November 2017 fresh links
NOVEMBER 30, 2017
It’s been a remarkably calm week* for a program officially in search of a coach.
Former Husker Turner Gill gets a vote of confidence at Liberty after a third consecutive 6-5 season.
Keyshawn Johnson Sr. says the plan “as of now” is for his son to return to Lincoln in January.
The OWH looks back 25 years when Bill Walsh* won the recruiting battle for Scott Frost.
ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit says he’s hearing Frost-to-Florida State rumors.
Scott Frost has added new layers of deceptions to the Chip Kelly offense at UCF.
Interim head coach Trent Bray talks with Adam Carriker about the coaching change, meeting with players, defensive schemes and more.
NOVEMBER 29, 2017
Council Bluffs junior QB Max Duggan remains interested in Nebraska after getting a Penn State offer.
Jeremy Pernell unveils his All-Big Ten team.
What is the waiting like for a player? Zach Potter recalls the 2007 transition on Husker Doc Talk.
Adam Carriker has some advice for players who are considering leaving the program.
Nebraska is No. 5* in a ranking of Big Ten coaching jobs.
In a Through These Gates outtake, Tom Osborne recalls his childhood as a Husker fan.
Gerry DiNardo responds to criticism of his Blackshirt remarks.
NOVEMBER 28, 2017
Senior cornerback Chris Jones expects his younger teammates to work harder after this year’s difficulties.
The OWH looks back at the coaching search that brought Bob Devaney* to Lincoln.
The Blackshirts are shut out as the all-conference teams on defense are announced, but Drew Brown, De’Mornay Pierson-El and JD Spielman earn honorable mention on special teams.
Responding to Gerry DiNardo’s comments, Adam Carriker explains why the Blackshirt tradition matters.
NOVEMBER 27, 2017
Scott Frost says a decision about his future will be made when the time’s right, and he admits he’d “be hurt if Nebraska wasn’t interested in me.” | Five burning questions | Herbstreit chimes in | Packing under way? | Frost poll
Through These Gates: The Lost Tapes — Charlie McBride talks about the allure of Husker fans.
NOVEMBER 26, 2017
Junior receiver Stanley Morgan hints that he may enter the NFL draft.
Bill Moos has advised players not to make hasty decisions about transferring.
Nebraska’s three-game streak of allowing at least 54 points is a college football rarity.
Hear the Big Red Replay recap and analysis of Saturday’s developments.
ESPN’s Chris Fowler says he’s been told a Nebraska-Scott Frost deal has been “done for awhile.”
This Last week in Husker history: A stellar season by running back Glenn Presnell. (We got our wires crossed and ran this week’s installment last week.)
NOVEMBER 25, 2017
Bill Moos confirms that Scott Frost is among half a dozen coaches being considered for Nebraska’s vacancy. Here is video of his press conference Saturday, and all the coverage and commentary can be found here. | McKewon & Severe analysis | Discuss
NOVEMBER 24, 2017
York’s Garrett Snodgrass has committed to the Huskers for 2019.
It’ll be a windy one today in Lincoln. Dial it back to 1933 when the Huskers edged the Hawkeyes but the wind ruled.
Today the curtain drops on a Nebraska season and, in all likelihood, a coach’s tenure as the Huskers and Hawkeyes face off. Get your pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha (1, 2, 3),* Grand Island (1, 2, 3),* Des Moines and Quad Cities (1, 2, 3). Commentary: Christopherson, Sipple,* Barfknecht,* Leistikow, Morehouse, Shatel,* Callahan, Sorensen, Hlas | Final thoughts
In a Through These Gates outtake, Barry Switzer discusses the importance of recruiting.
NOVEMBER 23, 2017
The Blackshirts face a familiar adversary* in the Iowa offense.
Seniors Drew Brown and De’Mornay Pierson-El are thankful for Nebraska’s lifelong lessons.
NOVEMBER 22, 2017
When a future Heisman winner was intercepted six times* by the Huskers: Nebraska at Iowa, 1938.
Jeremy Pernell lists his five top coaching candidates for Nebraska.
It’s déjà vu* for Husker players who were around in 2014.
A 344-mile ruck march to raise awareness of veteran suicides will end with the presentation of a game ball Friday to Bill Moos.
Tale of the Tape breaks down Stanley Morgan’s big plays against Penn State.
The first half has been particularly brutal for the 2017 Huskers.
Running back Adam Taylor’s Nebraska career never panned out, but it wasn’t for lack of character.
Tight end Noah Fant has had his Nebraska homecoming on his mind since he signed with Iowa.
In a Through These Gates outtake, former Nebraska fullback Tom Rathman shares his favorite memories as a Cornhusker.
Approaching a 45-year-old Nebraska receiving record, Stanley Morgan Jr. owes his opportunities to his mom.*
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Steve Sipple tries to get a handle on Bob Diaco’s optimism* about the Husker defense.
A void at Thanksgiving time: The Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry is missed.
Watch BTN’s two-minute preview of Iowa-Nebraska.
Versatile junior Garrett Snodgrass of York gets a Nebraska offer.
Adam Carriker gives his official prediction of who the head coach will be next season and when we’ll know.
Both the Huskers and Hawkeyes have their fans fretting.
Our printable 2-deeps and rosters are available now.
NOVEMBER 20, 2017
What if Mike Riley were to stay at Nebraska? Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss that and more.
Brian Christopherson sees the coming changes as an opportunity to bury some tired topics.
Uncertainty is complicating things on the recruiting front.
Here’s another breakdown of the cost of changing coaches.
Friday will be the finale for 22 seniors.
The second quarter* at Penn State typified Nebraska’s struggles this season.
Are Nebraskans fair-weather fans? In a Through These Gates outtake, Tommie Frazier breaks down what a real fan is.
NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Catch the Big Red Replay highlights and analysis of the Penn State game.
See how the Huskers and Hawkeyes match up statistically.
This week in Husker history: The 1902 team finishes unbeaten, untied and unscored upon, but a bid for Western Conference (Big Ten) membership is rejected.
NOVEMBER 18, 2017
A coaching change would raise the university’s football-related payout tab* since November 2014 to $16.4 million, according to OWH calculations.
The Huskers’ offense comes to life, but a 32-point halftime deficit is too much to overcome as Penn State prevails, 56-44. Go to the game page for all the details. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction | McKewon analysis | Pernell commentary | Highlights
Who made the trip? Here’s the travel roster.
The Huskers face a tall order today as they try to turn things around in soggy State College against Penn State. Here are the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha (1, 2, 3),* Grand Island,* Allentown, State College, Altoona and Philadelphia. Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Hamar,* Christopherson, Callahan | Final thoughts
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
Nebraska’s defensive front will face a Penn State O-line that’s been in a slump.
Through These Gates: The Lost Tapes — Barry Switzer explains how he prepared for teams like Nebraska as opposed to the “gimme” games.
NOVEMBER 16, 2017
Season ticket buyers may lose the tax benefit* tied to the donations required for most seats.
After faring poorly this season against top-end QBs, the Blackshirts are facing another one in Trace McSorley.*
The gnarly 2018 schedule could be more of an opportunity than a burden.
The Huskers’ struggling offense* hasn’t been doing the defense many favors, and vice versa.
Chris Weber and Mick Stoltenberg make the Academic All-District team.
JD Spielman talks about his record-breaking season and more with Adam Carriker.
NOVEMBER 15, 2017
Tale of the Tape examines Minnesota’s stunning success with quarterback runs against the Huskers.
Mick Stoltenberg says the Huskers must block out the distractions with tunnel vision as they finish the season.
In the latest Through These Gates outtake, former Husker fullback Tom Rathman reminisces about his time in Lincoln.
NOVEMBER 14, 2017
Would Scott Frost be the best fit? Adam Carriker takes up the question.
Linebacker Mo Barry says believing in the process is essential even as the Huskers struggle on defense.
Penn State linebacker Manny Bowen will miss a second consecutive game for a violation of team rules.
How attractive is the Nebraska job? Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss its pros and cons.
How did we get here? Adam Carriker shares some inside stories and explains why rock bottom isn’t always the worst thing.
Our printable 2-deeps and rosters for the Penn State game are available now.
NOVEMBER 13, 2017
QB Tanner Lee is questionable for Saturday as he goes through concussion protocol, so Patrick O’Brien may start at Penn State.* More from Monday’s press conference: Videos | Staying motivated* | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4* | Depth chart
In a Through These Gates outtake, Barry Switzer recalls his days of playing on both sides of the ball in college.
NOVEMBER 12, 2017
Adam Carriker demonstrates the lack of gap soundness and more that’s plaguing the Blackshirts. More commentary and analysis: McKewon* | Christopherson | Sipple* | Husker Mike | Barfknecht,* Gabriel,* Olson, York, Washut
See Rex Burkhead’s punt block and TD catch in Sunday night’s Patriots-Broncos game.
This week in Husker history: Bad blood between Kansas and Nebraska after a 10-5 game. Or was it 6-5?
NOVEMBER 11, 2017
University officials hope to have a World War I memorial* in place at Memorial Stadium in time for next year’s centennial of the war’s end.
Minnesota’s offense has a field day against the Blackshirts in a 54-21 drubbing. See the game page for details. | Stryker commentary | Carriker gut reaction | McKewon recap | Highlights | Postgame presser
Which Huskers made the trip? Here’s the travel roster.
It’s two teams trying to get closer to bowl eligibility as the Huskers and Gophers clash in Minneapolis. Catch the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha (1, 2, 3),* Minneapolis (1, 2) and St. Paul. Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Babcock,* Callahan
NOVEMBER 10, 2017
A Nebraskan has a “fifth down” in life thanks to a marrow donation from a Colorado player who is a grandson of former CU coach Bill McCartney.
Through These Gates – The Lost Tapes: Charlie McBride explains how athletics are the doorway to Nebraska.
NOVEMBER 9, 2017
The re-creators of the $5 Bits of Broken Chair* hope the trophy can find traction with Minnesota and Nebraska school officials this time around.
Husker athletics’ graduation success rate reaches an all-time high.
Can the Huskers return to top-tier status in five years as Bill Moos says? Adam Carriker says yes.
Tom Shatel* yearns for the days when Nebraska’s defense “wasn’t calculus.”
Nebraska’s penalty situation* has worsened as the season has worn on.
NOVEMBER 8, 2017
Tanner Lee says freshman receiver Tyjon Lindsey has the work ethic and talent to do great things.
Husker Doc Talk takes up the overtime loss and whether Mike Riley’s fate is already sealed.
The Minnesotans 4 Nebraska have a full weekend of activities planned.
In this Through These Gates outtake, Tom Osborne explains why he came back to Nebraska in 1962.
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
The Huskers have been punchless in overtime lately.
Tale of the Tape examines Tanner Lee’s rough outing against Northwestern.
Bob Diaco says the Huskers’ tackling fundamentals were a mess when he arrived, but his predecessor Mark Banker* says Diaco is just making excuses.* More from Tuesday’s practice: Videos | Notes: 1, 2,* 3,* 4
The Miami Dolphins sign Zach Sterup and place the former Husker O-lineman on their active roster.
Our printable rosters and 2-deeps for the Minnesota game are available now.
Several alumni chapters in the Northeast are organizing a Penn State tailgate.
Adam Carriker takes a crack at deciphering Bob Diaco’s postgame comments. Also, should 16 Huskers still have Blackshirts?
NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Fixing* the Huskers’ red-zone and turnover troubles on offense will be a focus in the season’s final weeks, Mike Riley says, and he expresses support for the job the defensive staff is doing. More from Monday’s press conference: Injury updates | Video | Bowl quest | Notes: 1, 2 | Depth chart
In this Through These Gates outtake, Barry Switzer talks about the love he has for his home, Norman, Okla.
NOVEMBER 5, 2017
Catch the Big Red Replay recap and analysis of Saturday’s loss and what it might mean.
See how the Huskers and Gophers match up statistically.
This week in Husker history: The 1997 “flea-kicker.”
NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Northwestern 31, Nebraska 24. The Huskers fall in overtime to the Wildcats and absorb a third consecutive home loss. See the game page for all the coverage and commentary. | Stryker commentary | McKewon recap | Carriker gut reaction | Highlights | Postgame presser | Big Red Over-Reaction
Safeties Antonio Reed and Aaron Williams are suited up,* and Isaac Armstrong will again serve as holder.
The $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy lives again.
Tad Stryker’s game-day poll finds fan dissatisfaction running deep.
If recent history is any indication, it’ll be a close one when Northwestern and Nebraska clash today at Memorial Stadium. Here are the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2,* Omaha (1, 2),* Grand Island (1, 2)* and Chicago. Commentary: Christopherson, Shatel,* Sipple,* Vaccher, Kush, Callahan.
NOVEMBER 3, 2017
The 18-year-old son of former A.D. Shawn Eichorst is arrested in a sexual assault case.
In this Through These Gates outtake, Charlie McBride recalls his move to Arizona — and discovering how many neighbors were Husker fans.
Saturday’s game will include tributes to U.S. military veterans.
The Kiffin and Murphy families of Lexington share a history of football and service to country.
NOVEMBER 2, 2017
Bill Moos says he won’t seek alcohol sales at games, something he pursued at Washington State.
Having a meeting with Tom Osborne was important to new Athletic Director Bill Moos.
Inspiration is mutual with Rex Burkhead and Jack Hoffman.
Husker Doc Talk: Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss Nebraska fans during a time of turmoil.
He’s now an NBA executive in New York, but former walk-on QB Garth Glissman is “still that kid that loves Nebraska.”
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Tale of the Tape breaks down the winning drive against Purdue.
Drew Brown is about to pass brother Kris on Nebraska’s career field goal charts.
Patience wasn’t a virtue of Harrison Beck. The blue-chip QB from a dozen years ago looks back on his short stay in Lincoln.
Chris Weber is one of 13 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy for college football’s top scholar-athlete.