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HUSKER DAN’S BIG RED UPDATE

5/23/18 | Husker Dan
ERIC AND JOHNNY AND ROZIER, OH MY! I know we haven't seen Scott Frost's "Duck" offense at Nebraska just yet, but if his offense becomes close to what he ran when he was the OC at Oregon and what UCF ran last year, you have to wonder how the likes of Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers, Eric Crouch, Tommie Frazier, Turner…

Anatomy of an Era: Coach Tony Samuel, Part 3

5/22/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 21, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Tony Samuel, Part 3 Continued… Q: Anything really stand out about that Florida State national championship game in particular? TS: One, I remember Corey Dixon returning the punt that gets called back, and then I also remember Florida State taking a timeout late…

Big Red Cobcast: Scott Frost Wants Bama

5/22/18 | Ryan Tweedy
For those of you that haven't heard, Scott Frost called out Alabama for claiming titles that don't really count. Which brings the total number of entities ol' Frosty has called out to Bama, Harbaugh, Meyer, the entire Big Ten conference in one fell swoop and, if we go back to '97, the media that didn't recognize Tom Osborne as the…

Anatomy of an Era: Coach Tony Samuel, Part 2

5/21/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 21, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Tony Samuel, Part 2 Continued… Q: At that time did you assistants pay much attention to the pay at other schools? TS: To be quite honest, I never did, but I can’t speak for anybody else. I didn’t know what other schools were…

Anatomy of an Era: Coach Tony Samuel

5/20/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 21, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch “Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear.” – John Madden The second man from the coaching staff to respond to my query, I corralled Tony Samuel on his home phone…

Anatomy of an Era: Troy Dumas, Part 2

5/18/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 18, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Troy Dumas, Part 2   Continued… Q: What differentiated us from the other great teams of the time? TD: Well, we talked it, so we were gonna walk it. That was huge. I’ll be frank about it: if you’re gonna put it out there,…

Stryker: Dixon represents movement toward speed on defense

5/17/18 | Tad Stryker
On Sept. 22, when Shea Patterson starts at quarterback for Michigan, he’ll see a former Ole Miss teammate on the other side of the ball. Breon Dixon will line up at outside linebacker for Nebraska in front of a full house in the Big House, likely as a starter. Patterson and Dixon are the most recent Southern players to head…

Anatomy of an Era: Troy Dumas, Part 1

5/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 18, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? -Rodney King, 1992 On campus and around America, 1993 was a year of turbulence and change. January began rather calmly, ushering in a new U.S. President: Hope, Arkansas’ William…

Husker Dan: More on the Tunnel Walk

5/16/18 | Husker Dan
Several of you (and you know who you are) responded to my recent column about the idea of changing the longtime Husker Tunnel Walk music (some contend the music is outdated) to something brand new-something to start the Scott Frost Era on the right foot. Although there are many who want to keep the music as it is, there are…

Big Red Cobcast: Is Baseball A Sport?

5/16/18 | Ryan Tweedy
 Is Baseball A Sport? This very question has been debated by Pat and myself dozens of times. Pat, a fan of all leisures including both sports and games, is a die hard baseball fan. It's actually perfect for him. It gives him numbers and stats to think about while trims his toe nails. RBI's and ERA's (those are both of…
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Big Red Cobcast Preview: Bring On Breon!

5/14/18 | Patrick Janssen
In life, some weeks just flat out suck. And then there are the weeks you find out Breon Dixon will be allowed to play this fall and you realize heaven’s existence is immaterial because it’s already a time and place on Earth! That’s pretty much where Tweedy and I are this week. We also discuss the state of Husker football…

Anatomy of an Era: Joel Wilks, Part 3

5/14/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 17, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Joel Wilks, Part 3   Continued… Q: Anybody else in your O-line group stand out to you from those days? JW: One guy, Bryan Pruitt, he had a really intense personality and intense work ethic on the field. He was the kind of…

Anatomy of an Era: Joel Wilks, Part 2

5/13/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 17, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Joel Wilks, Part 2   Continued… Q: And when you say ‘The Pit’, we’re talking about the lower room down in the old North Fieldhouse, right? Where they used to store the blocking dummies? JW: Yeah, we used to live down there! Q:…

Anatomy of an Era: Joel Wilks, Part 1

5/12/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 17, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Is it or is it not a matter of importance that a young man starts out in life with an ability to shut his jaw hard and say "I will," or "I will not," and mean it?  -John Heisman Perhaps the most…

Scott Frost on UCF title claim and more

5/10/18 | HuskerMax
In an interview Thursday with Orlando sports columnist Mike Bianchi, Nebraska coach Scott Frost clarified his recent comments about Central Florida's 2017 national championship claim. He touched on other subjects as well, including his support for an eight-team playoff and life as a new father. Full audio and coverage links below.     • Omaha World-Herald* | Scott Frost stands…

Anatomy of an Era: Adam Treu, Part 2

5/10/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 16, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Adam Treu, Part 2   Continued… Q: As far as motivation, how did you guys get motivated? Was it personal, was it the coaches? AT: It started with the coaches, and I think through the recruiting and the homework they did, making sure…

Anatomy of an Era: Adam Treu, Part 1

5/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 16, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Andy Dufresne: [in a farewell letter] Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. -Stephen King & Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption Peter Richmond, in his best-selling book Baddasses: The Legend of Snake,…

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Reunited And It Feels So Good

5/7/18 | Patrick Janssen
Some things go away, and when they do they stay gone forever (like the logo used in this article was supposed to be). Other things are merely gone for a moment in time, only to be rightly reunited. Like Scott Frost and Nebraska. Or Tweedy’s and my disconcertingly close relationship. OR THESE BIG RED COBCAST PREVIEW ARTICLES. After being separated…

Anatomy of an Era: George Darlington, Part 3

5/7/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 15, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch George Darlington, Part 3   Continued…. Q: The ’93 to the ’97 years, was there one year the staff did a better job than others? GD: Well, I think we just coached like we always coached. Like I mentioned, the ’95 team was…

Anatomy of an Era: George Darlington, Part 2

5/6/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 15, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch George Darlington, Part 2 Q: Did you ever ask Coach Osborne why he picked you from among the other candidates? GD: No, but I think one of the issues was recruiting. And Rick Duvall and I were both recruiting California, so that might…

Anatomy of an Era: George Darlington, Part 1

5/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 15, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   These were my people. This was where I came from. They knew about hard work, bad harvests, and low prices. But they also knew about the importance of sticking together when times were tough. -Shane Osborne with Malcolm McConnell, Born To Fly…

Anatomy of an Era: Gerry Gdowski

5/3/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 14, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   The man of the prairie is ready for action at home or abroad, balanced by a reasonable culture and poised by an experience whose lessons he does not leave to be learned by his grandsons. -Albert P. Brigham, Geographic Influences In American…

Game on YouTube: 1994 Nebraska @ Texas Tech

5/2/18 | HuskerMax
Five Nebraska backs broke runs of at least 30 yards in a 500-plus-yard rushing display that helped the Cornhuskers flatten the Red Raiders, 42-16. Tech trailed by just 14-9 early in the second half, but the Huskers rolled 82 yards on each of two consecutive touchdown drives to take control. Of the Huskers' 524 rushing yards, 335 came after intermission.…

Anatomy of an Era: Dr. Jack Stark, Part 3

5/1/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 13 of No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Volume 1 Dr. Jack Stark, Part 3 Team Psychologist Continued… Q: It appears that you and Coach Osborne were quite often of the same mind on a great number of things. Was there anything else you ever brought to him, anything interesting that we could share? JS:…

Husker Dan: Could Two Plays Have Kept Frost From Coming to NU?

4/30/18 | Husker Dan
Recently, a good friend of mine offered a theory that he believes may have kept Scott Frost from being hired last December as the new Husker head football coach. A KEYSTONE THEORY Bill Moran, who is a Husker Super Fan from the Keystone state of Pennsylvania, says that had two plays gone differently for Nebraska last season, there is a…

Maurice Washington’s motivation

4/30/18 | HuskerMax
Incoming Nebraska running back Maurice Washington talks about what motivates him, including the memory of his father, in this Omaha World-Herald video. | OWH stories: 1,* 2* | Highlights | 2018 recruiting class   *Link may require subscription

Anatomy of an Era: Dr. Jack Stark, Part 2

4/30/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 13 of No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Volume 1 Dr. Jack Stark, Part 2 Team Psychologist Continued… Q: From the way you describe it, they were just guys who rose up regardless of position on the field. Were these leaders created or did they already have it, that leadership factor? JS: I think these…

Anatomy of an Era: Dr. Jack Stark, Part 1

4/29/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 13 of No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Volume 1 by Paul Koch   Nothing is little to him that feels it with great sensibility. -Samuel Johnson, Boswell’s Life of Dr. Johnson   For 15 years Doctor Jack Stark plied his wares in the Athletic Department’s hallways, nooks and an astounding caseload of players’ crannies.…

Pernell: Frost with a big decision at QB

4/26/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska set a spring game attendance record when an announced crowd of 86,818 fans spent last Saturday in Memorial Stadium getting their first glimpse of new coach Scott Frost's program. It was the largest crowd in Nebraska history for spring games, and the eighth highest-attended spring game nationally in modern history. Most anticipated was the first look at Frost's pace-and-space…

Anatomy of an Era: Chris Norris, Part 3

4/26/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 12, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Chris Norris, Part 3 Walk-on, Fullback, Papillion, Nebraska (Papillion-LaVista)     Continued… Q: Any good stories about the athletic trainers? CN: Probably a hundred of them. Sully being that stereotypical gruff, old, grumpy, ‘you-can-play, rub-some-dirt-on-it’ kind of guy, and Doak was the guy who…

Scott Frost: Post-spring “Sports Nightly”

4/25/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost said on the "Sports Nightly" radio show Wednesday night that the Huskers still have far to go but that spring ball was a good start. He said summer conditioning will be a crucial time as the team gets ready for the 2018 season. The coach touched on a number of subjects, including the race…

Game on YouTube: 1974 Sugar Bowl vs. Florida

4/25/18 | HuskerMax
Rallying from a 10-0 deficit, Nebraska scored three times in the fourth quarter to defeat the Florida Gators 13-10 in the 1974 Sugar Bowl. The Huskers' Mike Coyle kicked a 39-yard field goal with 1:46 left in the game to provide the winning margin.     Coverage and stats on the HuskerMax game page    

Anatomy of an Era: Chris Norris, Part 2

4/25/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 12, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Chris Norris, Part 2 Walk-on, Fullback, Papillion, Nebraska (Papillion-LaVista)     Continued… Q: Going from being a player and then to the Coaches’ meeting room, anything stand out to you when you joined that side? CN: A lot more things made sense to me.…

Husker Dan: Huskers to spring forward?

4/24/18 | Husker Dan
SPRING GAME REWIND If there is a quarterback other than Adrian Martinez starting the 2018 season, I will be stunned (injuries not withstanding). Tristan Gebbia looked good, too, but AM seems to be a cut above him as well as walk-on Andrew Bunch.  (Noah Vedral will likely have to sit out next season because of NCAA transfer rules.) To be sure,…

Tunnel Walk music: Should “Sirius” go?

4/24/18 | HuskerMax
Gary Clark Jr.'s cover of the Beatles' "Come Together" was used in Saturday's Nebraska football spring game as the music for the players' Tunnel Walk entrance onto the field. That was a departure from the longtime staple "Sirius" by the Alan Parsons Project. Shot Kleen, the associate athletic director for HuskerVision, told the Omaha World-Herald that his department decided to…

Anatomy of an Era: Chris Norris, Part 1

4/24/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 12, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch When things don’t go your way, never give up. Play the next play with all you have, from the time the ball is snapped until the whistle is blown. Play from sideline to sideline. Once your block is made, look downfield for someone…

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Episode #206

4/23/18 | Patrick Janssen
This week’s Big Red Cobcast is a little different. Tweedy went to the spring game, while I was stuck in the California weather with non-Runza hamburgers and non-Valentino’s pizza. So Tweedy spent the weekend catching up with old Lincoln buddies and talking about the true beginning of the Frost Era. Because of that, we didn’t have our usual Facebook Live…

Game on YouTube: 2018 spring game

4/22/18 | HuskerMax
The Huskers under head coach Scott Frost get their public debut in front of a record crowd at Memorial Stadium on April 21, 2018. Quarterbacks Tristan Gebbia and Adrian Martinez combined to go 22-of-30 for 239 yards and three touchdowns as the Reds rolled to a 49-9 victory. | HuskerMax game page       Quick version  

Anatomy of an Era: Lorenzo Brinkley & Kenny Wilhite, Part 3

4/22/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 11, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   Lorenzo Brinkley & Kenny Wilhite, Part 3 Scholarship recruit, Cornerback, St. Louis, Missouri (Hazelwood Central) & Scholarship recruit, Cornerback, St. Louis, Missouri (Oakville) Continued… LB: It’s about the players. Once it stops being about the players then you have to get out…

Stryker: Four quarterbacks show promise as sun rises on Frost era

4/21/18 | Tad Stryker
Scott Frost’s homecoming checked most, if not all, the boxes that Nebraska fans hoped it would. New offense on display. Energy and enthusiasm galore. No serious injuries. A bunch of 2019 recruits in the house. And Frost, the man himself, on the sidelines. Well, not exactly on the sidelines. Frost spent most of his day in the middle of the…

Stryker Pregame Perspective: Signs of Spring

4/21/18 | Tad Stryker
A four-game losing streak to finish a dismal 4-8 season predicted  a long, cold winter for Nebraska football fans, and that’s exactly what we got, although the hiring of Scott Frost infused enough energy into Husker Nation to prompt the first-ever sellout for the spring game. So to get a jump on what Cornhusker fans are thinking these days, I…

Anatomy of an Era: Lorenzo Brinkley & Kenny Wilhite, Part 2

4/21/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 11, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Lorenzo Brinkley & Kenny Wilhite, Part 2 Scholarship recruit, Cornerback, St. Louis, Missouri (Hazelwood Central) & Scholarship recruit, Cornerback, St. Louis, Missouri (Oakville)   Continued… Q: Tell me, was there a change from the first day you were on campus to the last,…

Anatomy of an Era: Lorenzo Brinkley & Kenny Wilhite, Part 1

4/20/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 11, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch I am a border ruffian from the State of Missouri… In me you have Missouri morals, Connecticut culture; this, gentlemen, is the combination which makes the perfect man. -Mark Twain World War I’s General of the Armies John J. Pershing was born in…

Stryker: Rumors of Frost power infusion have nation talking Huskers

4/19/18 | Tad Stryker
It’s still too early to say Nebraska football is nationally relevant again. That has to be earned on the football field, something that cannot possibly happen for at least five months. And it’s premature to say the Cornhuskers are ready to contend for the Big Ten West title this fall. But it’s time to say that Nebraska will be taken…

2018 spring game rosters

4/19/18 | HuskerMax
Head coach Scott Frost announced the rosters for Saturday's Nebraska football Red-White Spring Game at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. Roster cards will be available Saturday at concession stands in the stadium for $1. | Printable version (PDF) | More fan info REDS WHITES NO. NAME POS. NO. NAME POS. 1 Tyjon Lindsey WR 2 Tony Butler…

Spring practice #12

4/19/18 | HuskerMax
  Spring game rosters Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Thursday's Practice • Omaha World-Herald* | Practice report: Nebraska coaches split up roster, discuss expectations for spring game • Lincoln Journal Star | How the QBs are split up for the spring game; Spielman questionable; play-calling duties • Land of 10 | Coaches explain how QBs…

Anatomy of an Era: Zach Wiegert, Part 3

4/19/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 10, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Zach Wiegert, Part 3 Scholarship recruit, Offensive Tackle, Fremont, Nebraska (Bergan)  Continued… Q: Any practice recollections that you’ll never forget? ZW: The best practice we ever had was when Christian Peter got knocked over the head with his own helmet down in ‘The…

Pernell: Top 100 Prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft

4/18/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Saquon Barkley carries the ball against Nebraska on Nov 18, 2017. (Chris Dunn/York Daily Record via USA TODAY Sports)   1. RB Saquon Barkley Penn State 2. DB Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama 3. DE Bradley Chubb N.C. State 4. OG Quenton Nelson Notre Dame 5. LB Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech 6. CB Denzel Ward Ohio State 7. QB Josh Rosen UCLA…

Anatomy of an Era: Zach Wiegert, Part 2

4/18/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 10, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Zach Wiegert, Part 2 Scholarship recruit, Offensive Tackle, Fremont, Nebraska (Bergan) Continued… And I think when I played there -and it wasn’t just me, but a lot of guys, most of the guys in my class- but everything was a competition with us.…

Fan reminders: Spring game

4/17/18 | HuskerMax
Nebraska will hold its annual Red-White Spring Game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, with kickoff set for 11 a.m. The game will be carried live on the IMG Husker Sports Network and televised live to a national audience on BTN. The spring game sold out originally in just more than 24 hours, and last week there were more than 9,500 requests for 1,000 tickets…

Husker Dan’s Big Red Notebook

4/17/18 | Husker Dan
Okay, Husker fans.  I'm young, tan, rested and I'm back!!  (Okay, one out of four ain't bad.) THE HUSKER SPRING GAME I was thinking last Saturday that new Husker head coach Scott Frost was some kind of genius because had he not decided to move the annual spring game from its original date of Saturday, April 14th, the game likely…

Spring practice #11

4/17/18 | HuskerMax
  Video • HuskerOnline | Jaevon McQuitty • HuskerOnline | Damion Daniels • HuskerOnline | Freedom Akinmoladun • HuskerOnline | Mohamed Barry • Lincoln Journal Star | Sipple-Gabriel recap • Omaha World-Herald | Bland-Heady recap • HuskerOnline | Callahan recap   * May require subscription   Photos 📸 from Practice 1⃣1⃣.#GBR 🔗: https://t.co/oxauC5zMkN pic.twitter.com/FDulBXnM2M — ❄ Nebraska Football ❄ (@HuskerFBNation)…

Anatomy of an Era: Zach Wiegert, Part 1

4/17/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 10, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch   No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig…I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. -Epictetus, circa A.D. 60 Born in Fremont, Nebraska in 1903,…

Spring Football: Episode III — Nebraska Way

4/16/18 | HuskerMax
The Nebraska football team continues 2018 spring practice under Head Coach Scott Frost. Players say they want to elevate the program to its former heights.   Episode 1: Expectations | Episode 2: Competition  

Big Red Cobcast Preview: Episode #205

4/16/18 | Patrick Janssen
Tweedy & I are Nebraska natives. We've had our share of Runzas. We've soaked up cheap beer with Valentino's on a Saturday morning. And most importantly, we know how to drive in the damn snow. But that doesn't mean we always want to (drive in the snow; I'll eat post-drunk Runzas and Valentino's slices all day every day). But sometimes…

Anatomy of an Era: George Sullivan, Part 2

4/16/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 42 of No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Volume 1 by Paul Koch George Sullivan Athletic Trainer Emeritus   Continued… Q: Any fond recollections of the assistant coaches? Any unique personalities? GS: I think it was strictly the togetherness and cohesiveness of the whole group there. They were so good to me that there’s not…

Anatomy of an Era: George Sullivan, Part 1

4/15/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 42 of No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Volume 1 by Paul Koch                                          A timeline: 1966: At the University of Florida, Dr. Robert Cade and Dr. Dana Shires create Gatorade for the university's football team, the Gators. 1966/1967: Dr. Cade comes to an agreement with Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.(S-VC) to produce the already patented product.…

OWH recap: Spring practice #10

4/14/18 | HuskerMax
Omaha World-Herald reporters Evan Bland and Chris Heady offer their takeaways after hearing from Nebraska's defensive coaching staff and players after spring practice #10.

Spring practice #10

4/14/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Saturday's Practice • Nebraska Athletics | Huskers Anticipate Spring Game • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid Reaction: Nothing held back during coaches clinic; Lightbourn working on kickoffs • Omaha World-Herald* | Practice report: Nebraska striving for defensive consistency; Lamar Jackson improving • Land of 10 | Nebraska DC Erik Chinander:…

Anatomy of an Era: Dave Ellis, Part 4

4/14/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 9, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   Dave Ellis, Part 4 Sports Nutritionist #fuelingtactics Continued… Q: Any final thoughts on those championship Husker years? Anything behind the scenes you thought made a difference? DE: Well, you know, Steve Pederson, I’ll give him some props. I know he didn’t go out on a…

Anatomy of an Era: Dave Ellis, Part 3

4/13/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 9, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 Dave Ellis, Part 3 Sports Nutritionist #fuelingtactics Continued… Q: Dave do you have a favorite kid who blossomed right in front of your eyes? DE: Grant Wistrom was one of the case studies that I always showed recruits. Certainly any kind of rush end/outside linebacker recruit,…

Spring practice #9

4/12/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • KLIN | Patrick O’Brien no longer with the Huskers, granted release from program • Husker247 | QB O'Brien will transfer from program • HuskerOnline | O'Brien granted his scholarship release • Hail Varsity | Patrick O'Brien Granted Release from Nebraska • Lincoln Journal Star | O'Brien transferring; Frost explains separation in quarterback competition • O'Brien's announcement on Twitter…

Anatomy of an Era: Dave Ellis, Part 2

4/12/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 9, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 Dave Ellis, Part 2 Sports Nutritionist Continued… Q: 60 wins & 3 losses, Dave. Nebraska football from 1993 to 1997. Almost unheard of in modern day college football... DE: One of the strongest eras ever. Those were teams that ran the tables and won with style…

Anatomy of an Era: Dave Ellis, Part 1

4/11/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 9, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch Pay close attention: this is good.... em-i-nence: high station, rank, or repute. out-li-er: a person or thing that lies outside. I’ve chosen to label a few select individuals a term I recently coined: Eminence Outliers. An Eminence Outlier –EO for short- is a…

Spring practice #8

4/10/18 | HuskerMax
More video • Lincoln Journal Star | Sipple-Gabriel recap • HuskerOnline | Tristan Gebbia • HuskerOnline | Adrian Martinez • HuskerOnline | Noah Vedral • HuskerOnline | Andrew Bunch • HuskerOnline | Callahan recap   Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Tuesday's Practice • Omaha World-Herald* | Practice report: Nebraska quarterbacks ride learning curve while battling…

New Hall-of-Famers

4/9/18 | HuskerMax
Five distinguished student-athletes and a pair of legendary football coaches make up the 2018 University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame Class, announced on Monday, April 9.   The class includes student-athletes Darin Erstad (baseball 1993-94-95; football 1994), Peaches James (softball 2001-02-03-04), Sarah Pavan (volleyball, 2004-05-06-07), Mike Rozier (football, 1981-82-83) and Tom Schlesinger (men’s gymnastics 1985-86-87-88), along with football coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne, who will be the first coaches enshrined in…

Anatomy of an Era: Brenden Stai, Part 3

4/9/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 8, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 Brenden Stai Part 3 Scholarship recruit, Offensive Guard, Yorba Linda, California (Anaheim Esperanza)     Continued ... Q: Were you on the field blocking for Byron’s last second kick versus Florida State the previous year? BS: No. What happened was, normally whenever you started at Nebraska you normally…

Anatomy of an Era: Brenden Stai, Part 2

4/8/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 8, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 Brenden Stai Part 2 Scholarship recruit, Offensive Guard, Yorba Linda, California (Anaheim Esperanza)       Continued… Q: So Brenden, you brought back ‘old school’ with the whole Socks Up Tuesday, huh? Now, Bryan Pruitt told me that he left his socks down just because he was little…

OWH recap: Spring practice #7

4/7/18 | HuskerMax
The Omaha World-Herald's Evan Bland breaks down the seventh Husker spring practice where coaches are starting to better evaluate their players.      

Spring practice #7

4/7/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Saturday's Practice • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid reaction: "Most" of offense in, no depth chart at RB, fullbacks finding a spot • Land of 10 | Frost’s offense is mostly installed, but there’s no timetable for when Nebraska will master i • Omaha World-Herald*| Practice report: Husker wide receiver…

Anatomy of an Era: Brenden Stai, Part 1

4/7/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 8, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1 by Paul Koch It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Take a quick look at the pencil drawing you see here, compliments of former Husker offensive lineman Mike VanCleave. Back now? Quick: what descriptive terms come to mind? Hulking.. Powerful? Annihilating &…

Anatomy of an Era: Mark “Zeke” Cisco Part 2

4/6/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 7, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1   Mark “Zeke” Cisco Part 2 Walk-on, Strong Safety, Monroe, Michigan (Jefferson)   Continued… Q: Any memorable off-field occurrences? MC: Boy, I tell you, I was part of the TeamMates program. That was special now that I look back on it. At the time I did…

Spring game tickets available

4/5/18 | HuskerMax
The Nebraska Athletic Department will conduct a lottery to allocate approximately 1,000 recently returned tickets for the April 21 Nebraska Spring Game presented by First National Bank. All Husker fans will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to secure the tickets that were returned by various groups. The majority of the tickets available are located in the end zones at…

Spring practice #6

4/5/18 | HuskerMax
Coverage • Nebraska Athletics | Husker Defense Continues to Take Strides • Husker247 | Quick Hits: News and Notes from Thursday's practice • Omaha World-Herald* | Practice report: Nebraska defense 'ahead of that curve' through six spring practices • Lincoln Journal Star | Rapid Reaction: Defense progressing; separation at inside linebacker • Land of 10 | Nebraska’s defense is ahead…

Anatomy of an Era: Mark “Zeke” Cisco Part 1

4/5/18 | Paul Koch
Excerpted from Chapter 7, No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era, Vol. 1                                                           Don’t forget us, but don’t mope. Make lots of new friends. You’ll never be twenty again. Take a chorus girl out to supper – a pretty one, mind!   -Nebraska author & Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather, A Lost Lady, Courtesy of the Willa…