June 2020 fresh links
JUNE 30, 2020
Scott Frost says a mindset change is needed regarding football and the coronavirus.
Athlon sees Rutgers as a trap game for the 2020 Huskers.
JUNE 29, 2020
Adrian Martinez might have approached last season in cruise-control mode, Scott Frost says, “but I don’t think he’ll be lax in his preparation ever again.”
Scott Frost says five football players and one staff member have tested positive for the coronavirus since April, but “we’re very sure, as sure as you can be, that those people didn’t spread it in the community.” | Careful protocol | Uphill battle for CFB | Shatel: Shorter season?
Nebraska’s rankings remain in the lower half of the Big Ten as the altered recruiting season enters July. | Prospects to watch*
July will be crunch time when it comes to decisions about the 2020 football season, Bill Moos says.
JUNE 28, 2020
The month of July in Husker history: There’s bad blood between Minnesota and Nebraska in 1960 over quarterback Dennis Claridge’s last-minute switch to the Huskers.
JUNE 27, 2020
Bill Moos sees six wins as more doable this season than last.
Dicaprio Bootle enters the season among the nation’s leaders in forced incompletions.
JUNE 26, 2020
Boyd Epley says strength coach Zach Duval was dealt a less-than-ideal hand with facilities but has adjusted well.
Nebraska is choosing not to share COVID-19 testing results.
Matt Lubick is ranked among college football’s top 20 assistant hires for 2020.
The NCAA has extended the recruiting dead period through the end of August. | More from Georgia? | Targeting Fidone
JUNE 25, 2020
Nebraska is finding a new source of depth by adding transfer players as walk-ons who were on scholarship elsewhere.
The regular-season finale against Minnesota tops this power index of Husker home games for 2020.
JUNE 24, 2020
Ezra Miller, a 2019 four-star offensive tackle signee at Iowa, is joining the Huskers as a walk-on. | Discuss
Despite the uncertainty about the football season, season ticket renewals are only slightly lower than normal. | Business impact
He’s 80 years old, but Monte Kiffin is in no rush to retire.
Athlon ranks the Big Ten coaches and has Scott Frost at No. 9.
Rob Zatechka discusses Nebraska’s student-athlete tradition and more in a National Football Foundation Q&A.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Who was Nebraska’s top offensive guard?
JUNE 23, 2020
Former Husker running back Maurice Washington has been located and is “safe and sound” after being reported missing last week by family members.
Rutgers coach Greg Schiano sees former Husker Noah Vedral as an excellent fit in the Scarlet Knights’ offense.
Gabe Ervin, a three-star running back from Georgia, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss | Class of 2021
Boyd Epley, the strength-and-conditioning pioneer who launched the Husker Power program in the 1960s, is retiring at the end of the month at age 73
JUNE 22, 2020
Iowa Western defensive back Darius Moore is joining the program this season as a walk-on.
Peer leadership looms large in Year 3 for Scott Frost.
The LJS breaks down what is known and what remains unanswered at each level of the Nebraska defense.
Former Husker Jeremiah Sirles talks with Adam Carriker about how Nebraska’s offensive line can improve, retiring from the NFL, playing for Bo Pelini and more.
Tom Shatel says the 2020 season is likely to be rife with unpredictable turns due to coronavirus issues. | Athlon: Hypothetical schedule
JUNE 21, 2020
Matt Farniok’s move is just one of the potential personnel decisions faced by the coaching staff.
Scott Frost needs the recruiting class of 2019 to stay together and thrive together, Steven M. Sipple writes.
The LJS looks at some of Nebraska football’s father-son combinations over the years.
It will be an unusual July for the Huskers, but the two-week ramp-up to fall camp is welcomed by a program that missed most of spring drills.
The OWH begins its preseason player countdown with an eye on the Huskers’ youth movement. | Opportunity for McCaffrey
JUNE 20, 2020
Former Husker assistant Marvin Sanders yearns to see the program return to national prominence and says what happened in 2003 “changed us forever.”
Sam McKewon pumps the brakes on optimism for a college football season this fall.
JUNE 19, 2020
Bill Moos announces cost-cutting measures for the Athletic Department, including a 10% reduction in administrative staff and a freeze on increases to sports programs’ budgets.
JUNE 18, 2020
Linebacker Christopher Paul from Georgia has decommitted from the Huskers’ recruiting class of 2021.
Scott Frost and Fred Hoiberg will return a portion of their salaries to the Athletic Department to help mitigate revenue shortfalls. | Discuss
Central Michigan, the Huskers’ second opponent, has a few question marks after a surprising eight-win season in 2019.
Scott Frost says team culture is “where we want it” for the first time but can always get better.
JUNE 17, 2020
As expected, the NCAA approves a college football preseason calendar that includes two weeks of minicamp-style practices before the typical preseason camp.
Barron Miles Jr., son of the former Nebraska all-conference defensive back, is joining the Huskers this season as a walk-on.
JUNE 16, 2020
Scott Frost says the Huskers understand the coronavirus risks and want to play. More from the coach’s Zoom session with reporters Tuesday: Farniok to right guard: 1, 2, 3 | The young QBs | Free thinking & speech | Analysis: Sipple, Callahan | Video
Outland Trophy winners Larry Jacobson and Zach Wiegert are again on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. | HOF Huskers
There are no Huskers on Athlon’s first- and second-team preseason All-Big Ten squads, but seven are third- or fourth-teamers.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Will more than half of FBS teams play this fall?
JUNE 15, 2020
The state’s easing of coronavirus restrictions isn’t a green light for a full Memorial Stadium this fall, but the governor says “we’re all hoping to get there.”
Iowa has reached a separation agreement with strength and conditioning coordinator Chris Doyle.
Adam Carriker runs down five things the Huskers must do to compete for the Big Ten West title.
We’ve updated the HuskerMax logo. We like the new look and hope you do too. | Discuss
Husker247 ranks Nebraska’s 2020 opponents and sees few if any gimmes.
JUNE 14, 2020
Steven M. Sipple sees a possible road map for Luke McCaffrey to win the starting job at quarterback.
Nash Hutmacher chose football, but he has a big fan in Nebraska wrestling coach Mark Manning.
JUNE 13, 2020
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Eric Crouch, Ron Brown and others join a “Not One More Life” march in Lincoln organized by former Husker Kieron Williams.
Mark Banker is candid as he reflects on his two seasons as Nebraska’s defensive coordinator: “I loved everything about being there except for the internal workings.”
The New York Giants’ Nick Gates is giving the center position a try for the first time.
JUNE 12, 2020
As his affinity for football has grown, so has the play of O-lineman Marcus Mbow, a prospect from Wisconsin who has Nebraska on his radar.
JUNE 11, 2020
Whoever Purdue’s quarterback might be, he’ll have a talented receiving corps led by Rondale Moore.
Steven M. Sipple mulls over possible scenarios in Iowa’s near future involving Bob Stoops or Jay Norvell.
Will Schweitzer, a three-star outside linebacker from California, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2021 | Discuss | Boller to Wisconsin
Athlon previews the Huskers and ranks Nebraska 37th nationally.
From 10 years ago, a look at the events — some of them secret — that led to Nebraska’s jump to the Big Ten.
JUNE 10, 2020
Scott Frost says on Sports Nightly that voluntary workouts have been “fairly problem free” and that “the vast majority of the guys that we’re going to need to win are almost football ready right now.” | Audio
Husker commit Heinrich Haarberg is dedicated to gaining quarterback knowledge.
Athlon looks at the Huskers’ situation at wide receiver after JD Spielman’s departure.
JUNE 9, 2020
Opendorse’s Blake Lawrence sees a six-figure earning potential for Adrian Martinez once NIL profiting is allowed.
Commenting on a variety of topics, Scott Frost says JD Spielman’s departure was “pretty mutual” and “best for everyone.”
Will there be football? Husker Dan examines some scenarios.
If limits are placed on attendance this fall, who gets tickets and who doesn’t? The priority criteria are being sorted out.
Wide receiver Latrell Neville, a recent Virginia Tech decommit, is top target for the Huskers and Matt Lubick.
Monday Morning Quarterback: With JD Spielman gone, who’s the Huskers’ go-to receiver?
JUNE 8, 2020
The NCAA is working on a plan for six weeks of practice that would precede the football season.
It’s now official that JD Spielman won’t be back for his senior season as the receiver has entered the transfer portal. | Analysis: McKewon, Christopherson, Gabriel | Discuss
A Purdue site previews the Huskers and sees a narrow Nebraska win in the season opener.
Bill Moos says the chances are 80 percent that “we will have a regular schedule” this fall for football. | Tackling the logistics | Possible ticketing plans
JUNE 6, 2020
Former Huskers Damon Benning and Michael Rose-Ivey discuss the protests and what comes next. | Peterson commentary
Iowa has placed strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle on administrative leave after several former Hawkeyes spoke out about negative experiences they and other black players had under his supervision.
Seth Malcom, a three-star linebacker who competes in eight-man football in Iowa, announces his commitment to the Huskers. | Highlights & coverage | 2021 class | Discuss
Henry Gray announces Florida International is his transfer destination.
JUNE 5, 2020
Bill Moos says the resumption of football workouts has gone exceptionally well thus far.
The recruiting dead period has been lively for Husker tight end target Thomas Fidone of Council Bluffs. | A second QB?*
JUNE 4, 2020
If this is the year Nebraska’s tight ends finally have a big year, it could pay recruiting dividends.
See the Athletic Department’s rundown of Nebraska’s 28 national championships in all sports.
Dicaprio Bootle makes the 42-member watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Street & Smith’s picks the Huskers for a second-place finish in the Big Ten West.
Ten years after Nebraska decided to jump to the Big Ten, it still doesn’t feel right* to Tom Shatel. | Discuss
Recent good news about incoming freshmen bolsters the Huskers at wide receiver, but a big question mark remains.
Four years after taking a knee during the national anthem, former Husker Michael Rose-Ivey remains passionate about racial injustice. | Padilla commentary
College Football News previews the Huskers and puts Nebraska’s win total at 7.5.
JUNE 3, 2020
Nebraska is No. 9 in these Big Ten power rankings from 247Sports.
Kordell’s Kryptonite: A look back at the remarkable futility of “Slash” against the Cornhuskers.
Johnny Majors, Iowa State’s coach against the Huskers in the late 1960s and early ’70s, has died at age 85.
JUNE 2, 2020
Brian Christopherson lists his top five Nebraska teams that didn’t win it all.
Husker coaches and players are using the platform they have to speak out against racism.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Which QB’s touchdown run was the best?
JUNE 1, 2020
Scott Frost calls the recent deaths of African Americans “unacceptable” and prays for “peace on the streets.” | Big Ten action
Former Husker Jaivorio Burkes is remembered by his high school coach: “Everyone loved Jaivorio, because he loved everyone else.”
With one scholarship slot to fill, the Huskers hope to make a late addition from the juco ranks, cornerback Nadab Joseph.
Scott Frost says it’s safety first as Husker players return. | Improved unity? | Spielman’s status unchanged | Good news on Manning: 1, 2, 3
A pair of forgotten boots and a trip to Idaho led Australian punter Daniel Cerni to Nebraska.