November 2020 fresh links
NOVEMBER 30, 2020
Millard North linebacker Blake Closman announces he’s walking on at Nebraska
Monday Morning Quarterback: What’s your take on “Clapgate”?
Minnesota has canceled its game against Northwestern and is now “doing everything possible to compete at Nebraska on December 12.”
See how former Huskers fared in Week 12 of NFL action.
1970 Day by Day: After a week off, the Huskers resume workouts under the direction of trainers. Bob Newton hauls in another All-America honor.
NOVEMBER 29, 2020
This week in Husker history: Eighty years ago, celebrations erupt as Nebraska’s first bowl berth – vs. Stanford in the Rose Bowl – becomes official.
1970 Day by Day: Eight Huskers make the 22-man Omaha World-Herald All-Big Eight team, chosen via a poll of league coaches.
NOVEMBER 28, 2020
Defensive back Lardarius Webb announces he’s decommitting from Nebraska.
The OWH’s Dirk Chatelain ranks the Huskers’ 100 losses since Black Friday of 2001.
1970 Day by Day: Nebraska’s longshot chances for a No. 1 finish get a boost as Southern California upsets previously unbeaten Notre Dame.
NOVEMBER 27, 2020
Ohio State to cancels its game Saturday against Illinois due to COVID-19 issues.
Iowa 26, Nebraska 20. The Huskers rally from 10 down to take the lead, but untimely miscues ultimately prove too costly. Go to the game page for coverage. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Highlights | Carriker gut reaction
1970 Day by Day: UPI names Bob Devaney the Big Eight coach of the year and linebacker Jerry Murtaugh player of the year.
NOVEMBER 26, 2020
Stopping the run is high on the to-do list as the Huskers get set to face Iowa on Friday. Get the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2), Omaha and Quad Cities (1, 2, 3). Commentary: Shatel, Callahan, Sipple.
NOVEMBER 25, 2020
A national recruiting analyst says Nebraska’s expectations should be no higher than Boston College’s.
Minnesota receiver Rashod Bateman is opting out of the remainder of the 2020 season.
On the 49th anniversary of the Game of the Century, it’s time to set the record straight about an iconic photo.
Scott Frost says Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey both have had strong weeks of practice and there’s a decision to be made on who starts against Iowa. Go here video and coverage from Wednesday’s press conference. | Updates & discussion
1970 Day by Day: Nebraska leads the way with seven first-teamers on the 22-member UPI All-Big Eight squad.
NOVEMBER 24, 2020
Monday Morning Quarterback: Will the Huskers rebound with a strong showing against Iowa?
The Wisconsin-Minnesota game has been canceled, making it all but certain the Badgers won’t go to the Big Ten title game.
Tom Shatel on hopes that Nebraska is close to turning a corner: “There’s no magic corner. It doesn’t happen with one game or even one season.”
Matt Lubick says he saw inconsistencies across the board during the Illinois game, “and it starts with the coaches. How can we put guys in good situations?” Go here for video and coverage. | Updates & discussion
The fifth annual The Things They Carry Ruck March is happening, but it’s different this time because of the pandemic.
Officially licensed, limited-edition bobbleheads commemorating the Nebraska-Iowa rivalry are available for ordering now.
Adam Carriker says Nebraska’s revival needs to start with fixing the little things.
1970 Day by Day: Ohio State moves ahead of Nebraska in the polls, and Bob Newton is named a Kodak All-American.
NOVEMBER 23, 2020
Scott Frost says there’s “no doubt in my mind Luke McCaffrey’s the future around here,” but if Adrian Martinez gives the Huskers their best chance to win Friday, they’ll go with him. Go here for more from Monday’s presser. | Updates & discussion
The Dec. 5 game at Purdue will have a BTN telecast, but the time won’t be known until this weekend.
In Alabama, former NU President Hank Bounds is earning $250,000 a year to raise money for Nebraska’s football and athletics complex.
1970 Day by Day: Who will land in the Orange Bowl now that Notre Dame is out? Bob Devaney tells fans that LSU, Arkansas and Texas are the most likely Husker opponents.
NOVEMBER 22, 2020
Sam McKewon has a laundry list of what went wrong Saturday, and Rob Zatechka says it’s time for a major change on defense. More day-after commentary and analysis: Peterson, Gabriel, Smith, Husker Mike, Washut.
It’s feared that the injury suffered Sunday by former Husker Rex Burkhead is a torn ACL.
Husker commits react to Saturday’s loss on social media.
This week in Husker history: The very first game 130 years ago; Nebraska’s 119-point day; and Thanksgiving weekends with the Sooners and Buffs.
1970 Day by Day: There’s disappointment — and still no bowl opponent — for the Huskers as Notre Dame turns down an Orange Bowl invitation in favor of a Cotton Bowl berth.
NOVEMBER 21, 2020
1970 Day by Day: Nebraska’s shot at a national championship remains alive after a nerve-wracking 28-21 win over Oklahoma.
NOVEMBER 20, 2020
The Huskers are looking to reach the .500 mark Saturday in a battle of teams trying to build from their first wins of the season. Get the Nebraska-Illinois pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2), Omaha (1, 2), Champaign and Peoria. Commentary: Sipple, Shatel, Callahan.
1970 Day by Day: The Huskers get set to face a Sooner squad loaded with sophomore talent.
NOVEMBER 19, 2020
As fathers, former Huskers find themselves on opposite sides of Nebraska’s Class A state high school championship.
The various football scheduling models considered by the Big Ten for 2020 have been revealed.
1970 Day by Day: With Willie Harper sidelined by a hip pointer, it’ll be Doug Johnson at defensive end for the Oklahoma game.
NOVEMBER 18, 2020
Hastings quarterback Jarrett Synek announces he will walk on with the Huskers.
Adam Carriker agrees with keeping the Blackshirt recipients in-house.
1970 Day by Day: Jeff Kinney is back in pads, but Willie Harper’s availability for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma appears doubtful.
NOVEMBER 17, 2020
Take a deep breath and enjoy the win, Husker Dan says.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Will the Huskers cover the 15-point spread against Illinois?
Nebraska’s Graduation Success Rate hits an all-time high of 94 percent.
Adam Carriker details three things he learned about the Huskers in their first win.
Ten years after opting for the Pac-12, Colorado misses its rivalry with Nebraska.
1970 Day by Day: Bob Devaney says Oklahoma’s new wishbone offense is “giving us some problems” in practice.
NOVEMBER 16, 2020
Scott Frost says Luke McCaffrey’s first start was “really solid,” but there will be open competition again this week at quarterback. Go here for more from Monday’s press conference. | Updates & discussion
Illinois’ quarterback and kicker earn player-of-the-week honors from the Big Ten.
Rex Burkhead’s two touchdown receptions were among Week 10 highlights for Huskers in the NFL.
1970 Day by Day: I-back Jeff Kinney and defensive end Willie Harper aren’t in pads as the Huskers began preparations for their regular-season finale against Oklahoma.
NOVEMBER 15, 2020
Sam McKewon says the defense stood tall Saturday when it mattered most but could use more help from the offense. More day-after commentary and analysis: Gabriel, Peterson, Sipple, Husker Mike, Washut.
Dr. Rob Zatechka talks about the need for an every-down running back, and he grades Luke McCaffrey.
This week in Husker history: The Rose Bowl that wasn’t; Glassford’s resignation; Jennings’ second upset of the Sooners.
1970 Day by Day: The Huskers accept the Orange Bowl’s invitation, and the waiting game for an opponent begins.
NOVEMBER 14, 2020
Nebraska 30, Penn State 23. The Huskers nearly let a big lead slip away, but they hold on for their first win of 2020. Details are accumulating on game page. | Stryker commentary | Highlights | Postgame presser & celebration | Carriker gut reaction
Bellevue West junior tight end Micah Riley has Nebraska in his top eight.
NOVEMBER 13, 2020
Two teams trying to find their way to their first win will clash Saturday in a nearly empty Memorial Stadium. Here are the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2), Philadelphia, York, Pittsburgh, Reading, Wilkes-Barre and State College. Commentary: Shatel, Sipple, Chatelain, Rudel, Callahan.
The Big Ten has quietly given the green light to pairing two conference teams together for a game if their opponents need to cancel that week for COVID-19 reasons.
Six-man standout Carson Rohde from Sumner-Eddyville-Miller announces he’s walking on at Nebraska.
Nebraska is doing what it can to make this unconventional home game feel like home.
1970 Day by Day: As Kansas State and Nebraska get ready to tangle, the Big Eight title is at stake for both teams — but there’s much more on the line for the Huskers.
NOVEMBER 12, 2020
Steven M. Sipple wonders what’s next for Adrian Martinez but says the quarterback’s story is far from over.
Devaney’s best hire? Boyd Epley helped transform the program.
New gameday memories will have to wait for longtime season ticket holders like Dan Gelster.
As the Nittany Lions get set for their trip to Lincoln, there’s no sign thus far of a coronavirus spread from their game last week against Maryland.
Adam Carriker looks at some younger players who’ve been bright spots so far this season.
NOVEMBER 11, 2020
Penn State running back Journey Brown announces he is retiring from football after being diagnosed with a heart condition during the offseason.
A shoulder injury as reportedly ended the season of former Husker receiver JD Spielman at TCU.
Jeremy Pernell says Scott Frost is at a crossroads with his quarterbacks.
Offensive penalties have been drive-killers for the 2020 Huskers.
Are the Huskers ready and willing to dial up the tempo on offense against Penn State?
Columbus High linebacker Ernest Hausmann receives a Nebraska offer for 2022.
Andy Hoffman talks with Adam Carriker about Team Jack, his own battle with cancer and more.
1970 Day by Day: Quarterback Van Brownson is throwing again as the Huskers prepare for Kansas State in cold, wet weather.
NOVEMBER 10, 2020
Dr. Rob Zatechka takes a deep dive into what he sees as a major problem with the offensive line.
Frustration is on the rise at both Nebraska and Penn State as the winless teams prepare to face off.
1970 Day by Day: Four days before Nebraska vs. Kansas State, quarterback Lynn Dickey of KSU responds to Jerry Murtaugh’s preseason verbal jabs.
Touchdowns by Ameer Abdullah and Rex Burkhead were highlights of Week 9 of NFL action for former Huskers.
NOVEMBER 9, 2020
Monday Morning Quarterback: Who should get the start at quarterback?
It’ll be another 11 a.m. start and a BTN telecast for the Illinois game, and the Black Friday contest at Iowa will start at noon on Fox.
Get the new book Yards After Contact by Andy Hoffman.
1970 Day by Day: A knee injury ends the season of No. 2 middle guard Bob Pabis. In Manhattan, coach Vince Gibson wonders if the refs will give Kansas State a fair shake against Nebraska.
NOVEMBER 8, 2020
Sam McKewon sees Luke McCaffrey as the guy who can deliver the pace that’s needed in Scott Frost’s offense. More day-after commentary and analysis: Sipple, Gabriel, Husker Mike, Peterson, Washut, Cavanaugh
Carl Selmer, offensive line coach of the 1970 and ’71 championship teams and later head coach at Miami, has died at age 95.
Here’s a look at the numbers behind the Huskers’ knack for moving the ball but not scoring.
This week in Husker history: Record-breaking Reynolds, a scare from Walt Garrison and sunset on the Kansas series.
1970 Day by Day: Nebraska gets an endorsement from Iowa State coach Johnny Majors: “I don’t think Texas, Notre Dame or Ohio State could beat them.”
NOVEMBER 7, 2020
Northwestern 21, Nebraska 13. Interceptions doom promising drives in the second half as the Huskers fall in Evanston. Go to the game page for coverage. | Stryker commentary | Highlights | Postgame presser
1970 Day by Day: Nebraska rolls up 32 first downs in a 54-29 rout of Iowa State in Ames.
NOVEMBER 6, 2020
Tight games tend to happen when Northwestern and Nebraska meet, so the Huskers might need to win a close one Saturday in Evanston to avoid an 0-2 start. Here are pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3) and Omaha and Chicago, and commentary from Shatel, McKewon, Callahan and Sipple.
The return of Big Ten football has provided a shot in the arm to the conference’s television network partners.
1970 Day by Day: The Huskers travel to Ames, and Van Brownson’s elbow trouble means Jerry Tagge might make his first start at QB in nearly a month.
NOVEMBER 5, 2020
Steven M. Sipple says it’s time to see if Nebraska can back up the notion that it is “ready to turn a big-time corner,” as Scott Frost suggests.
Adam Carriker looks at how Omar Manning can help elevate the Huskers’ passing attack.
1970 Day by Day: The quarterback situation for the game at Iowa State remains in flux as Van Brownson again rests his bruised throwing elbow.
NOVEMBER 4, 2020
O-line coach Greg Austin says the Huskers will face a Northwestern defensive front that’s gap-disciplined. Go here for more from Wednesday’s presser, including the situation in the defensive secondary. | Updates & discussion
See how former Huskers fared in Week 8 of NFL action.
Tom Osborne saw promise in the Huskers’ loss to Ohio State despite the lopsided score.
1970 Day by Day: The Huskers practice on grass fields ahead of their game in Ames, and Van Brownson is throwing again after resting a bruised elbow.
NOVEMBER 3, 2020
Quarterback fumbles resurfaced in the season opener after progress with the issue during 2019.
Adam Carriker gives his three keys to a Husker victory over Northwestern.
1970 Day by Day: Quarterback Jerry Tagge practices with the No. 1 offense as Van Brownson is stricken again by elbow trouble.
NOVEMBER 2, 2020
Scott Frost says the team handled last week’s cancellation well and is “just anxious to get back out there and try and win a game.” Go here coverage and video from Monday’s press conference. | Updates & discussion
1970 Day by Day: Yes, Colorado rushed for nearly 300 yards, but Bob Devaney says the 29-13 score is what matters.
NOVEMBER 1, 2020
Husker Doc Talk takes up COVID-19 matters, media criticism of the Huskers and more.
The Huskers open as three-point underdogs to Northwestern.
This week in Husker history: Unforgettable plays – Bobby Reynolds’ run and the Bummeroosky – helped Nebraska beat Missouri in 1950 and 1975.
1970 Day by Day: The Blackshirts’ stature on the Big Eight statistical charts takes a hit after the win in Boulder.