August 2021 fresh links
AUGUST 31, 2021
At least 19 former Huskers, including rookies Matt Farniok, Brenden Jaimes and Jack Stoll, have made the final cut to appear on opening-day NFL rosters.
Nebraska has unveiled the special uniforms that will be worn on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
See how Husker commits fared in games over the weekend.
A look at the football history of Fordham, which was a power before World War II.
Dave Feit is reminded of the challenges of parenting as he looks back at the loss at Illinois.
AUGUST 30, 2021
Former Husker cornerback Lamar Jackson has reportedly been released by the New York Jets.
Monday Flashback: Jerry Murtaugh talks about the 1970 NC season, the Sooners and more.
Hail Varsity looks at five standout plays you might not have noticed Saturday.
Twenty Huskers are among more than 1,900 FBS players this season who have already earned undergraduate degrees.
AUGUST 29, 2021
Husker Dan: Loss to Illinois does not bode well for the rest of the season.
Will the games against Fordham and Buffalo build the team confidence* Scott Frost yearns for?
Blake Miller from eight-man Lourdes Central Catholic has committed to walking on at Nebraska.
Dr. Rob Zatechka offers a diagnosis of some of the Huskers’ ills.
This week in Husker history: In 1916, it’s believed to be a first as a female Nebraska alum becomes a college football coach.
AUGUST 28, 2021
Illinois 30, Nebraska 22. Costly miscues and sloppy special-teams play doom the Huskers in Champaign. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Stryker: No cohesion | Big Red Over-Reaction | Carriker’s gut reaction
Trev Alberts explains how the small things are what matter.
Pregame updates: No Casey Rogers, and Brendan Franke appears to be the kickoff man.
AUGUST 27, 2021
Nebraska and Illinois kick off the major-college football season Saturday, and it’s the first chance for the 2021 Huskers to change the narrative of the past few years. Here are scene-setters from Lincoln (1, 2) and Omaha and Champaign.* Commentary: Shatel,* Keeler, Daniels,* Sipple,* Greenberg, Christopherson, Callahan, Brew. | Hype video
Dave Feit has five questions and some possible answers as the Huskers start their new seasson.
There’s no depth chart, but Kaleb Henry has a rundown of the Huskers’ projected starters in this video.
A national recruiting reporter says missteps in Florida have been costly to Scott Frost.
What’s in a name? In Cam Taylor-Britt’s case, something meaningful.*
AUGUST 26, 2021
Husker quarterback commit Richard Torres* throws eight TD passes — seven of them in the first half — in his San Antonio school’s season opener.
Here’s an analysis of five plays the Huskers are likely to run Saturday in Champaign.
Not everyone is a fan of digital tickets.
Scott Frost’s mission statement* gets a thumbs-up from Steven M. Sipple.
Tom Shatel says Nebraska’s season won’t be defined* at Illinois.
The Athletic Department issues new policies for face coverings at Husker sports events.
Nebraska volleyball’s season opener has been cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols, but the rest of the Huskers’ weekend slate remains intact.
Neither team is releasing a depth chart, but here’s a projected one for Illinois.
The most compelling constituency in the Nebraska fan base? Dirk Chatelain* is fascinated by “Generation Hex.”
AUGUST 25, 2021
There are signs that heightened player-led accountability* is enhancing the team culture.
Jack Stark, current NU regent and former psychologist for Husker football, is charged with witness tampering in a Douglas County case.
Dave Feit has advice to help Scott Frost, the fans and the media coexist.
Adam Carriker gives his game-by-game picks for the 2021 season.
Kaleb Henry has posted the first week’s TV Depth Chart.
The rivalry between Johnny Rodgers and Greg Pruitt never ends.
The Nebraska-Illinois game predictions thus far are solidly in favor of the Huskers.
AUGUST 24, 2021
A leadership role is former Husker Randy Gregory’s latest step up in his rocky tenure with the Dallas Cowboys.
AUGUST 23, 2021
Husker Dan lists some goals for year four of the Frost era.
Former Husker assistant George Darlington will teach a Football Facts class this fall at Metropolitan Community College in Fremont.
The Titans have picked up Freedom Akinmoladun after the former Husker was waived by the Bengals.
A dozen Blackshirts were issued Monday morning in a ceremony involving former Huskers. Go here for that and more coverage and commentary from the game-week press conference. | Updates & discussion | Game notes: NEB, ILL
Tommie Frazier talks about what actually makes a team good, and it might not be what you think.
Adam Carriker says the Huskers need to win “now more than ever.”
Three Athlon writers see Nebraska doing no better than 6-6 as they go through the schedule game by game.
AUGUST 22, 2021
Tad Stryker sees a pathetic assault on Nebraska football morale happening as the Huskers head into a high-stakes season. More Sunday commentary: McKewon’s hidden stats* | Peterson’s defensive predictions | Sipple on pressure management* | Christopherson game by game | Callahan’s rundown
Husker Doc Talk looks at the sabotage question and more.
Discipline off the field made Damion Daniels’ rise to captain possible.
From the LJS, Memorial Stadium’s 12 loudest games.*
From Hail Varsity, a look at what the odds are saying about the Illinois game.
The starting kickoff specialist has yet to be announced as Nebraska seeks to improve a unit that ranked last in the Big Ten last season.
Nebraska’s flaws have been on full display* in the last two games against Illinois.
This week in Husker history: When you were captain in 1901, your duties included raising funds to cover the $150 cost of conducting fall camp.
AUGUST 21, 2021
Walk-on wide receiver Austin Jablonski has entered the transfer portal.
Why they came, where they’ll contribute: Jeremy Pernell goes in depth on Nebraska’s four transfer portal additions.
AUGUST 20, 2021
Sam McKewon takes stock of Nebraska’s recent success or lack thereof in recruiting* lockdown cornerbacks and elite pass rushers.
Adam Carriker delves into the mental side of excelling as a defensive lineman and names some Huskers to watch in the trenches.
Dirk Chatelain rates the last 20 seasons by preseason hype* and has 2021 at the bottom.
AUGUST 19, 2021
Coach Mike Dawson has players fired up about special teams.
AUGUST 18, 2021
Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jimmy Fritzsche is entering the transfer portal.
The Saints have waived former Husker kicker Brett Maher with an injury designation.
AUGUST 17, 2021
Cam Taylor-Britt is No. 11 in a countdown of top Big Ten players, and JoJo Domann is No. 26.
Nebraska and Michigan are now the lone Big Ten holdouts on alcohol sales in their football stadiums on game days.
AUGUST 16, 2021
Frank Solich discusses Husker memories, his adjustment to retirement and more in a talk with Adam Carriker.
Husker Dan shares players’ postgame memories in Part 3 of his series on the 1971 Nebraska-Oklahoma game.
Here’s a look at why an alliance involving the Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC might make sense.
A sure sign that the season is near: Brian Brown’s printable schedule is available for downloading.
Is there an A.D. out there who’s tougher than Trev Alberts?
AP previews the Huskers with a focus on quarterback Adrian Martinez.
Athlon ranks the Huskers’ games by difficulty.
Adam Carriker breaks down the top contenders in the battle for the starting job at running back.
AUGUST 15, 2021
Sam McKewon says the Huskers now have the size and strength needed to win in the Big Ten & but do they have the discipline? More commentary: Shatel on Chinander & McBride | Sipple on A.D./coach dynamics | Peterson’s offensive predictions | Callahan’s weekly rundown
The Saints reportedly have released former Husker cornerback Prince Amukamara.
The marching band will warm up for the season with its annual exhibition concert Friday night in Memorial Stadium.
He has yet to experience game-day glory, but walk-on quarterback Matt Masker is a key contributor in other ways.
This week in Husker history: In 1906, Nebraska’s chancellor promises a closer watch on players’ off-field behavior. Some members of the previous year’s team had “ceased studying” and spent their evenings “playing poker and drinking.”
AUGUST 14, 2021
Defensive line coach Tony Tuioti is grateful for the stability he and his family have found in Lincoln.
Talk of getting gritty on offense must be music to the ears of a lot of Nebraska fans, Steven M. Sipple writes.
Deontre Thomas has a degree in hand and re-established good health as he works for a breakout season on the defensive line.
Samori Toure on his move to Nebraska from FCS school Montana: “I just really wanted to bet on myself.”
Tight end Austin Allen discusses leadership, the wide receivers and more in the latest “Through Our Eyes” installment.
Last year’s newcomers have been catching up after being thrown a curve in 2020.
USA Today previews the Big Ten and has the Huskers seventh in the conference’s power rankings.
AUGUST 13, 2021
Nebraska for the first time will host on-campus student tailgates this season featuring food, music and dozens of tents.
The LJS summarizes some notable season openers away from Lincoln.
Several current and former Huskers are receiving their diplomas this weekend.
Scott Frost indicated after Friday’s practice that tight end Travis Vokolek’s injury isn’t major, and he reported progress in the team’s vaccination rate. Go here for video and coverage. | Updates & discussion
Enter to win a ticket & lodging package for the Northwestern game in Californians for Nebraska’s fundraising drawing.
Sam McKewon ranks Nebraska’s games from easiest to hardest.
AUGUST 12, 2021
ESPN analytics guru Bill Connelly has the Huskers at No. 32 in his preseason power index — same as a year ago.
Recruiting will pick up in earnest when the calendar flips to September.
Midway through preseason camp, Sam McKewon has five questions that need answering.
An NIL deal covering walk-ons’ tuition is in place at BYU. Could it happen at Nebraska?
Ten Huskers are named to the Senior Bowl watch list.
Trev Alberts explains what made Tom Osborne’s staff great.
Steven M. Sipple wonders whether substantial improvement is in store for Erik Chinander’s Blackshirts.
AUGUST 11, 2021
Tight ends Travis Vokolek and Austin Allen were among those missing practice Wednesday. Afterward, much of the talk revolved around the competition at running back. Go here for all the coverage and video. | Updates & discussion | Fall camp schedule
AUGUST 10, 2021
Two Nebraska opponents are in the top four in the preseason coaches’ poll.
Check out BTN’s Husker fall camp show that resulted from the network’s recent Lincoln visit.
Fifteen Husker volleyball matches are slated for national telecasts.
AUGUST 9, 2021
After spending time at practice, Tom Osborne says, “My guess is that some of the prognosticators and pundits are probably underrating us a little more than they should.”
Players, coaches and fans look back on a most memorable Thanksgiving Day in part two of Husker Dan’s Game of the Century series.
Cam Jurgens is raising the bar for the offensive line both on and off the field.
Adrian Martinez is No. 6 in Athlon’s ranking of Big Ten quarterbacks.
Johnny Rodgers says he was just part of what made special teams something special.
The OWH’s player countdown concludes with JoJo Domann at No. 1.
AUGUST 8, 2021
Despite skepticism nationally, Nebraska may have the ingredients for a more explosive passing game, Derek Peterson writes. | Sipple on gauging progress | McKewon’s rewind and mailbag | Callahan’s weekly rundown
Are games and attendance at risk? Husker Doc Talk takes up vaccinations and the Delta variant.
Jordan Larson delivers match point as she and fellow former Huskers Justine Wong-Orantes and Kelsey Robinson win gold with Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics.
This week in Husker history: A century ago, preseason camp in Beatrice is canceled for fear it will violate Missouri Valley Conference rules.
AUGUST 7, 2021
Walk-on punter Tyler Crawford is entering the transfer portal.
AUGUST 6, 2021
Direct flights catering to college football fans are being added at the Lincoln Airport.
Adam Carriker says this might be Scott Frost’s most talented offense yet at Nebraska.
AUGUST 5, 2021
Adam Carriker explains three keys to becoming a productive pass rusher.
AUGUST 4, 2021
Monday Morning Quarterback: Should the Big Ten add more members?
There was encouraging news for the offensive backfield at Wednesday’s practice, part of which was open to the media. Go here for coaches’ and players’ comments, and here for scenes from practice. | Updates & discussion
AUGUST 3, 2021
Tom Shatel says it’s time to bring Frank Solich back for a Memorial Stadium salute.
“Something isn’t matching up inside this program”: Big Ten coaches speak anonymously about Nebraska and other conference schools.
AUGUST 2, 2021
On an O-line in need of a lead dog, Cam Jurgens needs to show this fall that Scott Frost’s gamble on him was the right move, Tad Stryker writes.
The defense’s knowledge of the system is shaping up as a big plus, if the comments after Monday’s practice are any indication. Go here for all the coverage. | Updates & discussion | Fall camp schedule
Husker Dan takes a look back at the Game of the Century. Here’s part one of three.
Adam Carriker breaks down the key position battles.
AUGUST 1, 2021
Nebraska used its early camp start to host some in-state and Iowa recruits.
The Huskers’ depth at linebacker appears to be the strongest yet under Scott Frost.
Cam Jurgens is well aware that dominating up front is the best form of branding.
David Max shares memories of his father Carl on what would have been his 100th birthday.
A few photos and a brief video from Sunday’s practice can be viewed here.
Husker Doc Talk kicks off August with talk of fall camp, conference realignment and more.
This week in Husker history: Bitterness from Bobby Newcombe.
The offense will need the largely untested talent at receiver and running back to produce in short order.