July 2018 fresh links
JULY 31, 2018
Former Husker receiver Brandon Reilly is setting his sights higher in year two with the Buffalo Bills.
Northwestern’s season may hinge on senior quarterback Clayton Thorson’s* recovery from knee surgery.
Anatomy of an Era: Walk-on fullback Chad Stanley saw it all as a player and coach from 1991 to 2000.
JULY 30, 2018
Getting the Huskers’ former Big Eight rivals on future schedules* is no easy task.
Signs point to Maurice Washington and Dominick Watt* making it to fall camp next month.
The defensive line has no shortage of experience but still has lots to prove.
Adam Carriker talks to Damian Jackson about playing for the Huskers, his time as a Navy SEAL, learning the playbook and more.
Anatomy of an Era: Ryan Held says Nebraska won championships because “we’d take kids that fit our system. … We weren’t into what a kid was ranked.”
JULY 29, 2018
Anatomy of an Era: Ryan Held sees his top accomplishment as a Husker as being four-time Scout Team Player of the Week in 1994.
This week in Husker history: Thunder Thornton is among the MVP vote-getters after the college all-stars upset the Green Bay Packers.
The OWH recaps the Huskers’ less-than-stellar year in athletics* with a look at each men’s and women’s sport.
JULY 28, 2018
The Big Ten deserves a better Big Red, Tad Stryker writes.
Safety JoJo Domann says he’s back after two ACL injuries.
The Huskers’ leadership and team-building sessions with The Program had an impact on Stanley Morgan and others.
Nebraska’s young quarterbacks are learning to live in the spotlight.
Anatomy of an Era: Even as a freshman walk-on in 1993, Ryan Held knew he wanted to be a coach, “so it was an unbelievable opportunity to be a sponge and learn from the best.”
JULY 27, 2018
Northwestern will be shooting for another 10-win season — and its first Big Ten home victory over the Huskers.
Kent Pavelka will be honored and roasted in September at the Omaha Press Club.
Nebraska is listed among five Power Five teams most likely to reach a bowl game this season after missing out in 2017.
Anatomy of an Era: For former strength coach Randy Gobel, the truly exciting part was the process leading to the championship games.
JULY 26, 2018
Mike Rucker, Kyle Larson, Dan Schmidt and Bob Sledge are this year’s Husker inductees in the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.
Anatomy of an Era: Randy Gobel says Nebraska’s pioneering use of sport- and position-specific workout routines had a lot to do with the Huskers’ success in the 1990s.
JULY 25, 2018
“Last Chance U” coach Frank Diaz is grateful for his time with Scott Frost.
Big Red Cobcast: Joe and Tweedy are joined by friend and statesman Brent Pope. They talk about D-backs, sports nutritionists, and how Tweedy is, no matter what anybody thinks, always right.
The 7th Annual MN4NE Golf Tournament will be on August 27th.
Players’ weight gains* have the Huskers looking like a true Big Ten program, Sam McKewon writes.
Manziel to Pierson-El? It’s now a potential pass-catch combo* for the Montreal Alouettes.
Poll question: Will you attend Fan Day next month?
Caleb Lightbourn makes the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award.
The tandem of Aaron Taylor and Scott Frost has weathered a rough ride.
Jerald Foster and Mick Stoltenberg want to make this more than just a rebuilding year.
The BTN president’s comments in Chicago are a warning sign that cord-cutting could alter the college football landscape, Dan Wetzel writes.
JULY 24, 2018
Four Nebraska commits land on the 51-player Butkus Award High School Watch List.
Stanley Morgan brought his style to Chicago, and he’s sure to bring substance to the season, Steve Sipple writes.
Tom Shatel says the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon* embodies what makes the conference unique.
Nebraska is No. 8 in ESPN’s preseason Big Ten power rankings.
Luke McNitt is listed among 10 undrafted free agents with the best chance to make an NFL roster.
The 1997 Huskers will be the next team featured on BTN’s “Big Ten Elite” series.
Anatomy of an Era: On the first offensive play of his only start, Clinton Childs went 65 yards for a touchdown.
JULY 23, 2018
Scott Frost says Nebraska “belongs in the upper echelon of college football” and should be contending for the division championship by next year. Get all the Big Ten Media Days coverage here. | Updates & discussion
Nebraska is No. 35 in the Orlando Sentinel’s preseason national rankings.
The move to morning practices wasn’t as simple as it might sound.
Anatomy of an Era: Wrestling was the first love of running back Clinton Childs, a high school All-American in the sport.
JULY 22, 2018
Anatomy of an Era: Clinton Childs was part of perhaps the deepest running-back group in Husker history.
This week in Husker history: Athletic director Steve Pederson says he wants to see progress, not a particular win total, in 2003.
JULY 21, 2018
Former Husker Lavonte David looks back on his journey to Nebraska, and he shares his thoughts on Scott Frost and more.
A Big Ten media poll has Nebraska fourth in the West.
Sam McKewon sees Ron Brown’s return as a Back to the Future moment.
JULY 20, 2018
The LJS believes that MSU quarterback Brian Lewerke* is the best on Nebraska’s schedule.
Corn Nation has high praise for the 2018 Wisconsin Badgers.
247Sports discusses Adrian Martinez’s breakout potential.
Anatomy of an Era: Dennis Leblanc says recruiting often hinges on academics: “That’s what sells a parent.”
Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook is 2-0 against the Huskers in spite of not so great stats.
David Max pays tribute to his Mom on her 100th Birthday.
JULY 19, 2018
Tony Fair, a 330-pound junior college nose tackle, commits to the Huskers for 2019. | Highlights & coverage
Anatomy of an Era: It wasn’t always an easy sell, but Dennis Leblanc got players to raise their goals academically.
JULY 18, 2018
Britney Spears’ boyfriend was never a Husker,* despite what was reported in a recent Men’s Health story.
Running backs coach Ryan Held shares a few thoughts with Husker Dan.
JULY 17, 2018
Tagge-to-Rodgers is ranked among the 16 most dangerous QB-WR combos in college football history.
A 247Sports analyst predicts a 7-5 season for the Huskers.
Athlon has Adrian Martinez in its top 25 breakout quarterbacks for 2018.
Anatomy of an Era: More of Curt Thompson’s work behind the curtains.
Big Red Cobcast: Joe and Ryan take time out of their busy days to talk about player attrition and ponder listeners’ questions.
JULY 16, 2018
Anatomy of an Era: For Curt Thompson, the Tunnel Walk was a stressful event.
JULY 15, 2018
A record 840 fans ran Sunday in the Nebraska Football Road Race to support the fight against pediatric brain cancer. | Gebbia’s leadership | Martinez mic’d up | More features: 1, 2 | Photos | Tweets & more
Ohio State has lots of parts to replace, but that’s not likely to stop the Buckeyes from being one of the nation’s best teams.
Steve Sipple sees the hiring of Brenden Stai as an example of forward thinking by Nebraska.
Anatomy of an Era: Curt Thompson started as a weightroom “walk-on” and rose to the ranks of football administration.
This week in Husker history: Both world wars cause attrition in the program.
JULY 14, 2018
Rich Glover gets an assist from Mike Rozier at Glover’s annual youth football camp in New Jersey.
The switch to morning practices has been finalized.
Nebraska faces the toughest go in this ranking of Big Ten West teams’ conference schedules.
Harrison Phillips reflects on why he chose Stanford over Nebraska* five years ago.
JULY 13, 2018
Running back Devine Ozigbo has slimmed down to meet the demands of the fast-paced offense.
The Huskers are mostly in the lower half in Athlon’s rankings of Big Ten position groups, but receivers and the O-line are exceptions.
Anatomy of an Era: Diane Yeutter sees Husker football as a family, and every autumn Saturday, “Nebraska has a family reunion.”
Rex Burkhead returns to Plano with a special surprise for his high school coach.
JULY 12, 2018
Lamar Jackson tops the LJS’s list of five veteran players who could be on the verge of their most productive seasons.
Player departures, gambling, Frank Solich and more are discussed in the latest Husker Doc Talk.
Lavonte David and Ndamukong Suh own the highest player ratings* among former Huskers in the Madden 19 NFL video game.
Anatomy of an Era: Diane Yeutter is an unsung hero whose letter-writing to Tony Veland and other players made a difference.
JULY 11, 2018
The potential of true freshman Miles Jones has his teammates excited, including Devine Ozigbo.
Sporting News predicts a third-place finish in the Big Ten West for Nebraska.
Ohio State* has the stockpile of talent for another title run.
JULY 10, 2018
In the latest Big Red Cobcast, Pat and Tweedy talk about expectations, rumors and how everything got to where it’s at.
With 17 returning starters, Michigan appears set for a run at the Big Ten title.
Stanley Morgan is No. 7 in a USA Today ranking of wide receivers.
The quarterbacks* Nebraska will face in 2018 run the gamut from green to experienced.
Anatomy of an Era: Tony Veland on Tommie Frazier: “You could see that even as a freshman he was a leader and he was one of those guys who was gonna elevate the other players by the way he played.”
JULY 9, 2018
Athlon has Nebraska penciled in for the Pinstripe Bowl.
Tristan Gebbia says he doesn’t feel like an underdog in the QB competition.
Walk-on O-lineman Mitch Balenger has taken an unconventional route* to Nebraska.
Steve Sipple doesn’t see the Big Ten’s injury-reporting initiative going anywhere.
Anatomy of an Era: Tony Veland says the Huskers had “a real blue-collar mentality that was about ‘We’re not out here to be pretty, we’re here to win games.’ ”
JULY 8, 2018
Anatomy of an Era: A fan’s letter helped lift oft-injured Tony Veland out of his “woe is me” funk.
This week in Husker history: Season ticket totals indicate enthusiasm is high after Biff Jones’ first season as coach.
JULY 7, 2018
Scott Frost is backing up his talk about walk-ons and building roster numbers, Tad Stryker writes.
Tommie Frazier is No. 5 in this list of Heisman snubs, and Ndamukong Suh gets an honorable mention.
The LJS highlights five true freshmen who could make in impact in 2018.
JULY 6, 2018
Phil Steele sees the Huskers improving this season by three or four wins over last year.
Volleyball’s Red-White scrimmage at 3 p.m. and Football’s Fan Day at 6:30 p.m. set up a doubleheader opportunity for Husker fans on Aug. 18.
Anatomy of an Era: Rob Zatechka says that some of the best guys he played against “were the guys I was hitting heads with in practice.”
JULY 5, 2018
Steve Sipple pumps the brakes on the Adrian Martinez hype.
Grad assistant Demeitre Brim is the one guy on the Nebraska staff who can tell you what it’s like to play for Scott Frost.
The defense’s feeble totals of sacks and takeaways* over the past five years illustrate the task facing Erik Chinander.
Anatomy of an Era: Rob Zatechka says the national championship win over Miami was actually “kind of an off-night” for the Huskers.
JULY 4, 2018
JULY 3, 2018
Freedom Akinmoladun has his sights set on vaulting into Nebraska’s top ten in career sacks.
Mohamed Barry believes his time for waiting* is over, and he’s motivated to bring back the old Nebraska.
Anatomy of an Era: Rob Zatechka says team unity resulted in “an increased effort to try and win it for that guy who was wearing that same jersey lining up next to you.”
The latest Big Red Cobcast has at least three arguments listeners will want to chime in on.
JULY 2, 2018
The Big Ten is asking the NCAA to consider developing an NFL-like injury reporting system to protect the integrity of college football as legalized sports gambling expands.
Stanley Morgan is No. 7 and JD Spielman is No. 17 in Athlon’s national ranking of wide receivers.
Adam Carriker talks to NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner about the Huskers’ path to get back on top, Kurt’s Super Bowl memories and more.
JULY 1, 2018
Anatomy of an Era: Barron Miles says the staff wanted him to gain weight but finally gave up. “You just need to be fast, be explosive, be smart, and just be able to play the game.”
This week in Husker history: Nebraska’s continuation of football during World War I is a plus for the Red Cross.