January 2023 fresh links
JANUARY 31, 2023
The offense goes cold down the stretch for the Husker men in a 72-56 loss at Illinois.
Here’s what to expect Wednesday as the February signing day* arrives.
Susan Elza, the new Husker football chief of staff, makes her move to Nebraska official. | More hires
Husker signee Malachi Coleman is using NIL for the betterment of his community.
JANUARY 30, 2023
Husker Dan: Is Ed Foley the Husker Energizer Bunny?
Nebraska appears set to hire South Carolina’s Kristin Coggin to lead the performance nutrition department.
Corn Nation’s Jon Johnston reviews Paul Koch’s “Anatomy of an Era” books, which go behind the scenes on the 1990s Huskers.
Assistant coaches Terrance Knighton and Ed Foley* took reporters’ questions at a press conference* today. Go here for the video and tweets.
Poll question: Which is a more likely win for Nebraska in 2023, Minnesota on the road or Purdue at home?
JANUARY 29, 2023
Don’t overreact* if the 2023 season is more “slow burn” than sudden success, Sam McKewon writes. More commentary: Callahan,* Sipple*
Doc Talk sits down with Nebraska Athletics CFO Doug Ewald to discuss the business of Husker sports.
This week in Husker history: Bob Brown is elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
JANUARY 28, 2023
Tad Stryker envisions how Matt Rhule’s run-first approach will play in a talented wideout room.
Sua Lefotu, a defensive lineman from California, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2023
Here’s a look at Nebraska football’s relatively poor roster retention rate and what it might mean.
The Husker women fight to the finish but ultimately can’t overcome a 22-2 first-half Iowa run, losing 80-76. The men, meanwhile, can’t keep pace with Maryland in an 82-63 loss.
Husker Hour: Football roster breakdown, Will Bolt, basketball.
JANUARY 27, 2023
Nebraska is sending nearly its entire coaching staff to visit 2024 quarterback Dylan Raiola.* | Recruiting notes*
JANUARY 26, 2023
The university has released contract information for several more of Matt Rhule’s assistant coaches.*
NFL experiences – even the lows – are seen as useful by Matt Rhule and his staff.
JANUARY 25, 2023
A 10-0 run going into halftime gives Northwestern all the cushion it needs in a 78-63 win over the Husker men in Lincoln.
Bob Wager left a significant imprint at the Dallas-area high school where he coached for 17 years.
JANUARY 24, 2023
Matt Rhule’s work ethic and relationship-building efforts have Trev Alberts impressed.
Spring game ticket sales begin next week, and kickoff has been set for 1 p.m. with a BTN telecast.
Matt Rhule chats with Will Compton and says he doesn’t expect Nebraska’s rebuild to be a “slow burn.”* | Video | Filling major holes
Demitrius Bell, a wide receiver from Nashville who’s rated as high as four stars, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2023
JANUARY 23, 2023
Husker Dan wonders how Nebraska football will do this fall.
Another player is following coach Bob Wager to Nebraska as wide receiver Jeremiah Charles commits to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss
The Huskers add a third transfer player from Georgia in offensive lineman Jacob Hood. | Analysis: Sipple,* McKewon* | Discuss
Nebrasketball’s Emmanuel Bandoumel is done for the season after injuring his knee Saturday against Penn State.
Ismael Smith Flores, a tight end from assistant coach Bob Wager’s former high school program in Texas, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss
JANUARY 22, 2023
Husker football remains a cash cow* despite its non-winning ways.
Husker Doc Talk: The Brothers Zatechka.
Former Husker Cam Taylor-Britt has a big game as the Bengals advance to the AFC championship game.
The Husker women can’t overcome their turnovers and poor shooting in a 69-54 loss to Maryland. | Schedule change for men
Syracuse reportedly is hiring former Nebraska assistant Travis Fisher as its cornerbacks coach.
As a recent commit arrives in Lincoln, fans are waiting to see what other announcements might come.
The return of the fullback* is music to the ears of former Huskers who played the position.
This week in Husker history: Ninety-five seasons ago, it was Army-Nebraska instead of Army-Navy. Also, the death of beloved trainer Jack Best.
JANUARY 21, 2023
Transfer linebacker Chief Borders* has high-profile connections to go with his drive to succeed.
The Nebraska men fall by 11 at Penn State and lose another starter to injury.
Husker Hour: Looking at the latest additions to Nebraska football, and previewing the weekend of men’s and women’s hoops.
Nebraska signee Malachi Coleman catches two touchdown passes in the Polynesian Bowl.
JANUARY 20, 2023
A jury in Omaha finds NU Regent Jack Stark not guilty* in a witness-tampering case involving former Husker Willie Miller.
Another Georgia transfer – 6-foot-8, 350-pound O-lineman Jacob Hood – is set to visit Lincoln* this weekend. | Quest for depth* | CornDawgs’ appeal
Former Husker tight end Jack Stoll* has capitalized on his opportunity with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tom Shatel is impressed by the new football staff’s work at building in-state relationships* at the grassroots level. | Setting expectations
JANUARY 19, 2023
Arik Gilbert, a former five-star tight end transferring from Georgia, announces his commitment to Nebraska. | Analysis: McKewon,* Sipple,* Peterson, Carriker | Bio | Discuss | Class of ’23 | Recruiting notes*
Former Husker defensive back Eric Lee has joined Ryan Held’s staff at Nebraska-Kearney as a graduate assistant.
Nebraska signee Malachi Coleman is seen as one of the top performers in workouts for Friday’s Polynesian Bowl.
Jack Stark’s trial* is unfolding in Omaha as the regent and former team psychologist is accused of witness tampering by former Husker Willie Miller.
JANUARY 18, 2023
It’s a winning Wednesday for Husker hoops as the men hold off Ohio State at home and the women rally to beat Purdue on the road.
Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa is staying for another season with Maryland, Nebraska’s opponent on Nov. 11. | Bachmeier to LaTech
Receivers Zavier Betts and Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda have returned to the Nebraska roster.
JANUARY 17, 2023
Winter conditioning is under way. A few scenes are viewable here. | Opportunity time: Offense,* Defense*
Whitney Lauenstein announces she is stepping away from volleyball.
Matt Rhule is making an impression on top quarterback prospect Dylan Raiola* and his family. | Recruiting notes* | Offer in Texas: 1,* 2*
Former Husker Tristan Gebbia will spend his final year of eligibility at Ohio State as a seventh-year senior quarterback.
Quarterback Casey Thompson is the latest Husker to sign an NIL deal with the 1890 Initiative.
Nebraska at Colorado is No. 11 on Football Scoop’s list of top nonconference games in 2023.
JANUARY 16, 2023
Husker Dan and Athlon Sports analyze the football assistant coaches.
Omaha Burke safety Mason Jones has accepted a Nebraska walk-on offer.
MJ Sherman, former five-star edge defender transferring from Georgia, has committed to Nebraska. | Bio | Discuss | Analysis: McKewon,* Sipple,* Marik | Class of ’23
Athlon Sports pegs Nebraska for fifth place in the Big Ten West.
Nebraska wide receiver Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda has withdrawn* his name from the transfer portal.
JANUARY 15, 2023
Matt Rhule is swinging for the fences* in his pursuit of quarterback Dylan Raiola, Sam McKewon writes. More commentary and analysis: Texas connections* | The young assistant* | Weekly rundown* | Recruiting strategy
Former Nebraska receiver Decoldest Crawford has committed to Louisiana Tech, the Huskers’ fourth opponent of 2023.
A Denver columnist* appears confused about who profits from high Nebraska-Colorado ticket prices on the resale market.
This week in Husker history: 115 years ago, Nebraska appeared headed for the Big Nine – but the move wouldn’t happen for more than a century
JANUARY 14, 2023
Matt Rhule is No. 1 in a ranking of the coaching hires in the 2022-23 cycle.
Steve Warren is a 1990s Husker who’s not talking about the past — he’s building a future* for young players.
The Husker women keep it close well into the second half, but No. 3 Ohio State pulls away for a 76-67 win in Lincoln.
Three days after committing to Nebraska, Stanford offensive tackle Walter Rouse has flipped to Oklahoma. | Discuss | Class of ’23
Nebraska is in talks with former Husker receiver Zavier Betts* about a return to the football team.
Here’s a look at Nebraska’s two latest transfer additions through their Pro Football Focus grades.
Elkhorn South running back Cole Ballard muscled his way* to a preferred walk-on spot.
Husker Hour: Football recruiting & staff updates, plus Nebrasketball with Brian Carr.
JANUARY 13, 2023
No. 3 Purdue leads the short-handed Nebraska men from wire to wire and sends the Huskers to a 73-55* road loss.
Salary figures for much of the on-field staff have been released, and coordinators Marcus Satterfield ($1.4 million) and Tony White ($1 million) are the first Husker assistants to reach the seven-figure threshold.
Dr. Susan Elza, athletic director of the governing body for public high schools in Texas, is coming to Lincoln as Matt Rhule’s chief of staff.*
JANUARY 12, 2023
FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt sees Nebraska as one of college football’s four biggest climbers in 2023.
Running backs coach E.J. Barthel* and secondary coach Evan Cooper met with the press this afternoon. | Video | Quick hits | True believers* | Commentary: Sipple,* Christopherson
Last in a series: Jeremy Pernell really likes these three hires by Matt Rhule.
The Big Ten is in the market for a new commissioner as the Chicago Bears have hired Kevin Warren as the franchise’s president and CEO. | Discuss
JANUARY 11, 2023
As Michigan celebrates an Outland Trophy in Omaha, the Huskers yearn for a return to line dominance.* | Cornhusker Award to Hixson*
The Nebraska women snap out of their shooting slump with an 80-51 romp over Penn State.
Walter Rouse, an offensive tackle transferring from Stanford, announces his commitment* to Nebraska. | Discuss | Analysis: Sipple, McKewon* | Class of ’23
The final three full-time assistant hires are now official. | Bios: Dvorcek, Wager, McGuire
Athlon has five under-the-radar offseason goals for the Huskers.
LSU staffer Gordon Thomas, who played at Temple during Matt Rhule’s tenure there, is reportedly joining the Nebraska staff in a senior operations role.
Three of Matt Rhule’s hires have Jeremy Pernell a little puzzled.
JANUARY 10, 2023
The Husker men are routed by Illinois, 76-50, in a foul-heavy game at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Baylor offensive lineman Micah Mazzccua chooses Florida over Nebraska and Auburn.
Husker signee Tristan Alvano is named a MaxPreps first-team All-American at placekicker.
An On3 columnist looks at the potential of three transfer quarterbacks, including the Huskers’ Jeff Sims, to become standout players in 2023.
Dave Rimington* discusses his hopes for the offensive line and his frustration as a Husker fan.
Georgia edges 1994-95 Nebraska for the top spot in Bill Connelly’s ranking of two-season runs in college football.
First in a series: Jeremy Pernell takes stock of Matt Rhule’s staff hires.
JANUARY 9, 2023
Nebraska gets a commitment from Billy Kemp, a wide receiver who’s transferring* from Virginia. | Discuss | Analysis: McKewon,* Sipple* | Class of ’23
Husker Dan lists his top football events of 2022.
The 2 for 1 Dave BBS Special ends tonight. Don’t miss out.
Arkansas transfer quarterback/receiver Malik Hornsby, once believed to be headed to Nebraska, commits to Texas State. | Recruiting to-do list* | O-linemen to decide
Defensive coordinator Tony White has brought a couple of former Syracuse assistants aboard as quality control staffers.
JANUARY 8, 2023
A late bloomer* in high school, Nebraska signee Syncere Safeeullah has more upside to realize.
Sam McKewon says Nebraska needs to find a fullback* for Marcus Satterfield’s offense. | Callahan’s rundown*
Husker Doc Talk: Willie Miller’s road to redemption.
This week in Husker history: I-backs Derek Brown and Ahman Green decide to enter the NFL drafts of 1993 and 1998.
JANUARY 7, 2023
Former Husker safety Deontai Williams signs with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.
It was a quiet day for the two Husker signees in the All-American Bowl.*
The Nebraska men sink free throws down the stretch in overtime and hold off Minnesota for an 81-79 road win, but ice-cold shooting dooms the Husker women at Rutgers.
Husker Hour: Fullbacks, huddles, Evan Bland and basketball.
JANUARY 6, 2023
Fullbacks, huddles, the 3-3-5 defense* and more: The new offensive and defensive coordinators meet the press* for the first time. | Video | Notes* | Commentary: Chatelain,* Just,* Sipple,* Christopherson
Poll question: Was early signing day a success for Nebraska?
Ryan Held has rebounded after losing a Nebraska job that was “everything to me.”
JANUARY 5, 2023
The Husker staff is continuing to try to bring in more immediate help on the offensive line. | Notes*
One juco season was all it took for Nebraska signee Kai Wallin* to get Power Five programs’ attention.
Kenny Wilhite is not being retained after nearly nine years on the football support staff.
JANUARY 4, 2023
Familiar with Matt Rhule’s culture, Baylor transfer Josh Fleeks* intends to make a difference behind the scenes as well as on the field.
Here’s a look at how things worked out for the teams that relied the heaviest on the transfer portal last year, including Nebraska. | 2023 targets & visitors: 1,* 2, 3
JANUARY 3, 2023
Husker Dan rates the 2023 football recruiting class.
Grand Island native Christian Ellsworth is joining Matt Rhule’s staff as an offensive analyst.
Michigan State closes the first half with a 13-0 run and hands the Husker men a 74-56 defeat in East Lansing.
Cameron Lenhardt, four-star edge defender from IMG Academy, and Ethan Nation, three-star cornerback from Roswell, Ga., announce they have signed with the Huskers. | Discuss: 1, 2 | Class of ’23
Wide receiver Zavier Betts, who left the team* last spring and didn’t play in 2022, has entered the transfer portal.
Defensive coordinator Tony White says the 3-3-5 scheme is flexible and “matches up with all the things you’re seeing now in college football.”
ESPN’s Bill Connelly tries to settle national championship disputes of the past, including three involving Nebraska.
Today’s commitment announcements of Cameron Lenhardt and Ethan Nation are expected to go Nebraska’s way.
JANUARY 2, 2023
The final two assistant coach slots reportedly are being filled by Rob Dvoracek (linebackers) and Garret McGuire* (wide receivers). | Callahan analysis (video) | Discuss
Running back Anthony Grant is returning for his senior year and is among several Huskers who have signed NIL deals with the 1890 Initiative.
Hail Varsity looks back* 25 years ago tonight at Nebraska football’s fifth national championship. | Game page
JANUARY 1, 2023
Steven Sipple says the playoff semifinals provided plenty of takeaways* for Matt Rhule. | McKewon on the “Rhulebuild”*
The Husker women take No. 4 Indiana into overtime before falling by 74-62. | Stats
This week in Husker history: Twenty-five years apart, Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne leave on a high note as they coach their final games.