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JUNE 30, 2018

Former Husker Bobby Newcombe sees coaching as a good fit for his life’s purpose: “To make someone else better.”

Anatomy of an Era: Barron Miles discusses Husker fans’ loyalty, his crucial penalty against Florida State, and the time Tommie Frazier and Tyrone Williams became impromptu firefighters.

JUNE 29, 2018

Wide receiver Jamie Nance from Oklahoma has committed to the Huskers for 2019. | Coverage & highlights | 2019 class | Discuss

Erik Chinander says creating turnovers and other disruptive plays will be of utmost importance to his defense. | Audio

Scott Frost is getting more speed into the lineup as he transforms the offense, Sean Keeler writes.

Anatomy of an Era: New Jersey transplant Barron Miles went through “big growing pains” as he adapted to a different culture in Lincoln.

JUNE 28, 2018

Nebraska is No. 23* in athletic department revenue for 2016-17, according to a USA Today database.

Former Husker linebacker Andrew Ward* has transferred to Central Michigan.

The new LED stadium lighting system is on track for completion in late July.

His dad played for Iowa, but Tate Wildeman’s heart became set on Nebraska.

The families of Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler continue to press for a guardrail on the Wisconsin road* where the two players died two summers ago.

Linebacker Mohamed Barry has two big reasons to hope for a better 2018.

The Scott Frost feature in Athlon’s preseason magazine is now available online.

Michigan State* returns 21 starters, but Lee Barfknect says another 10-win season isn’t a given. More opponent previews: Colorado (1, 2), Purdue* Minnesota, Illinois, Akron

Anatomy of an Era: A 5-9, 150-pound cornerback? When Barron Miles first arrived on campus, his new teammates “were looking at me like, ‘Oh man, you don’t stand a chance.’ ”

OWH camp countdown, Nos. 45-41*: Neal, Thomas, Taylor, McQuitty, Ferguson.

JUNE 27, 2018

The National Football Post ranks Stanley Morgan as the No. 5 wide receiver in the 2019 NFL draft.

Hall-of-Famer Aaron Taylor will take part in the Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago on July 24.

BTN’s Gerry DiNardo says Nebraska needs to re-establish its niche* in recruiting.

Not so long ago, he was painting the stadium at Panhandle State. Former scout-teamer and current assistant coach Ryan Held* looks at his journey back to Lincoln.

Sam McKewon looks at the Huskers’ 2020 quarterback recruiting* and more from the second Friday Night Lights camp.

JUNE 26, 2018

Luke McCaffrey senses the 2019 recruiting class bonding quickly.

In this week’s Big Red Cobcast, the fellas talk about whether Scott Frost’s recruiting is as good as the perception of it is, and more.

Matthew Anderson hopes to “hit people and get praise for it” as a future Husker offensive lineman.

Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco* says Scott Frost “knows what needs to be done” to bring the Huskers back. | Audio

A mobile quarterback gives opening opponent Akron a chance to revive its running game.

Anatomy of an Era: More from Al Papik on what made Tom Osborne’s system click

JUNE 25, 2018

Former Husker Nate Gerry talks about winning the Super Bowl, the Eagles’ White House controversy, and going back to school.

Here are some things to watch on the recruiting front as a month-long dead period begins. | QB awaits offer* | McKewon recap* | More

Scott Frost is No. 23 in Athlon’s ranking of college football coaches.

Running back signee Maurice Washington* has cleared a key academic hurdle, and another one is coming in late July.

Anatomy of an Era: Al Papik was “a critical part of keeping the program at the high level and yet being within the rules and regulations.”

JUNE 24, 2018

Strength coach Zach Duval’s philosophy helped sell offensive tackle Matthew Anderson on Nebraska.

Communicating on the field and building personal connections off the field go hand in hand, says secondary coach Travis Fisher.

This week in Husker history: Iowa and Minnesota are said to favor Nebraska’s 1913 bid to join the Western Conference, but the distance factor is giving other schools pause.

Anatomy of an Era: Al Papik coached against Tom Osborne the player before assisting the efforts of Tom Osborne the coach.

JUNE 23, 2018

Former Marine Eric Kapitulik helps Nebraska football get with The Program

OWH camp countdown, No. 50 to 46:* Daniels, Newell, Sichterman, Pickering, Wilson.

JUNE 22, 2018

Roman Purcell,* a 2020 quarterback from Indiana, was one of the standouts at the Huskers’ second Friday Night Lights camp. | 5 thoughts | Updates & discussion | Video | Photos: 1, 2,* 3*

Bigger doesn’t always turn out to be better when it comes to O-line recruits’ weight.

SB Nation’s Bill Connelly previews the 2018 Huskers and sees the makings of “a Year Zero season” for Scott Frost.

Offensive tackle Matthew Anderson from Louisiana has committed to the Huskers for 2019. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2019 | Discuss

Anatomy of an Era: More from Kevin Ramaekers, including controversial calls in the narrow loss to Florida State.

JUNE 21, 2018

Tomorrow’s Friday Night Lights* camp won’t have the sizzle of last year’s marquee event, but it could still prove productive for Husker recruiting. | Fan info

Mike Riley’s* hiring by the San Antonio franchise of the Alliance of American Football is now official.

Here are some Throwback Thursday highlights of Nebraska’s 1963 win at Minnesota, starring Dennis Claridge and Tony Jeter.

Breon Dixon is adamant that he’s not afraid to hit* even though he packs less weight than most linebackers.

Anatomy of an Era: For Kevin Ramaekers, it was “the absolute, ultimate wake-up call” — having his scholarship taken away.

JUNE 20, 2018

Juco prospect Jonathan Alexander is an example of the staff’s willingness to envision athletes at new positions. | Philosophy on transfers

Players say Zach Duval’s workouts* are “a good kind of brutal.”

Scott Frost issues a challenge to kids at Nebraska’s free youth camp.

Former Husker Bobby Newcombe is taking on a new challenge as head coach at a Phoenix-area high school.

Scott Frost warns recruits that bad behavior on social media* can be a disqualifier. | Old-school ideas

There’s a slight change in the 2020 schedule as the order of two nonconference opponents is reversed.

Stanley Morgan is No. 48 in Sports Illustrated’s top 100 college players for 2018, and he’s an Athlon fourth-team All-American.

Anatomy of an Era: Kevin Ramaekers was an “extremely selfish, immature kid” when he arrived in Lincoln — and he paid a price for it.

Former Husker player and assistant Warren Powers, who coached Washington State and Missouri to victories over Nebraska, is battling Alzheimer’s disease.

JUNE 19, 2018

Mike Riley is reportedly heading back to pro football as head coach of the newly formed San Antonio team of the Alliance of American Football. | Discuss

The Huskers’ quarterbacks are making strides physically and mentally this offseason.

The Big Red Cobcast crew discusses the new NCAA rules and the latest recruits, and Tweedy counts how many times Pat is wrong in one episode (spoiler alert: it’s a lot).

JUNE 18, 2018

Can strength coach Zach Duval’s system help the Huskers stay healthy throughout the season?

Omaha Burke’s Nick Henrich says his unofficial Lincoln visit Monday was “fantastic,” and he has trimmed the list of schools he’s still considering.

Graduate transfer Vaha Vainuku has arrived on campus and will take part in summer conditioning with his new teammates.

Luke McCaffrey says he’ll be focusing on recruiting* at the upcoming Friday Night Lights camp. | Fan info

Fan Day is set for Saturday, Aug. 18, midway through fall camp.

Adam Carriker speaks about the history of the Blackshirt tradition, the importance of throwing the bones and why the black practice jersey means so much to him.

The OWH begins its camp countdown* of key Husker players for 2018.

Anatomy of an Era: The games and plays aren’t what stick in Brett Popplewell’s memory, but rather the “blokes” who were his teammates.

JUNE 17, 2018

The Husker staff hopes to continue tapping the talent lode at Grayson High in Loganville, Ga.

Omaha Burke linebacker Nick Henrich is following his weekend visit to Wisconsin with an unofficial visit to Lincoln on Monday.

A 3-4 defense? Perhaps, but intensity matters more than labels to defensive coordinator Erik Chinander.

Anatomy of an Era: Receiver Brett Popplewell was one of the unlikeliest of Huskers, hailing from south of the equator in Melbourne, Australia.

North Platte Husker football enthusiast and columnist Butch Rasmussen has died at age 79.

This week in Husker history: Plans for Nebraska Field move forward. It would serve as the Cornhuskers’ home turf for 14 seasons.

JUNE 16, 2018

Nebraska’s Big Man Camp took place Saturday morning. Here are photos and video.

JUNE 15, 2018

Here are observations from the Friday Night Lights* camp, attended by about 2,200 fans. | Video | Photos: 1,* 2,* 3, 4, 5 | Top performers* | In-state standouts* | Jackson on campus

O-line coach Greg Austin sees signs of improved off-field accountability. | Opportunity for Conrad

Former Florida State commit Ronald Thompkins, a Georgia running back suited for the Duck-R position, commits to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | 2019 class | Discuss

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg says Scott Frost has the toughest road schedule of any new coach in 2018.

Anatomy of an Era: Bryan Bailey worked in the weight room, but he also had memorable moments on the sideline — including a tongue-lashing from Charlie McBride.

JUNE 14, 2018

The first of this year’s Friday Night Lights* camps is almost here, and players on the fringe of being offered scholarships will get a close look. | Fan info | Recruiting notes

From Land of 10, two views on what Scott Frost can learn from Jim Harbaugh’s first three seasons at Michigan: Beat your rivals, Manage expectations.

It looks like another rebuilding season for Colorado, the Huskers’ second 2018 opponent.

View the video of the “Marty Smith’s America” segment with Scott Frost in the Grand Canyon that airs Thursday at 7 p.m. CDT on ESPN.

Athlon ranks Nebraska’s schedule as the nation’s second-toughest in 2018.

JD Spielman is No. 18 in this ranking of returning Big Ten players.

A Las Vegas sports book has Nebraska’s win total at six.

Anatomy of an Era: Strength coach Bryan Bailey says the Pipeline O-linemen “were like my sons, and they trusted me and I trusted them.”

JUNE 13, 2018

Adrian Martinez has added strength and weight this spring and is now well above his listed 205 pounds, quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco says.

More true freshmen* will see game action this season as the NCAA loosens up rules on redshirting. | Transfers, too: 1, 2

Anatomy of an Era: Strength coach Bryan Bailey found ways to push players to new levels. “I didn’t want to be loved by everybody.”

JUNE 12, 2018

There’s news about Blackshirts, Florida’s pursuit of Scott Frost and more from Day Two of the football staff’s Husker Nation Tour. | Discuss

The Big Red Cobcast crew tackles recruiting, the Tunnel Walk and Nebrasketball.

Here’s what fans need to know if they plan to attend the Friday Night Lights camps.

Nebraska is No. 10 in this ranking of college football receiving corps.

Athlon ranks Scott Frost seventh among Big Ten coaches.

More pieces are in place than usual for coach Pat Fitzgerald to go for a second consecutive high-end season at Northwestern.*

JUNE 11, 2018

Phil Steele sees Adrian Martinez starting at QB and the Huskers finishing fourth in the Big Ten West.

Spencer Long and Brent Qvale give the Huskers a mini alumni group on the New York Jets’ offensive line.

Previewing the Buffs: Experience at quarterback and instant help at running back. | Ranking the games*

Bill Moos mentions Kansas State and Kansas as possible future opponents as the Husker Nation Tour kicks off in the Nebraska Panhandle. | More coverage | Audio | Discuss

Adam Carriker talks to Nebraska QB commit Luke McCaffrey about picking the Huskers, Scott Frost’s offense, the influence of his dad and brothers, and more.

Anatomy of an Era: Matt Vrzal says fights in practice “always brought everyone together. Remember, for a fight to happen you have to have two people who deeply care about the situation.”

JUNE 10, 2018

This week in Husker history: The 49ers sign their top draft pick, running back Roger Craig, to a series of one-year contracts.

Anatomy of an Era: A center with the speed of I-back Ahman Green? It happened on one memorable play for Matt Vrzal.

JUNE 9, 2018

Scott Frost talks about his support for an eight-team playoff and more on the Rich Eisen Show.

Linebacker Luke Gifford says he gained some bigger-picture insights about accountability and leadership during his injury layoff.

Anatomy of an Era: “We had a bunch of guys who bought in, and we were dumb enough to be dangerous,” says walk-on center Matt Vrzal.

He plays several positions, but Husker commit Luke McCaffrey has always seen himself as a quarterback.

JUNE 8, 2018

Running back Tre Bryant is taking part in summer workouts and says he’s full-go but employing “portion control” on his right knee.

Colorado State will be quarterback Patrick O’Brien’s transfer destination. | Discuss

Indispensable Huskers: JD Spielman, Carlos Davis, Greg Bell.

Athlon previews the Huskers and sees a team that will be “up-tempo, aggressive, physical and competitive” — but outside the top 50.

JUNE 7, 2018

Former Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst is joining the athletic administrative staff at Texas.

Who’s the better quarterback guru, Frost or Harbaugh? Land of Ten presents both sides.

Two weeks after being placed in mental hospital, former Husker Richie Incognito says he wants to continue playing in the NFL.

Anatomy of an Era: Kareem Moss recalls the sobering sight of Tommie Frazier immobilized in his hospital bed.

Steve Sipple says it might be time for linebacker Dedrick Young to make some noise.

JUNE 6, 2018

Walk-ons AJ Forbes, Moses Bryant and Colton Feist got a boost this spring from three months of work with Gibbie Duval, brother of the Huskers’ strength coach.

Nebraska’s first individual camp under Scott Frost gets a thumbs-up from players’ parents.

Linebacker Jackson Hannah from Tennessee is the latest to commit to the Huskers. | Highlights & coverage | Discuss

Transformed physiques and new jersey numbers are among the behind-the-scenes nuggets from Hail Varsity’s photo shoot of Husker players.

Indispensable Huskers: Jerald Foster, Mick Stoltenberg, Luke Gifford.

College Football News previews the Huskers and says there’s “enough in place to at least go bowling.” | Athlon: 5th in division | Poll: Confident or nervous?

Anatomy of an Era: Everyone remembers the “Unfinished Business” mantra, but Kareem Moss recalls another one: “Tired of being stepped on.”

JUNE 5, 2018

Big Red Cobcast: The guys discuss the recent roster additions as well as good ol’ vitamin S.

Juco cornerback Will Jackson announces his commitment to the Huskers and will be eligible immediately.* | No Nick Watkins | Discuss

Anatomy of an Era: Future Blackshirt Kareem Moss got off to a rough start with his position coach after arriving from South Carolina by way of Garden City, Kan.

JUNE 4, 2018

Quarterback Luke McCaffrey, brother of the 2015 Heisman Trophy runner-up, commits to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2019 | Discuss

Larry Jacobson, Nebraska’s first Outland Trophy winner, joins Eric Crouch and Zach Wiegert on the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. | HOF Huskers

Services are Wednesday for former Husker offensive lineman Brian Nunns. See his Anatomy of an Era chapter here.

Nebraska had the Big Ten’s second-highest total of reported fan ejections in 2017 at 141.

Adam Carriker picks his favorite all-time Husker at each position.

Steve Sipple sees Scott Frost building toward a big 2019 season with his pursuit of transfer players.

JUNE 3, 2018

Tad Stryker applauds Scott Frost’s risk-embracing move of increasing full-speed contact in practices.

Anatomy of an Era: Keith Zimmer: “When your playing days are over, Nebraska doesn’t just discard you” but “pledges that ongoing support forever.”

This week in Husker history: Word begins leaking out in 1913 that Nebraska is seeking entry into the Western Conference, today’s Big Ten.

Indispensable Huskers: Young, Lightbourn, Farniok, Bootle, Stille.

Carlos Davis hopes for more clutch performances at the discus nationals.

JUNE 2, 2018

Tyjon Lindsey’s creative streak helps expand his horizons far beyond the gridiron.

Husker walk-on Joey Johnson is named defensive MVP of the Nebraska Shrine Bowl. | Future Huskers shine | Vedral’s return*

JD Spielman is playing catch-up after missing most of spring ball with pneumonia.

Opponent previews: Michigan State, Illinois, Ohio State, Akron.

Nebraska is intent on remaking the linebacker position* for Erik Chinander’s 3-4 attacking defense.

The incoming walk-ons are quickly building a bond.

Anatomy of an Era: Keith Zimmer helped players from scout-teamers to All-Americans prepare for life after football.

JUNE 1, 2018

Juco offensive lineman Desmond Bland from Arizona Western commits to the Huskers. | Highlights & coverage | 2019 class | Discuss

Nebraska lands graduate transfer Vaha Vainuku, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound lineman from Utah who has two seasons of eligibility* remaining. | Discuss

This month’s two Friday Night Lights camps will be open to the public. | Camping season

Greg Bell is just the sixth juco running back at Nebraska since 1971. Here’s a look at the five others.

Poll question: Is Scott Frost’s incentive package sufficient?

Scott Frost’s strength and conditioning program appears to be paying off for Carlos Davis in the discus.

Today’s installment of Anatomy of an Era is in memory of the recently departed, one-of-a-kind Brian Nunns.