2002 SPRING DRILLS
& RED-WHITE GAME
Links to coverage, roughly in reverse chronological order:
Will the stars of the spring game fade from view in the fall?
The papers in Omaha, Grand Island, Lincoln preview the game, and so does the Colonel.
Walk-ons keep up their pursuit of a dream.
An update on the Bullocks twins and Mike Stuntz, and a spring game preview.
A look at the special teams' prospects.
Le Kevin Smith aims for August two-a-days.
Trevor Johnson has turned things up a notch.
Cory Ross and Marques Simmons make a run for playing time.
The O-line's struggles keep Milt Tenopir busy.
Willie Amos has two torn knee ligaments and faces surgery this week. Other notes from Monday's practice.
Craig Bohl likes what he sees in LB Demorrio Williams.
The defense is dominant in the April 13th scrimmage, and Willie Amos goes down with a knee injury.
There's no slowing down for the sixtysomethings on the coaching staff -- Tenopir, Darlington and Young.
A sore hamstring will keep Josh Davis out of the April 13 scrimmage. Look for more reps for the backup QBs.
Wanted: More rush end production.
LB Chad Sievers feels at home now.
Photos from Wednesday's practice.
Mike McLaughlin moves to receiver.
A look at NU's changes on defense.
Who will step up at tight end?
Seppo Evwaraye: The Finn fits right in.
Mike Stuntz and Curt Dukes will share the No. 2 QB spot this spring. Meanwhile, battles shape up at other positions, and Richie Incognito contends for the starting spot at left tackle.
Randy Stella won't be back: 1, 2, 3
The defense and especially the front four shine in Saturday's scrimmage. The O-line, meanwhile, needs time to gel.
Another look at the I-back competition.
Barrett Ruud keeps things intense but still has fun.
Phil Bland gives the free safety position a try.
For Rodney Burgess, patience pays.
There's quite a crowd at I-back behind Diedrick and Collins.
A four-pack on the QBs: Lord, Dukes, the Mikes and Giacone.
Demorrio Williams contends for the Will linebacker spot.
Signs of fatigue show at Wednesday's practice.
Ross Pilkington discusses his return to football.
Randy Stella's status will be decided by April 5.
Curt Dukes makes a quick impression, but Jammal Lord is the clear No. 1 for now.
Willie Amos adjusts to the cornerback position.
Jammal Lord gets the green jersey and Curt Dukes tosses a TD pass in NU's first scrimmage.
Wilson Thomas appears likely to figure in the leadership picture.
The secondary works on improving its zone coverages as the Huskers strap on the pads for the first time.
DeAntae Grixby talks about his trying times in 2001.
An atypical newcomer at wide receiver is showing promise.
Will less mean more for the O-line?
Frank Solich says QB Jammal Lord may get the green jersey.
NU tries out a smaller ball.
On defense, Barrett Ruud gets the top spot at middle linebacker, while the line shapes up as a mix of youth and experience.
The last thing Mike Stuntz wants is for "the play" to define his career. DeAntae Grixby, meanwhile, figures it's time to make an impact.
Spring drills for the 2002 Huskers are finally under way. Among the changes are a slimmed-down Nate Kolterman and a greenish receiving corps. Still no word on whether Randy Stella will be allowed to rejoin the defense.
Judd Davies plans on providing some in-your-face leadership, and John Garrison will lead in his own way on the O-line.
The snowstorm delays the start of spring drills until Wednesday.
Randy Stella awaits Frank Solich's call.
There are the usual holes to fill but an unusual level of fan skepticism as the Huskers head into spring ball looking for answers on defense and at quarterback.
With No. 7 gone, look for the offense to spread the ball around more.
Richie Incognito is penciled in at left tackle.
NU faces a rebuilding job on the O-line.
Who will step up as team leaders?
Jammal Lord hopes to build from a strong offseason and erase one of 2002's question marks.
Jason Lohr and four others get an extra year for medical hardships.
Results from performance testing show across-the-board improvement, and Wes Cody has reached a bench-press milestone.
DeJuan Groce and Dahrran Diedrick say they'd like Randy Stella back on the team.
Randy Stella meets with Frank Solich in the suspended linebacker's bid to return to the team.