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Anatomy of an Era: Jared Tomich, Part 1

11/11/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 71, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   “Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.” -Seneca, Moral Essays. On Providence   We’ve notably seen the Nebraska-effect as well as the Chicago-, Texas-, California- and New Jersey-effect that some of the players brought to the amalgamation that was…

Stryker: Huskers want late-season surge to honor seniors

11/10/18 | Tad Stryker
Scott Frost is making the transition from frustrated father to a proud papa. No, I have no clue how his 1-year-old son is doing. I’m talking about who he deals with inside Memorial Stadium during Year One — the players he inherited and the players he recruited. In the relaxed atmosphere of his postgame press conference, just for a moment,…

Huskers outscore Illini

11/10/18 | HuskerMax
Kenny Larabee photo, KLIN | Adrian Martinez threw for 290 yards and Devine Ozigbo ran for 162 yards and three scores to lead Nebraska past error-prone Illinois, 54-35. Huskers rolled up 606 total yards on a cold and windy afternoon, and Illinois -- led by former Husker backup quarterback AJ Bush -- amassed 509 yards. Stanley Morgan Jr. caught eight…

BTN Adrian Martinez feature

11/10/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska coach Scott Frost discusses his freshman quarterback's recruitment and improvement throughout his debut season for the Huskers.      

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Bad-weather games bring warm memories

11/10/18 | Tad Stryker
In the Northern Great Plains, inclement weather inevitably collides with football Saturday, although not as often as we might think. Before Nebraska hosted Illinois on a windy, wintry day, I departed from my usual pregame surveyor 100 Husker fans, and went out in search of their bad-weather game stories. Most years, Lincoln experiences temperatures in the 20s or 30s in…

2018 Nebraska Alternative Uniforms Reviewed

11/10/18 | Dave Feit
On Saturday, Nebraska will wear special "Memorial Tribute"* uniforms, which draw strong design influence from the uniforms the 1923 Huskers wore.  Why 1923?  That was the first season NU played at Memorial Stadium. *Let's take a second to address Adidas's ridiculous name for this uniform.  At best, "memorial tribute" sounds similarly synonymous and slightly redundant.  At worst, it describes an…

Anatomy of an Era: Jason Scott Jenkins, Part 2

11/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 70, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Jason Scott Jenkins, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Do you recall any first impressions of the tunnel walk and the home crowd? Jason Scott Jenkins: I’ll never forget those memories, they will last a lifetime. I would have the cold…

Thursday practice, Illinois week

11/8/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said the Illini are "playing for a lot" and will come to Lincoln motivated and expecting to win. He said the cold temperatures expected Saturday shouldn't be a factor, but the wind might be. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | ILL | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | ILL…

Anatomy of an Era: Jason Scott Jenkins, Part 1

11/8/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 70, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   “Be everywhere, do everything, and never fail to astonish the customer.” -Macy’s motto   College football? Check. Undefeated, 2-time National Champion? Check. Pro football? Pro boxing? Model? Bodyguard to the rich & famous? Hollywood actor? Hollywood producer? Check, check, check, check, check,…

Wednesday practice, Illinois week

11/7/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said Illinois is using "a whole different defense" after the recent resignation of defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson. He also said freshman running back Miles Jones had shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | ILL | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB…

Anatomy of an Era: Jacques Allen, Part 3

11/7/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 68, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Jacques Allen, Part 3 Continued…. Q: I’m not sure if I’ll be interviewing Tyrone Williams, as he’s been hard to get ahold of, but would there be anything unique you’d say about going up against Tyrone in practices? JA:…

Husker Dan: And Then There Were Three

11/6/18 | Husker Dan
After the Huskers' embarrassing 56-10 loss earlier this season at Michigan, Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost declared, "This is our darkest moment. And remember, it's always darkest before the dawn." (I'm paraphrasing.) And most of us were fine with the positive nature of Frost's words, but many thought the bottom would not be reached until the Huskers faced Ohio…

Feit: Moral Buck-tories & Progress

11/6/18 | Dave Feit
Let's talk for a minute about "moral victories". Scott Frost doesn't want to acknowledge moral victories, and I don't blame him.  Most competitors would rather punch their mother than celebrate a moral victory.  You either win or you lose...and unfortunately this Nebraska team will end the season with more losses than wins.  Nobody wants to be a part of team that…

Tuesday practice, Illinois week

11/6/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said the defense is improving, particularly in forcing turnovers, but is still "not even close" to where it needs to be. He said Illinois has a "dynamic" running back in Reggie Corbin, who had 213 yards on just 13 carries Saturday against Minnesota. Head coach Scott Frost also spoke after Tuesday's practice on the Big Ten…

Anatomy of an Era: Jacques Allen, Part 2

11/6/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 68, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Jacques Allen, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Any other comedy bits that you were known by in those days? Any other one-liners worth sharing? Jacques Allen: I used to do impressions. I used to do skits before meetings, stand up…

Monday presser, Illinois week

11/5/18 | HuskerMax
“We’ve had some great moral victories this year, and those don’t count for anything,” head coach Scott Frost said of the close loss at Ohio State. Frost and several players commented on the game and Nebraska's preparations for Illinois and former Husker backup quarterback AJ Bush. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts • Depth charts: NEB…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #234: A Different Kind of Loss

11/5/18 | Patrick Janssen
We've done seven Cobcasts and seven Facebook Live chats after losses this season. And we've done a hell of a lot more if you include the past few seasons. Since starting this podcast in 2014, we've witnessed 30 losses. That's the exact same number of wins we've seen in that amount of time. Yet, somehow, this loss felt differently. We've…

Anatomy of an Era: Jacques Allen, Part 1

11/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 68, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   We show up to Missouri that year (in 1997) and they tell us that we can’t practice on their field… And Osborne’s not real happy about the whole deal -because obviously he likes to do the walk-through on the field that we’re…

2018 Nebraska vs. Illinois stats matchup

11/4/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Fighting Illini match up statistically entering their Nov. 10th game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA 2-7 (1-5) ILLINOIS 4-5 (2-4) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense216.632249.411 Passing offense252.346166.6113 Pass efficiency138.9755115.16112 Total offense468.919416.059 Scoring offense29.96129.066 Rushing defense173.081240.3122 Pass defense269.8113284.4121 Pass eff. defense128.6658150.72110 Total defense442.8105524.8127 Scoring defense33.710136.9116 Net punting35.789638.4949 Punt returns9.80565.46110 Kickoff returns16.8812017.71113 Turnover margin-0.44940.3341 Tackles for loss5.385 5.2 93…

Anatomy of an Era: Lance Gray, Part 3

11/2/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 67, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Lance Gray, Part 3 Continued…. Q: So bring us into present day. What have you taken from being in the Nebraska Football system? What are the greatest benefits from that experience? Lance Gray: The most important thing I got…

Thursday practice, Ohio State week

11/1/18 | HuskerMax
Coach Scott Frost said the Huskers will go to Columbus believing they can win, which he said wasn't the case with some players in the game at Michigan. He said defensive lineman DaiShon Neal will miss the rest of the season because of injury, and Noah Vedral is now the No. 2 quarterback. Refresh this page for the latest updates.…

Anatomy of an Era: Lance Gray, Part 2

11/1/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 67, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Lance Gray, Part 2 Continued…. Q: What about Charlie McBride? Lance Gray: Oh geez, he was the greatest guy in the world. Marvelous motivator and one of those things where he would give a pep talk before the game,…

Wednesday practice, Ohio State week

10/31/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said after Wednesday's practice that the Huskers must be able to run the ball Saturday in Columbus. “You can’t drop back 50, 60 times and expect to beat the Buckeyes,” he said. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | OSU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | OSU • OSU…

Javin & Toby Wright interview

10/31/18 | HuskerMax
New Nebraska football commit Javin Wright and his father, former Husker Toby Wright, discussed Javin's decision and more on 1620 the Zone's "Sharp & Benning."  | Javin Wright highlights & coverage | 2019 recruiting class     If the audio player isn't showing up above, follow this link.    

Anatomy of an Era: Lance Gray, Part 1

10/31/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 67, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   …he came West a young boy…and took a job as a driver for a freighting company that carried supplies across the plains from Nebraska City to Cherry Creek, as Denver was then called. The freighters, after embarking in that sea of grass…

Husker Dan: OSU Another “Dream” Game?

10/30/18 | Husker Dan
Last Saturday, the Huskers hosted the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman in what was a makeup game for the September 1st Husker home opener with the Akron Zips that was canceled due to strong storms. But Saturday, dozens of non-starters got to play in front of nearly 90,000 Husker fans on an absolutely gorgeous fall afternoon. For many of those players, Saturday's…

Tuesday practice, Ohio State week

10/30/18 | HuskerMax
Coaches and players on defense commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game against No. 8 Ohio State and the Buckeyes' potent offense. Head coach Scott Frost also spoke after Tuesday's practice in the Big Ten coaches teleconference. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | OSU | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB…

Big Red Cobcast: I’m a proud homer

10/30/18 | Ryan Tweedy
ho·mer /ˈhōmər/ (noun): a person, man or woman, who believes that under the tutelage of Scott Frost, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are capable of anything and everything. I, Ryan Tweedy of the Lincoln Tweedys, am a proud homer and with that in mind I declare that the Nebraska Cornhuskers will defeat the Urban Meyer lead Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, The…
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Anatomy of an Era: Eric Stokes, Part 3

10/30/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 66, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Eric Stokes, Part 3 Continued…. Q: What stands out after that ’94 Florida State/Orange Bowl game where you say things changed? What stands out to you the most? Eric Stokes: Just the focus that the team had that next…

Monday presser, Ohio State week

10/29/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game against No. 8 Ohio State. Frost said of the Buckeyes: "I don't have any doubt we're going to get their best shot after a loss two weeks ago and two weeks of practice and grinding." Refresh this page for the latest updates. •…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #233: A Storm’s a Brewin’!

10/29/18 | Patrick Janssen
Wasn't this supposed to be the uneventful weekend? First, it was supposed to be a bye weekend. Then it was turned into an almost-bye weekend with Bethune-Cookman. And the pressure of nabbing Scott Frost's first win was already removed. But here we are celebrating what turned out to be quite the eventful weekend. Yeah, sure, Nebraska won and made it…

Anatomy of an Era: Eric Stokes, Part 2

10/29/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 66, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Eric Stokes, Part 2 Continued…. Q: What about any of the other defensive coaches? Anyone else in particular stand out to you as far as the staff dynamic from those days? Eric Stokes: Of course, Charlie McBride stands out.…

2018 Nebraska-Ohio State stats matchup

10/28/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Buckeyes match up statistically entering their Nov. 3rd game in Columbus.   NEBRASKA 2-6 (1-4) OHIO STATE 7-1 (4-1) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense220.629171.868 Passing offense250.646383.82 Pass efficiency138.2957174.105 Total offense471.318555.53 Scoring offense29.86243.08 Rushing defense166.071149.657 Pass defense272.0110241.185 Pass eff. defense127.7959126.5953 Total defense438.0102390.868 Scoring defense33.410122.942 Net punting37.417442.394 Punt returns11.11416.3995 Kickoff returns17.2711520.8661 Turnover margin-0.751060.7517 Tackles for loss5.678 7.8 20…

Anatomy of an Era: Eric Stokes, Part 1

10/28/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 66, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   In the workplace, diversity as equal opportunities is perceived to have many economic advantages in terms of maximizing the human resource potential: good recruitment and retention, improved working relationships in an atmosphere of inclusion, free from fear and allowing for personal development…

Stryker: Huskers enjoy family fun day, starters rest in Bethune-Cookman rout

10/27/18 | Tad Stryker
Nebraska players and coaches have kept their heads up after finding some brutally unexpected ways to lose games over the season’s first half. So after a baptism by fire, a little R&R and comfort food may not be a bad idea. That’s just what Nebraska’s football team and fan base got on a beautiful October afternoon. A picnic-atmosphere 45-9 win…

Huskers tame Wildcats

10/27/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska put the game away early and then substituted freely in the second half in a 45-9 win over Bethune-Cookman. The Wildcats were kept out of the end zone until the game's final play. Devine Ozigbo rushed for 110 yards on 11 carries, and Stanley Morgan had seven receptions for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns. JD Spielman added…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Vedral has a large following

10/27/18 | Tad Stryker
Nebraska fans recognize that in freshman Adrian Martinez, they have a budding all-conference-caliber quarterback growing up before their eyes. But they also hope to see a local athlete make good as his backup. Noah Vedral, who played his high school football at Bishop Neumann in Wahoo, has a lot of fans anxious to see him get some playing time. He…

Anatomy of an Era: Michael Booker, Part 3

10/26/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 65, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Michael Booker, Part 3 Continued…. Q: The Blackshirts were mean and nasty? Michael Booker: Grant Wistrom, Jared Tomich, the Peter brothers, they were ruthless. But these guys off the field were just a bunch of teddy bears. We all…

Thursday practice, Bethune-Cookman week

10/25/18 | HuskerMax
Scott Frost said it was the best Thursday practice yet, with good attention to detail, as the Huskers wrapped up preparations for Bethune-Cookman. "We need to make sure we're better than last week and we're moving in the right direction," Frost said. "Doesn't matter if we're playing Ohio State or Bethune-Cookman." Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth…

Anatomy of an Era: Michael Booker, Part 2

10/25/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 65, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Michael Booker, Part 2 Continued…. Q: And Coach Osborne, what stands out about him? Michael Booker: Well, one thing about me and Lawrence Phillips, we got into a lot of confrontations. Me and Lawrence got into it about three…

Ticket & parking info: B-CU game

10/24/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska football season ticket holders received a new ticket for Saturday’s game with Bethune-Cookman. The original ticket from the Akron game will not be valid for admission. Season ticket holders should have received tickets for Saturday’s game either via e-mail (print-at-home tickets) or by first class mail. Husker fans who purchase season parking permits through Nebraska Athletics should also have…

Wednesday practice, Bethune-Cookman week

10/24/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters and other assistant coaches and players commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game against Bethune-Cookman. Defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg, who has been out with a knee injury, has been practicing this week and hopes to play this weekend. Ben Stille also explained his decision not to accept his Blackshirt. Refresh this page for…

Anatomy of an Era: Michael Booker, Part 1

10/24/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 65, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   “I am a part of all that I have met.” -Alfred, Lord Tennyson   Making Ohio, California, Nebraska, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and North Carolina his home during various stages in life, Michael Booker is a well-traveled man. I had a hard time…

Husker Dan: Husker Fans, Now What?

10/23/18 | Husker Dan
Winner, winner, Chicken dinner! I'm not sure what the coaches and players ate after Nebraska's 53-28 thrashing of the Minnesota Golden Rodents Saturday night in Lincoln, but I think we can be sure it wasn't the turkey the team had been stuffing itself with the past 10 games. No, this was a celebratory win-a relief win, a feel good win-a…

Big Red Cobcast: VICTORY!

10/23/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Man, I never thought I could feel this good about being 1-6. It's almost embarrassing. Plus, if we're being honest Im not sure I'd feel the same if it was ANYBODY but Scott Frost. I feel like Husker fans have a secret that we've known about since December and everyone else is just starting to figure it out. What makes…
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Tuesday practice, Bethune-Cookman week

10/23/18 | HuskerMax
Assistant coaches and players on defense commented on the Nebraska football team's preparations for Saturday's game against Bethune-Cookman. Additional Blackshirts have been issued to Tre Neal, Lamar Jackson, Khalil Davis and Carlos Davis. Ben Stille was offered one but turned it down because he didn't think he had practiced well enough. Head coach Scott Frost also spoke after practice in…

Anatomy of an Era: Bill Humphrey, Part 3

10/23/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 64, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Bill Humphrey, Part 3 Continued…. Q: Speaking of that game versus Miami, are there any specific matchups or plays against those guys that you remember most? Bill Humphrey: The one thing I remember most was that Sapp had a…

Monday presser, Bethune-Cookman week

10/22/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on Nebraska's preparations for Saturday's game against Bethune-Cookman and the win over Minnesota. The Huskers skipped their usual Monday practice, getting a "bye day" during what originally was a bye week on the 2018 schedule. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts • Depth charts: NEB | B-C |…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #232: VICTORY!

10/22/18 | Patrick Janssen
It's time for a new streak. One of a different stripe. 10-game losing streaks are fun and all (I'm lying), but six-game winning streaks to go to a bowl game? That's where the party's at. Maybe I'm putting the cart ahead of the horse. You'll have to forgive me. It's been a while. I'm bathing in the glory of a…

Anatomy of an Era: Bill Humphrey, Part 2

10/22/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 64, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Bill Humphrey, Part 2 Continued…. Q: So then you go to the other side of the ball with Milt Tenopir and Dan Young on offense. How did that switch go physically, mentally, emotionally? Bill Humphrey: Well, I think it…

2018 Nebraska vs. Bethune-Cookman stats matchup

10/21/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Wildcats match up statistically entering their Oct. 27th game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA  1-6 (1-4) BETHUNE-COOKMAN 4-4 (2-2) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense219.924153.967 Passing offense251.946211.570 Pass efficiency139.5657134.6447 Total offense471.721365.475 Scoring offense27.67632.431 Rushing defense169.681183.874 Pass defense280.3119202.038 Pass eff. defense132.0171119.0529 Total defense449.9111385.852 Scoring defense36.911531.073 Net punting35.659534.2376 Punt returns2.8812410.7139 Kickoff returns17.2711426.688 Turnover margin-1.00117-0.3882 Tackles for loss5.484 5.9 76 Sacks2.29…

Anatomy of an Era: Bill Humphrey, Part 1

10/21/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 64, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   “We want big kids who like to hit people.” -Bob Devaney   Big kids, fast kids, smart kids. Scholarship kids, walk-on kids. Nebraska kids, out-of-state kids. Spunky kids, tough kids. Myriad kids. Kids, kids, kids. No, this isn’t my attempt at one-upping…

Stryker: Huskers strike early and often, end long winter by thrashing Minnesota

10/20/18 | Tad Stryker
As dusk settled over Memorial Stadium at the end of a gorgeous October day, the remains of a long nightmarish winter melted away, leaving the sensation of spring as it settled over the Sea of Red while the clock counted down the final minutes to Nebraska’s 53-28 victory over Minnesota Saturday. Long losing streaks aren’t supposed to happen at the…

Huskers run over Gophers

10/20/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska exorcised its demons to thwart a second-half Minnesota comeback attempt and roll to a 53-28 win over Minnesota. The Huskers scored early and often as Nebraska notched its first win under coach Scott Frost to the delight 89,272 fans in the 365th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska’s 25-point win included several stat lines that stirred the echoes of…

1st half notes: 2018 Minnesota @ Nebraska

10/20/18 | HuskerMax
JD Spielman caught seven passes for 68 yards in the first half. He increased his career receptions total to 102, become the 12th Husker to reach 100 career receptions and the first to do so before his junior season. He is one reception and 21 receiving yards from cracking top 10 in both career catches and receiving yards. Spielman’s nine-yard…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Ziggy in top form at midseason – again

10/20/18 | Tad Stryker
Devine Ozigbo has impressed Nebraska fans with excellent starts to back-to-back seasons, according to my surveys at the midpoints of the 2017 and 2018 seasons. On Saturday morning before the Minnesota game, I reprised my midseason survey of the previous year, with a slight twist. My question last season was, “Who was Nebraska’s most valuable player during the first half…

Anatomy of an Era: Trumane Bell, Part 3

10/19/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 62, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Trumane Bell, Part 3 Continued…. Q: Is there anything you wish you had the chance to do over? Trumane Bell: I thought I worked pretty hard at school. I thought I worked hard on the field. Sometimes I think,…

Thursday practice, Minnesota week

10/18/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg is getting closer to returning to game action, and so is linebacker Tyrin Ferguson. He said Nebraska has had a great week of practices in preparation for Saturday's game against Minnesota. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB…

Anatomy of an Era: Trumane Bell, Part 2

10/18/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 62, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Trumane Bell, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Do you recall the very first game you played in? Trumane Bell: Oh yeah, it was the very first game after my redshirt year. I can remember, it was me, Kareem Moss and…

Wednesday practice, Minnesota week

10/17/18 | HuskerMax
Noah Vedral is taking second-team reps with Andrew Bunch, quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco said after Wednesday's practice. Offensive line coach Greg Austin said his group has improved in technique and communication since the start of the season. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | MIN •…

Anatomy of an Era: Trumane Bell, Part 1

10/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 62, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   How precious a thing is the human family. Is it not worth some sacrifice in time, energy, safety, discomfort, work? Does anything come forth without work? …Unity and diversity. Form and freedom. Togetherness and individuality. A family. -Edith Schaeffer, What is a…

Husker Dan: Rodent revenge for the Huskers?

10/16/18 | Husker Dan
Everyday, it's a gettin' closer,  Goin' faster than a roller coaster. -"Everyday" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets   "If I hit you and knock you down, that's on ME.  If I come back the next day and you're still lying on the ground, that's on YOU." -Coach Ron Brown, current Director of Player Personnel for the University of Nebraska…

Tuesday practice, Minnesota week

10/16/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander discussed penalties and recruiting and broke down what went wrong for the defense late in the Northwestern game. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | MIN | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | MIN • Monday presser • Pregame page • Practice schedule   Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits:…

Anatomy of an Era: Phil Ellis, Part 3

10/16/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 62, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Phil Ellis, Part 3 Continued…. Q: Any practice event that sticks out in your mind? Phil Ellis: Oh, there was one night. I remember, it was dark, you couldn’t see anything. And coaches were all fired up and we…

Throwback to the 1920s

10/15/18 | HuskerMax
The University of Nebraska and Adidas on Monday unveiled the new Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniforms, which will make their on-field debut for the Cornhuskers’ game against Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 10. POLL: YEA OR NAY? MORE COVERAGE GET THE JERSEY 2018 marks 100 years since the culmination of World War I. The alternate uniforms pay tribute to the…

Monday presser, 2018 Minnesota week

10/15/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on the overtime loss at Northwestern and Nebraska's preparations for Saturday's game against Minnesota. Frost said Monday's practice was the best yet and he's happy with the program's culture. "I don't want the guys to get used to losing and be OK with it. I know the vast majority of our team…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #231: And So It Continues

10/15/18 | Patrick Janssen
Ten in a row. Loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss after loss. That's what Husker football looks like right now. That's not a Scott Frost thing. That's not a Mike Riley thing. That's a Nebraska thing. This has unfortunately become our culture. There are times it feels like it's…

Anatomy of an Era: Phil Ellis, Part 2

10/15/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 62, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Phil Ellis, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Phil, I’m of the mindset that many people just expected -for lack of a better term- expected you guys to run out there on Saturdays and dominate and win, yet don’t have an…

2018 Nebraska-Minnesota stats matchup

10/14/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Golden Gophers match up statistically entering their Oct. 20th game in Lincoln.   NEBRASKA 0-6 (0-4) MINNESOTA 3-3 (0-3) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense192.744150.591 Passing offense247.854200.0101 Pass efficiency131.5075115.54112 Total offense440.542350.5109 Scoring offense23.310725.592 Rushing defense177.087121.528 Pass defense268.8109232.777 Pass eff. defense130.6864129.0461 Total defense445.8109354.245 Scoring defense38.311724.554 Net punting35.299541.2917 Punt returns2.8812428.671 Kickoff returns17.4011120.6471 Turnover margin-1.17121-1.00119 Tackles for loss6.064 6.2 58…

Anatomy of an Era: Phil Ellis, Part 1

10/14/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 62, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   One winter his cattle had perished in a blizzard. The next summer one of his plow horses broke its leg in a prairie-dog hole and had to be shot. Another summer he lost his hogs from cholera, and a valuable stallion died…

Stryker: Huskers add to bad reputation by puking up big fourth-quarter lead

10/13/18 | Tad Stryker
As Nebraska’s football family battles its way through unprecedented self-inflicted pain and suffering, there are no shortage of opinions on the best way to end it. And not all Nebraska fans are handling it well. You already know that if you listened to the postgame radio call-in shows. Nebraska’s dirty laundry is being broadcast throughout the nation. Some people look…

Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Davis, Part 2

10/12/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 60, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Davis, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Aaron, do you have a favorite game or game-time moment? Aaron Davis: You know, I sometimes joke about it, but Saturday was a day of rest for me. (laughs) I always say I…

Thursday practice, Northwestern week

10/11/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said Nebraska has had its best week of practice heading into Saturday's game at Northwestern. He provided several injury updates and commented on what he believes is an unfair advantage to schools whose classes are on a quarters system. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | NW | Flip sheet •…

Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Davis, Part 1

10/11/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 60, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   “The thing about football –the important thing about football- is that it is not just about football.” -Terry Pratchet, Unseen Academicals   Competing with Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back in 1992, the top song of the year was Boyz II Men’s End…

Wednesday practice, Northwestern week

10/10/18 | HuskerMax
The Huskers practiced outside on the grass Wednesday to prepare for Northwestern's notoriously slow field, but running backs coach Ryan Held said he doesn't expect the surface in Evanston to be much of a factor. Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said of true freshman Maurice Washington, "We're going to find ways to get him the ball" on both running and passing…

Anatomy of an Era: Ben Rutz, Part 2

10/10/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 59, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Ben Rutz, Part 2 Continued…. Q: So then you become a Kansas Jayhawk after your JUCO year. Your first day on campus there, was there anything that stood out to you? Any difference between the Kansas program and Nebraska?…

Tuesday practice, Northwestern week

10/9/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said after Tuesday's practice that "we have a long ways to go football-wise, we have a long ways to go strength and conditioning-wise if we're going to catch up and be able to beat teams like Wisconsin and Michigan." He also said the defense needs to get better at creating turnovers. Refresh this page for the…

Husker Dan: Wisconsin loss: The same, only different?

10/9/18 | Husker Dan
When you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud. -Denzel Washington Late last fall, most Husker fans were hoping (praying?) that Scott Frost would accept the head coaching job at Nebraska after Mike Riley was fired in November.  And luckily, everyone got his wish. Frost was deemed to be the savior of a Husker football program that had…

Anatomy of an Era: Ben Rutz, Part 1

10/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 59, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 2 by Paul Koch   The conductor of a great symphony orchestra was once asked which was the most difficult instrument to play. ”Second violin,” he answered. ”We can get plenty of first violinists. But to get someone who will play second violin with enthusiasm – that…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #230: Turning Point?

10/8/18 | Patrick Janssen
Nobody wants to hear about moral victories and turning points. The only victories and momentum shifts will come from actual wins is the common maxim. But let me tell you: Saturday felt like a victory for self-esteem and a changing of a emotional tide. The true test of how much of one it was will come Saturday in Evanston, Ill.…

Monday presser, Northwestern week

10/8/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost and several players commented on Nebraska's loss to Wisconsin and its preparations for Saturday's game against Northwestern. Freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez said he has all kinds of room for improvement, and Frost said the team is "turning a corner" in terms of attitude. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Transcripts: Frost, Davis, Farniok, Lee,…

Anatomy of an Era: Vol. 1 Exhibits

10/8/18 | Paul Koch
  Excerpted from Exhibits, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.” -  Louis L'Amour…

2018 Nebraska-Northwestern stats matchup

10/7/18 | HuskerMax
Here's how the Cornhuskers and Wildcats match up statistically entering their Oct. 13th game in Evanston.   NEBRASKA 0-5 (0-3) N’WESTERN 2-3 (2-1) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense185.05877.4127 Passing offense247.258293.822 Pass efficiency131.8875118.59107 Total offense432.247371.295 Scoring offense21.811423.6106 Rushing defense206.0109133.046 Pass defense231.677255.2102 Pass eff. defense130.5863134.0777 Total defense437.6105388.272 Scoring defense39.212025.260 Net punting34.0410837.2974 Punt returns0.571265.7997 Kickoff returns18.1910322.1152 Turnover margin-1.20122-0.4093 Tackles for loss6.064 5.8 75 Sacks2.60…

Stryker: In Madison, small steps better than none for Huskers

10/7/18 | Tad Stryker
Two steps forward, one step back. That’s progress, right? Except when you’re playing in Madison, where there’s precious little room for missteps. Wisconsin played its usual brand of wear-’em-down football, and Jonathan Taylor scorched Nebraska for another 200-yard, multiple-touchdown game. So the beat goes on for the 4-1 Badgers, who rushed for 370 yards and have positioned themselves well for…

Anatomy of an Era: John Reece, Part 3

10/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 58, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: John Reece, Part 3 Continued…. Q: Watching the Florida State game the other night, I never felt so bad as I did when Toby (Wright) bumps into that receiver when they make that pass to the endzone, where the…

Thursday practice, Wisconsin week

10/4/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost said after Thursday's practice that Nebraska will have to be efficient on offense Saturday, given the Badgers' clock-consuming offense. He said he saw progress this week from the Huskers' wide receivers and running backs. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | WIS | Flip sheet • Game notes: NEB | WIS…

Anatomy of an Era: John Reece, Part 2

10/4/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 58, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: John Reece, Part 2 Continued…. Q: So after the Florida State game you got drafted by the Rams? JR: I actually got drafted by the Arizona Cardinals. (laughs) I kid with people all the time that I left heaven…

Wednesday practice, Wisconsin week

10/3/18 | HuskerMax
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters discussed the departure of receiver Tyjon Lindsey after Wednesday's practice: “He was getting better and better. He was frustrated with the reps he was getting, so he wanted to move on, and we have to focus on the guys who are here.” Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | WIS |…

Anatomy of an Era: John Reece, Part 1

10/3/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 58, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   “I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.” -Jack Tatum   Born to a prostitute mother and pimp father in Austin, Texas in 1928, Dick “Night Train” Lane was ditched into a back alley dumpster a few short…

Tuesday practice, Wisconsin week

10/2/18 | HuskerMax
Defensive coaches and players commented on Nebraska's preparations for Saturday's game against Wisconsin. Erik Chinander said more tough love is in order for his Husker defense. Head coach Scott Frost also spoke after Tuesday's practice in the Big Ten coaches' teleconference. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Depth charts: NEB | WIS | Flip sheet • Game notes:…

Anatomy of an Era: Bruce Moore, Part 2

10/2/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 57, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Anatomy of an Era: Bruce Moore, Part 2 Continued…. Q: Do you recall significant organizational changes from your freshman to your senior year? BM: I think winning the national championship was always there in our mind, because the Big 8 championship was always…

Husker Dan: Deja vu all over again for NU?

10/1/18 | Husker Dan
It's fitting and proper that the biggest star to grace Memorial Stadium Saturday during the Purdue-Husker game, was legendary actor and funny man Bill Murray. Murray, of course, is known for movies such as "Ghostbusters," "Scrooged" and the cult classic "Caddyshack." So what's the deja vu connection? Murray also made a movie called "Groundhog Day." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vmmTnDJnH0) In case you haven't…

Monday presser, Wisconsin week

10/1/18 | HuskerMax
Husker players and head coach Scott Frost commented on the 0-4 Nebraska football team's resolve to right the ship and its preparations for Saturday's game against Wisconsin. There was bad news on the injury front as it was announced that linebacker Will Honas will miss the rest of the season. Refresh this page for the latest updates. • Monday transcripts…

Big Red Cobcast Preview #229: Pur-d’oh

10/1/18 | Patrick Janssen
This is going to be quick. Why? Because I'm the guy who wasn't a part of this week's podcast. Because I'm in Nebraska trying to hang out with family before flying back to California. Because we lost to friggin' Purdue again. In spite of all that, I had fun at this weekend's game (first time sitting next to my dad…

Anatomy of an Era: Bruce Moore, Part 1

10/1/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 57, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch You'll find the road is long and rough, with soft spots far apart, Where only those can make the grade who have the Uphill Heart. And when they stop you with a thud or halt you with a crack, Let Courage call the…

2018 Nebraska-Wisconsin stats matchup

9/30/18 | HuskerMax
How do the Cornhuskers and Badgers match up statistically entering their Oct. 6th game in Madison? Here are the numbers.   NEBRASKA 0-4 (0-2) WISCONSIN 3-1 (1-0) Avg. Rank Avg. Rank Rushing offense203.541266.38 Passing offense207.387200.895 Pass efficiency124.7095156.9726 Total offense410.868467.035 Scoring offense21.311532.057 Rushing defense165.080135.050 Pass defense248.894172.825 Pass eff. defense131.5174124.5454 Total defense413.897307.817 Scoring defense38.811814.510 Net punting34.2710837.6965 Punt returns0.171255.33102 Kickoff returns18.299620.3075 Turnover margin-1.501271.0015 Tackles for…

Stryker: Amid team’s erratic behavior, Frost hasn’t made his peace with losing

9/30/18 | Tad Stryker
Warriors and wild men look similar much of the time, but when a pressure situation hits, they respond differently. Scott Frost got an unpredictable mix of both when he came to Lincoln, and so far the results have been interesting — flashes of brilliance mixed with totally irrational behavior — but ultimately frustrating. Nebraska ended its 2017 season with a…
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