September 2019 fresh links
SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
Husker Dan ruminates on where the Huskers go from here.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Will the Huskers bounce back against Northwestern?
A first-ever Husker football Spanish-language radio play-by-play will hit the airwaves Saturday.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
Steven M. Sipple says Dedrick Mills’ fullback role is worth reprising even if it’s no longer a surprise element. More day-after commentary and analysis: McKewon,* Husker Mike, Gabriel, Heady,* Washut, Peterson, Vogel
Stryker Report: Despite the one-sided loss to Ohio State, the weekend could be a foreshadowing of good things to come.
Chris Ash is fired partway into his fourth season as head coach at Rutgers.
Find yourself or friends in the gigapixel stadium shot from Saturday night.
This week in Husker history: Three future first-round NFL draft picks make their Nebraska debuts. The opponent was Wyoming. What was the year?
SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
Ohio State 48, Nebraska 7. It’s utter domination by the Buckeyes as the Huskers can do little right on the national stage. Coverage and analysis on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Postgame presser | Highlights | Photos
Tad Stryker’s pregame survey: How soon will ESPN College GameDay return?
BTN’s “The Journey” tells the story of Adrian Martinez, who lost his mother when he was 10 years old.
Here’s the latest on the recruits expected at Saturday night’s game.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
Rumor has it there’s a game Saturday night. Get your Buckeyes-vs.-Huskers pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2), Omaha,* Grand Island (1, 2, 3), Cleveland (1, 2, 3) and Dayton (1, 2, 3). Commentary: Shatel,* Hummer, Christopherson, McKewon,* Rowland, Baird, Callahan.
Free chat for the Ohio State game is now up and running.
The hostile road environment represents the first true test Justin Fields faces as Ohio State’s quarterback.
The Wall Street Journal* looks at Scott Frost’s revival of the walk-on program.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
Adrian Martinez discusses the team’s preparations for Ohio State in a BTN interview.
Here’s a rundown of the official visitors expected for Saturday’s game.
David Max was a guest on the Beanie and the Boom Ohio State Podcast.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett says the Buckeyes have had this game “circled since February.”
An Ohio State site says Nebraska’s offense presents a big test but that the Buckeyes may be better-equipped than last year to curtail Adrian Martinez.
The Cleveland paper says Nebraska has shown it might be able to chisel away at Ohio State’s advantage in recruiting.
Here’s an examination of how the inside trap worked for the Huskers against Illinois’ defense.
Athlon lays out a blueprint for upsetting the Buckeyes.
Jack Hoffman’s father talks with Adam Carriker* about Jack’s first tackle football game, the decision to let him play and his continuing battle with brain cancer.
The Cleveland paper scouts the Huskers with a Q&A with the OWH’s Sam McKewon.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
It will be a big weekend for recruiting as nearly a dozen official visitors are expected.
Husker Dan weighs in on the Illinois game and the big weekend coming up.
Dr. Rob Zatechka has reasons for both hope and concern with Ohio State coming to town.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
From the Cleveland paper, a look at how the Buckeyes might try to attack the Huskers.
Scott Frost described the Huskers’ high-profile game against Ohio State as something “special” and said the players “need to know how to be comfortable in these situations.” Get all the coverage of Monday’s presser here. | Updates & discussion | Depth chart | Game notes
The Northwestern game will have a 3 p.m. start and a Fox telecast.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Will the Huskers be ready for the national spotlight?
See how former Huskers fared in Week 3 of NFL play.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
Get your College Gameday gear in time for Saturday.
This week in Husker history: The Huskers crush Pacific, but a blood clot puts quarterback Tommie Frazier on the shelf.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
Nebraska 42, Illinois 38. Big performances from Wan’Dale Robinson and Adrian Martinez help the Huskers overcome turnover, penalty and kicking woes and rally past the Illini. Details on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Highlights | Postgame presser
It’s official: ESPN’s College Gameday is coming to Lincoln for Ohio State at Nebraska.
Program win No. 900 and the first road victory in almost two years are in the Huskers’ sights as they square off Saturday night against Illinois. Get the pregame reads from Omaha,* Lincoln (1, 2, 3), Grand Island (1, 2, 3), Champaign (1, 2, 3, 4), Decatur and Peoria.* Commentary: Sipple, Shatel,* McKewon,* Christopherson, Rosenthal, Callahan, Asmussen
SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Free chat for the Illinois game is now up and running.
With the fourth game about to arrive, some answers to who won’t redshirt will start to emerge.
The Huskers are going up against the nation’s leader in sacks, Illinois’ Oluwole Betiku.
The Big Red Cobcast isn’t afraid to say “We’re back.”
SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
Steven M. Sipple likes Scott Frost’s thick skin when it comes to having his play-calling called into question.
An Illinois fan site scouts the Huskers and says special teams is where Illinois may have an advantage.
Room availability in the Champaign area is becoming scarce with Husker fans making the trip.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
Former Husker Patrick O’Brien is expected to make his first collegiate start Saturday when Colorado State plays Toledo.
Colorado set a program record for revenue when Nebraska visited Sept. 7.
Watch BTN’s preview of Nebraska at Illinois.
Here’s a look at sequential play-calling and heavy use of 12 personnel that worked against Northern Illinois.
Senior co-captain Darrion Daniels* talks with Adam Carriker about the Blackshirts’ performance thus far and the different coaching styles of Mike Gundy and Scott Frost.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
Check out the Athletic Department’s GBRewind, a ten-minute recap of Northern Illinois at Nebraska including behind-the-scenes footage.
Does a blowout win mean the tide has turned, or are fans looking at a mirage? Husker Doc Talk takes up that and more.
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander says the Blackshirts will be tested by one of the Big Ten’s best running backs in Illinois’ Reggie Corbin. More from Tuesday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion
Athlon takes stock of the Huskers after the first quarter of the regular season.
Walk-on Lane McCallum describes being rushed in for his first kick as a Husker.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
Stryker Report: Finally, a relaxing evening at the stadium.
Husker Dan is seeing flashes of UCF in the 2019 Huskers.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Do you agree the Huskers “rounded a little bit of a corner” in the NIU game?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
The defense takes center stage in day-after commentary and analysis from Steven M. Sipple, Sam McKewon* and Brian Christopherson, while the offense is the focus for Parker Gabriel and Derek Peterson. | Five burning questions
Illinois students are being offered free tickets to the Nebraska game.
See how the Huskers and the Illini match up statistically.
This week in Husker history: Nebraska’s use of two quarterbacks at once provides controversy in a 1959 loss to No. 17 Texas.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2019
Nebraska 44, Northern Illinois 8. The Huskers get 116 rushing yards from Dedrick Mills and win comfortably in a game marked by special-teams troubles on both sides. Get all the coverage on the game page. | Stryker commentary | Highlights | Postgame presser | Photos
Two years after a program-altering loss to Northern Illinois, the Huskers say there’s no looking past the Huskies this time. Here are the gameday reads from Lincoln (1, 2), Omaha* and Grand Island. Commentary: Sipple, Babcock, Shatel,* Callahan | Hype video
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
Nebraska commit Sevion Morrison eclipses 4,000 career rushing yards and breaks the school rushing record at Tulsa Edison set by Spencer Tillman.
ESPN’s Bill Connelly says that if the Huskers struggle against NIU, “they might keep struggling for a while.”
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
Steve Sipple says Scott Frost probably understands Nebraska fan frustration because he felt the same way during the Mike Riley era
Two Devaney-era Huskers have passed away in the last week, Jim McCord and Gary Brichacek.
Scott Frost said the team “improved big-time in practice this week on both sides of the ball” and confirmed that Nebraska is adding a placekicker to the roster after reaching out to the men’s soccer club. More from Thursday’s practice here. | Updates & discussion
SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
Husker Dan advises fans to lay off the Kool-Aid and be patient.
Mohamed Barry* talks with Adam Carriker about rebounding from the Colorado loss, respecting Northern Illinois and more.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
What went wrong after almost three quarters of solid defensive play in Boulder was one topic of discussion after Tuesday’s practice even though the focus is now on Northern Illinois. Get all the coverage here. | Updates & discussion
The 1971 Huskers are No. 1 and the 1995 Huskers are No. 4 in ESPN’s ranking of the 150 greatest teams in college football history. Also ranked: 1994 (15th), 1997 (24th), 1983 (36th), 1970 (50th).
Adam Carriker* wants less talk and more killer instinct from the Huskers.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2019
Watch the Colorado game edition of the Nebraska Football Show.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Did conservative play-calling in the second half hurt the Huskers in Boulder?
Nebraska’s Sept. 21 game at Illinois will kick off at 7 p.m. CDT with television coverage on BTN.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
Steve Sipple says the O-line tops the list of concerns two games into the season. More day-after commentary and analysis: McKewon: Boom and bust* | Christopherson: No killer instinct | Heady: Familiar feeling* | Gabriel: 3rd-quarter omen | Husker Mike: Outschemed | Cavanaugh: The biggest goal | Peterson: Look who’s talking
This week in Husker history: A breakout game for Eric Crouch, and Guy Chamberlin considers transferring to an East Coast school.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
It’s red-letter day in Boulder as the Huskers make their first visit to Folsom Field in a decade. Get your pregame reads from Lincoln, Omaha,* Grand Island (1, 2, 3), Denver* and Boulder (1, 2). Commentary: Sipple, Shatel,* Rooney, Callahan, Keeler
SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
Urban Meyer analyzes the Blackshirts and Adrian Martinez in a pair of BTN videos (link fixed).
Poll voters and computer models have divergent views of the Huskers after the first week of the season.
Steve Sipple says the Huskers could get a boost at the scene where their slide began 18 seasons ago.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
Watch this Pac-12 Networks preview of the top storylines to follow Saturday when Nebraska plays Colorado.
A 90-year-old fan’s wish is granted as he gets to meet Scott Frost.
Dave Feit voices displeasure with the handling of Maurice Washington’s punishment.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2019
A Buff says the teammate who injured Adrian Martinez last season is taking undeserved heat on social media.
Rob Zatechka discusses Cam Jurgens’ long-term upside at center as well as his thoughts about the Nebraska-Colorado series.
Nebraska has the edge in the game predictions thus far.
Husker safety Eric Lee* talks about his “unreal experience” Saturday and preparing for the game at Colorado.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
Colorado QB Steven Montez says the Huskers this week have been “talking enough for both of us.” Meanwhile, CU’s athletic director issues a plea for fan civility. | Kiszla: Hug a Husker* | Grudge match
Husker Dan looks at the challenge awaiting Nebraska in Boulder this weekend.
Adam Carriker says the Husker offense can get well* against Colorado’s defense.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2019
Snap quality — or a lack thereof — affected the offense’s fortunes Saturday.
Scott Frost said at Monday’s press conference that “we’ve got to practice better,” and “the good thing is I think we got their ear on that.” Go here for all the coverage. | Updates & discussion | Depth chart | Pregame notes | Stats matchup
Hail Varsity takes a look at Wan’Dale Robinson’s strong debut.
Pro Football Focus names Eric Lee to its Team of the Week.
The LJS looks at memories good and bad from the migration to Boulder.
Monday Morning Quarterback: What’s the more urgent need for improvement this week, the running game or the passing game?
ESPN’s Bill Connelly says Saturday was a reminder that building jobs don’t always fall perfectly into place the way Scott Frost’s UCF build did.
Luke Gifford and Devine Ozigbo make NFL 53-man rosters as undrafted rookies.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
The Huskers have lots to work on as they prepare for their trip to Boulder. More day-after commentary and analysis: Peterson: Martinez’s off day | McKewon’s rewind* | Husker Mike’s report card | Vogel: 4 surprising stats | Christopherson’s musings | Washut: 5 burning questions
Nebraska opens as 7.5-point favorites over Colorado, but the line quickly drops to 5.5
This week in Husker history: A 6-foot-3, 260-pound “Goliath” of secret identity is said to be among the prospective members of Nebraska’s 1904 squad.