Let them play

8/10/20 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost met with the news media Monday afternoon and said Nebraska is prepared to look into scheduling games outside the conference structure if the Big Ten nixes football this fall. Dicaprio Bootle, Adrian Martinez and Matt Farniok also spoke of their desire to play this fall one way or another. Full video below.   Coverage HuskerMax · 2020.08.10 KLIN…

2020 fall camp, Day 2

8/8/20 | HuskerMax
Here's a brief video from Saturday's practice, the second official session of fall camp.   08.08.20#GBR x #TheGoodLife pic.twitter.com/S53aeDrzPo— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) August 8, 2020

2020 fall camp, Day 1

8/7/20 | HuskerMax
Here are some moments from Friday's practice, the first official session of fall camp.   08.07.20#GBR x #TheGoodLife pic.twitter.com/7ZSvtgVHxS— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) August 8, 2020

Husker Dan: ’Tis the Season to Be Jolly?

8/6/20 | Husker Dan
Hallelujah! Joy! Awesome! Fantastic! Far Out! Rad! Cool! Groovy! Super! Sensational! (It's amazing what you can find in a thesaurus.) I know, we can't be giddy for too long considering there is a possibility the 2020 football season won't be played in its entirety or even at all. But for now, any news that points in the direction of having…

Pernell: Nebraska adds elite JUCO Defensive Back

7/28/20 | Jeremy Pernell
Scott Frost and his staff leave no stone unturned when it comes to looking for talent to add to the roster. He has reignited the storied walk-on program and this offseason has added several transfers from FBS programs. Most notable among them are offensive linemen Nouredin Nouili, who as a true freshman last season started seven games at guard for…

Husker Dan: What the Husker Season May Look Like

7/22/20 | Husker Dan
What the Husker football season is going to look like this fall has not been officially announced, but one of the scenarios allows for a full 12 game season for all of the B1G Ten Conference members. How is that possible when the B1G has eliminated all non-conference games?  Good question. WARREN PEACE? B1G Ten first-year commissioner Kevin Warren might…

Husker Dan: Will There Be a College Football Season This Fall?

6/9/20 | Husker Dan
It's June and already the preseason college football magazines are appearing on shelves throughout the country.  And now that COVID 19 restrictions are being relaxed, amateur athletes from all over the nation have been resuming workouts at their respective colleges, universities and high schools.  Yes, social distancing measures are still being required, but the idea of college football games taking…

Stryker: Tom Novak stood tall amid Nebraska football depression

5/25/20 | Tad Stryker
It’s not often that a football team returns to the field early and watches the marching band wrap up its halftime show. They’ve usually got more urgent things on their mind. But even with a rare victory in sight, at the end of the worst decade in Nebraska football history, coach Bill Glassford and most of his team were fixated…

Pernell: Top 100 Prospects for the 2020 NFL Draft

4/22/20 | Jeremy Pernell
Rank-Name-Position-School 1. Chase Young, DE (Ohio State) 2. Isaiah Simmons, OLB/SS (Clemson) 3. Jeffrey Okudah, CB (Ohio State) 4. Joe Burrow, QB (LSU) 5. Derrick Brown, DT (Auburn) 6. Tua Tagovailoa, QB (Alabama) 7. Jedrick Wills, OT (Alabama) 8. Justin Herbert, QB (Oregon) 9. Jerry Jeudy, WR (Alabama) 10. Mekhi Becton, OT (Louisville) 11. Tristan Wirfs, OT (Iowa) 12. CeeDee…

Watch: Virtual Spring Game 2020

4/18/20 | HuskerMax
You can watch or rewatch the 2020 Nebraska football virtual spring game and associated features below, plus check out coverage of the online event.   • Omaha World Herald | Eric Crouch leads fourth-quarter comeback for White team in Nebraska's virtual spring game • Hail Varsity | Five Thoughts on a Dramatic, Entertaining (Virtual) Husker Spring Game • Hail Varsity…

Stryker: All-Underrated team deserves renewed esteem

4/5/20 | Tad Stryker
Underrated does not necessarily mean underappreciated, at least when it comes to Nebraska football. Most Cornhusker fans know the two-deep lineup like the back of their hand, so it stands to reason they never let a solid performer escape their notice, even if he doesn’t get high postseason honors. This is my Husker All-Underrated Team, starting with 1962, the beginning…

Coronavirus Video Updates

3/12/20 | HuskerMax
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Spring practice No. 2

3/11/20 | HuskerMax
Nebraska's second spring practice of 2020 had no media access, but the Athletic Department tweeted the images and video below. Coverage from Monday's press conference continues to trickle in on this page. | Practice schedule | Spring media guide | Roster   round two pic.twitter.com/cWzsch96wL— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) March 11, 2020   hazy pic.twitter.com/w4ZfqWni3K— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) March 11, 2020…

2020 Nebraska football spring press conference

3/9/20 | HuskerMax
The 2020 Huskers held their first spring practice Monday and met the press afterward. Coach Scott Frost said quarterback Adrian Martinez will be limited because of offseason surgery on his left shoulder. Refresh this page for the latest coverage. • Monday transcripts • Updates & discussion • Practice schedule • Spring media guide COVERAGE VIDEO PHOTOS Coverage • Omaha World-Herald…

Spring football schedule

3/9/20 | HuskerMax
Nebraska football's 2020 spring drills kicked off with the Huskers’ first practice on Monday, March 9. Spring practices end with the Red-White Spring Game at 1 p.m. April 18. Practices & media availability Mon 3/09 8:15-10:50 a.m. Spring press conference afterward Wed 3/11 8:15-10:50 a.m. No media access Sat 3/14  2:15-4:50 p.m. No media access Mon 3/16  8:15-10:50 a.m. Def. assts., selected…

Stryker Report: Husker baseball takes 3 of 4 from Columbia

3/8/20 | Tad Stryker
Nebraska’s baseball team won its first windy home series of 2020, by taking three of four from Columbia of the Ivy League March 6 through 8. In Friday’s opener, sophomore lefthander Kyle Perry allowed just one run and two hits over five innings as the Cornhuskers prevailed, 5-3. On Saturday, the teams split a doubleheader. In the opener, Nebraska took…

Stryker: On expanded gambling and amateur athlete compensation

2/29/20 | Tad Stryker
Two arguments are swirling through the sports community of the Cornhusker State, and in the state legislature, whose current session recently passed its halfway point. One is part of a national debate on how amateur athletes should be compensated. The other is a statewide discussion on whether Nebraska should make it easier to bet on sports. Both have been the…

Matt Lubick: Let’s get Nebraska “back to the standard”

2/21/20 | HuskerMax
In an Athletic Department video released Friday, new Nebraska offensive coordinator Matt Lubick said he feels energized after his year away from coaching: "It just lit a fire underneath me because it really made me realize what I miss about coaching, and that's the relationships, the camaraderie with the coaches and that daily give and take with the players." Now…

Pernell: Reviewing the 2020 Recruiting Class (Defense)

2/6/20 | Jeremy Pernell
Position Group Summaries (Defense) Defensive Line (4): If anyone was a bigger target than Turner Corcoran, it might have been Nash Hutmacher. The backbone of a good 3-4 defense has always been the nose guard. Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander has said that the nose guard in his system needs to be "the heavyweight champion of the world." Defensive line coach…

Pernell: Reviewing the 2020 Recruiting Class (Offense)

2/6/20 | Jeremy Pernell
Position Group Summaries (Offense) Quarterback (1): For the third year in a row, Scott Frost and Mario Verduzco were able to sign a top-of-the-board class quarterback. The staff identified Logan Smothers early and were able to get him on board before they had even coached a game in Lincoln. The Huskers offered Smothers back on May 17, 2018, becoming the…

Pernell: Ranking the 2020 Husker Recruits

2/5/20 | Jeremy Pernell
The Huskers signed 23 players to their 2020 class. The 23 recruits hail from 14 different states: Florida (7), Alabama (2), Kansas (2), Texas (2), California (1), Georgia (1), Illinois (1), Iowa (1), Nebraska (1), North Carolina (1), Oklahoma (1), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (1), Virginia (1)   Ranking Nebraska's Commits 1. Turner Corcoran (Offensive Line) Lawrence, Kansas 2. Omar…

Pernell: Top 40 Recruiting Classes of 2020

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

Stryker: Recent coaching hires can work if innovation happens

1/25/20 | Tad Stryker
College football fans nationwide worry about their teams and second-guess the head coach. Nothing newsworthy there, but nobody I know does it quite as well these days as observers of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Few people are as passionate as Husker football fans. Believe me, I hear from them, as does anyone else who writes about the program. I almost never…