September 2018 fresh links
SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
It could be an interesting week of personnel decisions for the Husker staff, Brian Christopherson writes.
This week in Husker history: Even Minnesota’s student manager plays as Minnesota routs the 1943 Huskers.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Keeping the faith? Husker fans tell Tad Stryker how it’s done.
Check out segments from Saturday morning’s BTN Tailgate show that aired from Lincoln.
The 0-3 Huskers have a laundry list of bad habits to clean up as they try to turn things around Saturday against Purdue. Get the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3), Omaha (1, 2, 3, 4),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Lafayette (1, 2)* and Fort Wayne. Commentary: Sipple, Vogel, Christopherson, Callahan, Shatel,* DeFabo.*
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
Jaron Woodyard is among the receivers aiming to step up and provide needed depth behind Stanley Morgan and JD Spielman.
Husker247 recaps the developments of Purdue week.
Nebraska isn’t finished looking for junior college help* in the 2019 recruiting cycle.
Anatomy of an Era: O-lineman Aaron Taylor says Milt Tenopir “taught that you always get the first lick in. Always put that doubt in their mind first.”
SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
Ahman Green* listened to his dad and stuck with football after considering quitting in high school.
He walked away from the NFL to be a full-time drug addict. Now Ricky Simmons* is devoted to helping others get sober.
SB Nation dives into some of the stats that are bogging down the Huskers.
Anatomy of an Era: Aaron Taylor discusses the Unity Council’s role in the Lawrence Phillips case.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
Nebraska appears likely to rely more heavily* on quarterback Adrian Martinez’s legs to get the offense going.
Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt says he believes Scott Frost and Adrian Martinez will be a winning combination for Nebraska.
The Patriots have placed Rex Burkhead on injured reserve after the former Husker was hurt on a special-teams play Sunday.
The rotation at running back may have a different look Saturday as Maurice Washington battles an illness and Wyatt Mazour gets more reps. Get full coverage of Wednesday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion
Mo Barry* talks with Adam Carriker about preparing for Purdue, how to buy in and more.
Anatomy of an Era: A soccer player during most of his youth, future Hall-of-Famer Aaron Taylor was “still learning the game” of football when he came to Nebraska.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
The gap between East and West in the Big Ten appears to be getting worse.*
Dirk Chatelain says it might be time to rethink* the notion that 2019 will be a breakthrough year for the Huskers.
Several freshmen are pushing for playing time and bigger roles.
BTN previews Saturday’s game in this video.
David Blough’s hot hand as a passer could open up opportunities for Purdue’s running game.
Former Husker fullback Willie Miller knows the meaning of gut checks.
Nebraska’s quarterback depth is thin, but it should be a different story in 2019.
Anatomy of an Era: “We pushed ourselves as players,” Vershan Jackson says. “It can’t just be the coaches that push you.”
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
Husker Dan says this is no time for fans to abandon ship.
Adam Carriker* shares something he never thought he’d share about playing for Bill Callahan.
Poll question: Is your faith in Scott Frost still solid?
Anatomy of an Era: Vershan Jackson made the switch from fullback to tight end, even though he “couldn’t catch a cold” at first.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
The newly scheduled Oct. 27 game could be worth more than $6 million to Lincoln-area businesses.
See how the Boilermakers and Huskers match up statistically.
This week in Husker history: Fourth-quarter magic in 1963, ’68 and ’73.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
Up next is Purdue, 30-13 winners Saturday over No. 23 Boston College.
It’s a tall order today as a Nebraska team looking for its first win of 2018 heads to Michigan’s Big House as a heavy underdog. Get the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3), Omaha (1, 2, 3),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Detroit, Ann Arbor and Toldeo. Commentary: Sipple, Vogel, Callahan, Shatel,* Christopherson, Baumbardner.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
A Michigan site breaks down the Nebraska offense.
Ndamukong Suh will be honored as the Man of the Year by the Big Ten Club of Southern California on Sept. 30th.
Sam McKewon says this is a chemistry-testing week* at Nebraska.
Adam Carriker crunches the numbers* and compares the 1997 Huskers and Wolverines.
Anatomy of an Era: The phantom clip that nullified his touchdown against Florida State still bothers Corey Dixon. “Seeing that flag out there was a heartbreaker.”
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
Former Nebraska assistant George Darlington says the pace and organization of Scott Frost’s practices will pay dividends in player development.
Scheme familiarity is something Scott Frost can draw on in facing Michigan.
Get Brian Brown’s updated printable schedule.
Bethune-Cookman will be the Huskers’ Oct. 27th opponent to make up for the canceled opener against Akron. It will be Nebraska’s first game against an FCS school since 2014. | Discuss | About B-CU | Pregame page
Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples says Scott Frost’s rebuilding project is a long-haul deal.
ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit says Nebraska’s 0-2 start is no cause for alarm.
Anatomy of an Era: Corey Dixon came to Lincoln as a running back, but watching one hit in practice convinced him wingback was a better fit.
Dan Schmidt’s induction into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame came with a little help from his friends.*
Scott Frost and Jim Harbaugh are among the 22 FBS coaches navigating the special circumstances of leading the programs for which they played.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
Michigan fans haven’t forgotten Scott Frost’s speech* after the 1998 Orange Bowl.
The importance of buying in is discussed after Tanner Farmer’s comments on the topic go viral.
Check out some preview clips from BTN’s “Big Ten Elite” program on the 1997 Huskers. The show airs Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. CDT.
Corn Nation looks at how Troy was able to keep the Huskers’ offense in check and how Scott Frost adjusted.
The coaches’ poll that gave the 1997 Huskers the No. 1 ranking was close, but it could’ve been even more controversial.*
Nebraska is No. 3 in this ranking of Big Ten game-day experiences.
CBS Sports analyst Aaron Taylor says Husker fans need to be patient.
Adam Carriker says attitude is key if the Huskers want to get back on track* this weekend.
Anatomy of an Era: Even when he got a scholarship, Chris Dishman never expected to actually play at Nebraska. “I thought it was too big, out of my reach.”
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
Rob Zatechka does his best to talk Husker fans off the ledge in the latest Husker Doc Talk.
These 10 coaches weathered rough starts before winning national championships.
David Bunch,* himself a former Nebraska walk-on, tells Adam Carriker what it was like to see his son Andrew start for the Huskers at quarterback.
Anatomy of an Era: In 1995, the original Pipeline was gone. Chris Dishman says there was a determination that “we weren’t going to let this thing fall off.”
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
See former Husker Prince Amukamara’s game-clinching 49-yard pick-six on Monday Night Football.
Husker Dan hopes the “dawn” under Scott Frost isn’t far away.
Accountability, buy-in and attention to detail were recurring themes as players and coach Scott Frost met with reporters Monday. Adrian Martinez’s status for the Michigan game has yet to be determined, but the quarterback did practice Monday. | Full coverage | Updates & discussion
The Huskers open as 18-point underdogs against Michigan.
The Purdue game will have a 2:30 p.m. start and a BTN telecast.
Anatomy of an Era — Chris Dishman: “You always pushed yourself to the limit that you think your body couldn’t take it anymore, and then you pushed it a little bit further.”
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
This week in Husker history: Chicago poaches a Husker; Nebraska’s national-TV debut; Bo Pelini’s taped rant.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
Troy 24, Nebraska 19: A 17-0 hole proves too much to overcome, and the Huskers are 0-2 for the first time since 1957. Get the details on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Highlights
Tad Stryker’s pregame survey finds that fans came away from the Colorado game with a lot to like despite the loss.
Underdog Troy comes to Lincoln today with little to lose against a Nebraska team with uncertainty at quarterback. Get the pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3), Omaha (1, 2, 3),* Grand Island (1, 2),* Troy and Dothan. Commentary: Sipple, Rosenthal, Vogel, Shatel,* Callahan, Christopherson.
Anatomy of an Era: Sorting Tom Osborne’s mail from fans was one of Mary Lyn Wininger’s tasks, and negative letters were rare.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
A Virginia columnist says Nebraska’s major mistake has been Ohio’s gain.
Anatomy of an Era: Mary Lyn Wininger says Tom Osborne “just had a way of making everybody feel like part of the team.”
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
Andrew Bunch, Nebraska’s possible starter Saturday at QB, is a small-town legend* in Tennessee.
Improved intensity* is one of the encouraging signs Tom Osborne sees from the 2018 Huskers.
Congrats to Freedom Akinmoladun, named to the AFCA Good Works Team.
Anatomy of an Era: She got the job “because I knew shorthand.” Meet Mary Lyn Wininger, Tom Osborne’s longtime secretary.
Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco puts his own stamp on coach-speak.*
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
BTN’s Gerry DiNardo breaks down two Nebraska option plays in this video.
The multiple-angle video of Adrian Martinez’s injury that was submitted to conference officials has been released.
Husker Dan says Nebraska may be behind the 8-ball when it comes to bowl eligibility.
Orlando columnist Mike Bianchi says a UCF-Nebraska game would make little sense for either program.
Khalil Davis’ emphatic sack Saturday started with the hands and feet.
Nebraska’s offense has has sauce again, Derek Peterson writes.
Anatomy of an Era: Terry Connealy remembers the summer workouts before the 1994 season: “You don’t really realize how far you can push yourself until you do it.”
SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
Freshman Caleb Tannor has seen only special-teams duty thus far but feels he’s on the right track to contribute on defense.
Freshman Barret Pickering* says a kicker can’t afford to dwell on his misses.
Corn Nation takes an X’s-and-O’s look at some offensive plays against Colorado.
Defensive coaches say it’s imperative that the Huskers start creating turnovers after being shut out in that department against Colorado. Get coverage from Tuesday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion
Husker Doc Talk takes up Adrian Martinez’s injury, the Blackshirts and more.
Anatomy of an Era: Terry Connealy says “it was just something that we had a lot of pride in, the defensive line, that we weren’t going to be outworked.”
SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
Scott Frost says Adrian Martinez might play Saturday, and the play on which he was injured is being reviewed by conference officials. Also, several Blackshirts have been issued. Get all the coverage from Monday’s press conference here. | Updates & discussion
The Michigan game will have an 11 a.m. CDT start and an FS1 telecast.
Poll question: How disappointing was the loss to Colorado?
See how former Huskers fared in NFL action Sunday.
Anatomy of an Era: Terry Connealy says there’s “nothing more motivational than when your peers are telling you you’re screwing up and you better straighten out.”
SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
The Huskers’ revived running game* was a positive sign from Saturday’s defeat, but a couple of fourth-and-short failures sting for the offensive line. | Commentary: Carriker, Sipple, Christopherson, Babcock, McKewon,* Cavanaugh | Five burning questions | Notes
This week in Husker history: The Tom Osborne era starts with an exclamation point as the Huskers rout UCLA.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
Up next is Troy, 59-7 winners Saturday over Florida A&M.
Colorado 33, Nebraska 28. The Buffs connect for the winning TD with 1:06 left to spoil Scott Frost’s debut, and a late injury to quarterback Adrian Martinez causes concern. See the game page for coverage. | Stryker commentary | Carriker gut reaction | McKewon analysis* | Postgame presser
What former conference rivals should Nebraska schedule? Husker fans weigh in via Tad Stryker’s gameday survey.
It’s a redo of a debut as the Huskers open the 2018 season Saturday against a former conference adversary. Get the Colorado-Nebraska pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2), Omaha,* Grand Island (1, 2),* Boulder (1, 2, 3, 4) and Denver. Commentary: Sipple, Shatel,* Christopherson, Rosenthal, Vogel, Rooney, Callahan.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
View some photos from the 2018 Nebraska Hall of Fame Dinner
Anatomy of an Era: A small-town Nebraska kid, Lee Barfknecht took his journalism training to heart: “You don’t root for the team you’re covering, and you don’t root against any other team you don’t cover.”
SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
Nebraska and Colorado haven’t met since 2010, but there’s still plenty of bad blood* to go around between the two fan bases. | Carriker, Sipple and Kiszla on rivalry | Players’ perspective | Biggest moments
Colorado has a pair of receivers capable of doing damage* against the Husker defense.
Colorado week isn’t exactly nostalgia week for Tom Shatel.*
Anatomy of an Era: As a football beat writer, Lee Barfknecht saw his job as being “the fans’ representative inside the program.”
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
The newest addition to the Huskers’ helmets allows players to show pride in their origins.
The NFL season will begin with 18 former Huskers on 53-man active rosters, with eight others on practice squads or injured reserve.
Wednesday’s practice is done, and Athletic Director Bill Moos said afterward that new tickets will be reissued to fans if a 12th game be scheduled to make up for the canceled season opener. Get full coverage here. | Updates & discussion
Adam Carriker talks with Mick Stoltenberg about Blackshirts, the Buffs and more.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
How good are the Buffs, and how much will Saturday’s cancellation hurt the Huskers? Husker Doc Talk takes up those matters and more.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
Stanley Morgan surprises a young fan with a hospital visit.
Former Husker fullback Andy Janovich is named one of the Denver Broncos’ six captains for 2018.
Scott Frost says the team had an excellent practice Monday in preparation for Colorado after the disappointing cancellation Saturday night. Get full coverage of the game week press conference here. | Updates & discussion | Depth chart
Husker Dan reflects on the game that wasn’t.
Oregon State announces the arrival of Nebraska transfer Tristan Gebbia.
Anatomy of an Era: Milt Tenopir says his linemen of the 1990s “took the word ‘dominate’ to heart. They knew what the heck that meant. It wasn’t just a quote. … They did it.”
SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
Jacksonville adds former Husker quarterback Tanner Lee to its practice squad.*
It was believed that a Sunday morning game* was in the works, but then Akron said it was headed for the airport. | Moos & Akron statements | Regents react* | Commentary: Sipple, McKewon,* Cavanaugh, Carriker | Discuss
Anatomy of an Era: He was a college quarterback, but the offensive line was where Milt Tenopir became a coaching legend.
This week in Husker history: Nebraska’s offense is shackled in a high-profile season opener against the Tide.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
Bowl eligibility would satisfy Husker fans this season, Tad Stryker finds in his gameday survey.
After 272 days of anticipation, the Scott Frost era officially launches tonight against Akron, assuming the weather cooperates. Get your pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4), Omaha (1, 2, 3),* Grand Island and Akron. Commentary: Sipple, Shatel,* Rosenthal, Vogel, Callahan, Christopherson, Husker Mike