February 2019 fresh links
FEBRUARY 28, 2019
It’s a big weekend for Stanley Morgan Jr.* as the record-setting Husker receiver tries to improve his draft stock at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Nebraska’s revenue was No. 6 in the Big Ten in the 2017-18 academic year.
Poll question: Will Adrian Martinez be one of Nebraska’s great quarterbacks?
Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Athletic trainers George Sullivan and Jerry Weber.
FEBRUARY 27, 2019
The final monthly severance payment* of $128,009 has been issued to Bo Pelini.
Another set of Heisman Trophy odds has Adrian Martinez near the top.
Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Doak Ostergard was part athletic trainer, part reconnaissance man.
FEBRUARY 26, 2019
Spring drills start in six days. See the full schedule here.
Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Bryan Bailey was the mad scientist and motivator in the weight room.
FEBRUARY 25, 2019
Jerry Murtaugh* talks with Adam Carriker about the Husker Greats Foundation, his rocky relationship with Bob Devaney and more.
Tommie Frazier preaches patience with Scott Frost’s rebuilding of the program.
Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Boyd Epley provided a pivotal moment by laying down the law during a team meeting in early 1991.
FEBRUARY 24, 2019
Hail Varsity sees factors that point to a more efficient offense for the Huskers in 2019.
Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Behind the scenes, the support staff kept the machine humming.
This week in Husker history: NU loses its captain for 1914 as quarterback Max Towle is declared ineligible by the Missouri Valley Conference.
FEBRUARY 23, 2019
Tad Stryker says there’s reason to believe that Scott Frost is thinking outside the box in regard to replacing defensive line coach Mike Dawson.
Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Personal attention and feedback bolstered the players’ trust in the coaches and the system.
FEBRUARY 22, 2019
Former Husker defensive back Mohammed Seisay has signed a free-agent deal with the Memphis Express of the AAF.
Hall of Famer Bob Brown reflects on what it was like to be a black student-athlete at Nebraska in the early 1960s.
Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Fairness and equality of opportunity meant everything to the players, much as it does in any workplace environment.
FEBRUARY 21, 2019
Barrett Ruud has high hopes for junior linebackers Will Honas and Collin Miller.
Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: The will to prepare to win might have been just as important as the will to win.
FEBRUARY 20, 2019
Join around 30 former Huskers at the second Alumni Cap event May 3rd.
Husker247 looks at several juniors and seniors looking to break through this season.
Nebraska is No. 2 in this ranking of Big Ten quarterback rooms.
Here’s a look at how Stanley Morgan Jr. can help his cause at the NFL Scouting Combine.
New NFL head coach Zac Taylor* discusses Husker memories and more with his former Nebraska teammate Adam Carriker.
Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Practice organization and the large rosters ensured that one learned by doing, not merely observing.
With the spring game less than eight weeks away, it’s time to straighten out a matter of history.
FEBRUARY 19, 2019
Mike Riley says he remains grateful* that he got to coach at “such a special place” as Nebraska.
Anatomy of an Era, the Final Chapter: Graduate assistants got a hands-on apprenticeship while filling key roles — sometimes at the risk of getting kicked out the opponent’s stadium.
FEBRUARY 18, 2019
With two major mathematical rankings now released, Hail Varsity projects the Huskers to be favored in seven or eight of its 2019 games.
Safety Kieron Williams* sees the AAF as an opportunity to disprove his doubters, including a 2016 member of the Nebraska coaching staff.
Former Husker Andrew Shanle is named head coach at a Houston-area high school.
Anatomy of an Era: Final Chapter: Insights into the Huskers’ special teams.
Poll question: Who is your favorite Nebraska coach of all time?
FEBRUARY 17, 2019
Anatomy of an Era: Final Chapter: What we learned about the Blackshirt defense.
This week in Husker history: Four Southwest Conference schools – Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Baylor – are invited to join the Big Eight.
FEBRUARY 16, 2019
Jason Ankrah will try to instill his passion for the game in his players at Schuyler Central High.
Anatomy of an Era: Final Chapter: The Husker offense bullied and bludgeoned top-caliber defenders into submission, resignation and sometimes even surrender.
FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Devine Ozigbo sees it as a plus that he played in two different offensive systems at Nebraska.
Adam Carriker weighs in on the possibility of scheduling former Big Eight* rivals.
Anatomy of an Era enters its final chapter with reflections on what can be gleaned about the 1990s championship era. First topic: the diverse but cohesive coaching staff.
FEBRUARY 14, 2019
Bill Moos says lump-sum payouts like the one to Mike Riley might not be part of the university’s policies going forward.
Husker Dan takes a look at recruiting by the numbers.
FEBRUARY 13, 2019
A former attorney for Maurice Washington says he didn’t tell anyone at the university last season about the nature of the potential case against the player, and Bill Moos says the school has nothing to hide.*
Two Huskers have been cited by Lincoln police for allegedly using stolen credit card information to buy a pizza.
Scott Frost says he’d like to see Colorado and other former Big Eight rivals* make frequent appearances on the Huskers’ schedules.
Anatomy of an Era: Kent Pavelka says a football can’t succeed without “all these people behind the scenes who aren’t even a glimmer to the fans.”
FEBRUARY 12, 2019
Scott Frost speaks optimistically about the team’s progress during a stop in Kansas City.
Jeremy Pernell reviews the Huskers’ new crop of defensive backs.
Anatomy of an Era: As a grade-schooler, Kent Pavelka was “smitten with the magic of hearing those games on the radio and, in retrospect, I knew then that I wanted to do that.”
FEBRUARY 11, 2019
The new Huskers at linebacker get a grade of B from Jeremy Pernell.
Sutton lineman Garrett Nuss announces he is walking on at Nebraska.
The spring game gets a 1 p.m. start and BTN telecast.
Alonzo Moore had the biggest impact of the four former Huskers who played in the AAF’s inaugural games.
Adam Carrier looks at four Huskers who could step up as pass rushers* in 2019.
FEBRUARY 10, 2019
This projection of the top offenses of 2019 has Nebraska at No. 9.
In this episode of the Foreman and Vrz Podcast, the boys talk about the Super Bowl and Signing Day.
Anatomy of an Era: Bryan Carpenter says a change in Nebraska’s pre-bowl practice routine is an overlooked factor in the Huskers’ success of the 1990s.
This week in Husker history: More than 30 years after he last played, Bobby Reynolds is elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
FEBRUARY 9, 2019
Black History Month brings the retelling of the story of trailblazing Nebraska football player George Flippin.
The Huskers’ recruiting of offensive linemen gets a C-plus grade from Jeremy Pernell.
Anatomy of an Era: It took time for Bryan Carpenter to understand Frank Solich’s perfectionism as a position coach. “If you let a guy just get by on his ability, you’ve let him down. You didn’t make him better.”
Rivals places Nebraska’ Ryan Held in its top 25 recruiters for the 2019 class.
FEBRUARY 8, 2019
Jeremy Pernell gives the Huskers an A grade for the recruiting haul at receiver and tight end.
Athlon projects who’ll be at the top of the depth chart on defense for spring ball.
Poll question: Will you attend the 2019 spring game?
Anatomy of an Era: Fullback Bryan Carpenter was a two-year starter in the ’80s who aided the success of the ’90s with his film work.
FEBRUARY 7, 2019
Jeremy Pernell gives the Nebraska recruiting class a B-plus at running back.
Anatomy of an Era: “Tom Osborne Show” host Bill Doleman remembers the time the coach laughed so hard that he cried. “He couldn’t speak!”
FEBRUARY 6, 2019
Wide receiver Demariyon Houston from Oklahoma has committed to the Huskers, and Scott Frost says he’s pleased with the potential game-changers on defense. For more of the latest on signing day, go to our recruiting page and discussion thread. | Wednesday timetable
A reminder that spring game tickets go on sale to the general public today at 10 a.m. CST.
Riley Kinney* talks with Adam Carriker about why he’s walking on at Nebraska, his famous grandpa and more.
Anatomy of an Era: “Tom Osborne Show” host Bill Doleman got inside perspectives on the team but sat outside in a most unusual seat during games.
FEBRUARY 5, 2019
On the eve of signing day, Sports Illustrated examines the rise in uncommitable offers.
Here’s a rundown of former Husker players and coaches in the new Alliance of American Football.
Transfer defensive tackle Darrion Daniels says there’s more to what drew him to Nebraska than his brother Damion’s presence on the team.
FEBRUARY 4, 2019
Sign up for next month’s Hunt with the Huskers featuring Scott Frost and benefiting Teammates Mentoring.
Nebraska Athletics ended the 2018 fiscal year $6.6 million in the black.
Athlon forecasts this spring’s starting 11 on offense.
Four Huskers have been cited by Lincoln police for hosting a disorderly party.
FEBRUARY 3, 2019
Former Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf is joining the Fresno State staff as quarterbacks coach.
Anatomy of an Era: What sets Nebraska apart? To John Livingston, “it was those fans! … They’re a family who accept you once you come into the program and it stays with you for life.”
This week in Husker history: Staying or going? Coach William “King” Cole keeps Nebraska in suspense.
FEBRUARY 2, 2019
Jack Hoffman contines to provide inspiration to Rex Burkhead.
Receiver Demariyon Houston appears to be the most likely recruit to join the Huskers’ 2019 class come Wednesday, but things get fuzzy beyond that.
Anatomy of an Era: Receiver John Livingston turned down Nebraska for Arizona State but got a second chance.
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
Ed McCaffrey says of his four football-playing sons, including new Husker quarterback Luke: “We didn’t sign them up for football. You’ve got to fall in love with the game on your own.”
The Big Ten passed the SEC in per-school revenue payout for 2018, according to a USA Today report.
Sports Illustrated assesses the attractiveness of 17 teams’ national championship odds, including Nebraska’s at 100-1.
Foreman and Vrzal talk Super Bowl and recruiting in podcast episode 4.