January 2022 fresh links
JANUARY 31, 2022
Husker Dan takes a look at what the quarterback room will look like.
Athlon lists the 10 best Big Ten games of 2021, and four of them are narrow Nebraska losses.
JANUARY 30, 2022
Former Husker defensive lineman Jordon Riley is following his position coach to Oregon.
The Husker women weather a late push from Purdue and beat the Boilermakers by 15.
John Cook* says building a “we over me” team will be the “ultimate challenge” in the NIL era “because you’re going to have a pecking order on teams. You’re already seeing it in football. We have it in volleyball.”
Husker Doc Talk takes up Fred Hoiberg’s hot seat, the challenging NIL landscape, Big Ten football scheduling and more.
Fans weigh in on possible stadium improvements in an unofficial survey by HuskerOnline.
This week in Husker history: Wyoming finally lets Devaney go; Huskers in the White House; Tommie Frazier commits
JANUARY 29, 2022
After leading for most of the game, the Nebraska men let it slip away late in a 63-61 home loss to Rutgers.
Wideouts, quarterbacks and defensive backs: Three position groups* with fresh sets of contenders this spring.
Jeremy Pernell says new Husker assistant Bryan Applewhite has shown he is a strong developer of running backs, but his recruiting credentials are harder to gauge.
Scrap the Big Ten’s divisions? Tom Shatel* is all in.
JANUARY 28, 2022
Early enrollee Richard Torres discusses the quarterback competition and more in this video interview.
Casey Thompson is rated as a “buy” in this Big Ten quarterback stock report.
An in-person offer from Scott Frost helped seal the deal for incoming running back Emmett Johnson.
Jeremy Pernell gives a thumbs-up to the Bill Busch hire.
The OK hand sign has been replaced with a No. 1 sign in Herbie Husker merchandise, and here’s why.
Former Husker linebacker Wynden Ho’ohuli is transferring to Hawaii.
JANUARY 27, 2022
Adam Carriker talks with former Husker Daniel Bullocks about coaching in the upcoming NFC Championship Game, the future of Nebraska football and more.
Jeremy Pernell says new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple comes with solid credentials but also some question marks.
Sporting News looks at the Big Ten’s quarterback competitions, including “heated” ones at Nebraska and Michigan.
JANUARY 26, 2022
Jeremy Pernell sees the Donovan Raiola hire as something of a gamble.
Speedy receiver Trey Palmer’s transfer to Nebraska goes beyond football.*
JoJo Domann discusses his NFL draft preparations and his thoughts on the 2022 Blackshirts in a chat with Adam Carriker.
JANUARY 25, 2022
Volleyball coach John Cook* says a “real lack of leadership” had Nebraska athletics “on the edge of the cliff” before Trev Alberts’ arrival.
Jeremy Pernell breaks down Mickey Joseph’s skill set and calls his hire a home run.
HuskerOnline examines some of the potential stadium enhancements that fans have been asked to ponder and vote on.
JANUARY 24, 2022
Husker Dan analyzes the potential of the Mark Whipple hire.
Former Husker reserve linebacker Jackson Hannah lands at Tennessee as a walk-on.
Jeremy Pernell kicks off a series on what to expect from Scott Frost’s revamped staff.
Tickets for the spring game and the 2022 season opener in Ireland will go on sale next week.
JANUARY 23, 2022
What the offense needs right now is a difference-maker at running back, Tad Stryker writes. More commentary: Husker Doc Talk on the portal | Sipple on Casey Thompson* | McKewon on Joseph* | Callahan’s rundown
Linebacker Will Honas is walking on at Kansas State after four seasons as a Husker.
Running back Ajay Allen Jr., a TCU commit, has a decision to make after a “perfect visit” to Lincoln.
All-conference selections illustrate how much experience matters on the offensive line.
This week in Husker history: Boosters launch a drive to sweeten the pot for Tom Osborne as Jackie Sherrill’s $280,000-a-year contract at Texas A&M raises the salary bar nationally.
JANUARY 22, 2022
Steven M. Sipple says Husker fans should hope Bryan Applewhite knows the importance of making Nebraska running backs tremendous* again.
JANUARY 21, 2022
Former Husker Daniel Bullocks* is stoked about getting the San Francisco 49ers’ safeties ready to face the Packers’ offense Saturday night in the NFL playoffs.
Mickey Joseph makes the recruiting rounds* at Omaha-area high schools.
JANUARY 20, 2022
New running backs coach Bryan Applewhite will make $325,000 a year and has a contract through the 2023 season.
The Nebraska men’s basketball game at Ohio State joins the list of postponed events.
JANUARY 19, 2022
JANUARY 18, 2022
Zac Taylor’s post-victory salute to fans at a Cincinnati sports bar gets a thumbs-up* from Dirk Chatelain.
Hall of Fame center Dave Rimington weighs in on the NIL era, the A.D. job and more in the latest Husker Doc Talk podcast.
Tom Shatel has an idea or two* on how to improve Memorial Stadium.
JANUARY 17, 2022
Husker Dan wonders if same-season rematches are good or bad.
The Nebraska men keep it close but can’t avoid their sixth defeat in a row, a 78-71 loss to Indiana.
JANUARY 16, 2022
A huge foul advantage helps Iowa gain a season sweep against the Husker women, 93-83.
It’ll be either Nebraska or Oklahoma, quarterback Chubba Purdy says after his weekend visit to Lincoln.
This week in Husker history: Bob Devaney says he’ll coach one more year, and he taps Tom Osborne as his successor.
JANUARY 15, 2022
Steven M. Sipple likes the new-sheriff-in-town vibe of Trev Alberts,* and he suspects fans do too.
Veteran players’ departures leave roles to be filled in the Huskers’ defensive secondary.
It’s a dizzying quarterback carousel* for Nebraska and other teams in a new era of college football “free agency.”
JANUARY 14, 2022
A 17-2 start for Purdue sets the tone as the No. 7 Boilermakers make easy work of the Husker men in West Lafayette, 92-65.
Nebraska’s portal class is currently ranked just outside the nation’s top 10.
Miami transfer Nesta Jade Silvera* could be top target for the Huskers at defensive tackle.
JANUARY 13, 2022
The Husker women cut a 17-point deficit to 3 points, but No. 6 Indiana holds on in the final minute for a 72-65 win.
After the fall sports, Nebraska is 75th in the Directors’ Cup* standings and next to last in the Big Ten.
Hail Varsity takes stock of the Huskers at linebacker heading into the 2022 season.
Here’s a rundown of former Huskers whose teams are in the NFL playoffs.*
JANUARY 12, 2022
Here’s a rundown of the Huskers’ portal additions thus far.
Steven M. Sipple likes Trev Alberts’ vision for the Huskers: “How do we create the most physical football team in the Midwest? Just start there.”
Athlon’s early Big Ten power rankings for 2022 have the Huskers fifth in the West Division.
Fellow Huskers get a taste of South Dakota pheasant hunting with Nash Hutmacher.
A local coach explains what goes into being an offensive lineman.
JANUARY 11, 2022
No. 25 Illinois pulls away from a tie in the final four minutes and pins an 81-71 basketball loss on the Husker men.
Trev Alberts says that he’s pleased with Scott Frost’s staff hires and that “we’re going to get a really good running backs* coach.”
Running back Deondre Jackson, a running back transferring from Texas A&M with four years of eligibility, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | McKewon analysis* | 2022 portal additions | Decision tracker | Discuss
The defensive line has a few big vacancies to fill in 2022.
HuskerOnline begins a countdown to Ireland, starting with what to expect at Aviva Stadium.
JANUARY 10, 2022
Tom Shatel says Bill Busch needs to be a special teams coach who doesn’t get out-coached.*
Husker Dan wonders if Casey Thompson will revive Husker football.
Former Husker Zach Wiegert, one of the most dominating O-lineman in Nebraska’s “Pipeline” of the 1990s, has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. | HOF Huskers | Anatomy of an Era interview | Sipple: Being the aggressor | Discuss | Honors scorecard
The finish to Monday night’s Raiders-Chargers NFL game has an Oklahoma City columnist thinking about Tom Osborne in the 1984 Orange Bowl.
JANUARY 9, 2022
Scott Frost announces he has tested positive for COVID and will work from home this week as winter conditioning begins.
The Husker women get into a shootout with No. 22 Iowa and suffer their first home loss of the season, 95-86.
This week in Husker history: After Nebraska’s second consecutive national championship, coach Bob Devaney considers retirement.
JANUARY 8, 2022
Tim Beck, the former Husker assistant who coached Casey Thompson* at Texas, says Nebraska is getting a quarterback who takes the ups and downs in stride.
Nebraska has no answers on defense as Rutgers blows out the Huskers in Piscataway, 93-65.
In this new day and age in college football, Dr. Rob Zatechka ponders Casey Thompson’s price tag.
JANUARY 7, 2022
Former Husker All-American Rik Bonness is grateful that his old coach, John Madden, became an an ally in advocating for diabetes research.
Nebraska is a contender for receiver Trey Palmer,* a former five-star prospect transferring from LSU.
As expected, defensive lineman Deontre Thomas* is not returning for a sixth season.
JANUARY 6, 2022
JANUARY 5, 2022
After a tightly contested first half, No. 10 Michigan State pulls away to hang a 79-67 basketball defeat on the Husker men in East Lansing.
The university is requiring face coverings indoors, including at sporting events, until further notice.
Adam Carriker talks with former Husker Zac Taylor about the Cincinnati Bengals’ rise to division champions, his thoughts on Scott Frost and more.
Will Shields and Damian Jackson will be among the honorees at the Outland Trophy banquet on Jan. 12th.
Two-sport standout Mikey Pauley discusses his plan of action as a Nebraska baseball signee and prospective Husker quarterback.
Former Husker All-America center Aaron Graham will receive the Gerald R. Ford Legends Award presented by the Rimington Trophy.
JANUARY 4, 2022
The Husker women jump on No. 8 Michigan early and roll to a 79-58 upset win.
Former LSU coach Ed Orgeron heaps praise on Bill Busch* as a coach and a recruiter,
Adam Carriker looks at the 2022 schedule and discusses what would be considered a successful season.
JANUARY 3, 2022
Husker Dan gives an update on the transfer portal.
Hail Varsity sizes up the Huskers’ receiving corps entering 2022.
Joe Rudolph, Wisconsin’s offensive line coach for the past seven seasons and a former Husker assistant, takes a job on the Virginia Tech staff.
JANUARY 2, 2022
The Nebraska men give up a five-point lead in the final half-minute of regulation, then fall in overtime to No. 13 Ohio State, 87-79.
Greg Austin* has been hired by Florida International as the Panthers’ offensive line coach.
Nebraska’s tight ends have reason to be excited about the hiring of Mark Whipple as offensive coordinator.
This week in Husker history: Nebraska opts for Bob Devaney, but Wyoming balks at letting him go.
O-lineman signee Justin Evans-Jenkins* has been told he’s a few inches too short, but he says he uses that to his advantage.
JANUARY 1, 2022
The playoff semifinals underscored the importance of building prowess in the trenches, Steven M. Sipple writes.
HuskerOnline has a rundown of the more than five dozen player departures since 2018.