May 2019 fresh links
MAY 31, 2019
A limited number of season tickets will go on sale Monday morning.
Athlon looks at the challenges Cameron Jurgens faces in manning the center position.
MAY 30, 2019
The Golden Nugget’s top games of 2019 include four involving Nebraska, and the Huskers are underdogs in two of them.
Scott Frost says running back Dedrick Mills arrived in good shape and has quickly impressed coaches with his work ethic.* More from the Big Red Blitz tour: Team toughness | Notes: 1, 2 | Shatel commentary*
Nebraska makes the cut as Omaha Burke receiver Xavier Watts trims his list of colleges to six.
Kickoff times are now set for several games, including the Aug. 31 opener. | Callahan analysis
Turner Gill is joining the staff at Arkansas in a non-coaching role.
MAY 29, 2019
Lincoln Pius X’s Austin Jablonski could’ve been a quarterback at a smaller school, but the chance to walk on at Nebraska at a different position was something he couldn’t pass up.
The transition from high school to college took just one day for freshman linebacker Garrett Snodgrass.
Zac Taylor says his two years of playing a high-profile position at Nebraska helped prepare him for the demands of being an NFL head coach.
The Oakland Raiders have signed offensive lineman Richie Incognito to a one-year “prove-it deal” at the veterans’ minimum.
Adam Carriker says that even though Nebraska’s schedule difficulty* has been ranked fourth in the Big Ten, it shouldn’t keep the Huskers from contending for the West Division crown.
MAY 28, 2019
Outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt reports he’s cancer-free* after several months of intense treatment. | Audio
As they enter their senior season, defensive linemen Carlos and Khalil Davis are hungering for team success* that has largely eluded the Huskers during the twins’ tenure in Lincoln.
Cameron Jurgens faces a big summer of work to solidify his standing in the competition at center.
Bill Moos says winning will help create rivalries in the Big Ten for the Huskers.
A six-pack of opponent previews: Northern Illinois, Illinois, Ohio State, Northwestern, Minnesota, Indiana.
MAY 27, 2019
Monday Morning Quarterback: Which No. 30 at I-back do you go with in crunch time — Mike Rozier or Ahman Green?
Highly recruited juco defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey has Nebraska in his final eight after an unofficial visit to Lincoln.
MAY 25, 2019
Boe Wilson is looking to build on his experience as a starter on the O-line.
MAY 24, 2019
Defensive tackles Carlos and Khalil Davis have qualified for the NCAA Championships in the discus.
MAY 23, 2019
Tad Stryker says the three home games against Northwestern, Wisconsin and Iowa will be a barometer of how much mental and physical toughness has returned to Nebraska football.
“Almost there” won’t cut it this season for Matt Farniok and the offensive line.
MAY 22, 2019
Bill Moos is considering allowing alcohol* at Husker football games in the suites and loge levels. | Discuss | Carriker’s take*
Brian Christopherson says Dedrick Mills is getting a second chance and the Huskers are getting a running back with proof on film he can play at a high level.
An improved football IQ has teammates impressed with the play of cornerback Braxton Clark.
Athlon’s season preview and prediction for Nebraska says the Huskers have made “dramatic strides on the field and off.”
Former Blackshirt Ralph Brown* discusses how the secondary can improve in 2019, Lamar Jackson’s growth as a leader, and more.
MAY 21, 2019
Former Husker Breon Dixon has landed at Iowa Western Community College.
Steve Sipple says Bill Moos’ mentality is helping Nebraska “get back to being Nebraska.”
Ndamukong Suh appears headed to Tampa Bay in a one-year deal with the Buccaneers.
There’s no more red tape for Dedrick Mills: The juco running back has gained admission and is “ready to get to work.” | Analysis | Discuss
Athlon’s All-Big Ten selections have no Huskers on the first team, but eight are recognized on the lower units.
A ranking of Big Ten teams’ schedule difficulty has Nebraska at No. 4.
Scott Frost’s life lessons resonated with a former Oregon player who stopped a school shooting. | Discuss
Off Tackle Empire notes that the coach is still the story at Nebraska.
MAY 20, 2019
Monday Morning Quarterback: Is Dedrick Mills the key ingredient for the 2019 Huskers?
Bill Moos says Nebraska must keep reinvesting in its facilities to keep up with the competition. | Progress on the field*
O-lineman Jimmy Fritzsche from South Carolina is ready for the B1G life at Nebraska.
Nebraska is No. 17 in Athlon’s preseason rankings.
It’s Nebraska week at Off Tackle Empire, and a preview of the Huskers kicks things off. | Wildcard teams
The transfer portal hasn’t been kind* to many of the players who’ve opted to enter it.
MAY 19, 2019
Linebacker Mo Barry is one of 42 players on the watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Steve Sipple says Nebraska needs running back Dedrick Mills in the fold in order to be legitimate contenders for the 2019 Big Ten West crown.
MAY 18, 2019
Running back Dedrick Mills is expected to join the team this week after reportedly completing academic requirements.* | Empathy from Mo Barry
MAY 17, 2019
Butch Hug retires as the “Mayor of Memorial Stadium” after 37 years.
“I’m still here”: Junior safety Marquel Dismuke from Calabasas High took his mother’s advice, and now he’s poised for a prominent role in Nebraska’s secondary.
Adam Carriker offers up an early preview* of the Nebraska-Colorado game, which is among ESPN’s top 10 nonconference games of 2019. | Athlon on rivalries
MAY 16, 2019
A “behind-the-scenes” leadership approach suits the Huskers’ leading returning receiver, JD Spielman.
The Big Ten has set a revenue record at nearly $759 million for the 2018 fiscal year.*
MAY 15, 2019
Bill Moos says South Stadium improvements are likely in the next few years to enhance fan comfort* and amenities.
A strategy change at Fox could mean more early kickoffs* for the Huskers. | Discuss
Former Husker safety Cam’ron Jones announces that SMU is his transfer destination.
MAY 14, 2019
HuskerOnline previews Nebraska first two opponents, South Alabama and Colorado.
Noa Pola-Gates sees safety as his niche,* but he will train at multiple positions in the defensive secondary.
MAY 13, 2019
Freedom Akinmoladun and Jerald Foster have signed free-agent deals* with NFL teams after weekend tryouts.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Will the Huskers win at least nine games this season?
Maurice Washington faces a June 12 court date after a Monday proceeding that was conducted via phone.*
Scott Frost says on the Jim Rome Show that some pieces are in place for a Year 2 turnaround.
Adrian Martinez is No. 3 in Athlon’s Big Ten quarterback rankings.
This list of 10 bold predictions for the 2019 college football season has Nebraska in the Big Ten title game.
Adam Carriker sees the defense’s experience as a plus and says the outside linebackers* in particular must produce.
MAY 12, 2019
Off the field, incoming O-lineman Michael Lynn is a budding real estate investor. | Weight reduction
Wide receiver Kanawai Noa of Cal announces he’s joining the Huskers as a graduate transfer. | Discuss | McKewon analysis*
This week(s) in Husker history: The passing of George Flippin and Mike Corgan.
MAY 11, 2019
Former Blackshirt Toby Wright is embracing his role as his son Javin’s “navigator.”
See Tad Stryker’s video report on the Huskers’ baseball win over Arizona State.
MAY 10, 2019
Maurice Washington is slated for another court appearance* Monday in California.
Adam Carriker says the defense may need to step up early in the season as the Huskers’ youthful offense* finds its feet.
MAY 9, 2019
Scott Frost is No. 25 in this ranking of Power Five college football coaches.
Athlon lists five Huskers to buy stock in during the offseason.
MAY 8, 2019
Four incoming freshmen will heat up the competition in the Huskers’ defensive secondary.
The latest official Nebraska roster reflects offseason attrition. | 2019 roster
Nebraska football’s Academic Progress Rate* is down three points to 977 for the 2017-18 academic year.
Hail Varsity takes stock of the Huskers’ depth on defense.
Adrian Martinez is No. 10 in Sporting News’ ranking of college quarterbacks for 2019.
MAY 7, 2019
Juco defensive lineman Jahkeem Green’s winding road from South Carolina to Nebraska is almost complete.
An Ohio State site sees Nebraska as a possible major threat to the Buckeyes’ Big Ten title chances.
Hail Varsity breaks down the roster on offense heading into the summer.
MAY 6, 2019
Dedrick Mills’ former coach says the Nebraska running back signee needs to raise his GPA to gain eligibility at Nebraska.
More than seven years after playing his last snap for Nebraska, Yoshi Hardrick has become a first-generation college graduate.*
Big Red Blitz tickets will be distributed next week in Norfolk and Fremont.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Should the Big Ten reconfigure its football divisions?
Athlon’s ranking of college football’s coaching jobs has Nebraska at No. 19.
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Adam Carriker would like to see Wisconsin* become Nebraska’s Black Friday rival.
MAY 5, 2019
Tad Stryker makes a case for putting Adrian Martinez under center on occasion.
Two Nebraska games are among the 10 most pivotal Big Ten contests in 2019, according to this list.
Husker wideout signee Demariyon Houston wins the 100 and 200 meters at the Oklahoma Class 3A state track meet.
Husker Doc Talk takes up Nebraska’s NFL draft downer, what was learned from the spring game, and more.
This week in Husker history: Spring games from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
Nebraska is No. 24 in Sports Illustrated’s post-spring rankings.
MAY 4, 2019
Steve Sipple says Barrett Ruud is getting it done when it comes to in-state recruiting. | Heavy competition
Eleven football Huskers will receive their degrees Saturday.
MAY 3, 2019
The $5 Bits of Broken Chair trophy is on display* this month at the Nebraska Medical Center to raise awareness of pediatric brain cancer.
ESPN’s post-spring power rankings have Nebraska at No. 20.
Adam Carriker believes recent departures* will be good for the program.
MAY 2, 2019
With speed and want-to, wide receiver Jaron Woodyard is proving to be an asset to the track team.
MAY 1, 2019
Nebraska faces heavy competition for two local 2021 prospects, defensive back Avante Dickerson of Omaha Westside and offensive tackle Teddy Prochazka of Elkhorn South. | Juco targets* | Notes
More than a third of the Huskers currently in the NFL were undrafted free agents.