August 2019 fresh links
AUGUST 31, 2019
Stanley Morgan and Devine Ozigbo are among former Huskers cut* by NFL teams.
Nebraska 35, South Alabama 21. Opportunistic plays on defense help make up for a lackluster showing by the Husker offense. Coverage, commentary and more are accumulating on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Highlights | Postgame presser | Photos
Tad Stryker’s gameday survey finds that Wan’Dale Robinson is the new player that fans are most excited about.
The Huskers are by all accounts better equipped physically and mentally than a year ago as they get set to open their second season under Scott Frost against South Alabama. Get the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3), Omaha* and Mobile. Commentary: Sipple, Shatel,* Cavanaugh, Callahan, Peterson, Christopherson
FLIP SHEET | PREDICTIONS | CHAT+AUDIO | BBS
Next week’s opponent, Colorado, pulls away in the second half for a 52-31 win over Colorado State.
AUGUST 30, 2019
Thanks to all who helped test our new free game chat. The live page is now up and running.
Carol Frost, Grant Wistrom, Ed Weir and four others were inducted Friday into the University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame. More: 1, 2, 3,* 4
See which recruits and prospects will be visiting Saturday.
Knowing how bad things might have been, Khalil and Carlos Davis understand their upbringing has been “a blessing.”
Husker247 breaks down the two-deep for Saturday. | Depth chart
Jeremy Pernell says the special teams are positioned to continue improving as they did late last season. | All position previews
Grant Wistrom and Jay Foreman are happy too see Scott Frost putting new emphasis on the Blackshirts.
AUGUST 29, 2019
Scott Frost discusses his approach to player discipline without getting into specifics of recent cases. | More*
Tom Osborne says Adrian Martinez has “probably has the best combination of skills* of any quarterback I’ve seen at Nebraska.”
Jeremy Pernell sees a lot to like in the defensive secondary.
Get your limited-edition Nebraska Five-Time Football National Champions bobblehead.
Scott Frost says a decision on Maurice Washington’s status is still pending. Get all the coverage of Thursday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion
Here are some things to know about, including adjustments to the Unity Walk, if you’re going to Saturday’s game.
This defense of college football concludes with positive examples from Nebraska.
AUGUST 28, 2019
Bill Moos says there’s nothing imminent regarding a rumored new standalone football facility. Also, the possibility of alcohol sales at football games* continues to be studied. | Audio
Watch the Big Red Wrap-Up preseason special.
Bill Straub, coach of 12 national champion bowling teams at Nebraska, announces his retirement.
A FiveThirtyEight writer examines the merits of Nebraska’s top-25 preseason ranking after consecutive losing seasons.
Nebraska’s $1.2 million payout* to South Alabama is less than what most other Big Ten schools are shelling out on opening weekend.
An abysmal turnover margin* over the last 15 seasons has been a curse that the Huskers have managed to partially overcome.
Wide receiver Andre Hunt and tight end Katerian Legrone have been suspended indefinitely from team activities. More from Wednesday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion
Jeremy Pernell sees depth as a concern at linebacker.
South Alabama’s defensive coordinator says containing Adrian Martinez is a more realistic goal than shutting him down.
Sports Illustrated’s bold predictions include a division title for Nebraska.
Athlon previews the game and predicts a 52-13 Nebraska win. | More picks | Scouting reports: 1, 2,* 3
AUGUST 27, 2019
It was the defensive coaches’ turn to meet with the media after Tuesday morning’s practice. Get all the coverage here. | Updates & discussion
HuskerOnline tries adding up the costs of putting on a Nebraska football home game.
Nebraska’s total of 16 players who’ve already earned undergraduate degrees is tied for No. 4 nationally.
ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit likes the Huskers’ direction but isn’t ready to make them the Big Ten West favorites.
Jeremy Pernell gives the beefed-up defensive line a B+ in his latest position review.
Walk-on story: Junior wide receiver Todd Honas.
AUGUST 26, 2019
Husker Dan sees Nebraska’s pluses easily outnumbering the minuses as the opener fast approaches.
In the latest Husker Doc Talk, Rob Zatechka weighs in on the responsibility of being a captain, the 2019 alternate uniforms and more.
Scott Frost declared Nebraska to be improved this year at every position group as he and several players met with reporters Monday to preview the season opener. Go here for video and coverage, including news about who got Blackshirts. | Updates & discussion
Monday Morning Quarterback: Will the Huskers dominate on both sides of the ball Saturday?
The depth chart for Saturday has been released. Analysis: HOL, LJS, OWH,* HV | Pregame notes
Jeremy Pernell previews the offensive line and says the unit’s rebuilding is still a work in progress.
HuskerOnline has five burning questions as game week arrives. More commentary: McKewon,* Sipple, Carriker,* Peterson
AUGUST 25, 2019
Last year’s captains laid down the law and changed the course of a season — and perhaps more.
Rhonda Revelle has been reinstated as softball coach nearly two months after being placed on administrative leave.
From Hail Varsity, a day in the life of Adrian Martinez.
Jeremy Pernell previews the tight ends and says it’s time for the group to step up its production.
“He tackled him too hard”: ESPN looks back 10 years at Ndamukong Suh’s epic senior season at Nebraska.
AUGUST 24, 2019
Steve Sipple notes that there’s a Husker Power element behind Clemson’s rise in football.
Two underclassmen are among the four captains* for 2019: Adrian Martinez, Matt Farniok, Mohamed Barry and Darrion Daniels. | Discuss
Scott Frost has been able to find transfers who can provide immediate help.
The LJS recaps what was learned in the three weeks of fall camp. | Weekly wrap
Sixth-year senior Jake Luton is selected over former Husker Tristan Gebbia for the starting spot at quarterback at Oregon State.
Jeremy Pernell previews the wide receivers and sees several potential playmakers emerging. | OWH analysis*
Marvin Scott III from Florida commits to the Huskers, giving Nebraska its second running-back addition of the week. | Discuss | Class of 2020
We have a week to wait until kickoff, but for now there’s this video.
Enter now for a chance to win a tickets-and-lodging package for the Ohio State game, with proceeds benefiting Californians for Nebraska’s Scholarship Fund.
AUGUST 23, 2019
Adrian Martinez was a guest Friday on the Jim Rome Show. Give it a listen here.
Dedrick Mills is thankful for his second chance and says he learned the hard way that “there’s always a consequence, for everything.”
Scott Frost says Cam Jurgens is healthy again and back atop the pecking order at center. Get all the news from Friday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion | Fall camp schedule
Jeremy Pernell sees the Huskers’ stable of running backs as an improved group over last year.
The sticker prices of tickets for Nebraska’s game in Boulder are the highest ever* at Colorado as CU tries to keep the red out of its home stadium.
AUGUST 22, 2019
Coach Ryan Held feels Nebraska is getting closer having the firepower at running back to be dominating on game day.
Brian Christopherson predicts what the two-deeps on offense will look like.
Linebacker Zach Schlager of McCook is officially on the Nebraska roster after leaving Colorado State.
Nebraska’s 11th opponent, Maryland, has a new coach with a lot of rebuilding to do.
Here are Athletic Department photos from Thursday’s practice, which had no media access. | Fall camp schedule
Nebraska is seen as both overrated and underrated in this Big Ten preview and prediction from CBS Sports.
Jeremy Pernell begins his position previews with the quarterbacks.
Here are four rule changes that will affect college football in 2019.
Football recruiting expenses have made a big jump* in recent years at Nebraska and elsewhere in the Big Ten.
Four of Athlon’s 15 must-see Big Ten games involve Nebraska.
AUGUST 21, 2019
Sevion Morrison, a three-star running back from Tulsa, has committed to the Huskers. | Class of 2020 | Discuss
Adrian Martinez is named to watch list for the Manning Award.
AUGUST 20, 2019
The Huskers haven’t closed the door on adding more in-state scholarship talent to the 2020 recruiting class.
Tuesday’s practice had no media access, but the Athletic Department supplied these photos. | Fall camp schedule
Get a sneak peek of the Day by Day Husker movie in Boulder on Sept. 6th.
Dave Feit reviews the alternate uniforms and gives them a B+. | Vote here | No. 1 ranking
Wisconsin has a daunting schedule and some holes to fill, but the Badgers can’t be dismissed as Big Ten West title contenders.
AUGUST 19, 2019
Get all the news from Monday’s practice here, plus content galore from the BTN Bus Tour’s stop in Lincoln. | Updates & discussion | Fall camp schedule
Check out the Huskers’ 2019 alternate uniforms and vote in our poll to give them a thumbs up or down.
See who the honorees are on the defensive side of Husker Dan’s All-Nebraska Dream Team.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Who was the Huskers’ greatest walk-on?
A couple of unwanted streaks are snapped as the Huskers are No. 24 in the Associated Press preseason poll, which has six other Big Ten teams in the top 25. | McKewon’s ballot: 1, 2* | Vote breakdown
Husker Doc Talk takes up the O-line’s talent and depth, gameday traditions and more.
Here’s a roundup of developments at Nebraska opponents’ fall camps.
AUGUST 18, 2019
Cam Taylor’s leadership, versatility and team-first approach have served him well as the sophomore is poised to be a factor in multiple roles on defense. | Deontai’s patience
Barrett Ruud says improved depth will let him rotate his inside linebackers more and keep them fresh. At outside ‘backer, Alex Davis could be saving the best for his final go-round.
Added muscle and improved leverage have made tight end Austin Allen better suited to take on defensive linemen.
Former Texas running back Cedric Benson, who totaled 260 yards and four touchdowns against Nebraska in 2002 and ’03, is killed at age 36 in a motorcycle accident in Austin.
A prosecutor says Wan’Dale Robinson won’t be charged with marijuana possession. | Discuss
Better team depth* should make for improved special teams, where reducing penalties is a big focus.
Nebraska commit Logan Smothers could add to the list of quarterbacks from Alabama who have excelled at the college level outside the state.
With fall camp two-thirds over, Steve Sipple has several points to ponder, starting with the offensive line.
AUGUST 17, 2019
The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived former Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee.
Congrats to the six current or former football Huskers who received their diplomas Saturday. | Photos
Unlike a year ago, there’s little reason to fret over the situation at quarterback. | “Wicked competitor” Martinez
AUGUST 16, 2019
Tennessee and Nebraska enter the season in similar situations* two decades after facing each other as top-tier teams.
The Huskers held a situational scrimmage Friday, and Scott Frost provided updates afterward, including the news of a season-ending injury to backup offensive lineman Christian Gaylord. | Updates & discussion | Fall camp schedule
You know the season is near when Brian Brown’s printable schedule arrives. Download it here.
Former Nebraska defensive backs Ralph Brown and Bryan Wilson are bullish on the 2019 Huskers.
AUGUST 15, 2019
If your gameday gear could use an update, check out the new arrivals at the HuskerMax shop, powered by Osborne Family Enterprises.
ESPN’s 150-year ranking of college football programs has Nebraska at No. 8, right behind Yale.
Thursday’s practice had no media access, but here are photos and video, plus new articles gleaned from practices earlier in the week. | Fall camp schedule
In this keynote address at Offutt AFB, Scott Frost provides insights into his leadership philosophy and his approach to improving the culture of Nebraska football. | Discuss
AUGUST 14, 2019
Orah Garst overcame personal hurdles on his way to becoming the Huskers’ director of Football Creative and Engagement.
Wednesday morning’s practice featured media access for the first 45 minutes and comments from the quarterbacks afterward. You can find coverage, videos and photos here. | Updates & discussion | Fall camp schedule
Four Huskers — Tommie Frazier, Dave Rimington, Ndamukong Suh and Johnny Rodgers — fill five first-team spots on CBS Sports’ All-Time All-America Team, and five more earn second-team or honorable-mention recognition.
AUGUST 13, 2019
Linebacker Zach Schlager from McCook is leaving Colorado State and plans to walk on at Nebraska, says his father.
Here are photos and coverage from Tuesday morning’s practice, which featured comments afterward from defensive coaches and players about Sunday’s scrimmage and new arrival Jahkeem Green. | Updates & discussion | Fall camp schedule
The Associated Press previews the Huskers and the Big Ten, with Nebraska the pick as West Division champs.
True freshman Luke McCaffrey is quickly becoming a prime contender for the No. 2 spot at quarterback.*
Athlon writers look at each game and predict a 9- or 10-win regular season for the 2019 Huskers.
AUGUST 12, 2019
Last month’s Husker Football Road Race raised $39,000 for the fight against pediatric brain cancer.
Nebraska is No. 7 on Sports Illustrated’s list of Greatest Programs in College Football History.
Husker Dan unveils the members of the offense on his in-state Husker Dream Team.
Transfer defensive lineman Jahkeem Green is officially a Husker* and may be practicing by Tuesday or Wednesday.
Husker Doc Talk takes up the first week of fall camp and more, plus there’s an interview with David Max.
Four-star outside linebacker Kaden Johnson* from Minnesota has become a top priority in Nebraska’s recruiting for 2020. | Opening-game visitors
The Game of the Century is No. 7 and the 1984 Orange Bowl is No. 2 in Sports Illustrated’s Greatest Games in College Football History. | Game pages: NU-Okla., NU-Miami
Monday Morning Quarterback: How many starting positions do you think are already set?
AUGUST 11, 2019
Tad Stryker sees improvement on the defensive line as key to a resurgence by Nebraska in 2019.
It’s now or never for senior receivers Mike Williams and Jaron Woodyard.
Steve Sipple views head strength coach Zach Duval as No. 2 in importance in the Nebraska football realm.
The Huskers had their first major scrimmage of fall camp Sunday, and here is some video footage. | Fall camp schedule
Heightened physicality in practice bodes well for the quest to improve the Huskers’ toughness* on game days.
AUGUST 10, 2019
Luke Gifford nabs an interception for the Dallas Cowboys in a preseason game but later suffers a high-ankle sprain.
The veterans in the defensive secondary are aiming to bring out the best in the talented newcomers who are vying for their jobs. | State rivalries | Newsome making case
Steve Sipple sees the Huskers going 8-4 in a season marked by big wins and maddening losses.
Here are a few Athletic Department photos from Saturday’s practice. | Recap of week | Fall camp schedule
A Pennsylvania writer previews the Huskers and predicts a 9-3 season. | New Bovada odds
Will Shields’ Oklahoma roots are the focus as the former Husker gets set for another hall-of-fame honor.
AUGUST 9, 2019
Juco transfer defensive tackle Jahkeem Green is expected to be enrolled in Lincoln as soon as this weekend.
Former Husker fullback Andy Janovich will miss part of the Denver Broncos’ season because of a pectoral injury.
Nebraska’s eighth opponent, Indiana, has a chance for its first winning season since 2007.
Linebacker JoJo Domann is back, and Scott Frost likes the team’s intensity and coachability thus far. Get all the news, photos and video from Friday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion | Fall camp schedule
Athlon says these five Huskers in particular need a breakout performance in fall camp. | Five creating buzz
ESPN’s Bill Connelly sees “eight wins and a top-30 performance” as a reasonable expectation for Nebraska rather than a leap into the top 10.
Turner Gill discusses his days at Nebraska and his switch from head coaching to being Arkansas’ “staff guru.”
AUGUST 8, 2019
Here are Athletic Department photos and video from Thursday’s practice, which had no media access. Wednesday’s post-practice interviews are continuing to generate stories here.
AUGUST 7, 2019
Sports Illustrated ranks the Huskers 24th and says to expect them to be “in the Big Ten West title chase deep into November.”
Coaches in the Big Ten talk anonymously about their conference opponents, including Nebraska.
Reporters got their first look at practice Wednesday morning, and afterward there were updates from coaches and players on offense. Get all the coverage here. | Updates & discussion | Camp schedule | 110-man camp roster
After a humbling 2018 season, Caleb Tannor* says he’s ready for “the real me” to produce.
Former Colorado coach Gary Barnett expects the enthusiasm to return* to Boulder when the Huskers visit next month.
AUGUST 6, 2019
Former Husker Niles Paul announces his retirement from the NFL* after eight seasons in the league.
With 16 returning starters, Minnesota is looking to build on its strong finish to 2018.
Wide receiver Kanawai Noa has been named to the watch list for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year award.
AUGUST 5, 2019
The New York Jets acquire Alex Lewis in a trade with the Ravens just when it appeared the former Husker O-lineman would be released by Baltimore.
Win tickets and lodging for the Ohio State game.
Defensive players and coaches spoke with reporters after Monday’s practice, the fourth of fall camp but the first with media availability. Get all the coverage here. | Updages & discussion | Camp schedule
Nutrition guru Dave Ellis discusses the science behind fueling the Huskers in a Husker Doc Talk interview.
A 247Sports writer predicts a 10-2 season for the Huskers.
Check out the new FootballPedia website.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Who will perform better in the NBA, Isaiah Roby or James Palmer Jr.?
Zach Duval is a bit of a mystery man, but the Huskers’ head strength coach has a clear role in Scott Frost’s grand plan, Steve Sipple writes.
AUGUST 4, 2019
Departing university president Hank Bounds says the sale of beer at Memorial Stadium is “probably coming.”
The improved situation at nose tackle bodes well for the defensive line.
Here’s some video footage from Sunday’s practice. | Fall camp schedule
The Orlando Sentinel previews the Huskers and gives them a No. 22 national ranking.
A Denver columnist says the Nebraska game is the most important* one for new Colorado coach Mel Tucker.
week month in Husker history: When was the first year every home game was televised? Would you believe 1949?
AUGUST 3, 2019
There are strong reasons Scott Frost was named to the Husker Power 50-Year Team. | Epley’s vision*
Heres some Athletic Department imagery from Saturday’s practice. | Fall camp schedule
Damian Jackson’s playing time has been minimal, but the former Navy SEAL is a point person in the Huskers’ efforts to boost player-led accountability.
No longer “the little man” on the defensive line, beefed-up sophomore Deontre Thomas is hungry to “make something happen.”
AUGUST 2, 2019
Nebraska is No. 21 in the Lindy’s Sports top-25 countdown.
Here are Athletic Department photos and video from the first practice of fall camp Friday morning. | Camp schedule
Former Husker Ben Miles has transferred from Texas A&M and joined his father at Kansas.
AUGUST 1, 2019
Ryan Held says versatility* is a hallmark of his stable of running backs.
Here are photos, video and more from Fan Day at Memorial Stadium.
Fall camp is upon us. Get video and coverage of today’s press conference, and see the full practice schedule. | 5 things to watch
Nebraska is celebrating 50 years of Husker Power with an honorary team.
Nebraska comes up one spot short of the top 25 in the preseason coaches poll. | Snubbed? | Discuss
Yahoo Sports previews the Huskers and gives them a No. 23 national ranking.