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JANUARY 31, 2021

Sam McKewon runs down some pros and cons of adding a transfer quarterback. More commentary and analysis: Peterson on the portal, Sipple on the defense

The 2021 walk-on class adds Joey Mancino, an offensive lineman from New Jersey with a Christian Peter connection.

Former Husker linebacker Carlos Polk is reportedly joining the Jacksonville Jaguars’ staff as a special-teams assistant.

This week in Husker history: The opening of the Coliseum gives Nebraska “the most complete athletic plant in the Missouri Valley.”

JANUARY 30, 2021

Ron Brown looks back to Tom Osborne in 1990 as a lesson in responding to turbulence. | Shatel on stability

Uncertainty remains for 2022 prospects as they hope for loosened restrictions on recruiting this spring and summer.

Nebraska enters 2021 with experience at QB lacking behind Adrian Martinez.

Grant Buda of Lincoln Southwest and Maddox Burton of Lincoln Southeast announce they’re walking on at Nebraska.

JANUARY 29, 2021

Frustration, COVID and losing: A look at why Wan’Dale Robinson and Luke McCaffrey left. | 24 in 14 months*

JANUARY 28, 2021

Here’s how to give to TeamMates as part of the Scott and Ashley Frost donation challenge.

Scott Frost talks team culture, the recent transfers and more on the radio. | Audio

Former Husker Tom Rathman announces his retirement from the NFL after 30-plus years as a player and coach.

Bill McGovern, a defensive analyst on the Nebraska staff, has been hired by the Chicago Bears as inside linebackers coach.

After three years, Scott Frost’s “progress” talk doesn’t match reality, Dirk Chatelain writes.

JANUARY 27, 2021

Husker offensive coordinator Matt Lubick is in the running for the head coaching job at Montana State. | Georgia eyed Fisher

Former Husker assistant Mike Cavanaugh is reportedly joining the Arizona State staff as O-line coach.

Athlon Sports looks at questions that need to be addressed on offense for the Huskers. | Carriker on getting better

Attrition leaves the Huskers short of experience and leadership at wide receiver.

Monday Morning Quarterback: What do you think about Luke McCaffrey’s decision to transfer?

JANUARY 26, 2021

New product at a limited-time special price: Twelve-DVD box set of the 1970 season with Lyell Bremser’s calls.

Quarterback Luke McCaffrey is entering the transfer portal, and so are receiver Kade Warner and O-lineman Will Farniok. | Commentary: Shatel, Christopherson, Sipple, Carriker | Discuss

Former Husker Will Shields has been named to the College Football Playoff selection committee.

Recruiting and roster notes include a new offer to a 2022 quarterback.

JANUARY 25, 2021

Attracting a younger base of ticket holders and donors poses a challenge to the Athletic Department.

JANUARY 24, 2021

Scott Frost intends to have a role in improving quarterbacks’ ball security. | Special-teams puzzle

Cornerback Avante Dickerson from Omaha Westside announces his decommitment from Minnesota.

Rob Zatechka discusses his nephew’s decision to walk on at Missouri instead of Nebraska.

Three former Huskers are Super Bowl bound as Tampa Bay advances to the NFL title game.

This week in Husker history: Coach Jumbo Stiehm’s exit turns stormy.

JANUARY 23, 2021

It’s time for Scott Frost to embrace a big-picture view as conductor of the orchestra, Tad Stryker writes.

Sam McKewon says Scott Frost’s re-imagining of an old role on the staff might help Nebraska retain talent. | Sipple on Frost’s resolve

JANUARY 22, 2021

Scott Frost says he’s keeping all 10 assistant coaches and has split play-calling duties about 50-50 with Matt Lubick. | New player-development chief | Win the West? | About Wan’Dale | Notes | Commentary: Shatel, McKewon

Adam Carriker weighs in on how the Huskers’ special teams could be improved.

JANUARY 21, 2021

Bill Moos says he’s pushing for some level of fan attendance at the spring game. | More: 1, 2 | Audio

Lincoln Southeast’s Taveon Thompson announces he’s walking on at Nebraska.

An analysis of the 2021 offensive line sees a high ceiling for the group.

JANUARY 20, 2021

A May 1 spring game is planned, and winter conditioning will begin Monday. More from Scott Frost on the radio: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | Audio

Ready for bigger roles? Oliver Martin, Tamon Lynum, Nouredin Nouili.

Early-enrolling recruits and transfers are making their arrival in Lincoln.

With no signature QBs, the Big Ten is on track to be a league of defense in 2021, Sam McKewon writes.

JANUARY 19, 2021

Former Husker Eric Stokes was in the mix, but the Washington Football Team’s GM job goes instead to Marty Hurney.

Adam Carriker chats with Jay Foreman about the impact of the transfer portal and what the future looks like for the Huskers.

The NFL embraces winter weather at playoff time and so should the college game, Dirk Chatelain writes.

JANUARY 18, 2021

Former Nebraska assistant Kevin Steele becomes acting head coach at Tennessee after the firing of Jeremy Pruitt.

Three Huskers — all with Tampa Bay — remain in the running for a Super Bowl appearance. | All-time list

Tight end Jack Stoll adds a Shrine Bowl invitation to his résumé.

JANUARY 17, 2021

Sam McKewon and Steven M. Sipple wonder whether the analyst approach is enough to fix Nebraska’s special teams.

Former Husker assistant Charlton Warren is reportedly joining the Indiana staff as defensive coordinator.

A record-high 12 early enrollees in the 2021 recruiting class are set to arrive this month.

This week in Husker history: No third season for Guy Chamberlin.

JANUARY 16, 2021

The LJS looks at how the 2021 Huskers might deal with the attrition on offense.

Nebraska tight end signee Thomas Fidone has been named 2020 MaxPreps Iowa High School Player of the Year.

Steven M. Sipple says Scott Frost and Fred Hoiberg might be wise to make alterations to their systems.

JANUARY 15, 2021

The Blackshirts get more good news with Ben Stille’s announcement that he’s returning in 2021. | McKewon commentary

Wan’Dale Robinson chooses Kentucky as his transfer destination. | Keem Green to Gamecocks

Wide receiver Levi Falck is coming back for a second season in 2021.

Dirk Chatelain looks at the numbers behind the Huskers’ 19-season run without a top-10 finish.

JANUARY 14, 2021

Tom Shatel says the veteran defensive unit could provide valuable stability as the offense finds its footing.

Jonathan Rutledge is reportedly out after one year of overseeing Nebraska’s special teams in an off-the-field role. | How Sean Snyder got away

Linebacker Will Honas joins the list of senior Blackshirts opting to return for the 2021 season.

Help the Nebraska Greats Foundation by making a $50 tax-deductible donation and voting for your favorite Husker football player of the last 50 years.

Tight end is shaping up as a position of strength for the 2021 Huskers.

JANUARY 13, 2021

Steven M. Sipple says Scott Frost should be able to find enough help at receiver to allow Luke McCaffrey to continue pursuing his dream at quarterback.

Linebacker signee Mikai Gbayor pushed through tough circumstances to become a Husker.

Safeties Marquel Dismuke and Deontai Williams announce they’re returning for a second senior season.

Athlon predicts a fifth-place division finish for the 2021 Huskers.

Bill Snyder, to be honored Wednesday at the Outland dinner, built a winner at Kansas State and a friendly rivalry with Tom Osborne.

JANUARY 12, 2021

Tight end Jared Bubak, the Lincoln native who joined the Huskers for the 2020 season as a graduate transfer from Arizona State, has entered the transfer portal.

On the same day Dedrick Mills announces he’s entering the 2021 NFL draft, running back Markese Stepp from USC says he’s transferring to Nebraska. | Analysis: McKewon, Gabriel | Discuss

Hail Varsity sizes up the Huskers’ status at wide receiver entering the 2021 season.

From Adam Carriker, what Nebraska can learn from the national championship game.

Tom Shatel has some advice for Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren.

JANUARY 11, 2021

Senior offensive lineman Matt Farniok has declared for the NFL draft.

Saying he wants to be closer to home, receiver Wan’Dale Robinson confirms he’s transferring. | Commentary: Shatel, Callahan, Sipple, Carriker | Discuss

Wide receiver Samori Touré, an FCS All-American from Montana, announces he’s transferring to Nebraska. | Three observations | Bio | Discuss

Sam McKewon sees a busy week ahead for Husker decisions and passes along more observations from Kevin Warren.

JANUARY 10, 2021

Dave Rimington saw improved O-line play from Nebraska in 2020 but says mental mistakes remain a major issue.

The 2020 season bonded socially distanced Husker parents.

Nebraska might be in the mix for a grad-transfer receiver from FCS power Montana.

This week in Husker history: A salute from Nixon; Tom Osborne’s pay passes the $30,000 mark; the death of Lawrence Phillips.

JANUARY 9, 2021

Lavonte David had a big impact in his first NFL playoff game.

247Sports is reporting that Wan’Dale Robinson is expected to transfer. | Discuss

Troy Walters, former Nebraska offensive coordinator now with the NFL’s Bengals, reportedly is promoted to wide receivers coach.

Here’s a late addition to the 1970 smorgasbord: John Bishop’s 15-part audio series, complete with play-by-play clips from Lyell Bremser and others.

JANUARY 8, 2021

What’s behind Lavonte David’s excellence? The linebacker’s former position coach, Mike Ekeler, explains.

Husker247 takes stock of the new additions and returnees at linebacker. | Kpai’s next step

1970 Day by Day: The series reaches the finish line on Day 139. The author, now 16 years old plus 50, has some brief parting thoughts.

JANUARY 7, 2021

The Huskers are off to a slow start in the 2022 recruiting cycle.

This season’s senior team awards go to Dicaprio Bootle, Collin Miller and Ben Stille.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren says he appreciates Nebraska’s passion and the “healthy tension” it can create.

Monday Morning Quarterback: Who’s your pick to win the title, ‘Bama or Buckeyes?

Hail Varsity examines the numbers behind the attrition that has created an uphill battle for Nebraska.

Patience has paid off for Husker running back signee Gabe Ervin.

1970 Day by Day: Fans — and even the president — get their chance to salute the national champion Huskers.

JANUARY 6, 2021

The state’s top-rated 2020 prospect, Omaha Westside cornerback Avante Dickerson, is still weighing his options, says his high school coach.

LSU has hired former Husker Jake Peetz as offensive coordinator. | Sipple commentary

Redshirt freshman O-lineman Matthew Anderson has entered the transfer portal.

Future Husker Koby Bretz talks with Adam Carriker about bringing a winning attitude when he steps on campus at Nebraska.

1970 Day by Day: The day after the final AP poll, the debate over who deserved the No. 1 spot isn’t finished.

JANUARY 5, 2021

Husker receiver signee Latrell Neville has learned from two former Scott Frost pupils.

1970 Day by Day: Nebraska’s AP national championship is finally a reality as the Huskers return to Lincoln.

JANUARY 4, 2021

In another boost for the Blackshirts, junior cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt has announced he’s returning for the 2021 season.

1970 Day by Day: More Devaney vs. Parseghian, and more pool time in Miami for the Huskers. | The diversity factor

JANUARY 3, 2021

If Iowa State can rise, so can Nebraska, Steven M. Sipple writes. More commentary: McKewon, Peterson

Here’s how former Huskers fared in Week 17 of NFL play. | Eight in playoffs

A vastly improved 40 time was part of how Husker tight end signee James Carnie made the most of 2020.

The OWH looks at the plays, stats, MVPs and quotes that shaped the Huskers’ season.

Bellevue West safety C.J. Lilienkamp joins the 2021 walk-on class. | Recruiting notes

1970 Day by Day: Coach Ara Parseghian makes a case for Notre Dame as No. 1 and says Bob Devaney’s “remark about the pope wasn’t in the best of taste.”

This week in Husker history: The comings, goings and stayings of coaches, from Stiehm to Elliott to Osborne.

JANUARY 2, 2021

Wynden Ho’ohuli, four-star linebacker from Hawaii, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | 2021 class | Discuss

The 2021 Huskers get a big boost as senior linebacker JoJo Domann announces he’s returning for a sixth season. | Christopherson commentary | Discuss

1970 Day by Day: Saturday is a time for deep-sea fishing and poll-politicking as the Huskers rest up from their Orange Bowl win and the ensuing celebration.

JANUARY 1, 2021

Ohio State routs Clemson and advances to the Jan. 11 national championship game against Alabama.

Here are stats that illustrate the Huskers’ lack of scoring punch in 2020. | Numbers to build on

1970 Day by Day: The anticipation, the upsets and the crowning victory — the Huskers make program history by staking their claim to the national championship. | Odds-defying day | Champagne time