2021 Articles

Husker Dan: Getting Caught Up

6/15/21 | Husker Dan
Let's get up to date on the latest Husker news. First of all, kudos to Husker head baseball coach Will Bolt, his staff and the entire Husker baseball team for the great season (34-14) they had this spring. The Huskers, who were picked in the preseason to finish in the lower half of the Big Ten Conference actually won the…

Pernell: Tyreke Johnson a Big Get for the Secondary

6/14/21 | Jeremy Pernell
The Ohio State transfer's lack of playing time for the Buckeyes doesn't mean he's short on talent and potential. Nebraska came out of spring ball with two scholarships still available to fulfill the Huskers' their 25 initial counters for 2021. Of the positions the staff wanted to address, defensive back was top priority. One of the top targets when he…

99 days until Huskers open at Illinois

5/21/21 | HuskerMax
By Kaleb Henry. There are 99 days until the start of the 2021 Nebraska football season. As we flip the countdown from triple to double digits, here is what we know and don't know. We know the schedule The Huskers open the season at Illinois August 28. The non-conference schedule features Fordham (September 4) and Buffalo (September 11) before a…

Husker Dan: Post Spring Game Red Flags

5/17/21 | Husker Dan
This is the first in a series that will address Five Big Red Flags that if not addressed by the time of the Husker football opener August 28th, could limit the success of the Nebraska Cornhusker football team this season. QUESTION 1.) QB Adrian Martinez will likely be the starter come fall, but will he have improved enough to reverse…

Pre-spring testing results

5/11/21 | HuskerMax
The Athletic Department this week is releasing the results of top performances achieved at the end of the Huskers' eight-week winter strength and conditioning program, starting Tuesday with the vertical jump. Boyd Epley sheds light on the process in the video below.   RESULTS Sunday: Record platform Six Huskers — Damian Jackson, Chris Kolarevic, Deontai Williams, Cameron Jurgens, Cam Taylor-Britt…

Pernell: Should Frost Look to Add a Transfer QB?

5/6/21 | Jeremy Pernell
It's been a hot-button topic during the young offseason. With two scholarships still available to maximize Nebraska's 25 initial counters in 2021, should Frost look to add a quarterback? During his postgame press conference following Saturday's spring game, Frost indicated he would likely look elsewhere to use those last two scholarships. I think it would be wise for him to…

Through Our Eyes: Cam Taylor-Britt

5/5/21 | HuskerMax
"He's got a big-time energy about him": Cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt is the subject of the fourth installment of the Athletic Department's "Through Our Eyes" series. EPISODE 1 EPISODE 2 EPISODE 3 EPISODE 4     Highlights  

Stryker: Spring game not exactly a day for the quarterbacks

5/1/21 | Tad Stryker
There were signs. Interstate 80 traffic heading southwest from Omaha was busy. As you got into Lincoln, there were more signs. Lots of signs. Approaching Memorial Stadium, something seemed familiar, almost comforting. The signs said things like, “Game Parking $25.” Or, “Lot Full.” After a year of pandemic-induced isolation, it appeared that life was returning to the Haymarket. At least,…

Wednesday presser: 2021 Nebraska football spring practice #14

4/28/21 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost confirmed that freshman tight end Thomas Fidone will be sidelined for an extended time by a knee injury. In an effort to avoid further injuries, there will be no to-the-ground tackling in the first half of Saturday's spring game. Refresh this page for the latest from Wednesday morning's practice. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2021.04.30 HuskerMax Practice…

Pernell: Top 100 Prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft

4/27/21 | Jeremy Pernell
Embed from Getty Images Rank-Name-Position-School 1. Trevor Lawrence, QB (Clemson) 2. Kyle Pitts, TE (Florida) 3. Ja'Marr Chase, WR (LSU) 4. Justin Fields, QB (Ohio State) 5. Penei Sewell, OT (Oregon) 6. Zach Wilson, QB (BYU) 7. Micah Parsons, LB (Penn State) 8. DeVonta Smith, WR (Alabama) 9. Patrick Surtain II, CB (Alabama) 10. Jaylen Waddle, WR (Alabama) 11. Trey…

Through Our Eyes: Defensive line

4/25/21 | HuskerMax
Defensive linemen Ty Robinson and Damion Daniels are the focus of the fourth installment of the Athletic Department's "Through Our Eyes" series. Robinson says he wants "to be remembered as one of the guys that came in to help bring back what the program was." EPISODE 1 EPISODE 2 EPISODE 3  

Wednesday presser: 2021 Nebraska football spring practice #11

4/21/21 | HuskerMax
Coaches Greg Austin and Sean Beckton said the defense had the upper hand in Wednesday morning's scrimmage. There was also news about the progress of a highly touted true freshman and a fifth-year O-lineman. Refresh this page for the latest additions. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2021.04.22 HuskerMax Practice Report HuskerMax · 2021.04.23 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Hail Varsity…

Monday presser: 2021 Nebraska football spring practice #10

4/19/21 | HuskerMax
There were updates from the defense as players and coaches from that side of the ball fielded reporters' questions after Monday's practice. Refresh this page for the latest additions. | Updates and discussion HuskerMax · 2021.04.19 HuskerMax Practice Report HuskerMax · 2021.04.20 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Hail Varsity | A ‘Freak’ at Inside Linebacker, Up-and-Comers in the Secondary and More…

Through Our Eyes: The offensive line

4/19/21 | HuskerMax
The 1990s offensive lines and their "brand of gritty, nasty football" are on the minds of Husker linemen a generation later. Watch the third installment of the Athletic Department's "Through Our Eyes" series below. EPISODE 1 EPISODE 2     

Stryker: Stability would be a step up for Frost, Huskers

4/18/21 | Tad Stryker
So now, entering Year 4, does the favorite son finally feel at home? That’s not a question I anticipated asking about Scott Frost in 2021, but the answer has profound implications as he tries to shape his beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers into a Big Ten contender. The first half of spring football has provided some big-picture optimism, as it often does,…

2021 Nebraska football spring practice #9

4/17/21 | HuskerMax
The Huskers held an open practice Saturday in front of an estimated 3,200 fans at Memorial Stadium, and the wide receivers garnered praise from the media members present. Refresh this page for the latest additions, and check out the updates & discussion for images, video and more. Coverage Omaha World-Herald | Camp Chatter: Sights and sounds from Husker practice Omaha…

Wednesday presser: 2021 Nebraska football spring practice #8

4/14/21 | HuskerMax
Erik Chinander, Matt Lubick and a few players met with the press after Wednesday morning's practice. Lubick said he's seeing better accuracy and timing in Adrian Martinez's passes this spring. Refresh this page for the latest additions. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2021.04.14 HuskerMax Practice Report HuskerMax · 2021.04.15 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Lincoln Journal Star | Red Report:…

Monday presser: 2021 Nebraska football spring practice #7

4/12/21 | HuskerMax
The offense's performance in Friday's closed scrimmage got good reviews during Monday's post-practice presser. Refresh this page for the latest additions to the coverage. | Updates & discussion | ICYMI: Scrimmage video HuskerMax · 2021.04.12 HuskerMax Practice Report HuskerMax · 2021.04.13 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Omaha World-Herald | Which Huskers impressed Scott Frost during last week's scrimmage? Lincoln Journal Star…

Through Our Eyes: Deontai Williams & Marquel Dismuke

4/10/21 | HuskerMax
"This is not lollipop football to us. This is grown-man football." Husker senior safeties Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke shed light on their motivation and goals in the second installment of the Athletic Department's "Through Our Eyes" series. Watch it below. EPISODE 1     

2021 Nebraska football spring practice #5

4/7/21 | HuskerMax
Coaches and players on defense fielded reporters' questions after Wednesday's practice, which was open to the media for the first half-hour. Scott Frost announced that Markese Stepp, Ben Stille and Marques Buford are not practicing as they rehab from injuries/surgeries. Refresh this page for the latest additions. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2021.04.07 HuskerMax Practice Report HuskerMax · 2021.04.08…

Monday presser: 2021 Nebraska football spring practice #4

4/5/21 | HuskerMax
Coaches and players on offense met with the press after Monday's practice. A trimmed-down Adrian Martinez said the departure of Luke McCaffrey won't change his competitive mindset. Refresh this page for the latest additions. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2021.04.05 HuskerMax Practice Report HuskerMax · 2021.04.06 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Husker247 | Quick Hits: 'Take care of the (dang)…

Through Our Eyes: Adrian Martinez

4/3/21 | HuskerMax
"I've gotten to the point in my career where I'm going to leave it all out there and let the rest take care of itself," Husker quarterback Adrian Martinez says in the initial installment of the Athletic Department's "Through Our Eyes" series. Watch it below. | "Make or break-it year"       

Husker Dan: From the Email Bag

3/31/21 | Husker Dan
You may be wondering why I've not written anything for HuskerMax lately. Well, if you really want to know the truth, I was captured by forces from the planet Gorgo. It is an orb run by really beautiful women. And it just so happens that they have a fondness for old, chubby men. So what was I supposed to do?…

Wednesday presser: 2021 Nebraska football spring practice #2

3/31/21 | HuskerMax
There were insights from both sides of the ball as four Husker assistant coaches fielded reporters’ questions after Wednesday’s practice. Refresh this page for the latest additions. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2021.03.31 HuskerMax Practice Report HuskerMax · 2021.04.01 HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage Omaha World-Herald | Husker assistants engage in first in-person interviews in more than a year Husker247…

Spring kickoff press conference

3/29/21 | HuskerMax
Special teams, winter testing, talent at receiver, the Oklahoma game and more were discussed as the Huskers met the press to kick off spring drills for 2021. Refresh this page for the latest coverage. | Updates & discussion HuskerMax · 2021.03.29a HuskerMax Practice Report Coverage KMTV | Frost clarifies desire to play Oklahoma game this year Lincoln Journal Star |…

2021 Nebraska football spring football schedule

3/25/21 | HuskerMax
Practices are scheduled for mornings, mostly ending between 10:30 and 11 a.m. There will be a press conference via Zoom on Monday, March 29th. Click on dates for coverage of practices.   Practices & media availability TUE 3/30: No media access WED 3/31: Coaches Austin, Beckton, Dawson, Fisher FRI 4/02: No media access MON 4/05: Coaches Verduzco, Held, 3-4 offensive…

2021 spring game tickets available

3/24/21 | HuskerMax
Source: Nebraska Athletics Nebraska Athletics announced plans for its May 1 Husker spring football game on Wednesday evening. The Huskers will welcome fans back to Memorial Stadium for the first time since the fall of 2019. Mobile tickets for the spring game will go on sale on April 1, with stadium capacity set at approximately 50 percent. All fans in…

Stryker: A rising running game lifts all Husker boats

2/20/21 | Tad Stryker
The rising frustration and widening divide among Nebraska football fans is real. My inbox is evidence that three consecutive losing seasons under favorite son Scott Frost are reopening fault lines that have plagued the program for two decades. Frost returned in December 2017 to near-unanimous support, which has quickly eroded. I’ve been hearing regularly from someone I’ll call Frost Is…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 DB Class

2/11/21 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska signed a very promising defensive back class in 2020. Unfortunately, COVID-19 and other factors caused three of the four members of that group to enter the transfer portal before the 2020 season had ended. Thankfully, the NCAA's eligibility freeze will essentially give Nebraska a mulligan in their efforts to build that room. Seniors Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke decided…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 LB Class

2/10/21 | Jeremy Pernell
I wrote of Nebraska's difficulties bringing in outside linebacker talent in my recap of the early signing period. You can find that write-up here if you missed it. Despite that, the staff was able to sign an impressive quartet of linebackers. There is position flexibility with each of them, however they were all initially recruited to play on the inside.…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 D-Line Class

2/9/21 | Jeremy Pernell
The rebuilding of the defensive line is going to benefit a lot from the eligibility freeze. With Ben Stille opting to return for a sixth year, every major contributor along the D-line will be returning in 2021. This gives promising youngsters Ty Robinson, Casey Rogers, Nash Hutmacher and Mosai Newsom an additional year of development without counting against their eligibility.…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 O-Line Class

2/8/21 | Jeremy Pernell
After several impressive offensive line hauls by Greg Austin, you're starting to see some of the younger pieces take over prominent roles. Cam Jurgens, Bryce Benhart, Turner Corcoran and Ethan Piper are underclassmen expected to be fixtures for years to come. That allows Austin to continue stacking players behind them with time to develop. Elkhorn South's Teddy Prochazka was the…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 TE Class

2/7/21 | Jeremy Pernell
One of the goals of this recruiting class was to replenish a tight end room that is graduating Jack Stoll and is full of upperclassmen. The Huskers did not sign a tight end in the 2020 class and the lone tight end they signed in the 2019 class (Chris Hickman) made the transition to wide receiver last season. The Huskers…

Pernell: Nebraska’s 2021 WR Class

2/6/21 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska continues to try and build up their wide receiver room. I covered how difficult that process has been for Frost in my recap of the early signing period, if you'd like to review that. Now you lose Wan'Dale Robinson, which is a body blow of massive proportions on so many levels. Yet, the staff keeps plugging away valiantly. They…

Pernell: 2021 Class RB Gabe Ervin

2/5/21 | Jeremy Pernell
For the first time under Scott Frost, the Huskers only took one running back in the class. Gabe Ervin Jr. enrolled early at Nebraska and will throw his hat into the ring to replace Dedrick Mills this fall. Ervin played for Buford High School, a powerhouse program in Georgia. The Wolves, who moved up to Georgia’s largest classification this season,…

2021 post-signing day Scott Frost presser

2/4/21 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost met with reporters Thursday to discuss the Huskers' recruiting class and the outlook heading into spring ball. Refresh this page for the latest additions. | Updates & discussion Coverage HuskerOnline | Frost excited for 2022 class Hail Varsity | Frost on Adding a Transfer Quarterback, Getting Omar Manning Healthy and More Omaha World-Herald | Frost talks recruiting, QBs,…

Pernell: 2021 Class QB Heinrich Haarberg

2/4/21 | Jeremy Pernell
Heinrich Haarberg wasn't atop the Husker QB board for most of the 2021 cycle. That honor fell on a pair of four-stars, Dematrius Davis and Peter Costelli. Nebraska had their class of 2020 quarterback, Logan Smothers, committed back in July of 2018, giving Verduzco plenty of time to identify targets for 2021. Davis and Costelli were the proverbial cream that…

Pernell: N2FL Ranks the Husker Signees

2/3/21 | Jeremy Pernell
With only one winning season in the last six years, Nebraska football is currently mired in a level of futility not experienced in sixty years. Despite that, Scott Frost has the program recruiting at a consistent level not seen in over two decades. According to the 247Sports composite rankings, the Huskers' 2021 recruiting haul ranks as the nation's No. 20…

Pernell: N2FL’s Top 40 Recruiting Classes of 2021

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

Stryker: Entering year 4, time for Frost to conduct the orchestra

1/23/21 | Tad Stryker
Scott Frost came back to Nebraska fresh off his 2017 national Coach of the Year season at UCF, which in retrospect, raised expectations in Lincoln higher than it should have. Cornhusker fans who thought they were getting someone ready to transform the team into a contender in a couple of seasons (I was one of those people) quickly learned their…