March 2021 fresh links
MARCH 31, 2021
Husker Dan addresses the transfer portal, the Oklahoma game and more as he dives into the email bag.
Tight end Kurt Rafdal has opted to enter the transfer portal.
There were insights from both sides of the ball as four Husker assistant coaches fielded reporters’ questions after Wednesday’s practice, the second of spring. Coverage and video here. | Updates & discussion
Coaches are focused on fundamentals and special teams.
MARCH 30, 2021
A wealth of veterans brings high expectations for the defense, even if the group is making no bold predictions. | Young D-linemen to watch | Versatile frosh
Nebraska is getting a June visit from cornerback James Monds III, nephew of 1970s Husker Wonder Monds.
Athlon Sports has five storylines to watch during Nebraska’s spring drills.
MARCH 29, 2021
To Tad Stryker, the fans were the story in Nebraska’s four-game baseball sweep of Minnesota.
Special teams, winter testing, talent at receiver, the Oklahoma game and more are discussed as the Huskers meet the press to kick off spring drills. Go here for coverage and video. | Updates & discussion | Spring schedule
Fan attendance is bringing some financial relief to the Athletic Department this spring.
Register here for the football camp taught by several former Huskers in Loveland, CO on June 28th and 29th.
HuskerOnline and Adam Carriker take stock of the defensive secondary.
MARCH 28, 2021
Steven M. Sipple notes that the impending retirement of Barry Alvarez doesn’t mean Wisconsin will be changing its ways any time soon.
From the OWH, five knowns and unknowns heading into spring drills.
Steven M. Sipple has a wish list for one-on-one interviews.
This week in Husker history: Nebraska is without an athletic director as Bill Orwig leaves for Indiana and no replacement has been named.
MARCH 27, 2021
The LJS puts together a depth chart for the defense in advance of spring drills.
Former Husker offensive lineman Tanner Farmer has moved a step closer to his dream of making the Olympic team as a wrestler.
Purdue is looking for better results on defense after coordinator Bob Diaco’s one-and-done season.
Howard Schnellenberger, who coached the Miami Hurricanes to their 31-30 upset over Nebraska for the 1983 national championship, has died at age 87.
MARCH 26, 2021
The defensive line is loaded with experience, but there are wild cards who could emerge. | Cornerbacks & safeties
The Huskers’ first official visit for the 2022 recruiting cycle has been scheduled by Indiana defensive end Popeye Williams. | Notes
Follow-ups from Pro Day: Bootle’s focus | The nutrition factor | Next level for Stoll
MARCH 25, 2021
Here is the Huskers’ spring practice schedule, plus info on Monday’s kickoff press conference.
MARCH 24, 2021
Spring game tickets will be available next week, with attendance expected to be capped at about 50 percent of capacity. | Moos on radio
A one-year deal reportedly has Ndamukong Suh staying with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Help match the $125,000 donation to TeamMates by Scott and Ashley Frost. Donate here.
The Big Ten has given the green light to fan attendance at spring sporting events, subject to local restrictions. | Carriker reaction
MARCH 23, 2021
The LJS previews the defensive line and the inside and outside linebackers.
Dicaprio Bootle’s 4.38 time in the 40 was an attention-getter as former Huskers performed for NFL scouts Tuesday on Pro Day in Lincoln.
CBS Sports previews the Big Ten and says it’s “time for a vibe check” at Nebraska.
MARCH 22, 2021
Expounding on eyebrow-raising comments he made last month, Brenden Jaimes says Scott Frost “has this program in the right direction, even if it may not look like it.” More from former Huskers preparing for Pro Day: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | Video
Georgia defensive back Sutton Smith has the Huskers in his top two.
Dicaprio Bootle discusses his NFL hopes and says focus is a player’s most important attribute.
Former Husker kicker Brett Maher has been waived by the Arizona Cardinals.
MARCH 21, 2021
Inside linebacker Chris Kolarevic’s hometown paper looks at his journey from Michigan to Iowa to Nebraska.
From the LJS, the projected two-deeps on offense and a look at the competition at quarterback.
With help from some Hawaiian friends, Tony Tuioti’s life in Lincoln is working out well.
This week in Husker history: Spring practices in 1926 see a record turnout of 120 players.
MARCH 20, 2021
The OWH looks at the potential improvement on the offensive line, and HuskerOnline previews the competition at tight end.
MARCH 19, 2021
Nebraska has released a recruiting camp schedule in anticipation of eased NCAA restrictions. | Georgia QB plans to visit
Adam Carriker looks at what the Huskers can do to turn close losses into wins.
Spring previews: Budding depth at wide receiver, and seven potential breakthrough players.
Even after the extended recruiting dead period ends, football programs might be feeling its effects for years, Greg Smith writes. | Sipple on Moos
MARCH 18, 2021
Dicaprio Bottle is supporting rare-disease research through his upcoming Pro Day performance. You can make a pledge here.
Ryan Held is hoping for improved consistency from his running backs.
Check out the National Football Foundation’s spread on Hall-of-Famer Eric Crouch.
MARCH 17, 2021
Nebraska is looking into playing a nonconference game on the currently open first Saturday of September.
A four-pack of position previews: WR, OL, TE, RB. | Position battles
The experience of his defensive linemen has Tony Tuioti thinking optimistically.
Former Husker Jared Tomich discusses the importance of the walk-on program with Adam Carriker.
MARCH 16, 2021
There’s wide-open competition at running back, and newcomer Markese Stepp figures to be solidly in the mix.
MARCH 15, 2021
Utah is the latest school to join in the pursuit of Nebraska quarterback target Richard Torres.
HuskerOnline previews the quarterback competition, and Adam Carriker has three running backs to watch this spring.
MARCH 14, 2021
This week in Husker history: Cupid’s arrow comes from an unlikely source for former Nebraska football star John Westover.
MARCH 13, 2021
Tom Osborne is pleased to see the Oklahoma game remain on the fall schedule.
Friday’s developments cut into Scott Frost’s dwindling grace period, Steven M. Sipple writes.
Husker Doc Talk takes up the Oklahoma-game brouhaha and more.
The LJS looks at six Huskers looking to rebound from injuries this season.
MARCH 12, 2021
Tad Stryker says Bill Moos flirted with disaster by messing with the Oklahoma game, and damage was done even though the plan was scuttled. More commentary: Shatel, Sipple, Peterson, Carriker, Chatelain, Carlson,* Husker Mike
Reserve linebacker Niko Cooper is entering the transfer portal.
After taking a beating from media and fans for exploring an eighth home game in place of the game at Oklahoma, Nebraska affirms that it’s sticking with the September contest in Norman. | Discuss
Adam Carriker looks at how Nebraska’s roster compares to the rest of the Big Ten and why Northwestern might be underrated.
MARCH 11, 2021
Steven M. Sipple says there’s reason to expect improved play from Adrian Martinez this season.
Popeye Williams, a pass rusher from Indiana, has a Lincoln visit planned this month.
Tom Osborne is touched by the tributes as former players throw a thank-you celebration in Lincoln.
MARCH 9, 2021
Monday Morning Quarterback: Who will have the higher win percentage over the next two years — Scott Frost or Fred Hoiberg?
Lavonte David is staying put after signing a contract extension with Tampa Bay.
Tom Osborne discusses Husker topics past and present in an interview with Adam Carriker.
MARCH 8, 2021
Athlon Sports’ spring preview of Big Ten football has the Huskers ranked ninth in the conference.
MARCH 7, 2021
Big Ten presidents’ dodging of transparency is another black eye for the conference, Steven M. Sipple writes. More commentary: McKewon on “stop rate” | Carriker on title quest
Effects of the pandemic helped spur Nebraska’s decision to go in-house with its multimedia-rights operation.
Nebraska gets its first 2022 commitment as Columbus linebacker Ernest Hausmann announces he’ll be a Husker. | Coverage & highlights | Discuss
Nebraska could benefit from the Kansas City area’s hot recruiting scene.
This week in Husker history: Former Husker Francis Schmidt is elected to the College Football Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as head coach at Ohio State, Arkansas and elsewhere.
MARCH 6, 2021
He learned from Ndamukong Suh during his rookie season, and now Khalil Davis has his sights set on more playing time.
MARCH 5, 2021
Former Husker Lavonte David faces the potential lure of free-agency money, but he says “everybody wants to try to come back” to the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers.
Adam Carriker lists three under-the-radar Huskers to watch during spring practice.
MARCH 4, 2021
Arm strength is a notable attribute of Richard Torres, Nebraska’s newest quarterback target.
Ryan Held on recruiting during the pandemic: “You got to be able to adjust, improvise, adapt, overcome.” | DBs in play
The Big Ten will allow limited fan attendance at next week’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.
MARCH 3, 2021
Brenden Jaimes has been invited to the NFL scouting combine, which is not being held in person due to the coronavirus pandemic
Quarterbacks in the 2022 recruiting cycle have begun coming off the board at a quicker pace. | New offer in Texas | Recruiting notes
Seniors returning for a bonus year: Will Honas, Connor Culp
Brandon Rigoni’s workout regimen is part of what earned him Adam Carriker’s high respect.
As former Husker assistant Mike Ekeler gets set to join the Tennessee staff, the story of his Will Compton recruiting tattoo recirculates.
MARCH 1, 2021
Andy Hoffman, father of young 2013 spring-game participant Jack Hoffman and founder of the Team Jack campaign against pediatric brain cancer, has died at age 42, months after being diagnosed with brain cancer. | Shatel commentary | Help Team Jack
The Athletic Department has decided to bring its multimedia rights operation in-house.
Less than a week after his 41-point performance, Teddy Allen has left the Husker basketball program “to focus on getting fully healthy in preparation for the next step in my basketball journey.” | Discuss | Commentary: Washut, Shatel
February ended with a slew of Husker scholarship offers to offensive and defensive lineman.