March 2020 fresh links
MARCH 31, 2020
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.
MARCH 30, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Added stability might be in store for the Huskers at running back.
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.
MARCH 26, 2020
Newcomers are an important part of the mix at tight end.
The Huskers’ bowl chances are hashed over in an Athlon Sports roundtable.
MARCH 25, 2020
Loaded with returning experience, the offensive line is carrying high expectations.
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.
A request for help from the University of Nebraska administrators for students and staff.
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
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
Wan’Dale Robinson plans on “just being smarter” about avoiding injury.
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
Nebraska is listed among six Big Ten teams hurt the most by the loss of spring drills.
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
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
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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.
MARCH 16, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
Entering the NFL draft was a tempting option for left tackle Brenden Jaimes over the winter.
MARCH 11, 2020
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
Best of all time? This video breaks down the numbers of 1995 Nebraska, 2001 Miami and 2019 LSU.
Athlon previews the linebackers and gives the position group a C.
MARCH 5, 2020
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.
MARCH 2, 2020
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
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.
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.