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NOVEMBER 30, 2021

Trev Alberts says on the radio that “there has been progress” in Scott Frost’s search to fill his four staff vacancies. | Video

Freshman running back Marvin Scott III, who had 41 carries in two seasons as a Husker, is entering the transfer portal. | Decision tracker

Cam Taylor-Britt and JoJo Domann earn second-team All-Big Ten honors, and five other Blackshirts are honorable mention.

This weekend’s official visits* are starting to come into focus.

Dave Feit looks at the final loss in a lamentable season.

NOVEMBER 29, 2021

Which players are staying and who is going? Bookmark the Husker decision tracker. | Closer look | Carriker: Stay or go for Adrian?

Husker Dan reviews the “Sod Couple” Game.

Nebraska reportedly is pursuing Mickey Joseph, former Husker quarterback and current assistant head coach at LSU,* to become wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. | Bio | Discuss | Coaching-search questions*

Anatomy of a punt block: A breakdown of the most pivotal play in the loss to Iowa. | Discuss

NOVEMBER 28, 2021

The answer to the Huskers’ special teams* troubles might already be in the building, Steven M. Sipple writes. | Christopherson: Hoping vs. knowing | O’Gara: The ’22 offense | McKewon: No easy climb* | Peterson: Michigan parallels | Washut: 5 burning questions | Callahan: Weekly rundown

Nebraska is seeded 10th in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament and will open by hosting Campbell. | Bracket

Here are the Huskers’ Pro Football Focus snap counts and position grades on offense and defense against Iowa.

This week in Husker history: Coach Bill Jennings is out, and the list of likely candidates to succeed him doesn’t include Bob Devaney.

NOVEMBER 27, 2021

Bryce McGowens and Keisei Tominaga lead the Husker men to an 83-70 win over South Dakota, while the women stay unbeaten with a tournament championship in San Diego. | Volleyball win over No. 6 Purdue

There’s always next year, but Rob Zatechka wonders whether one more season will be enough for Scott Frost. | Crucial stretch ahead: 1,* 2*

Here are ThotDoc’s Brain Droppings on the Iowa game.

NOVEMBER 26, 2021

Iowa 28, Nebraska 21. A fourth-quarter collapse turns what was once a 15-point advantage into another one-score loss. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Highlights | Stryker commentary | Kaleb Henry recap | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction | Big Red Over-Reaction

Which “COVID junior” who isn’t already NFL-bound would fans most like to see back in 2022? Damion Daniels comes out on top in Tad Stryker’s pregame poll.

This Athletic Department video honors those who will be making the walk* on senior day, but it might not be the final Husker game for some of them. | Not suited up: Payne, Daniels & Johnson

Get live updates on the Iowa game with Fanalytix.

NOVEMBER 25, 2021

With a new quarterback and a chance to play a spoiler role, Nebraska looks to end a trying season on a winning note Friday against Iowa. Here are pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha* and Cedar Rapids (1, 2).* | Gameday wrap | Commentary: Marik, Keeler, Sipple,* Callahan.

Early-1950s lineman Carl Brasee will be honored during Friday’s game as the oldest living Husker football captain.

Omaha Westside sophomore DB/WR Caleb Benning, son of former Husker running back Damon Benning, receives a scholarship offer from Nebraska.

On Thanksgiving Day fifty years ago today, this happened. Follow the link to check out the Game of the Century coverage from back in the day, and hear the original Lyell Bremser radio call at noon. | Slideshow

A 3-8 team college football favored against a 9-2 team? That hasn’t happened since at least 1978 and probably ever, says ESPN’s Chris Fallica.

Stay or go? Multiple senior day honorees are part of the the 2022 puzzle.*

Scouting the Hawkeyes, who have cooled off a bit after a bit after a 6-0 start: DN, LJS,* OWH,* HOL, Fox

Cara Loken of Nebraska and Rusty Boruff of Iowa will be honored as citizen heroes at Friday’s game.

NOVEMBER 24, 2021

Iowa boy and Nebraska legend Trev Alberts brings a new dynamic* to the Huskers-Hawkeyes rivalry, Tom Shatel writes. | Small-town pride*

There’s a “very good chance” Jaquez Yant will return to action Friday against Iowa, running backs coach Ron Brown says on the radio. | More*

Here’s the TV Depth Chart for this weekend’s games.

Dave Feit looks at the remarkable similarities and significant differences between the two Nebraska quarterbacks named Martinez.

Quarterback isn’t likely to be the only position where the Huskers be without their usual starter Friday. Go here for coverage from Wednesday’s practice. | Updates & discussion

Take advantage of the Black Friday membership special for the bulletin board.

The Iowa rivalry carries extra weight, but Nebraska just needs to beat somebody — anybody — of substance,* Dirk Chatelain writes.

A Husker fan’s obituary and parting wish went viral, and now it has been turned into a fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Nebraska.

Athlon Sports and College Football News preview the game, and both are predicting a tight final score but with opposite outcomes. | More picks

Chuck Long will be on live tonight with Travis Justice and Rob Zatechka.

NOVEMBER 23, 2021

Nebraska has its hands full with Tennessee State before pulling away for a 79-73 win.

The Iowa game will be the Nebraska finale for tight end Austin Allen,* who is turning pro rather than returning for a fifth season.

Iowa receiver and Nebraska legacy Keagan Johnson expects it to be a “surreal experience” Friday in Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska is without its No. 1 quarterback, but that puts Iowa in a bit of a guessing game* as the Hawkeyes deal with injury issues of their own on defense.*

Dave Feit says the Wisconsin game showed that effort, heart and hustle have never been the issue for the 2021 Huskers.

NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Adrian Martinez is out with a shoulder injury for the Iowa game, and Logan Smothers will start in his place. Go here for all the coverage and commentary from Monday’s presser. | Updates & discussion | Depth chart | Game notes | Flip sheet

After yet another close loss, Nebraska earns team of the year status in this weekly look at suffering in college football.

NOVEMBER 21, 2021

Hiring a coordinator solely for special teams* might be something Scott Frost simply cannot avoid, Parker Gabriel writes. More day-after commentary and analysis: Peterson, Sipple,* McKewon,* Washut.

Husker Doc Talk: Blown calls, statistics vs. the basics, and the Heroes Game.

Husker Dan: These guys never quit

The 3-8 Huskers open as four-point favorites against the 9-2 Hawkeyes. | Stats matchup | “Yardage isn’t winning”*

Here are the Huskers’ Pro Football Focus snap counts and position grades on offense and defense against Wisconsin.

ThotDoc’s Brain Droppings on the Wisconsin game.

This week in Husker history: The Game of the Century, plus a number of other tussles with the Sooners.

NOVEMBER 20, 2021

Wisconsin 35, Nebraska 28. The Huskers once again hang tough against a top-25 opponent, but too many big plays by the Badgers and a last-second DPI no-call seal Nebraska’s fate in Madison. Go to the game page for coverage. | Stryker commentary | Highlights | Carriker gut reaction | All Huskers recap | Postgame presser | Big Red Over-Reaction

The Husker women hit triple digits yet again in a thrashing of North Carolina Central. | More

Follow the Wisconsin game and get live stats updates with Fanalytix.

NOVEMBER 19, 2021

After a tumultuous off week, the Huskers’ mettle will be tested Saturday against Wisconsin. Here are the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha (1, 2)* and Milwaukee (1, 2). | Gameday wrap | Commentary: Shatel,* Sipple,* Polzin,* Callahan.

Here are a couple of game previews from Badger country (1, 2), while the predictions continue to roll in. | Sirles’ film session

Nebraska is just one of the giants of the ’80s and ’90s that have fallen on hard times.*

NOVEMBER 18, 2021

Coach Scott Frost says on the radio that he and Adrian Martinez have been discussing the quarterback’s 2022 options* “for a long time,” and “we’ll figure that out in about nine days.” | Video

Ben Stille, working on his second master’s degree, earns Academic All-District recognition for a third consecutive year.

Nebraska is “beat up a little bit” at running back heading into the Wisconsin game. Go here for more from Thursday’s practice. | Updates & discussion

Jordan Fox and Athlon Sports preview the game, and both pick Wisconsin to win by 11. | More predictions

Adam Carriker has some thoughts on the style of offense Nebraska should run next season.

Wisconsin’s numbers on defense are daunting, but the Badgers have faced little in the way of mobile quarterbacks.*

NOVEMBER 17, 2021

Braelon Allen* was on track to be a linebacker, but now he’s the latest potent Wisconsin running back Nebraska must deal with. | Scouting the Badgers: DN, OWH, LJS*

After leading by double digits for much of the second half, the Nebraska women survive a late Creighton rally and stay unbeaten. | More

Nebrasketball And-1: Kaleb Henry’s analysis of the Husker men after the loss to Creighton.

Jeremy Pernell has a shortlist for Nebraska’s search for an offensive coordinator.

Dave Feit says the Heroes and Freedom trophies should go away, and he has some suggested replacements.

A Wisconsin fan site runs down some keys to victory for the Badgers. | Mertz avoiding sacks

Trev Alberts says Scott Frost’s commitment to Nebraska played a part in his retention for 2022.

The LJS looks at the turning point of each of the Huskers’ 10 games.

NOVEMBER 16, 2021

Who will be the Huskers’ offensive coordinator? Mark Helfrich would smack of a buddy hire and isn’t what the Huskers need anyway, Tad Stryker writes.

After Nebraska falls behind by 19 and then pulls within a single point, Creighton pulls away for a 77-69 men’s basketball win in Lincoln. | More

Cam Taylor-Britt and JoJo Domann have earned invitations to play in the Senior Bowl.*

The Blackshirts have lost the on-field services of JoJo Domann, but not his leadership, Erik Chinander says. Go here for more from Tuesday’s practice. | Updates & discussion

Nebraska baseball signee Mikey Pauley* will try to play football for the Huskers too.

NOVEMBER 15, 2021

The OWH has details from a century ago about the first radio broadcast* of a Nebraska game.

Running back Sevion Morrison has left the team, but the Huskers may get safety Deontai Williams back for the Wisconsin game. Go here for more from Monday’s game-week presser. | Updates & discussion | Depth chart | Flip sheet | Game notes

NOVEMBER 14, 2021

Steven M. Sipple’s achievable standard* for Nebraska football: Get to mid-November with a chance to win the division. More commentary: Peterson, Christopherson, McKewon,* Washut, Callahan.

Husker Dan speculates on the potential coaching hires.

The Husker women’s hot start continues with an 88-33 drubbing of Alabama A&M. | More

Nebraska opens as a 10-point underdog to Wisconsin. | Stats matchup

Dr. Rob Zatechka weighs in on Scott Frost’s decision to give up play-calling duties.

This week in Husker history: Seventy years ago, Nebraska made its network TV debut in a loss to Colorado.

A turnaround for a coach after four losing seasons would be a rare feat.* | Past staff shakeups* | Tough decisions | Beckton’s value | Nebraska’s odd couple*

Next year’s game in Ireland has been attracting a “steady flow” of travel package purchases.

NOVEMBER 13, 2021

Next week’s opponent, Wisconsin, breezes past Northwestern, 35-7, behind a 173-yard rushing effort from its new starting running back, Braelon Allen. | Highlights

“I applaud Trev Alberts for sticking with Scott Frost,” Kirk Herbstreit says on ESPN’s College GameDay. | Damian Jackson feature

Freshman Bryce McGowens scores 29 in a choppy win for Nebrasketball over Sam Houston. | More

NOVEMBER 12, 2021

The Huskers’ inefficiency* with the ball shows the need for a true offensive coordinator, Sam McKewon writes.

Details of Scott Frost’s restructured contract* have been released. | PDF | Discuss

NOVEMBER 11, 2021

The Husker women hit triple digits again in a romp over Prairie View A&M.

Former Husker Drew Brown talks with Adam Carrier about the Huskers’ kicking woes.

The Nebraska career of JoJo Domann is finished after he undergoes surgery* on his hand. | Discuss

Wisconsin loses Chez Mellusi, its starting running back, for the rest of the season.

FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt says keeping Scott Frost was the right decision.

The UNL student government calls for an end to balloon releases at Husker football games.

NOVEMBER 10, 2021

Jeremy Pernell says it’s going to take a miracle for things to work out for Scott Frost.

Nebrasketball’s season debut featured far too much “me” ball and not enough team ball, Kaleb Henry writes.

Scott Frost discussed his staff changes, what he wants in an offensive coordinator and more after Wednesday’s practice. Go here for all the coverage and commentary. | Updates & discussion

Adrian Martinez is one of 20 semifinalists for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award.

Congrats to Damian Jackson, this year’s recipient of college football’s Armed Forces Merit Award.

NOVEMBER 9, 2021

The LJS looks at some possible candidates at offensive coordinator,* and Sam McKewon has a to-do list* for Scott Frost. | Shades of 2003*

Athlon writers weigh in on Trev Alberts’ decision.

NOVEMBER 8, 2021

Dave Feit and Husker Dan look back on an eventful Monday.

Trev Alberts says on the radio that he didn’t force Scott Frost’s hand on staff changes,* and the reworked contract means “we’re both fairly incentivized to work really hard to be successful.” | Sipple commentary* | Video

Scott Frost will be back for a fifth season with less pay and a halved buyout, but four assistant coaches on offense have been fired effective immediately. | Discuss | Commentary: Callahan, Christopherson, Adelson, Myerberg, Forde, Vogel, Bender, Sipple,* Shatel,* Chatelain,* McKewon (1,* 2), Mandel, Carriker, Zatechka | Media reactions

The Wisconsin game will have a 2:30 p.m. kickoff with an ABC or ESPN telecast.

The OWH’s editorial board calls for keeping Scott Frost as head coach. | Discuss

Samori Toure earns a spot on the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award.

Dave Feit looks at the latest “moral victory” and the question of progress.

NOVEMBER 7, 2021

Husker Doc Talk: Close doesn’t count anymore. More day-after commentary and analysis: Christopherson and McKewon* on Frost | Gabriel on what to fix* | Watkins on “brotherhood”* | Sipple on Taylor-Britt* | Peterson on the good & bad | Washut’s burning questions

Here are the Huskers’ Pro Football Focus grades and snap counts on offense and defense against Ohio State.

ThotDoc submits his brain droppings on the Ohio State Game.

This week in Husker history: Calvin Jones comes off the bench to rush for 294 yards and six TDs in a come-from-behind rout of Kansas.

NOVEMBER 6, 2021

Buckeyes 26, Huskers 17. The Blackshirts hold the potent Ohio State offense to two touchdowns, but field goals are the difference as the kicking game once again bites the Huskers in a valiant effort against a top-10 team. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Stryker: No breakthroughs | Highlights | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction | Big Red Over-Reaction

Defensive coaches come out on top in Tad Stryker’s pregame “best assistants” fan survey.

Nebraska gets a commitment from Chicago athlete Jalil Martin. | Coverage & highlights | Class of 2022

NOVEMBER 5, 2021

Ohio State is trying to keep its playoff hopes alive Saturday while the Huskers try to salvage their season. Here are pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha (1, 2),* Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton* and Lima. Commentary: Keeler, Callahan, Sipple,* Shatel,* Naveau, Hartman.

Norris High quarterback Cooper Hausmann commits to the Huskers as a walk-on.

Here’s a wrap-up of this week’s run-up to the Ohio State game.

An Ohio State site and the OWH* preview the game and come up with identical score predictions. | More picks

Nebraska is No. 2 in this calculation of dead money paid to fired coaches.

It’s been a busy week of free agency for several NFL Huskers.

NOVEMBER 4, 2021

The Husker defense is out to prove it belongs* against the potent Buckeyes.

Safety Deontai Williams* is recovering quickly from his knee injury, coach Travis Fisher* says on the radio.

Warren Powers turned up the Nebraska-Missouri rivalry a few notches, but he also gave the Tigers’ football program some Nebraska flavor.*

Having Trev Alberts and Scott Frost working together should provide Husker fans comfort or at least intrigue, Steven M. Sipple writes.

There’s a new scholarship recipient and a new Blackshirt as the Huskers prepare for Ohio State. Go here for more from Thursday’s practice. | Updates & discussion

Scott Frost and his mentor Chip Kelly are having similar struggles* four years into their tenures.

Scouting the Buckeyes: OWH,* LJS,* DN.

NOVEMBER 3, 2021

Dirk Chatelain breaks down why Nebraska looks far better on the stat sheets* than on the scoreboard.

Warren Powers, the former Husker player and assistant who coached Washington State and Missouri to upset wins over Nebraska in the late 1970s,* has died at age 80.

University President Ted Carter says “no decision has been made” on Scott Frost’s future. | Discuss

Tight ends Austin Allen and Travis Vokolek will have NFL decisions to make after the season.

Dave Feit says the Purdue game had the feel of a turning-point loss.

NOVEMBER 2, 2021

Georgia Southern, Nebraska’s third opponent in 2022, has hired former USC coach Clay Helton as head coach.

Adam Carriker discusses pros and cons of giving Logan Smothers a start at quarterback.

Veterans and active-duty military will be honored in a number of ways Saturday.

Here’s all the coverage from Tuesday’s practice, including talk about quarterbacking, costly lapses and of course the Buckeyes. | Updates & discussion for updates.

NOVEMBER 1, 2021

Amid speculation about his job security, Scott Frost says he’s excited for this season and next. Go here for more from Monday’s presser. | Updates & discussion | Depth chart | Flip sheet | Pregame notes

From an Ohio State site, five things to know about Nebraska.