October 2017 fresh links
OCTOBER 31, 2017
Cole Conrad is eager for another go as starting center.
Fifty pass attempts will usually spell defeat for Nebraska, but the Purdue game bucked that trend for several reasons.
Athletic Director Bill Moos says fans’ frustrations* are understandable and that “we need to get back to being Nebraska.” Also, he has words of praise for Scott Frost. Hear his Tuesday radio inverviews here | Sipple commentary* | Discuss
Adam Carriker addresses the “elephant in the room”: Scott Frost.
Our printable 2-deeps and rosters for the Northwestern game are available now.
OCTOBER 30, 2017
Danny Langsdorf isn’t interested in excuses* for the O-line and says Nebraska must find a way to run against Northwestern’s stout rushing defense. More from the Huskers’ practice Monday: Videos | Notes: 1, 2, 3, 4*
Husker Dan weighs in on the win at Purdue.
Tanner Lee and Drew Brown make the Stars of the Week lists of the Manning and Groza award organizations.
Several Huskers are questionable for the Northwestern game, and center Michael Decker’s injury may have ended* his season. More from the Huskers’ press conference Monday: Video | “Grain of salt” win: 1,* 2* | Depth chart | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3 | Five takes
Nebraska’s late TD against Purdue created one of the biggest win-probability swings of the weekend.
The Minnesota game gets an 11 a.m. start and FS1 telecast.
Tommie Frazier discusses leadership by example in the latest Through These Gates: The Lost Tapes.
OCTOBER 29, 2017
Freshman running back Jaylin Bradley made the most of his opportunity against Purdue.
See how Nebraska and Northwestern match up statistically.
Listen to the Big Red Replay recap and analysis of the win at Purdue.
This week in Husker history: The first play wins it (1937), the sellout streak begins (1962), Dr. Tom’s 250th win (1997) and more.
The OWH details Scott Frost’s love/hate relationship with Nebraska based on a series of 2012 interviews.
OCTOBER 28, 2017
Nebraska 25, Purdue 24. The Huskers ride Tanner Lee’s arm to a last-minute win in a thriller in West Lafayette. Go to the game page for coverage. | Highlights | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | McKewon recap | Carriker gut reaction | Big Red Overreaction
Here’s the Huskers’ travel roster. Isaac Armstrong will be the holder on kicks because Zack Darlington is ill.
It’s two teams in need of a midseason jump-start as Nebraska and Purdue clash tonight in West Lafayette. Here are the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha (1, 2),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Lafayette and Goshen. Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* Barfknecht,* Carmin, Callahan, Christopherson, Padilla.
Brent Qvale is set to step in once again as a fill-in starter at offensive tackle for the New York Jets.
OCTOBER 27, 2017
Adam Carriker presents his four steps to improve the culture of the football program.
Charlie McBride discusses the community factors that have fortified the football program in the latest Through These Gates outtakes.
The Huskers are working to correct the issues that have made their screen game* a wreck.
OCTOBER 26, 2017
BTN’s Glen Mason is unimpressed with the QB play* in the Big Ten West.
It will a matchup of two struggling units* when Purdue’s offense faces Nebraska’s defense Saturday.
Purdue’s leading rusher, Tario Fuller, is expected back Saturday after a four-week layoff with a foot injury.
Linebackers Luke Gifford and Tyrin Ferguson and offensive tackle David Knevel will miss the Purdue game, but the defensive secondary should be at full strength. Here’s video with more from Mike Riley after Thursday’s practice. | Notes: 1, 2, 3, 4,* 5,* 6 | McKewon recap
A case is made for getting Jaylin Bradley more involved in the offense.
The OWH finds the year three* records of Power 5 coaches to be a mixed bag.
OCTOBER 25, 2017
New Athletic Director Bill Moos outlines his vision in a round of interviews with local media.
Tre Bryant provides a post-surgery update via Twitter.
Big plays have vexed Purdue’s defense this season.
Fresh off his stint as the interim A.D., Dave Rimington shares some insights on the latest Husker Doc Talk.
Nebraska is keeping its eyes open for a 2018 quarterback.
What’s the better job: Nebraska or Tennessee?
Milt Tenopir talks about his bonds with his O-linemen in the latest Through These Gates: The Lost Tapes.
OCTOBER 24, 2017
This Saturday will be the 10th anniversary for the Husker Salute.*
Kenny Bell joins the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad.
From Adam Carriker, what Mike Riley must do to keep his job.
Our printable 2-deeps and rosters for the Purdue game are available now.
When it comes to keeping a top job in athletics, personality and fit* go only so far, Tom Shatel writes.
Former Husker O-lineman Matt Slauson will miss the rest of the L.A. Chargers’ season with a biceps injury.
OCTOBER 23, 2017
Husker Dan notes that Nebraska has plenty of high-profile company in its struggles this season.
A nugget from CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd adds fuel to the Scott Frost speculation.
Nebraska will apply for a medical redshirt for I-back Tre Bryant,* who will have season-ending knee surgery tomorrow. Also, two linebackers are iffy for Saturday due to injury. More from Monday’s press conference: Video | McKewon recap | Notes: 1, 2,* 3* | Christopherson’s 5 takes | Depth chart | Game notes
The Northwestern game gets a 2:30 p.m. start and BTN telecast.
Athlon writers don’t like Nebraska’s bowl chances.
Tom Osborne discusses how the football team affects the state’s psyche in the latest installment of Through These Gates: The Lost Tapes.
OCTOBER 22, 2017
Jeff Brohm is quickly building a success story* at Purdue despite Saturday’s loss at Rutgers.
What will the Huskers’ final record be, and will they make a bowl? Adam Carriker gives his predictions.
The Boilermakers are pointing to a lack of focus as they evaluate their loss to Rutgers.
Longtime Husker commit Cameron Jurgens of Beatrice suffers a season-ending ankle injury.*
Always building: That’s Bill Moos* as profiled in depth by the OWH.
This week in Husker history: Best team ever? That was being said about Nebraska after a 1922 rout of Missouri.
Take a look at how the Boilermakers and Huskers match up statistically.
International fans* adjust their sleep hours to follow the Huskers.
OCTOBER 21, 2017
Scott Frost’s rise brings a degree of clarity to an uncomfortable discussion at Nebraska, Steve Sipple writes.
The offense needs to deliver, Sam McKweon writes in his bye-week review of the Huskers’ season. More midseason assessments: | Offense* | Defense* | MVPs: Spielman, Gifford | The running backs | Four keys*
The Huskers are likely to have some key players back next Saturday.
OCTOBER 20, 2017
See where the recruiting trail is taking Husker coaches during the off weekend.
Tom Rathman recalls what it meant to play in his first game in Memorial Stadium in the latest installment of Through These Gates: The Lost Tapes.
OCTOBER 19, 2017
With the expectations of a powerhouse and the limitations of an underdog, Nebraska has the worst of both worlds,* Dirk Chatelain says of the Huskers’ long slump.
With Bill Moos aboard as A.D., what happens next? Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice take up that and more on Husker Doc Talk.
Adam Carriker hands out mid-semester grades for the offense.
Former Husker Brandon Reilly catches a 550-mile Uber ride to make it to a team meeting in Buffalo on time.
OCTOBER 18, 2017
Other schools thought he was too small. Rich Glover* proved them wrong through hard work at Nebraska.
Mike Riley says he’s focused on coaching the team, not auditioning for the new athletic director, and improved point production is a priority. More from Wednesday’s practice: Video | Staying motivated: 1,* 2 | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3 | Quotes
Experts doubt that a more fiery sideline demeanor would bring Mike Riley more wins.
John Parrella talks about his “All gas, no brakes” mantra, the young defensive line’s potential and more in an interview with Adam Carriker.
Legendary coach Milt Tenopir reflects on his long tenure with Nebraska in the latest Through These Gates outtakes.
Jeremy Pernell analyzes the decision Bill Moos will have to make about Husker football.
OCTOBER 17, 2017
Former Husker assistant Jim Walden, who coached Washington State for nine seasons, says Bill Moos’ hiring is not good for Mike Riley.
Milt Tenopir discusses his strong friendship with Charlie McBride in the latest installment of Through These Gates: The Lost Tapes.
OCTOBER 16, 2017
The Purdue game gets a 6:30 p.m. CDT start and BTN telecast.
OCTOBER 15, 2017
The Huskers enter the bye week in search of answers* on both sides of the ball.
Bill Moos of Washington State and formerly of Oregon was introduced Sunday as Nebraska’s new athletic director, and he ruled out any midseason coaching changes. | Press conference video | Coverage & commentary | Reaction: Carriker, Husker Dan | Discuss
ESPN’s Ivan Maisel takes stock of Nebraska’s troubles.
This week in Husker history: Nebraska holds Notre Dame to a single first down in a 7-0 victory in Lincoln.
Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten is paying off financially.*
OCTOBER 14, 2017
The OWH reports that a new athletic director* is likely to be introduced in the coming week.
Ohio State 56, Nebraska 14. It got ugly early and stayed that way as Ohio State reeled off 40-plus first downs and rolled to touchdowns on its first eight possessions. See the game page for details. | Stryker commentary | Carriker gut reaction | McKewon analysis | Postgame presser | Highlights | Big Red Over-Reaction | Big Red Replay
Aaron Williams isn’t suited up, thinning the Huskers’ ranks at safety.
Who has been the most valuable Husker for 2017? It’s a close vote for first place in Tad Stryker’s pregame poll.
Tickets for Saturday’s game can be had at bargain prices.
It’s a matchup of traditional powers trending in different directions as the Huskers try to pull off a big upset tonight against Ohio State. Here are the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha (1, 2),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Cleveland (1, 2), Columbus (1, 2, 3)* and Toledo (1, 2.) Commentary: Sipple, Shatel,* Barfknecht,* Hamar, Bielik, Callahan | Final thoughts
OCTOBER 13, 2017
Joshua Kalu talks about his appreciation for the Nebraska fan base and and more in a Lott IMPACT Trophy interview.
Charlie McBride discusses how negativity can affect fans in the latest installment of Through These Gates: The Lost Tapes.
OCTOBER 12, 2017
Does Mike Riley need to show more fire*? Some fans think so.
Hard work and clear priorities put Rich Glover in a position for high honors such as Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame status.
Heisman winners Johnny Rodgers and Eric Crouch join Adam Carriker to share Nebraska football stories and their opinions on the status of Husker Nation.
The offense’s efficiency is lagging even though its good plays are going for more yardage.
Sean Keeler takes up the issue of Nebraska’s identity or lack thereof.
This week’s point spread indicates how far the Huskers have fallen out of favor* in Las Vegas.
JD Spielman has been clutch on third down, but a missed opportunity in the end zone against Wisconsin still haunts him.
The Huskers’ developing D-line* faces another stiff challenge against the Buckeyes.
Jerald Foster’s family serves as “stand-in parents” for Husker players who are far from home.
OCTOBER 11, 2017
University President Hank Bounds knows how crucial it is to find the right athletic director,* Tom Shatel writes.
Former Navy SEAL and current Husker freshman Damian Jackson has been nominated for the Armed Forces Merit Award.
Nebraska’s JD Spielman came close to being a Buckeye — in lacrosse.
Tom Rathman discusses the value of learning how to win during his college years in the latest installment of Through These Gates: The Lost Tapes.
Adam Carriker gives the OWH’s Sam McKewon a hands-on lesson on how to be a defensive lineman.
Tale of the Tape examines Wisconsin’s explosive runs.
Stanley Morgan Jr. is added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list.
Tyjon Lindsey’s key block* against Wisconsin was a big moment for the freshman receiver, his position coach says.
OCTOBER 10, 2017
Cornerback Chris Jones says his confidence* is back after his game action against Wisconsin. More from Tuesday’s practice: Videos | Preparing for the spread | Ozigbo keeps working | Notes: 1, 2,* 3* | Photos
Mike Riley says Nebraska has the passion and resources needed to elevate the program, but it’s something that will take time.*
I-back Mikale Wilbon intends to be back in action against Ohio State.
Our printable rosters and 2-deeps for Saturday night are available now.
OCTOBER 9, 2017
A medical redshirt is a possibility for I-back Tre Bryant, Mike Riley says as he provides injury news at Monday’s presser. More: | Confidence issue | Christopherson’s 5 takes | Video & quotes: Riley, Lee, Stoltenberg | More video | Notes: 1,* 2,* 3 | Depth chart
Adam Carriker reviews what went wrong Saturday night for the Huskers against Wisconsin.
Athlon takes stock of the Huskers at midseason.
OCTOBER 8, 2017
The Huskers appear determined to go their own way rather than emulate Wisconsin’s power game, Sam McKewon* writes. More day-after commentary: Christopherson, Sipple,* Padilla, Husker Mike | Washut | Keeler | York
Wide receiver Joshua Moore says he and other Husker commits still see the vision at Nebraska.
This week in Husker history: Just two first downs? Not a problem for the 1947 Huskers against Iowa State.
OCTOBER 7, 2017
Wisconsin 38, Nebraska 17. The Badgers rush for 350-plus yards and shut down the Huskers’ offense in the second half to pull away for the win. See the game page for coverage and commentary. | Stryker commentary | Highlights | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction | McKewon recap | Big Red Replay
Charles Woodson says Michigan’s defense would’ve dominated in a matchup with the 1997 Huskers.
Nebraska will try to turn around perceptions as well as the recent one-sidedness of its series with Wisconsin in a showdown in Lincoln tonight. Here are the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3),* Omaha (1, 2),* Grand Island,* Madison (1, 2) and Milwaukee. Commentary: Barfknecht,* Sipple,* Shatel,* Hamar,* York, Callahan, Oates
OCTOBER 6, 2017
Here’s a rundown of the recruits expected to be in the stadium Saturday night.
Charlie McBride recalls the day when Tom Osborne offered him a job as they met at a Denny’s in Miami.
Tanner Lee previews Saturday night’s game in a Big Ten Network interview.
Nebraska’s trainers have played an important role in players’ return to the lineup.
Steve Sipple says the Scott Frost speculation might be awkward,* but it isn’t about to go away.
Here’s a look at what’s behind the loss of production in Nebraska’s screen game.
OCTOBER 5, 2017
Former Huskers are raring to go for their Friday night roast of Charlie McBride.
Cornerback Chris Jones will play Saturday for the first time this season, and safety Joshua Kalu will also be available. More from Thursday’s practice: Video | Blueprint for winning | Notes: 1, 2, 3,* 4*
Members of the 1997 national championship team are hoping for a more upbeat Saturday than the one that unfolded at their 2007 reunion.
It’s a bit of an awkward week for Bryson Williams, the Lincoln Southeast defensive tackle and Wisconsin commit.
Drew Brown is named one of 30 candidates for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award.
OCTOBER 4, 2017
Offensive tackle David Knevel is determined to return to action against Wisconsin after rehabbing a stress fracture in his foot.
Improved execution on the O-line allowed for a more diversified ground game against Illinois.
Ben Stille’s breakout is nothing new to those who saw him dominate in both football and wrestling at Ashland-Greenwood.
Barry Alvarez discusses the importance of Wisconsin’s walk-on program and says it’s a lot like Nebraska’s “way back when I was there.”
Dave Rimington talks with Adam Carriker about his new role as interim A.D., how the walk-on program could improve, and more.
OCTOBER 3, 2017
Tale of the Tape breaks down Nebraska’s success in ramping up its front-seven pressure against Illinois’ offense.
Carlos Davis makes the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week.
Donate or volunteer for this weekend’s Huskers Helping the Homeless drive.
The Iron N is urging all Husker fans to wear black Saturday night.
Hail Varsity’s “Tom’s Time” series looks back at the Devaney-Osborne transition.
Husker Doc Talk takes up the issue of Nebraska’s relevance and what it takes to be part of the national football conversation.
Our PDF 2-deeps for the Wisconsin game are available now.
OCTOBER 2, 2017
Tanner Lee talks with Adam Carriker about the Huskers’ 3-2 start, turnovers and this weekend’s big game.
The Badgers have taken possession of Nebraska’s ID, Husker Dan writes.
Ameer Abdullah has added a spark to the Detroit Lions’ running game.
Husker coaches used the open Saturday to scout some top recruiting targets.
I-back Tre Bryant will miss a fourth consecutive game, and Mike Riley confirms that cornerback Chris Jones has a chance to play.* More from today’s press conference: Video | Notes: 1, 2,* 3, 4* | Foster fired up: 1, 2* | Christopherson’s 5 takes | Depth chart | Wisconsin injuries
OCTOBER 1, 2017
A tweet from Chris Jones indicates the cornerback may be returning to game action.
The Badgers have a decided advantage statistically going into Saturday’s game.
This week’s Big Red Replay includes a bold take on the Wisconsin game in the last segment.
This week in Husker history: A 100-0 win, and an upset over the defending national champions.
Adam Carriker gives his full analysis of the Huskers’ win in Champaign.