October 2019 fresh links
OCTOBER 31, 2019
Steven M. Sipple would like to see the Huskers show more hunger in the final four games of the regular season.
A day after he missed a court date, safety Marquel Dismuke’s traffic case is resolved with a $100 fine.
Backyard competition with his older brothers toughened up Luke McCaffrey.
Purdue’s defense is focused on stopping the Huskers’ RPO.
OCTOBER 30, 2019
An Orlando columnist says it’s evident that Scott Frost inherited a better situation at UCF than at Nebraska.
Slow starts have been a problem for the Boilermakers in 2019.
Athlon outlines five keys for the Huskers to get to a bowl game.
Bill Moos discusses facilities, the state of the program and more with Adam Carriker.*
OCTOBER 29, 2019
The program’s rich tradition has become more of a burden than a benefit, Dirk Chatelain writes.
Former Husker Will Compton, released last month by the Saints, is signing with the Oakland Raiders
Husker Dan says Frost’s guys will be the ones who truly change the team’s culture.
Should some assistant coaches’ jobs be on the line? Dr. Rob Zatechka gives his thoughts.
Adam Carriker looks at the Huskers’ path to bowl eligibility.*
HuskerOnline has a rundown of the fan-friendly features coming to Memorial Stadium.
OCTOBER 28, 2019
Monday Morning Quarterback: Were Indiana players faking injuries to slow the Huskers’ tempo?
Staying dialed in on the details was a common thread as Scott Frost and players discussed Saturday’s loss and the preparations for Purdue. Get all the coverage of Monday’s press conference here. | Updates & discussion
OCTOBER 27, 2019
This week in Husker history: A signature win in 1994, an epic upset in 1959, and opportunistic victories in 1924 and ’44.
OCTOBER 26, 2019
Tennessee’s blunders helped deliver quarterbacks Adrian Martinez and Michael Penix Jr. to Nebraska and Indiana.
It’s being seen as a game that could set the trajectory for the rest of the Huskers’ season as Nebraska and Indiana tangle on Saturday. Get the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2), Omaha,* Grand Island (1, 2), Fort Wayne and Batesville. Commentary: Christopherson, Sipple, Shatel,* Babcock, Callahan, Brew.
OCTOBER 25, 2019
Free chat for the Indiana game is now up and running.
Adam Carriker hopes Maurice Washington’s time away will help him get on the right path.*
OCTOBER 24, 2019
UCF’s loss is Nebraska’s gain when it comes to the recruiting touch of Sean Beckton, an Orlando columnist writes.
OCTOBER 23, 2019
Wan’Dale Robinson has been named to the midseason watch list for the FWAA Freshman All-America Team.
Jeremy Pernell says it’s becoming obvious that Scott Frost needs time to build the roster with his guys.
The OWH looks at the unusual Indiana-Nebraska series history.
JoJo Domann* talks with Adam Carriker about the Huskers’ need for more mental toughness, the team’s goals for the rest of the season and more.
OCTOBER 22, 2019
The Colorado linebacker who twisted Adrian Martinez’s leg after a tackle last season has entered the transfer portal.
Dr. Rob Zatechka talks about Maurice Washington, Lawrence Phillips, culture, and the balance coaches need when mentoring student-athletes.
Adam Carriker discusses the Huskers’ need for improvement in the trenches.*
Husker Dan examines Nebraska’s bowl chances.
OCTOBER 21, 2019
Monday Morning Quarterback: Will the Huskers turn their season around against the Hoosiers?
The Nov. 2 game at Purdue will have an 11 a.m. CDT start and a Fox telecast.
OCTOBER 20, 2019
This week in Husker history: Turnovers are Nebraska’s undoing in narrow losses to Texas (1999) and Iowa State (2009).
OCTOBER 19, 2019
This bye week has been Scott Frost’s first since he was at Oregon in 2015.
HuskerOnline examines the growing payroll of Nebraska Athletics.
OCTOBER 18, 2019
This year’s Jake Young Memorial Scholarship goes to Matt Farniok.
OCTOBER 17, 2019
There’s another delay* in Maurice Washington’s California legal case, pushing the next court session into mid-December.
A Pennsylvania writer applauds the sportsmanship at Nebraska.
OCTOBER 16, 2019
HuskerMax will have a travel and tailgate package for the Illinois game in Ireland. Details here.
Nebraska will pay Southeastern Louisiana $600,000 for playing in Lincoln in 2021.
Healthy again, receiver Kade Warner hopes to help the Huskers down the stretch.
Brandon Reilly and Mohammed Seisay are selected during the second day of the XFL draft.
Maurice Washington’s preliminary hearing in California is expected to be scheduled during a court session Thursday.
Nebraska Athletics’ graduation success rate reaches a record high of 93 percent.
Adam Carriker* says the bye week is something the Huskers need right now.
OCTOBER 15, 2019
De’Mornay Pierson-El and Alonzo Moore are selected in the XFL draft.
OCTOBER 14, 2019
Husker Dan delves into what’s ailing the Huskers.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Are you seeing season-over-season improvement from the Huskers?
The Indiana game will have a 2:30 p.m. start and a BTN telecast.
OCTOBER 13, 2019
Steven M. Sipple says it’s a prime week for fueling up the Husker Air Fleet in pursuit of much-needed talent. More day-after commentary and analysis: McKewon,* Gabriel, Husker Mike, Heady,* Peterson, Washut
Nebraska is No. 1 in USA Today’s misery index.
This week in Husker history: A blue-collar win at Kansas State in ’94.
OCTOBER 12, 2019
Former Husker linebacker Mike Kennedy shares behind-the-scenes stories about Bob Devaney, Tom Osborne and more.
Check out the two teams’ hype videos.
There’s a question mark at quarterback as the underdog Huskers get set for a frigid faceoff Saturday night against unbeaten Minnesota. Get the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3), Omaha,* Grand Island (1, 2), St. Paul (1, 2)* and Minneapolis (1, 2). Commentary: Sipple, Christopherson, Callahan, Shatel,* McKewon,* Scoggins.
OCTOBER 11, 2019
Free chat for the Minnesota game is now up and running.
Need a gift idea? Try the Huskers Lucky Turf Plaque.
From the Washington Post, a look at the obsessively analytical ways of former Nebraska coach Bill Callahan.*
OCTOBER 10, 2019
Husker receiver Todd Honas hopes he is showing deaf and hearing-impaired kids that “it’s possible, whatever you want to do.”
Central Florida’s McKenzie Milton is rooting for his former teammate Noah Vedral.
In a TV interview, Noah Vedral discusses being prepared to step in at quarterback.
OCTOBER 9, 2019
Check out BTN’s preview of the Minnesota game.
At age 106, longtime fan Thelma Chase* has finally attended her first Husker games.
Athlon looks at the offense’s bumpy ride and says an immediate turnaround isn’t likely.
A cancer survivor receives something special from Scott Frost and Matt Davison.
Wan’Dale Robinson* talks with Adam Carriker about the winning drive against Northwestern, his versatile role and more.
OCTOBER 8, 2019
Dr. Rob Zatechka says there’s a lot ailing the Nebraska offense.
Adam Carriker offers his thoughts on the elevation of Bill Callahan* to interim head coach of the Washington Redskins.
It might be the busiest restaurant in Lincoln: A look inside Dave Ellis’ Husker training table.
HuskerOnline examines where the money for the new football complex might come from.
OCTOBER 7, 2019
Husker Dan looks back at the memorable finish of the Northwestern game.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Will the Huskers go to a bowl?
Athlon takes stock of the Huskers at the season’s midpoint.
OCTOBER 6, 2019
Stryker Report: Looking ahead after a walk-off win.
Steven M. Sipple suspects a scarcity of reliable weapons at the skill positions is making play-calling a challenge for Scott Frost. More day-after commentary and analysis: McKewon,* Christopherson, Gabriel, Heady,* Husker Mike, Washut, Peterson, Vogel.
This week in Husker history: Nebraska is shut out on the road, and its 24-game winning streak ends. Can you name the opponent and the year?
OCTOBER 5, 2019
Nebraska 13, Northwestern 10. Lamar Jackson’s interception, Wan’Dale Robinson’s catch and Lane McCallum’s walk-off field goal win it for the Huskers after Noah Vedral takes over at QB for an injured Adrian Martinez. Details on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Highlights | Photos
What’s the strength of the 2019 Huskers? Fans surveyed Saturday morning by Tad Stryker says it’s the Blackshirts’ run defense.
Check out the Huskers’ pregame hype video.
Saturday’s challenge for the Huskers is to bounce back from last week’s drubbing — and to do so against an opponent that has been an unexpected nemesis for Nebraska in the Big Ten. Here are the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4), Omaha and Grand Island (1, 2). Commentary: Sipple, Babcock, Shatel,* McKewon,* Callahan, Christopherson.
OCTOBER 4, 2019
Free chat for Nebraska vs. Northwestern is now up and running.
The Northwestern paper looks at the Wildcats’ task of stopping Adrian Martinez.
OCTOBER 3, 2019
Scott Frost says Ben Stille will start in place of Khalil Davis, and he says of Davis’ suspension, “We don’t condone what he did on the field.” More from Thursday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion
OCTOBER 2, 2019
Jeremy Pernell takes stock of the Huskers’ month of September.
The Cincinnati Bengals have elevated former Husker Stanley Morgan Jr. from their practice squad to their active roster.
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters says imprecise route-running has contributed to the Huskers’ struggles: “We’ve got to trust each other, and we’ve got to play together.” More from Wednesday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion
A look at the stats shows how Northwestern’s defense makes an opposing offense earn its points.
OCTOBER 1, 2019
Dr. Rob Zatechka discusses his expectations for the rest of the season and the adjustments he thinks Adrian Martinez needs to make.