2020 Articles

Husker Dan: Huskers Say Bye-Bye to 2020

12/22/20 | Husker Dan
Right after the final Husker schedule of 2020 was announced in September, I thought the Huskers were looking at a 4-2-2 season. FOUR It looked as if there were 4 winnable games: Purdue, Minnesota, Illinois and Northwestern. TWO AND TWO I also thought there were 2 toss-up games: Iowa and Wisconsin. (The Wisconsin game was canceled by the Badgers due…

Pernell: Recapping the Early Signing Period

12/20/20 | Jeremy Pernell
Overview: By 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, all 19 of Nebraska's High School commitments had signed and faxed their National Letters of Intent. At least a dozen of those signees will enroll early and be in Lincoln in January. The class is currently ranked No. 25 nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.…

Highlights: 2020 Nebraska vs. Rutgers

12/18/20 | HuskerMax
Here are highlights from Nebraska's game Friday night against Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. The Huskers rolled up 620 yards of total offense and put together their strongest second half of the season to secure a 28-21 win. | Game page               "We had to define this team's story with this last game...We're not perfect,…

Pernell: N2FL’s 2020 All-Big Ten Team

12/16/20 | Jeremy Pernell
Offense: QB: Justin Fields (Jr.) Ohio State (2x); RB: Mohamed Ibrahim (Jr.) Minnesota; RB: Tyler Goodson (Soph.) Iowa; WR: David Bell (Soph.) Purdue; (2x) WR: Ty Fryfogle (Sr.) Indiana; TE: Pat Freiermuth (Jr.) Penn State; OT: Alaric Jackson (Sr.) Iowa; OT: Thayer Munford (Sr.) Ohio State; OG: Wyatt Davis (Jr.) Ohio State (2x); OG: Kendrick Green (Soph.) Illinois (2x); C:…

Husker Dan: Is It Logan Time?

12/15/20 | Husker Dan
HUSKER THROW-AWAY GAME? Nebraska (2-5) and Rutgers (3-5) will square off this Friday night at Piscataway, New Jersey in what likely will be the final game of the Husker football season. For Nebraska, there isn't much to play for. Gone are the hopes of a winning season, a bowl game or even a signature win. The game for the Huskers…

Tuesday presser, 2020 Rutgers week

12/15/20 | HuskerMax
Linebacker and co-captain Collin Miller said he's "probably hanging up my cleats for good" on doctors' advice. Refresh this page for the latest coverage of Tuesday's press conference. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2020.12.15 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Omaha World-Herald | Huskers set to start three freshmen on the offensive line at Rutgers Lincoln Journal Star | Red Report:…

Monday presser, 2020 Rutgers week

12/14/20 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and players took reporters' questions after Monday's practice. Refresh this page for the latest coverage. | Updates & discussion   Video • Austin Allen • Ty Robinson • Casey Rogers • Scott Frost • Garrett Nelson   Coverage Hail Varsity | A Monday That Was More Like a Tuesday as Nebraska Faces Short Week Ahead of Rutgers Matchup Omaha World-Herald | Frost and Huskers talk second-half…

2020 Nebraska-Rutgers stats matchup

12/13/20 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Scarlet Knights match up statistically entering their Dec. 18th game in Piscataway. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 80.1, Rutgers 71.9. NEBRASKA 2-5 (2-5) RUTGERS 3-5 (3-5) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 178.0 52 139.2 90 Passing offense 180.9 106 210.8 82 Pass efficiency 118.18 100 122.05 89 Total offense 358.9 96 350.0…

Stryker: Depleted Minnesota shuts down Martinez, Huskers

12/12/20 | Tad Stryker
Many years from now, when archaeologists sift through the rubble of Nebraska’s 2020 football season, maybe they’ll find evidence of improvement in what is commonly known as Scott Frost’s Nebraska offense. If those future scientists are determined and dig deep enough, they’ll find some. Just a week ago, there seemed to be a growing body of evidence. There are reports…

Highlights: 2020 Nebraska vs. Minnesota

12/12/20 | HuskerMax
Highlights from Nebraska's 24-17 loss to Minnesota. The Husker offense sputtered against the Gophers, who entered the game with the Big Ten's worst total-defense average. | Game page           .@_MoIbrahim called GAME. ✅The star @GopherFootball RB seals a 24-17 win at Nebraska with two huge runs and an unselfish finish: pic.twitter.com/VrL0zN4Jir— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December…

Thursday presser, 2020 Minnesota week

12/10/20 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said the Huskers' preparation this week has been "way better" than it was following the win over Penn State. Refresh this page for the latest from Thursday's post-practice press conference. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2020.12.10 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Red Report: False positives a part of the deal this year…

Husker Dan: From the Email Bag

12/8/20 | Husker Dan
Readers: Okay, so I'm getting lazy. Instead of writing a "real" column, I'm just going to answer some of the email I've received recently. On with the Q&A's. Thea Layder Longview, Texas Dear Husker Dan: I've been reading your articles for a long time and wondered what you think of my takes about the current status of the Husker football program.…

Tuesday presser, 2020 Minnesota week

12/8/20 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said the Huskers' improvement against the run has been "just a matter of everybody executing and everybody feeling more comfortable." Refresh this page for the latest from Tuesday's press conference. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2020.12.08 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Red Report: Liewer recounts touchdown; playcalling dynamic; Blackshirts stay with starters…

Monday presser, 2020 Minnesota week

12/7/20 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and five Husker seniors fielded reporters' questions after Monday's practice. Refresh this page for the latest coverage. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2020.12.07 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Red Report: Mills recounts injury; NU fine with 11 a.m. kicks; Farmer out for season; Manning still TBD Omaha World-Herald | In a strange…

2020 Nebraska-Minnesota stats matchup

12/6/20 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Golden Gophers match up statistically entering their Dec. 12th game in Lincoln. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 80.3, Minnesota 72.6. NEBRASKA 2-4 (2-4) MINNESOTA 2-3 (2-3) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 174.8 57 198.2 35 Passing offense 192.5 99 209.6 83 Pass efficiency 122.63 90 132.21 65 Total offense 367.3 86 407.8…

Highlights: 2020 Nebraska vs. Purdue football

12/5/20 | HuskerMax
Highlights from the Huskers' game Saturday at Purdue. Nebraska got off to a fast start against the Boilermakers, then made enough plays down the stretch to earn a 37-27 win. | Game page               BLOCKED!@HuskerFBNation blocks the punt and falls on it at the 1-yard line. pic.twitter.com/UM7Y8QwRH6— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 5, 2020…

Thursday presser, 2020 Purdue week

12/3/20 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said there's hope that running back Dedrick Mills can return to action against Purdue. Refresh this page for the latest coverage of Thursday's press conference. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2020.12.03 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Red Report: 'Fingers crossed' for RB Mills to play vs. Purdue; scheduling rigmarole ahead? Omaha World-Herald…

Husker Dan: “Clapgate” or Claptrap?

12/1/20 | Husker Dan
Scott Frost was beside himself in his press conference following his team's 20-26 loss to Iowa last Friday. Frost was angry and frustrated with the way the season has been going for the Huskers. And who can blame him? He praised his team's efforts, but he also called out some members of his team for their lack of commitment. Frost's…

Tuesday presser, 2020 Purdue week

12/1/20 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Matt Lubick said he expects both quarterbacks to play against Purdue, but he wasn't revealing specifics. Refresh this page for the latest coverage from Tuesday's press conference. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2020.12.01 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Omaha World-Herald | Adrian Martinez, Luke McCaffrey both expected to play at Purdue. But how much? HuskerOnline | Tuesday takes:…

2020 Nebraska-Purdue stats matchup

11/29/20 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Boilermakers match up statistically entering their Dec. 5th game in West Lafayette. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 85.07, Purdue 71.25.   NEBRASKA 1-4 (1-4) PURDUE 2-3 (2-3) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 187.6 46 97.8 122 Passing offense 180.4 106 304.0 19 Pass efficiency 115.15 107 141.25 47 Total offense 368.0 89…

Stryker: High time for Frost to replace underachievers

11/27/20 | Tad Stryker
How long can Scott Frost keep spinning close losses as evidence that his team is almost ready to break through? For the third consecutive season, the Cornhuskers took Iowa to the wire before losing. Frost, who is 4-11 in one-score games at Nebraska, would be at least a .500 coach in Lincoln if his teams could close the deal in…

Highlights: 2020 Nebraska vs. Iowa football

11/27/20 | HuskerMax
Highlights from the Huskers' 26-20 loss Friday at Iowa. Iowa earned its fourth straight victory overall and sixth in a row in the series despite being outyarded 338-322. | Game page           🚨 ONE-HANDED CATCH ALERT 🚨@Beyer10Shaun with the snag for @HawkeyeFootball! pic.twitter.com/OnLHJ0sRdY— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 27, 2020     The first TD of…

Nebraska-Iowa Rivaly Bobblehead

11/23/20 | David Max
This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead commemorating the Nebraska vs. Iowa Rivalry. The bobblehead is the first to commemorate the rivalry and features University of Nebraska mascot Herbie Husker and University of Iowa mascot Herky the Hawk squaring off as rivals ready for battle. The bobbleheads were produced exclusively for the National Bobblehead Hall…

Husker Dan: Illini Feast on Husker Turnovers

11/23/20 | Husker Dan
Remember, denial isn't just a river in India. Mrs. Husker Dan Perhaps the one area that best demonstrates the futility of the Husker football program this fall is their turnover record after 4 games.  Going into Saturday's home game with Illinois (a 23-41 Husker loss), Nebraska had a modest 0-0 record.  In other words up to that point, Nebraska had…

Monday presser, 2020 Iowa week

11/23/20 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost says there's "no doubt in my mind Luke McCaffrey's the future around here," but if Adrian Martinez gives the Huskers their best chance to win Friday, they'll go with him. Refresh this page for the latest coverage from Monday's press conference. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2020.11.23 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Husker247 | Robinson stresses 'stepping stone'…

2020 Nebraska-Iowa stats matchup

11/22/20 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes match up statistically entering their Nov. 27th game in Iowa City. Average national ranking in categories listed: Nebraska 87th, Iowa 46th.   NEBRASKA 1-3 (1-3) IOWA 3-2 (3-2) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 198.8 36 181.6 49 Passing offense 176.8 109 191.4 102 Pass efficiency 107.75 117 105.02 118 Total offense 375.5 83…

Stryker: Inexplicable Huskers give sandlot football a bad name

11/21/20 | Tad Stryker
The most valuable real estate in Nebraska, a place where the Cornhuskers once won 47 consecutive football games, looked a lot like a sandlot on a dreary day in November. Sandlot football. That’s what Scott Frost’s offense looked like Saturday as it scuffled between middle school-style mistakes, flashes of talent, and utter confusion. They’re frozen with indecision, missing key blocks,…

Highlights: 2020 Nebraska vs. Illinois football

11/21/20 | HuskerMax
Highlights from the Nebraska-Illinois game. Refresh this page for the latest additions. | Game page       We've got an unusual fumble on the first play from scrimmage. 😮@IlliniFootball recovers near the red zone and punches it in for a 7-0 lead. pic.twitter.com/IuupPS5qDM — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 21, 2020     Luke McCaffrey lowers the shoulder! 👊@HuskerFBNation…

Thursday presser, 2020 Illinois week

11/19/20 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said 12 players were awarded Blackshirts this week: Cam Taylor-Britt, Dicaprio Bootle, Marquel Dismuke, Deontai Williams, JoJo Domann, Collin Miller, Will Honas, Garrett Nelson, Caleb Tannor, Ben Stille, Ty Robinson and Damion Daniels. Refresh this page for the latest coverage of Thursday's press conference. HuskerMax · 2020.11.19 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Red…

Husker Dan: Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!

11/17/20 | Husker Dan
Just when you thought Nebraska was going to find yet another way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, the good ol' Cornhuskers found a way to actually win a football game. Yes, I know what many of you are thinking. Nebraska managed to beat an 0-4 Penn State team Saturday (30-23) despite several attempts to self-destruct.  But Nebraska…

2020 Nebraska-Illinois stats matchup

11/15/20 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Fighting Illini match up statistically entering their Nov. 21st game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA 1-2 (1-2) ILLINOIS 1-3 (1-3) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 193.3 37 206.8 27 Passing offense 176.7 107 148.0 112 Pass efficiency 110.26 112 103.99 117 Total offense 370.0 86 354.8 96 Scoring offense 20.0 111 17.0 115 Rushing defense…

Stryker: McCaffrey, Blackshirts serve up win to hungry Huskers

11/14/20 | Tad Stryker
Can you imagine the joyous outburst when an inexperienced team, hungry for clues on how to win in the Big Ten, finally experiences success? We’ll all have to imagine because almost nobody saw the response. After all, offensive coordinator Matt Lubick and about half of the disconcerted Nebraska coaching staff were ensconced in their designated room high above the West…

Highlights: 2020 Nebraska vs. Penn State football

11/14/20 | HuskerMax
Game highlights from Nebraska's 2020 football home opener, a 30-23 win over Penn State. Redshirt freshman quarterback Luke McCaffrey led Nebraska to scores on his first two drives as a starter. Senior safety Deontai Williams had a sack and 26-yard fumble return for a touchdown to give Nebraska a 24-3 lead in the second quarter. Penn State rallied in the…

Thursday presser, 2020 Penn State week

11/12/20 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost spoke after Thursday's practice but wasn't ready to say who would start at quarterback Saturday against Penn State. Refresh this page for the latest coverage. HuskerMax · 2020.11.12 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Frost: No decision yet on who will start at QB Omaha World-Herald | Who will be Nebraska's starting QB? Scott…

Pernell: Frost facing a Quarterback Crossroads

11/11/20 | Jeremy Pernell
Scott Frost knows all about the highs and lows of being the starting quarterback at Nebraska. After all, he replaced Tommie Frazier - the guy who's most prominently featured on this historic programs 'Mount Rushmore.' Frost was booed by his own fans, and he also was able to lead his team to the pinnacle of college football. Since he's been…

Husker Dan: A New Husker Straw?

11/10/20 | Husker Dan
When Scott Frost came to Nebraska in December of 2017, he brought with him a vision of a high-powered, fast-paced and dynamic spread offense.  And Husker football fans were excited because they saw what Frost's offenses did when he was the OC at Oregon and what he'd developed as the head coach at the University of Central Florida. THE STRAW…

Tuesday presser, 2020 Penn State week

11/10/20 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Matt Lubick said it's an "open competition week" for the Huskers, and not just at quarterback. Refresh this page for the latest coverage of Tuesday's press conference.   Video • Matt Lubick • Erik Chinander • Barrett Ruud • Ethan Piper • Matt Farniok • Garrett Nelson   Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Red Report: Open competition the theme; first-drive frustrations Omaha World-Herald | Husker coordinators hint at changes to…

Carriker Chronicles: The QB decision

11/10/20 | HuskerMax
If it’s neck and neck between Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey at the end of the week, which quarterback should Scott Frost start against Penn State? Adam Carriker shares his thoughts.     • Carriker archive at Omaha World-Herald     

Monday presser, 2020 Penn State week

11/9/20 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost said the decision of who starts at quarterback against Penn State is something that will play out in practices this week. Refresh this page for the latest from Monday's press conference.   Video • Marquel Dismuke • Collin Miller • Ben Stille • Kade Warner • Scott Frost   Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Frost: Decision between Martinez, McCaffrey to be made in coming days; 'we trust them…

2020 Nebraska-Penn State stats matchup

11/8/20 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Nittany Lions match up statistically entering their Nov. 14th game in Lincoln. NEBRASKA 0-2 (0-2) PENN STATE 0-3 (0-3) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense 217 21 129.3 93 Passing offense 189 98 286.3 29 Pass efficiency 104.23 115 131.85 72 Total offense 406 63 415.7 53 Scoring offense 15 116 26.3 84 Rushing defense…

Stryker: Change the theme or change the scheme

11/7/20 | Tad Stryker
Yards, but not points. That’s a deadly theme for a football team, and sadly enough, a familiar theme for an inconsistent, mistake-prone football team. Those are the themes of Scott Frost’s Nebraska offense after 26 games. Changing that theme will be the main goal of the rest of this virus-ridden 2020 season. If he can’t change the theme, Scott Frost…

Huskers can’t capitalize vs. ‘Cats

11/7/20 | HuskerMax
Nebraska outgained Northwestern by 125 yards, but botched scoring opportunities doomed the Huskers in a 21-13 loss to the Wildcats in Evanston, Ill. Luke McCaffrey replaced Adrian Martinez just before the start of the fourth quarter, but a last-minute attempt to tie the game ended with an incompletion at the goal line. Go to the game page for all the…

Thursday presser, 2020 Northwestern week

11/5/20 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost took reporters' questions after Thursday's practice, the last media availability before the Northwestern game. He said Omar Manning, the highly regarded juco transfer at wide receiver, is ready to play. Refresh this page for the latest updates. HuskerMax · 2020.11.05 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Red Report: Frost says juco WR Omar Manning is 'ready…

Wednesday presser, 2020 Northwestern week

11/4/20 | HuskerMax
O-line coach Greg Austin, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander and secondary coach Travis Fisher took reporters' questions after Wednesday's practice. Austin said the Huskers will be up against a Northwestern defensive front that's gap-disciplined, and Fisher discussed the defensive backs who will be counted on in the first half because of two starters' targeting suspensions. Refresh this page for the latest…

Husker Dan: No Wisky or Mocs

11/3/20 | Husker Dan
As every Husker fan knows by now, last week's scheduled game with the Wisconsin Badgers was canceled due to Wisky's COVID-19 Orange/Red test results.  Such a rating does not mean a game must be canceled, only that the infected team may cancel the game.  I don't think the cancelation means  Wisconsin doesn't like Nebraska or that it didn't want to…

Monday presser, 2020 Northwestern week

11/2/20 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost said the team handled last week's cancellation well and is "just anxious to get back out there and try and win a game" against Northwestern. Refresh this page for the latest from Monday's press conference. HuskerMax · 2020.11.02 HuskerMax Practice ReportHuskerMax · 2020.11.03 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Hail Varsity | After Unexpected Week Off, Nebraska Turns Attention To…

Feit: A Rebuttal to Dan Wetzel

10/30/20 | Dave Feit
On Thursday, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports posted a column entitled "Nebraska's messy marriage with Big Ten getting uglier every day".   While the impetus for the column was the news of Nebraska's proposal to play Tennessee-Chattanooga this weekend (filling a hole created when Wisconsin cancelled) being rejected, it quickly turned into a rehash of the same over-inflated talking points…

Husker Dan: Cup Half Empty or Half Full?

10/27/20 | Husker Dan
In the aftermath of Saturday's 35-point loss to the Buckeyes, people are quick to opine about the progress (or lack thereof) of the Husker football program. CAMPING? There are two camps of Husker fans:  The Cup is Half Empty crowd and the Cup is Half Full crowd.  Both groups are frustrated because of another blowout loss in Year 3 of…

Tuesday presser, 2020 Wisconsin week

10/27/20 | HuskerMax
While Wisconsin is scrambling at the quarterback position, the Huskers hope to have receiver Omar Manning and linebacker Luke Reimer in action Saturday against the Badgers. Refresh this page for the latest coverage from Tuesday's press conference. HuskerMax · 2020.10.27 HuskerMax Practice ReportHuskerMax · 2020.10.28 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Omaha World-Herald | Huskers hope to have Omar Manning, Luke Reimer…

Monday presser, 2020 Wisconsin week

10/26/20 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost said young players in Nebraska's defensive secondary will need to step up against Wisconsin given Nebraska's first-half suspensions. The Badgers, he said, "know who they are on both sides of the ball." Refresh this page for the latest from Monday's press conference. HuskerMax · 2020.10.25 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Hail Varsity | Nebraska Hopes to Show It Has…

Stryker: Huskers show grit, but can’t handle polished Buckeyes

10/24/20 | Tad Stryker
A generation ago, Tom Osborne watched his team deliver a 50-10 beatdown to Michigan State, then walked across the field to shake Nick Saban’s hand. And he delivered a message: “You’re not as bad as you think you are.” I don’t think the 2020 Ohio State team will prove it is the equal of the 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers, but the…

Buckeyes turn tie into rout

10/24/20 | HuskerMax
Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey combined for 164 yards on the ground, but Nebraska couldn’t keep pace with No. 5 Ohio State as the Buckeyes posted a 52-17 win. Nebraska generated 377 yards of total offense, and while Nebraska’s quarterbacks combined to complete 16 of 20 passes, Ohio State’s Justin Fields was even more efficient, completing 20 of 21 for…

Feit: Five Questions for the 2020 Season

10/23/20 | Dave Feit
With the 2020 season kicking off tomorrow, there are many lingering questions that will shape the course of the season.  Here are five that I am very curious about:   1. How long is Martinez's leash? For the purposes of this question, we are going to assume that the QB competition in camp was as competitive as advertised and Luke…

Thursday presser, 2020 Ohio State week

10/22/20 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said Thursday that Connor Culp will be the starting kicker and William Przystup will be the punter. He wasn't sure whether receiver Omar Manning would be available Saturday but said he hoped "it won't be long." Refresh this page for the latest updates. HuskerMax · 2020.10.22 HuskerMax Practice ReportHuskerMax · 2020.10.23 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Lincoln…

Husker Dan: Husker 2020 Vision

10/20/20 | Husker Dan
As every Husker football fan knows, the start of the 2020 season is just days away. And if that doesn't get your heart pumping, I don't know what will. We can almost feel the crowd yelling, "Husker-Power!" and hear the band playing "Hail Varsity" and "There Is No Place Like Nebraska." And how about the cheerleaders yelling "Go Big Red!"…

Tuesday presser, 2020 Ohio State week

10/20/20 | HuskerMax
Husker players and assistants fielded reporters' questions after Tuesday's practice, and coach Ryan Held said Ronald Thompkins is the top backup to Dedrick Mills at running back. Refresh this page for the latest updates. HuskerMax · 2020.10.20 HuskerMax Practice ReportHuskerMax · 2020.10.21 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Hail Varsity | Nebraska's Depth Chart Coming Into Focus Ahead of Ohio State Omaha…

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…