July 2019 fresh links
JULY 31, 2019
Husker Dan checks in with a batch of offseason notes.
Juco defensive tackle Jahkeem Green* says he’s sticking to his commitment to Nebraska. | Clouse analysis
Sporting News picks Nebraska for a second-place finish in the Big Ten West behind Wisconsin.
Here are position battles and storylines as the Huskers get set for their first practice Friday. | Summer recap
Former Nebraska quarterback Joe Dailey is taking the reins as offensive coordinator at New Mexico.
Running back Greg Bell, who left the team four games into the 2018 season, will sit out this year at San Diego State because of an injury.
A Pennsylvania scribe revisits the 1994 season and debunks some notions about why unbeaten Penn State finished second in the polls to undefeated Nebraska. | ’94 games & polls
The strength coach tends to become one of the head coach’s top confidants, and Zach Duval is no exception.
JULY 30, 2019
Inside linebacker Will Honas is full go for fall camp, outside LB Alex Davis could be poised for a big senior season.* More: 1, 2
There’s talent but also uncertainty for the Huskers at running back.
The trends in Scott Frost’s evolution point to what might be in store for Nebraska’s offense in 2019. | OSU/NU similarities*
Who’s bulking up or slimming down? See players’ weight changes from a year ago. | “Looking the part”
JULY 29, 2019
Steve Sipple notes the impact on Husker athletics made by Hank Bounds, the university’s departing president.
247Sports has Nebraska penciled in for a Citrus Bowl matchup with Texas A&M.
If you’re attending Fan Day on Thursday, here’s a map and event information.
Husker Doc Talk addresses the possibility that the significance of fall camp has changed.
Athlon has arguments for and against the Huskers making the playoff.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Who was the Huskers’ best QB of the 1980s?
Husker247 previews the wide receivers, defensive line, running backs and tight ends.
JULY 28, 2019
Bill Moos says he’ll never forget the lessons he learned from his position coach in college, the late Joe Tiller.
Here’s a wrap-up of the week’s news about former Huskers in NFL training camps.
Nebraska is No. 20 in NCAA.com’s preseason top 25.
HuskerOnline concludes its top 40 Huskers for 2019 with Adrian Martinez at No. 1.
JULY 27, 2019
Adrian Martinez expects to benefit from being more in sync with Scott Frost’s play-calling this season.
Bill Moos says there’s no push for divisional realignment among the Big Ten’s athletic directors.
Heisman winners Crouch, Rozier and Rodgers share stories at a Nebraska Greats Foundation event in Grand Island.
Former Husker Niles Paul signs with the 49ers.
JULY 26, 2019
JD Spielman will be expected to continue leading by example rather than vocally.
Corn Nation previews Northwestern, whose smart brand of football won the division in 2018.
Adrian Martinez is named to the watch list for the Walter Camp Award.
Athlon ranks Nebraska’s schedule difficulty 13th in the conference. | OWH: Ranking the games*
Don’t forget about these contenders for significant playing time, writes Brian Christopherson: tight end Katerian Legrone, cornerback Braxton Clark, running back Wyatt Mazour and linebacker Garrett Nelson.
JULY 25, 2019
Troy Walters expects a receiver-by-committee approach this fall, but redshirt freshman Andre Hunt* could be the one to fill Stanley Morgan’s old starting spot.
JD Spielman is named to the Hornung Award watch list, coach Scott Frost is on the Dodd Award list, and Ben Stille makes the list for the Wuerffel Trophy.
A comparison of Nebraska and Central Florida stats indicates that a dominant pass-rusher isn’t necessarily crucial.
Maurice Washington’s legal case is unlikely to be resolved* before the season opener. | Discuss
A number of Huskers have been impressing their peers this offseason.
JULY 24, 2019
Year Two has Mohamed Barry and other defenders more confident in their understanding of Erik Chinander’s system.
Nebraska’s three Heisman winners will be on hand for a Nebraska Greats Foundation golf outing and dinner Friday in Grand Island.
Lubbock or Lincoln? Juco defensive lineman Jahkeem Green’s destination remains up in the air.
Nebraska is ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky’s darkhorse pick to make the College Football Playoff.
The Huskers are looking for more disruptive plays from the outside linebackers.
Garrett Snodgrass’ random act of kindness doesn’t go unnoticed.
Former Husker Patrick O’Brien is battling for the No. 2 quarterback spot at Colorado State.
JULY 23, 2019
The Nebraska-Iowa rivalry is growing despite a lack of high-stakes games, Derek Peterson writes.
A strong start by freshman Bryce Benhart is among the updates provided by Greg Austin about his offensive linemen.*
Nebraska commit Blaise Gunnerson receives a big boost in 247Sports’ rankings. | Class of 2020
Blur Parties has two days of events planned for the Colorado Game.
Another Husker player, freshman Myles Farmer, is ticketed for marijuana possession.* | Discuss
Someone’s used, 22-year-old boxer shorts are one of the unexpected “perks” of the job for Scott Frost.
Adrian Martinez tops Athlon’s list of breakout quarterbacks for 2019.
The Big Ten needs Frost to make good* on his potential in Lincoln, Sam McKewon writes. | East-West imbalance
South Alabama coach Steve Campbell sees Nebraska as the ideal opener for the Jaguars.
Nothing has gone by the book for sophomore defensive back Cam Taylor.
JULY 22, 2019
Scott Frost is hearing “really good feedback” about running back Dedrick Mills.
Ohio State at Nebraska is No. 1 on this list of games with upset potential.
Game week is still more than a month away, but Husker Doc Talk has shifted into regular-season mode.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Would you most like to see the Huskers become faster, or more physical?
Senior linebacker Mohamed Barry is named to the watch list for the Butkus Award. | Motivation
JULY 21, 2019
Steve Sipple senses there’s can’t-miss material in the combination of Adrian Martinez, Scott Frost and Mario Verduzco. | Martinez’s team now | McKewon’s rewind*
Tad Stryker completes his ranking of the 50 most significant Husker plays since Bob Devaney’s arrival.
JULY 20, 2019
To win the Big Ten West, the Huskers must do lot of things they haven’t done in quite some time,* Tom Shatel writes. | Little consensus
Former Husker linebacker Guy Thomas commits to Colorado but won’t enroll until January.
JULY 19, 2019
Tight end Jack Stoll is named to the watch list for the Mackey Award.
Look here for updates from the second day of Big Ten Media Days. | Complete coverage
JULY 18, 2019
Hail Varsity’s countdown of most intriguing Huskers concludes with Wan’Dale Robinson at No. 1.
The Oakland Raiders* have signed former Husker De’Mornay Pierson-El.
Former Husker player and assistant coach Barney Cotton has returned to Omaha from UNLV and is on the waiting list for a heart transplant.*
Here’s video and coverage of the Huskers’ appearance Thursday at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. | Updates & discussion
ESPN’s Bill Connelly’s metrics have the Huskers as fourth-best in the Big Ten West, but he still sees Nebraska as a “potential West division contender and all-around exciting team.”
Fortifying the trenches is an ongoing and essential task in Scott Frost’s fusion of Oregon speed and Husker power, Jeremy Pernell writes.
JD Spielman makes the Biletnikoff Award watch list for a second consecutive season.
Adrian Martinez is one of 10 preseason honorees announced at the start of Big Ten Media Days.
JULY 17, 2019
Here are the storylines to expect when Nebraska’s delegation faces the media Thursday in Chicago: 1, 2, 3.
A discounted ticket package gives fans the chance to attend their choice of three home games, not including the Ohio State game. | Order here
The 2019 media guide is now available in digital form (Big PDF | Smaller PDF | Issuu), and the freshmen all have their jersey numbers in the updated official roster.
Wan’Dale Robinson is No. 5 on 247Sports’ ranking of freshmen likely to make an impact.
A Purdue site previews the Huskers and predicts another win for the Boilermakers over Nebraska.
Athlon looks at five wild-card players who could make or break Nebraska’s season.
Bill Moos announces the hiring of two veteran administrators who will join the Huskers’ senior athletic staff.
A media poll has Nebraska as a slight favorite* over Iowa to win the Big Ten West, and a separate survey gives all-conference honors to Adrian Martinez. | Discuss
Husker247 looks at 10 plays that helped build the buzz around Adrian Martinez during the quarterback’s freshman season.
Mohamed Barry’s rise is no surprise to his high school coach.
Brian Christopherson says Husker fans are staying grounded despite national pundits’ lofty expectations for the Huskers.
JULY 16, 2019
Tom Osborne says he has no regrets about Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten despite the Huskers’ so-so football results.
Prominent roles* could be in store early on for the four true freshmen in the defensive secondary, says assistant coach Travis Fisher.
Mohamed Barry is named to the watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, Adrian Martinez makes the Davey O’Brien Award list, and Ben Stille is a Good Works Team nominee.
JULY 15, 2019
Opponent previews from Husker247: Illinois, Ohio State, Northwestern, Minnesota, Indiana.
Marquel Dismuke and Jeremiah Stovall have been issued citations after a traffic stop* in Lincoln.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Which game would you rather see in the win column, Ohio State or Iowa?
Adrian Martinez has been named to the initial watch list for the Maxwell Award.
Tickets to the Big Ten championship game will go on sale Saturday.
Despite Colorado’s efforts, keeping the red out of Boulder isn’t going to happen, says a Denver Post writer.
Improved physicality* is what Adam Carriker would most like to see from the Huskers this season.
Here are three main areas in which Adrian Martinez has been trying to improve his game this offseason.
Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor tops a list of the five best players the Huskers will face this season.
JULY 14, 2019
The Huskers help raise funds for fighting pediatric brain cancer and shed some light on the rigors of summer conditioning. | Daniels’ singing chops
Tad Stryker rolls out part one of the 50 most significant plays for the Huskers since Bob Devaney’s arrival.
Steve Sipple sizes up Nebraska’s status as a preseason darling of the national media.
JULY 13, 2019
Tim Brando has the Huskers in the top 10. CBS Sports believes they will win the Big Ten West.
JULY 12, 2019
Ben Stille tops Husker247’s list of five potential sack leaders for Nebraska in 2019.
Athlon lists five underrated Huskers for 2019.
Nebraska’s fifth opponent, Illinois, is positioned to avoid finishing in the Big Ten West cellar.
JULY 11, 2019
Assistant coach Sean Beckton says he’s excited about the “monsters” in the tight end* room.
Baseball’s Kansas City Royals call up former Husker quarterback signee Bubba Starling to the majors.
CBSSports.com says Nebraska’s defense will be the key to success this season.
JULY 10, 2019
Tony Tuoiti sees a big year ahead for twin defensive linemen Carlos and Khalil Davis.
“We’re 10 strides better”: Kicker Barret Pickering says the team is embracing the raised expectations.
Tom Osborne and Barry Alvarez will take part in next week’s Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon.
The preseason magazines are generally bullish on the Huskers, based primarily on quarterbacking and coaching. | Consensus rankings
Athlon ranks the Huskers’ 2019 games from easiest to toughest.
Blaise Gunnerson joins fellow Husker commit Turner Corcoran as an invitee to the All-American Bowl in San Antonio in January.
JULY 9, 2019
The Denver paper previews the Huskers and says there’s substance to the hype surrounding the team.
Four former Huskers — Alex Henery, Jay Foreman, Mark Behning and Greg Jorgensen — will be inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in September.
Here’s your chance to win two Nebraska Football season tickets.
JULY 8, 2019
Do you live in Nebraska and have unique Husker “stuff”? Get it into this documentary.
William Nixon, a three-star wide receiver from Texas, announces his commitment to Nebraska. | Class of 2020 | Discuss
Mohamed Barry, Khalil Davis and Adrian Martinez will represent Nebraska next week at Big Ten Media Days.
There’s still time to register for the seventh annual Nebraska Football Road Race benefiting pediatric brain cancer research.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Who would you rather see join the Big Ten — Oklahoma or Texas?
Nebraska is No. 31 in ESPN’s initial FPI rankings for 2019, and Athlon has the Huskers playing in the Citrus Bowl against Texas A&M.
JULY 7, 2019
Former Husker Matt Vrzal is helping young offensive linemen refine their games, including 2021 prospect Teddy Prochazka.
Husker247 previews the nonconference opponents, South Alabama, Colorado and Northern Illinois.
JULY 6, 2019
Nebraska appears to be the front-runner for receiver William Nixon, who is expected to announce his decision Monday.
JULY 5, 2019
Suspended former Husker Randy Gregory reportedly will file for reinstatement with the NFL in hopes of taking part in the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp.
As expected, Omaha Burke receiver Xavier Watts opts for Notre Dame over Nebraska. | Callahan analysis | Discuss
Mohamed Barry’s rise to a team leader comes as no surprise to those who know him.
Athlon lists two potential wild-card difference-makers for each Big Ten team, and Nebraska’s are running back Dedrick Mills and defensive back Deontai Williams.
JULY 4, 2019
Husker247’s series of most indispensable Huskers concludes with Adrian Martinez at No. 1.
JULY 3, 2019
Nebraska commit Zavier Betts suffers an ankle sprain during The Opening Finals in Texas.
Tommy Armstrong Jr. is named the Indoor Football League’s rookie of the year.
The Athletic Department is looking for event staff help this fall. Sign up here.
Northern Illinois, the third team on Nebraska’s schedule, doesn’t appear to have the caliber of defense that was instrumental in the Huskies’ 2017 upset of the Huskers.
View the Huskers’ new “Stranger Things”-themed trailer for season two under Scott Frost.
Athlon has five bold predictions for the 2019 Huskers, including wins over two key rivals.
JULY 2, 2019
Blaise Gunnerson, pass rusher from Carroll, Iowa, has committed to the Huskers. | Class of 2020 | Discuss
Should Roger Craig be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? This woman is trying to make it happen.
Adrian Martinez is No. 3 in a ranking of Big Ten quarterbacks.
Former Husker athletes Megan and Mike Moudy can take solace in knowing their late son’s memory will live on in the form of a playground at Nebraska’s softball field.
JULY 1, 2019
Senior linebacker Alex Davis sees improved accountability* in the Huskers’ summer workouts.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Which loss due to questionable refereeing was the toughest to take?
Zavier Betts is lobbying hard to get fellow in-state receiver Xavier Watts to join him at Nebraska but says the Omaha Burke star is likely headed to Notre Dame. | 99th percentile for Betts*
Husker247 lists five freshmen likely to see enough playing time to burn their redshirts.
Colorado coach Mel Tucker finds the Huskers’ recruiting success in the Rocky Mountain state perplexing: “Well, what has Nebraska done?” | What has Colorado done? | Discuss
Adam Carriker likes the Huskers’ chances of winning the Big Ten West.*