January 2022 fresh links
JANUARY 31, 2022
Cornerback Dwight Bootle II, brother of former Husker Dicaprio, commits to the Huskers for 2023. | Discuss
Husker Dan takes a look at what the quarterback room will look like.
It’s a Nebraska sweep as Big Ten freshman-of-the-week honors in basketball go to Bryce McGowens and Alexis Markowski.
Athlon lists the 10 best Big Ten games of 2021, and four of them are narrow Nebraska losses.
With signing day almost here, recruiting is the focus of commentary from Sean Callahan, Sam McKewon* and Steven M. Sipple.*
JANUARY 30, 2022
Former Husker defensive lineman Jordon Riley is following his position coach to Oregon.
Former Husker Zac Taylor is taking the Bengals to the Super Bowl after an overtime win at Kansas City.* | Chatelain commentary* | Discuss
The Husker women weather a late push from Purdue and beat the Boilermakers by 15.
All-America middle blocker Kaitlyn Hord is transferring to Nebraska volleyball after four seasons at Penn State. | Decision tracker
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.
Reserve defensive tackle Jordon Riley has placed his name in the transfer portal.*
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.
Nebraska’s presence at the NFL combine in early March doubles with invitations issued to Cam Jurgens and Austin Allen.
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
Stretches of cold shooting and other familiar issues doom the Husker men in a 73-65 loss to Wisconsin, but the Nebraska women roll, 77-44, in the nightcap of the Huskers-Badgers twin bill.
Adam Carriker talks with former Husker Daniel Bullocks about coaching in the upcoming NFC Championship Game, the future of Nebraska football and more.
Quarterback JJ Kohl from Ankeny, Iowa, is among the recruits scheduled to attend this weekend’s edition of Junior Day* in Lincoln. | In-state underclassmen with offers
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
Trev Alberts says on the radio that wider seats are an immediate to-do item as result of the fan survey on improving Memorial Stadium.* | Football’s “momentum” | Video
The Big Ten is reportedly giving serious thought to eliminating its East and West football divisions and reducing the number of conference games for each team from nine to eight.
Jeremy Pernell sees the Donovan Raiola hire as something of a gamble.
The Lincoln paper looks at the four major revenue “buckets” available to athletes at Nebraska and elsewhere as the NIL era* unfolds. | The collectives
Nebraska continues its pursuit of three-star running back Ajay Allen* with a home visit in Louisiana by Scott Frost, Bryan Applewhite and Mickey Joseph. | Offers for ’23 and beyond
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.
The Huskers make a slew of 2023 offers in the St. Louis area. | Portal possibilities*
Jeremy Pernell breaks down Mickey Joseph’s skill set and calls his hire a home run.
Husker signee Jaeden Gould comes in at No. 95 in Sports Illustrated’s ranking of the nation’s top 99 high school recruits in the 2022 class. | Profile page
New Husker Anthony Grant* is a running back that opposing defenses “must account for,” says his juco offensive coordinator. | Position analysis
HuskerOnline examines some of the potential stadium enhancements that fans have been asked to ponder and vote on.
JANUARY 24, 2022
Nebraska’s class of transfers has a No. 6 national ranking per 247Sports, and several new arrivals are now on the official roster: 1, 2
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
Omaha North freshman defensive lineman Tyson Terry* gets a Nebraska offer for 2025. | New offers to QBs
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.
Sam McKewon says transfer defensive backs need to deliver* as Travis Fisher overhauls the secondary. | Competition galore
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
In-state offensive lineman Sam Sledge* gets a Nebraska offer for 2023, as do a pair of quarterbacks, including William Watson from Massachusetts. | More from Junior Day: 1, 2
Steven M. Sipple says Husker fans should hope Bryan Applewhite knows the importance of making Nebraska running backs tremendous* again.
Omar Brown, a transfer portal defensive back from Northern Iowa, announces he’s a Husker. | Discuss
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.
Freshman linebacker Wynden Ho’ohuli from Hawaii has entered his name in the transfer portal* after one season* at Nebraska. | Discuss | Decision tracker
JANUARY 20, 2022
New running backs coach Bryan Applewhite will make $325,000 a year and has a contract through the 2023 season.
Sixteen newcomers in January add up to a record* for Nebraska football. | Transfer profiles | Junior Days updates* | Recruiting notes*
The Nebraska men’s basketball game at Ohio State joins the list of postponed events.
JANUARY 19, 2022
Running backs coach Bryan Applewhite talks on the radio about his new job,* “explosive” juco transfer Anthony Grant, recruiting* and more. | Video
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander* gets a pay boost to $850,000 and a contract extension through 2023.
JANUARY 18, 2022
“Too good to turn down”: Casey Thompson and his dad* talk about what drew the Texas transfer quarterback to Nebraska. | Recruiting buzz
New Husker wide receiver Decoldest Crawford talks on the radio about his decision to follow Mickey Joseph* to Nebraska and more. | Watch
Defensive back Javier Morton, an Alabama commit two years ago before going the junior college route, announces he’ll be a Husker. | Coverage & highlights | Class of ’22 | Discuss
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.
Chubba Purdy, a transfer portal quarterback from Florida State, commits to Nebraska. | Analysis: McKewon,* Gabriel,* Christopherson | Discuss
Linebacker Will Honas, who battled injuries during his time at Nebraska, has entered the transfer portal after getting an NCAA waiver for a seventh season. | Discuss | Decision tracker
JANUARY 16, 2022
Sam McKewon mulls over Nebraska’s high price* of failure as Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz joins the $7 million club. | Sipple on the stadium* | Callahan’s rundown
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.
The Huskers get a commitment from juco All-America running back Anthony Grant. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of ’22
Husker247 looks back at a choppy year at running back for Nebraska, and HuskerOnline does likewise with the offensive line.
This week in Husker history: Bob Devaney says he’ll coach one more year, and he taps Tom Osborne as his successor.
Tom Shatel says Scott Frost’s hires give Nebraska a chance* in 2022. | Analyzing assistants’ pay
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.”
Texas A&M transfer running back Deondre Jackson cannot enroll at Nebraska this semester, but he says he remains committed* to the Huskers. | Discuss
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 fiscal 2021 financial report to the NCAA shows how an empty Memorial Stadium* caused revenue* to drop off a cliff.
Former Husker Zac Taylor* recalls a chilly 2006 Big 12 title game as he gets set to coach the Bengals in a January NFL playoff game in Cincinnati.
The Huskers extend 2023 offers in the Wichita area* to quarterback Avery Johnson and running back Dylan Edwards.
Nebraska’s portal class is currently ranked just outside the nation’s top 10.
Mark Whipple, Nebraska’s new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, is set to make $875,000 this year, a record for a Husker assistant coach.* | Discuss
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.
Nebraska is hosting* several official visitors* this weekend.
The final coaching vacancy is filled as Nebraska announces the hiring of former TCU assistant Bryan Applewhite as running backs coach. | Discuss
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
Trev Alberts is reportedly considering outsourcing the management of the Huskers’ media rights,* which would reverse* Bill Moos’ decision to handle the operations in-house.
Bill Busch* talks on the radio about his new coordinator role* and his approach to coaching special teams. | Video
The Athletic Department this week will distribute a fan survey for input on improving the experience at Memorial Stadium.*
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.”
Some dates and locales are shuffled for the Huskers as the Big Ten adjusts the 2022 football schedule.
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
Men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg received an unpublicized contract extension* in June 2020 that boosted his buyout* and runs through the 2026-27 season.
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.
Outside linebacker Caleb Tannor* announces he’s returning for a fifth season at Nebraska. | Decision tracker
As expected, Bill Busch has been hired as special teams coordinator, and Mike Dawson’s duties on the defensive staff have been shifted. | Discuss
JANUARY 9, 2022
Rivals analyst Mike Farrell says transfer Casey Thompson represents an upgrade at quarterback* for Nebraska. | Sipple on the run game*
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.
Nicklin Hames announces she’s returning for another season with Nebraska volleyball in a new role — and with an eye on coaching. | Decision tracker
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.
Receiver Trey Palmer from LSU announces he’s transferring to Nebraska. | Discuss | What’s next?*
In this new day and age in college football, Dr. Rob Zatechka ponders Casey Thompson’s price tag.
Nebraska was No. 10 nationally in home attendance in 2021.
JANUARY 7, 2022
Casey Thompson, former Texas quarterback, has announced his commitment to Nebraska. | Analysis: Christopherson, Callahan, McKewon,* Gabriel,* Carriker | 2022 portal additions | Discuss
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.
Former Husker running back Maurice Washington is having another go at college football with Grambling State.
JANUARY 6, 2022
Mike Riley is named head coach of the USFL’s New Jersey Generals, his third foray in four years in an experimental league. | Discuss
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.
Former Texas quarterback Casey Thompson* makes a visit to Lincoln,* and his dad says Nebraska is among his top five schools. | NU closing in*
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,
Quarterback Chubba Purdy’s father says Nebraska is No. 1 on the Florida State transfer’s list. | 3-star defensive back to visit
Adam Carriker looks at the 2022 schedule and discusses what would be considered a successful season.
The OWH wraps up its position reviews with the Huskers’ productive tight ends.* | More*
JANUARY 3, 2022
Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams’ entry in the transfer portal could have ripple effects* on Nebraska’s QB search. | Purdy to visit | Recruiting calendar
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.
The bowl games showed the extent of the climb* Huskers need to make, Sam McKewon writes. | Sipple on assistants* | Callahan’s rundown
Offensive lineman Hunter Anthony, a transfer from Oklahoma State, announces his commitment* to Nebraska.* | Discuss
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.
The OWH looks at the performances in 2021 at wide receiver* and running back* and what might be in store in 2022.
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.