March 2020 fresh links
MARCH 31, 2020
Former Husker quarterback Joe Ganz joins the Northern Iowa staff as wide receivers coach, and former Husker offensive coordinator Shawn Watson will coach the quarterbacks.
Former Nebraska tack coach Chris Slatt is helping current and former Huskers stay in shape during football’s shutdown.
At inside linebacker, Barrett Ruud is optimistic about the depth behind returning seniors Collin Miller and Will Honas.
Nebraska’s payments to fired coaches over the last 15 years are tops in the nation.
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MARCH 30, 2020
The NCAA is granting this year’s athletes in spring sports an extra year of eligibility.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Larry Jacobson or Zach Wiegert next for the College Football Hall of Fame?
Another 2022 quarterback, Alex Orji from Texas, receives a Nebraska offer.
On the defensive line, there are big shoes to fill but also promising talent. | Stille’s thoughts
Omaha Central offensive tackle Deshawn Woods makes Rivals’ top 100 for the class of 2022.
Sam McKewon contemplates the fate of the 2020 season and says any version of college football is worth fighting for.
With spring practice shut down, Wan’Dale Robinson is doing his training in his father’s gym in Kentucky.
MARCH 29, 2020
Former Husker punter Sam Koch is staying with the Baltimore Ravens after signing a two-year contract extension.
HuskerOnline examines the potential financial fallout of COVID-19 on Nebraska athletics.
Weekend watch-worthy: The 2011 Huskers stymie Kirk Cousins and ninth-ranked Michigan State.
This week in Husker history: Fifty-five years ago, the Nebraska-Oklahoma game was moved to the national TV stage for the first time.
MARCH 28, 2020
The approach of the brain trust on offense: Don’t reinvent the wheel, just make it more efficient.
Steven M. Sipple sees small venues as a potential answer for college football this fall.
The young talent among the defensive backs made for difficult redshirt decisions in 2019.
Another Nebraska offer goes out to a 2022 quarterback, this time to Steven Angeli of Bergen Catholic in New Jersey. | Haarberg on radar
Dr. Rob Zatechka discusses social distancing, the loss of spring practice and more in the latest Husker Doc Talk.
The Huskers’ Performance Nutrition program is striving to keep student-athletes healthy and nourished during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MARCH 27, 2020
Bill Moos says the sale of alcohol at games is among the options worth considering to make up for lost revenue.
The Big Ten has extended its suspension of organized team activities through at least May 4.
Nicco Marchiol becomes the fifth 2022 quarterback to get a Nebraska offer.
Added stability might be in store for the Huskers at running back.
Former Husker running back Ameer Abdullah is staying with the Vikings after signing a one-year deal.
Friday watch party: Mike Brown and the 1999 Blackshirts smother 18th-ranked Texas A&M in a 37-0 shutout.
There’s a laundry list of hopes and challenges facing the Nebraska defense.
Minnesota has holes to fill on defense as the Gophers try to build on last year’s breakthrough season. | Wisconsin preview
MARCH 26, 2020
Newcomers are an important part of the mix at tight end.
Throwback Thursday game-watching: A Husker avalanche in the first 19 minutes puts Oklahoma State and Barry Sanders in a 42-0 hole, but the Cowboys don’t go down quietly. | Video | Game page
The Huskers’ bowl chances are hashed over in an Athlon Sports roundtable.
Former Husker Ndamukong Suh has re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
MARCH 25, 2020
Loaded with returning experience, the offensive line is carrying high expectations.
A Wayback Wednesday game to watch and read up on: Freshman Calvin Jones’ record-setting day in 1991 gets Nebraska out of a big hole against Kansas.
The return of Deontai Williams from shoulder surgery will be a boost to the defensive secondary.
Johnny Rodgers talks with Adam Carriker about the early-1970s teams and the current squad’s challenges.
MARCH 24, 2020
Scott Frost says players and coaches are trying to stay in touch during the ongoing waiting game, and he urges Nebraskans to “rally around each other and be supportive of people that are really in need.” | Audio | Around the Big Ten
A role like that of JoJo Domann could be in the cards for defensive back Javin Wright.
Question marks are abundant for the Huskers at wide receiver.
247Sports breaks down the 2020 outlook for Nebraska and each of the other Big Ten West teams.
Bill Moos doesn’t expect the coronavirus outbreak to delay the $155 million football facility, which is still in the design phase.
MARCH 23, 2020
Woody Widenhofer, who coached and played against the Huskers for Missouri, has died at age 77.
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A request for help from the University of Nebraska administrators for students and staff.
HuskerOnline and the LJS break down the competition at quarterback.
Receiver Jaevon McQuitty has entered the transfer portal after his exit from the team was initially described as a medical retirement.
Former Husker Randy Gregory reportedly has filed for reinstatement to the NFL.
Nebraska is listed among the Big Ten teams hurt the most on the recruiting front by current hiatus.
It’s already clear that Nebraska is ahead of the curve on name, image and likeness, Erin Sorensen writes.
Tony Tuioti has a mix of players ready to prove their worth on the defensive line.
MARCH 22, 2020
Northwestern enters 2020 having undergone a shakeup on offense, but the defensive side appears steady and solid. | Update on Hawkeyes
If cabin fever is setting in, these stay-at-home Husker items might be the answer.
Play-calling will have new dynamics with the input of Matt Lubick and Greg Austin.
This week in Husker history: A star by the name of Glenn Presnell begins to emerge in the backfield during spring practices of 95 years ago.
MARCH 21, 2020
Former Huskers reflect on how a lost spring* would have affected their own careers and those of their teamates?
They attend different Omaha schools, but 2022 hot prospects Devon Jackson and Deshawn Woods have a connection that makes them “like brothers.”
MARCH 20, 2020
After six seasons with the New York Jets, former Husker offensive tackle Brent Qvale has reportedly reached a one-year deal with the Houston Texans.
Wan’Dale Robinson plans on “just being smarter” about avoiding injury.
Nebraska gets a commitment from Christopher Paul Jr., a three-star linebacker from Georgia. | Class of 2021 | Discuss
Former Husker Will Shields’ foundation is donating 96,000 meals to Kansas City food banks for people affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
MARCH 19, 2020
Nebraska is in the top six of California receiver Xavier Worthy.
Throwback to more than 5,000 Thursdays ago: On Thanksgiving of 1922, the Huskers played the final game at Nebraska Field and upset the Fighting Irish.
MARCH 18, 2020
Eric Crouch recalls the plays that defined his career, including the one that didn’t work in practice but did when it counted. | Video | More HOF coverage
Last week’s quotes spring eternal as the expectations for the inside linebackers and the offensive line are examined. | Vokolek’s “huge strides”
Nebraska is listed among six Big Ten teams hurt the most by the loss of spring drills.
Two Omaha players and one from Council Bluffs land in 247Sports’ top 247 for 2022, with Burke linebacker Devon Jackson coming in at No. 25.
The OWH has binge-watching recommendations for those in need of a Husker football fix.
Defensive back Cam Taylor-Britt has become a team leader on and off the field.
Former Nebraska defensive back Tony Butler announces Kent State is his transfer destination.
Former Husker Ricky Simmons shares his story of overcoming addiction in a chat with Adam Carriker.
MARCH 17, 2020
It’s now official that there will be no 2020 spring game.
Eric Crouch explains his competitiveness as Nebraska’s quarterback: “I guess I didn’t like losing.” | More Hall of Fame coverage
The recruiting restrictions could hurt Kearney Catholic QB Heinrich Haarberg’s chances of getting offers from Nebraska and other Power Five schools before summer, but he’s taking it in stride. | Recruiting world adapts
The Broncos* are trading former Husker Andy Janovich to the Browns. Also, Alex Lewis and Maliek Collins have reportedly agreed to new contracts, with Collins moving from the Cowboys to the Raiders.
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Even without an on-field coach in charge of special teams, it’s an area of intensified focus during this offseason.
Early betting lines have Nebraska favored against Cincinnati but an underdog to Penn State and Ohio State.
Pure fantasy in the absence of March Madness: A 64-team football playoff of 2020 teams, and Nebraska is ousted in the first round by Pitt.
Cam Jurgens’ steady improvement after a rocky start last season bodes well for the Huskers’ offensive line.
Kansas State has hired former Husker Steve Stanard as linebackers coach.
NFL draft analyst Gil Brandt says Alex Davis is on teams’ radars after his performance at pro day in Lincoln.
MARCH 16, 2020
Bill Moos says the spring game will not be played April 18 and probably not at all. | Audio | No spring volleyball in G.I.
Tight end Thomas Fidone of Council Bluffs, a national top-60 recruit per Rivals and 247 Sports, has Nebraska in his top six.
Financial details of Nebraska’s partnership with Opendorse are revealed.
Husker coaches receive guidance about what’s allowed and what isn’t during the coronavirus suspension, but many questions remain.
Mohamed Barry has good things to say about Will Honas’ leadership and the Huskers’ younger talent at inside linebacker. | Video
A case is made for unique college nicknames, with Nebraska listed among the schools that already have one.
War, influenza and football: A timeline of the 1918 Cornhuskers and the challenges they faced.
MARCH 15, 2020
Steven M. Sipple says the Davis twins got a raw deal with the heavy coaching turnover at their position.
Mike Dawson’s outside linebackers understand the need to ratchet up their performance. | More from spring presser
College Football News has Nebraska on upset alert for the Cincinnati game.
This week in Husker history: A $100 pay raise goes to Henry Schulte, coach of both football and track at a salary of $3,600 a year.
MARCH 14, 2020
These are challenging and defining times for Scott Frost and others in leadership roles, Steven M. Sipple writes.
MARCH 13, 2020
A collection of links and updates about the coronavirus can be found here.
Spring practices are off until at least April 6 as the Big Ten suspends all organized team activities. | Five questions | KLIN report | Moos statement | Spring schedule
MARCH 12, 2020
The Big Ten has now canceled all sporting competitions through the end of the academic year and ordered a moratorium on off- and on-campus recruiting activities. The NCAA also cancels all winter and spring championships, including March Madness and the College World Series.
Here are some unofficial results from the Huskers’ pro day in Lincoln. | Last one in 2020? | Photos
Entering the NFL draft was a tempting option for left tackle Brenden Jaimes over the winter.
Nebraska heeds the Big Ten’s directive and closes all home sports competitions to the public. There will be further discussion of the volleyball and football spring games.
MARCH 11, 2020
Part of Greg Austin’s new role as running game coordinator is to make sure the Huskers are choosing what works for them in the ground game. | Monday presser
Basketball coach Fred Hoiberg is released from an Indianapolis hospital after being diagnosed with influenza A. He became too ill to finish coaching the Huskers’ game against Indiana, and the team was briefly quarantined afterward. | Updates | Hoiberg statement
The NCAA places March Madness off-limits to fans because of coronavirus concerns, and the Big Ten does likewise with all winter and spring sports competitions starting Thursday. No word yet on the spring game’s status. | Junior Day canceled | NBA on hiatus
Here are some images and video from Wednesday’s practice.
Congrats to Eric Crouch, the 19th Husker player selected for the College Football Hall of Fame. | HOF Huskers | Discuss
Here’s a closer look how Nebraska’s brand-building partnership with Opendorse will work.
Scott Frost is No. 1 in College Football News’ hot seat rankings for the Big Ten.
Carlos and Khalil Davis talk with Adam Carriker about their NFL Scouting Combine performances, the Huskers’ progression under Scott Frost and more.
Athlon sees the Huskers’ secondary as a strength despite the loss of likely NFL draftee Lamar Jackson.
MARCH 10, 2020
Nebraska’s fourth opponent, Cincinnati, cancels its spring game as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak.
Quarterback Noah Vedral and offensive tackle Brant Banks have been added to the short-handed basketball team’s roster for Big Ten Tournament play. | Discuss
Nebraska and Opendorse announce the launch of a program to help student-athletes build their individual brands.
MARCH 9, 2020
Scott Frost says quarterback Adrian Martinez will be limited this spring because of surgery on his left shoulder. Go here for all the coverage and video from Monday’s spring press conference. | Spring schedule | Media guide | Updates & discussion
Monday Morning Quarterback: Which priority is bigger for Husker football in 2020?
Spring drills are under way, and the Huskers will meet the press at noon. More: KLIN preview, O-line outlook, Weighty expectations, Athlon preview, Four storylines
Brandon Vogel says the numbers show that the Huskers don’t need to run the ball more often, just more effectively.
MARCH 8, 2020
Steven M. Sipple says it’s high time the Huskers broke their streak of going without a first-team all-conference selection.
Tad Stryker reports on the weekend baseball series with Columbia. | More coverage
Former Husker Tanner Farmer comes up just short of a national championship in wrestling.
Multiple new faces could emerge this spring at defensive back even though there’s no shortage of returning experience.
This week in Husker history: Four years after playing in the Rose Bowl, Walter “Butch” Luther gives his life for his country.
MARCH 7, 2020
Steven M. Sipple says Scott Frost has a lot to solve in limited time during spring drills.
After playing in three games as a true freshman, defensive lineman Ty Robinson will contend for a much larger role. | Five spring storylines
A spring game without fans? It’s not an option at this point, but that could change if the coronavirus situation worsens.
Get to know incoming running back Sevion Morrison.
MARCH 6, 2020
More spring-preview material: Shoes to fill on the defensive line, five questions on defense, Vokolek’s potential at tight end, and eight questions for Frost.*
Best of all time? This video breaks down the numbers of 1995 Nebraska, 2001 Miami and 2019 LSU.
Former Husker running back Maurice Washington receives a 30-day jail sentence and two years of probation in his California revenge-porn case. | Discuss
Athlon previews the linebackers and gives the position group a C.
MARCH 5, 2020
Looking at the Husker offense: 5 questions and data-based insights. | Position battles*
Tanner Farmer’s journey from big-time football to small-college wrestling has created a buzz in the NAIA. | Video
A grab bag of spring preview material: the receiving corps, O-line contenders & starters, the special-teams redo,* walk-ons to watch,* prove-it time.*
MARCH 4, 2020
Jeremiah Sirles, newly retired from the NFL, is joining the Husker Sports Network.
Danny Langsdorf, Nebraska’s offensive coordinator under Mike Riley, is joining the Colorado staff as quarterbacks coach.
Walk-on punter Sami Khawja says he welcomes the competitive situation he’ll face in Lincoln.
Next week’s spring press conference will take place at noon Monday after the Huskers’ first practice.
De’Mornay Pierson-El discusses his XFL success and his thoughts on the Huskers with Adam Carriker.
MARCH 3, 2020
Answers to many of the special teams questions aren’t likely to emerge until fall.
With the attrition at wide receiver, the eligibility of juco signee Omar Manning takes on added importance.
Athlon previews the contenders on the defensive line, and HuskerOnline takes a look at the running backs.
MARCH 2, 2020
Former Husker O-lineman Jeremiah Sirles announces his retirement after a six-year NFL career that he began as an undrafted free agent.
The seven-year-old FieldTurf at Memorial Stadium will be replaced after the spring game.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Should there be a salary cap on NCAA college coaching staffs?
Depth at receiver gets thinner as JD Spielman goes on leave to deal with a health matter and Jaevon McQuitty retires from football. | Analysis: Callahan, Sipple, Bland, Vogel, McKewon,* Smith, Christopherson | Discuss
HuskerOnline previews the competition at quarterback. | The McCaffrey factor
Adam Carriker says slower pace of ticket sales for the spring game might indicate that fans’ patience is being tested.
MARCH 1, 2020
Guards Trent Hixson and Boe Wilson may face tough fights to keep their starting spots on the offensive line.
The vertical jump is the brightest spot for Lamar Jackson in testing at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Discipline and development are two of the things Matt Lubick is expected to bring to Nebraska’s offense.
Mid-’60s Husker All-America end Tony Jeter earns hall-of-fame recognition in West Virginia.
This week in Husker history: Coach Fred Dawson steps down after four seasons, and Tom “Train Wreck” Novak’s No. 60 is retired.