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April 16, 2011 – 1 p.m. CDT
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 Coverage is listed here in reverse chronological order.
16 SAT
Husker fans finally get their football fix today, but don't expect the 62nd annual spring game to reveal much about what's coming in the fall, particularly on offense. | What to watch: 1, 2 | Freshmen's big day | Commentary: Shatel, York, Ryan
See how NU's spring game experience stacks up in the Big Ten.
15 FRI
Congrats to the 22 members of the 2011 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.
O-lineman Mike Smith is seen as NFL material even if he goes undrafted.
The Huskers' spring game isn't the only one to keep an eye on Saturday.
Bo Pelini discusses his tough-love approach and his willingness to make changes.
Listen as Ndamukong Suh offers some thoughts on the 2011 Huskers and more.
Ex-linebacker Eric Martin hasn't lost his explosive presence in his new position.
The defensive backs welcome their new position coach's detail-oriented approach.
Saturday will provide most fans' first glimpse of Brion Carnes at QB. | Notes
Wondering what Suh's "tweetup" is, exactly? Let Randy York explain.
Here are a few watch lists for the spring game: Reds | Whites | Walk-ons
14 THU
Nebraska is bucking a growing trend toward televising college spring games.
Order your 2011 spring game DVD, with game highlights and interviews.
Saturday's rosters for the Red and White squads are announced. | PDF
From Sam McKewon, five things to watch for at the spring game.
Husker Dan shares his notes after attending last Saturday's scrimmage.
Ndamukong Suh will meet fans before the game and try for a world-record "tweetup."
Watch as Kyler Reed discusses the new offensive scheme with ESPN.com
Taylor Martinez will be limited for the spring game. Notes from Wednesday: 1, 2
Linebackers coach Ross Els is feeling right at home in his new job.
Corey Raymond aims to take the defensive backs' play to another level.
Four things to know about Husker walk-on Sam Burtch.
A more confident Taylor Martinez appears ready to lead the Husker offense.
13 WED
See the Big Ten Network's One-on-One segment with Bo Pelini.
Another look at two of the new assistants: John Garrison, Rich Fisher
The Big Ten's new guys praise the league and the new horizons it brings. More from the Legends Division teleconference: Ferentz on NU | Pennsylvania perspective | Meat-grinder schedule | Notebook | Audio: Pelini, Sean Fisher
12 TUE
Here's the story of five aged gentlemen who'll be recognized at Saturday's game.
Jared Crick and Lavonte David make the Lott Trophy's 42-player watch list.
Rich Fisher discusses his coaching style and his return to the college game.
John Garrison is grateful for his chance to coach after years of paying his dues.
Here are the guys who will battle it out for the kicking duties.
11 MON
Monday's practice was a little rough for the offense. | Notes: 1, 2, 3
Carl Pelini expects the offense to be "better right off the bat" this season.
Monday commentary: Sipple on QBs' health | McKewon on offense-defense contrast
Lester Ward's switch to tight end puts his versatility to the test. Meanwhile, Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed work at being dual threats.
10 SUN
Eric Warfield and other ex-Huskers will play in a benefit basketball game Friday night.
Ron Brown sees Tim Beck as the right man at the right time for the Huskers.
Taylor Martinez appears to be developing the intangibles that coaches want in a QB.
09 SAT
Taking stock as the spring game nears: Movers | Shakers | Questions | Changes
Saturday's scrimmage leaves Bo generally pleased. | Notes: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Video: 1, 2
The countdown to the spring game can't go quickly enough for Jamal Turner.
Marcel Jones doesn't intend to let his back problem keep him down this season.
Fullback Tyler Legate aims to help the offense get its swagger back.
08 FRI
Taylor Martinez discusses the offense's progress and "deprogramming."
The Athletic Department is auctioning a couple of special spring-game experiences.
Carl Pelini sees progress from the defense and Eric Martin. | Notes: 1, 2 | Video: 1, 2
Happy to be back in demand, Will Compton and the LBs prepare for a bigger role.
The "50 Huskers to Know" countdown wraps up: Burkhead & Dennard
Cornerback Anthony Blue hopes his bad luck is a thing of the past.
07 THU
The Big Ten Network's Gerry DiNardo likes the athleticism of NU's O-line.
Sporting News' Matt Hayes gives Nebraska a No. 7 preseason ranking.
Kenny Bell's speed could turn a question-mark position into an exclamation point.
06 WED
The spring media guide is now available for your online perusal.
See a few minutes of video from Wednesday's practice
Brandon Kinnie talks to ESPN.com about his goals and expectations for 2011.
Rex Burkhead prepares to shoulder a heavier workload. | "Fast-paced" offense
Three Huskers make Husker Locker's list of top 10 recruits in the Big Ten.
05 TUE
Watch as Tim Beck talks with ESPN.com about where the offense is headed.
NU said no to the idea of televising the spring game on the Big Ten Network. | BBS
Being a backup to Alex Henery was a learning opportunity for Brett Maher.
Qdoba has a tickets and tacos promotion for the Spring Game.
The growing depth at defensive tackle poses a pleasant problem for John Papuchis.
ESPN's Big Ten and Big 12 bloggers have NU at No. 13 on their spring ballots.
04 MON
Carl Pelini wants to have an effective change-up in his arsenal this season. | The 50
The Huskers hit the midpoint of spring drills. Notes from Monday: 1, 2, 3
Bo Pelini lives and learns through the rough ending to 2010.
Memories of Husker teams of the 1990s help propel Nebraska's senior walk-ons.
Receiver Kenny Bell just might have what it takes to help NU's passing attack hum.
There have been bumps in the road for two-sport guy Khiry Cooper.
Cornerback Andrew Green hopes he's finally shaken the injury bug.
03 SUN
Crick, David & Dennard: NFL-caliber anchors at three levels of the defense.
Cody Green remains an upbeat team player even though stardom has been elusive.
02 SAT
There are ups and downs as the team scrimmages for two hours Saturday.
Freshman QB recruit Jamal Turner is looking electrifying at receiver. More on the position switches: Gilleylen takes change in stride | Tim Beck video
The Pelini brothers and Bob Stoops can share coaching secrets again.
Friday's sloppy practice frustrates coaches and players alike. Notes: 1, 2, 3
01 FRI
Placekicker Jason Dann is no longer with the team.
Watch as Alfonzo Dennard talks about leading the secondary this season.
Quincy Enunwa intends to correct the issues that cost him playing time last season.
Kyler Reed might be playing multiple positions to keep defenses guessing.
Two Big Ten writers share their impressions of their recent visits to Lincoln.
Bob Stoops knows that being a defensive specialist mustn't stop a head coach from putting his stamp on the offense.
31 THU
The "defensive offense" will be a thing of the past if Tim Beck's plan clicks.
Something new: Jamal Turner practices at WR, Curenski Gilleylen at running back.
It's a clean slate for the Husker receiving corps in 2011.
There's hot competition for Pierre Allen's old spot at DE. | Wednesday video: 1, 2
From Chicago, a package of items on Nebraska's move | Osborne Q&A | The offense
30 WED
The ESPN blogger takes a look at Taylor Martinez 2.0.
Watch Sean Fisher discuss his rehab and the state of the linebacking corps.
A revamped diet turns guard Andrew Rodriguez into a slimmer and quicker guy.
Sam McKewon says Taylor Martinez is starting to move forward as a leader.
With the loss of key personnel on special teams, who will step up?
29 TUE
Get tickets for the April 15 spring-game pep rally benefiting Angels Among Us.
Fired up by the new approach on offense, Yoshi Hardrick aims to give it all he has – something that was missing last season.
Jared Crick will miss the rest of spring drills with a knee injury.
Brandon Kinnie about shouldering a greater leadership role. | Burkhead interview
Watch as Lavonte David talks about spring drills and his personal growth.
More details about the retooled offense emerge as Taylor Martinez meets the media and discusses what's changed since 2010. Notes: 1, 2, 3 | Video: 1, 2, 3 | Audio: Pelini, Martinez, Burkhead, Compton, Reed
ESPN's Big Ten blogger gives his first impressions of his maiden voyage to Lincoln.
28 MON
The LJS looks at the likely key players in the defensive secondary.
Steve Warren's D.R.E.A.M organization has several Sprng Game events planned.
Shedding a me-first attitude got Brandon Kinnie on the right track. | Back to practice
27 SUN
Six Huskers make Phil Steele's list of top incoming freshman linemen. | QBs & RBs
Bo the CEO: Joe Moglia sees Pelini growing into the role.
With NU practices set to resume, the OWH has Big Red & Big Ten previews. | PDF
26 SAT
Ciante Evans works at staying even-keeled during a cornerback's ups and downs.
25 FRI
The defensive backs say it's been a smooth transition under their new position coach.
Mike Marrow's imminent transfer to Nebraska is confirmed by his father.
24 THU
Taylor Martinez is No. 2 on an ESPN writer's list of darkhorse Heisman candidates.
NationalChamps.net lists Jared Crick & Lavonte David as first-team All-Americans.
A list of a dozen Big Ten players to watch includes two Huskers.
Nebraska StatePaper examines five position battles that are likely to heat up.
Growing up fast is part of the drill for Tyler Moore and other early-arriving freshmen.
Could NU's battle at QB play out the way Michigan's did last season?
23 WED
Five Huskers on the mend | Five with the most to lose
Here's some speculation on how the offensive and defensive depth charts might look.
The pressure will be on Nebraska's young guards to produce.
An opportunity has opened up for little-used I-back Collins Okafor.
22 TUE
Five "sleepers" who might end up making a splash.
Game experience gives Ciante Evans a leg up in the competition at cornerback.
Nebraska has plenty of company in the Big Ten in terms of staff changes.
21 MON
The LJS looks at what to expect from the linebackers. | Fisher's return
ESPN's Adam Rittenberg looks at the 2011 Huskers' strongest and weakest points.
The new coaching setup could boost the O-line's depth. | Tyler Moore's running start
20 SUN
College Football News rolls out its Big Ten spring preview.
The retooling of the offense puts the QB job up for grabs. | Shatel: Martinez evolving
O-line coach Barney Cotton welcomes the help he's getting in John Garrison.
19 SAT
For Collins Okafor & Austin Jones, now's a chance to step out of the shadows.
Maturity is a key asset for Brent Qvale as he moves into a likely starting role.
18 FRI
P.J. Smith focuses on regaining what he lost – a starting spot at safety.
17 THU
A breakdown of Taylor Martinez's passing stats shows fast starts, slower finishes.
Tim Beck isn't just tweaking: "We've changed everything," Barney Cotton says.
Sean Fisher is glad to be back on the practice field after sitting out 2010 injured.
Ron Brown has retrained his brain as he ventures into new coaching territory.
16 WED
Bo Pelini is embracing the pause in spring drills but says players had better be ready to roll when they return. More from practice Wednesday: 1, 2, 3 | Photos: 1, 2
Austin Cassidy is ready for any role – and for stiff competition.
Can the the season-ending punch in the mouth be turned into a positive?
15 TUE
CBSSports.com looks at NU's chances of winning the first Legends Division title.
The Huskers hit the practice field for the second time of spring.
Rex Burkhead expects Ron Brown to make the running backs a tougher bunch.
Brandon Kinnie intends to help NU's receiving corps become a force.
14 MON
The LJS looks at the contenders for playing time on the defensive line.
Bo Pelini says he's drawing motivation from the doubters.
Sam McKewon rolls out a mammoth edition of his Monday Takes.
12 SAT
The staff changes prove to be no problem as the Huskers' spring drills get off to a smooth start. | Notes | Closer look | Photos: 1, 2, 3 | Video: 1, 2, 3, 4
Spring drills kick off today with Rex Burkhead ready to carry the load and Alfonzo Dennard striving to polish his game | Spring roster
11 FRI
Sam McKewon's five questions for spring start with the offense.
Carl Pelini enjoys the mad scientist role and says this defense could his best yet.
The sour finish to 2010 has put a new edge on spring bill. | Five questions
Despite the loss of top talent in the secondary, the cupboard is far from bare.
10 THU
AP touches all the bases in a wrap-up of the Huskers as they enter spring ball.
Brandon Kinnie intends to step into the role of vocal leader. | Notes
09 WED
A hefty pay raise came with Tim Beck's promotion to offensive coordinator.
With the attention on Tim Beck and the simpler offense, it's easy to overlook the changes on defense and what they mean for the big picture. More from Tuesday's press conference: McKewon & Shatel commentary | Notes: 1, 2
From Yahoo Sports, an early assessment of the 2011 Cornhuskers.
08 TUE
Bo's vision for the offense: Multiple but simple. KLIN audio from Tuesday's presser: B.Pelini | Beck | C.Pelini | Dennard | Kinnie | Burkhead | Cassidy | Caputo
07 MON
Tad Stryker asks: Will Bo Pelini find his voice in 2011? | McKewon's Monday takes
06 SUN
Tim Beck isn't one to force his system onto players ill-suited for it, his ex-boss says.
05 SAT
With spring ball almost here, here's a rundown on what to expect. | Tuesday presser
03 THU
Khiry Cooper has no regrets about choosing a two-sport life.
02 WED
Eric Martin is among spring's "prove-it" players.
Sipple & Christopherson discuss who might step up at wide receiver and tight end.
01 TUE
Nebraska gets a spring No. 8 ranking from Sporting News' Matt Hayes.


Spring schedule

Spring practice begins:
March 12

Spring break (no practice):
Week of March 20

Red-White game:
April 16

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