September 2021 fresh links
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
Assistant coaches Sean Beckton and Barrett Ruud received $25,000 pay raises* earlier this year.
Sign up for the HuskerMax-CigarZ golf tournament on Oct. 10th in Lincoln.
The Huskers might have found a game-management blueprint* worth sticking with, even though it differs from Scott Frost’s initial vision.
Frank Beamer and Bill Snyder talk with the OWH about what it takes make special teams* shine.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2021
On the radio, Athletic Director Trev Alberts goes over what has impressed him and what still needs work* with the regular season nearly half over. | Stadium issues | B1G issues* | Honoring Solich? | Video
Anemic first-quarter scoring* is high on Nebraska’s fix-it list.
Nebraska isn’t alone in the Big Ten in playing defense* at a high level.
Jon Kelley, reserve Husker I-back in the 1980s, has had a full post-football life as a sports journalist, television host and producer.
Ben Stille is named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell scholar-athlete trophy.
Here is a rundown of how former Huskers fared in the third week of NFL play.
“You’re dealing with bad blood”: Bo Pelini recalls Nebraska’s lame-duck season of 2010 and says things will be rough for Texas and Oklahoma before they leave the Big 12.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2021
Trev Alberts: Apathy is the enemy of excellence.
Nebraska’s baseball exhibition with Wichita State has been replaced with an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday due to COVID-19 issues with the Shockers.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2021
The goose eggs on the scoreboard tell only part of the story of the Huskers’ futility in overtime in recent years. Would you believe zero first downs under Riley & Frost?
It was another opportunity squandered in East Lansing, Dave Feit writes.
Adam Carriker says the Huskers need to go old school to fix the offensive line.
The Michigan game gets a 6:30 p.m. CDT start and a national ABC telecast.
Husker Dan: “The Woodshed” turns into Heartbreak Hotel.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021
Dr. Rob Zatechka says fixing what keeps going wrong comes down to discipline and program culture.
This week in Husker history: Nebraska enters the era of the legal forward pass by going six-for-10 against Hastings.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2021
Michigan State 23, Nebraska 20 (OT). A superb second half by the Blackshirts goes for naught, and a signature win again eludes Scott Frost’s Huskers. Go to the game page for coverage. | Stryker commentary | Highlights | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction
SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
In this five-minute video, Jeremiah Sirles breaks down some offensive-line X’s and O’s and explains why good tackling from the Huskers’ cornerbacks will be essential against Michigan State.
Middle-Aged Ball Coach presents his key matchups for Michigan State.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
The Huskers are working at becoming more efficient in converting yardage into points.*
Charlie McBride: Fan approval means more to players than coaches do.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander says the Huskers will need improved tackling Saturday against Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III, the nation’s leading rusher. Go here for more from Tuesday’s practice. | Ervin done for year | Updates & discussion
Matt Talbot needs volunteers for their Huskers helping the homeless 2021 drive.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
Adam Carriker assesses the Huskers’ chances of earning a bowl berth.
Nebraska quarterback commit Richard Torres’ senior season has been cut short by a season-ending ACL injury.
The Huskers met the press Monday as they kicked off a week of preparation for their second straight road game against a ranked opponent. Go here for coverage and video. | Manning opens up | Updates & discussion | Depth chart | Game notes | Flip sheet
Here are five under-the-radar plays that stood out in the Oklahoma game.
Husker Dan: Close but no cigar
SEPTEMBER 19, 2021
This week in Husker history: Two touchdowns just six seconds apart spark a 34-14 win over Florida State.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 16. The Huskers battle toe to toe with the nation’s No. 3 team, but special-teams blunders prove costly. | Game page | Stryker commentary | Highlights | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction
Next week’s opponent, Michigan State, rolls past Miami. 38-17.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
At 377 home games and counting, erstwhile HuskerMax columnist Colonel Mustard is the subject of a KETV feature.
Dave Feit has some hot takes on Nebraska-Oklahoma topics, including the mutual respect thing.
Middle-Aged Ball Coach breaks down three key matchups for the Huskers against Oklahoma.
Mike Stuntz and other players involved with Black 41 Flash Reverse* look back 20 years on the pivotal trick play against Oklahoma. | More NU-OU defining moments* | A big “what if” in 2010* | Rivalry recap
SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
Former Husker offensive lineman Nick Gates suffers a broken leg in the New York Giants’ game against Washington.
Lincoln Riley says the availability of a couple of hobbled Sooners could go “down to the wire” Saturday.
With “a lot to gain and very little to lose,” Scott Frost says he hopes the Huskers can “play stress-free” Saturday in Norman. Go here for more from Thursday’s post-practice press session. | Updates & discussion
Game of the Century flashback: Joe Blahak
Adam Carriker looks at four ways to get better blocking from an offensive line.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
Dave Feit saw glimmers of a vision taking shape in the win over Buffalo.
Should Nebraska give the defense the first crack at the Sooners?
Nebraska-Oklahoma provided a stage for Black stars in the early 1970s.
Johnny Rodgers and Jerry Tagge reflect on the Game of the Century in this five-minute segment from Nebraska Public Media. | Behind-the-scenes stories | Dodd: Game still resonates | Sporting News’ ’71 story
Nebraska and the Brandr Group have launched a group licensing arrangement for athletes in all 24 Husker varsity sports.
Sam McKewon wonders which Adrian Martinez* Nebraska will get against Oklahoma.
Hatred was fuel for Nebraska back in the day, and Nebraska football in 2021 could use more of it, Dirk Chatelain* writes.
A Big Ten writer breaks down what must change in order for the Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry to regain national relevance.
Game of the Century flashback: Rich Glover
Linebacker Luke Reimer discusses his award-worthy game against Buffalo in a chat with Adam Carriker.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
Husker Dan: Picking up the pieces. Bulls review and Oklahoma preview
The Associated Press looks at what the Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry once was.
Game of the Century flashback: Jeff Kinney
SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
Rich Glover will return to the scene of his masterpiece and watch the Huskers and Sooners tangle.
Monday Morning Quarterback: Will the Huskers beat the big point spread Saturday?
Oklahoma’s speed is on the Huskers’ minds as they prepare for Saturday’s game in Norman. Go here for that and more from Monday’s presser. | Not your parents’ rivalry | Updates & discussion | Depth chart | Game notes
The Michigan State game gets a 6 p.m. CDT start and an FS1 telecast.
Scott Frost is a key figure in this look back at Florida’s coaching search* four years ago.
Game of the Century flashback: Larry Jacobson
Beating the Sooners is a tall order, but Husker fans are stoked* about the renewal of the Oklahoma rivalry.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2021
Dr. Rob Zatechka has something to say about the running game, the offensive line — and how the “Pipeline” moniker originated. More commentary & analysis: Peterson, Sipple,* Gabriel,* Washut, Callahan, McKewon.*
Nebraska is the next obstacle for an Oklahoma team that’s trying to build toughness and discipline.
Making an NFL roster is a dream come true for former Husker tight end Jack Stoll.
Game of the Century flashback: Bob Terrio
This week in Husker history: Bobby Reynolds’ run of bad luck begins. Also, a pair of Duck-pluckings 45 years apart.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2021
Nebraska 28, Buffalo 3. Big plays on both sides of the ball and solid defense propel the Huskers to victory. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Stryker: Defenders’ Day | Highlights | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction
Is COVID-19 crimping attendance? Not according to fans surveyed today by Tad Stryker.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
Induction into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame is something special for former Husker I-back Doug DuBose.*
Matt Hoskinson’s message* to Nebraska’s O-linemen: “You don’t have time to grow. … This has to happen now.”
Game of the Century flashback: Bill Sloey
SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
Twenty years ago, Husker football served a bigger purpose in the wake of 9/11.
Scott Frost says the Huskers are tweaking their pregame routine to account for the upper-90s heat expected Saturday. Go here for more from Thursday’s practice. | Updates & discussion | Bottle policy eased
The high-profile Hawkeyes-Cyclones game serves as evidence that Nebraska can rise again, Dirk Chatelain* writes.
Game of the Century flashback: Monte Johnson
SEPTEMBER 8, 2021
“Relentless” defense helps Nebraska volleyball make quick work of No. 19 Creighton in a sweep in Omaha.
Husker cornerbacks not named Cam Taylor-Britt are getting tested by opponents.
Former Husker I-back Tyreese Knox, who rushed for more than 1,300 yards at Nebraska from 1985 to ’88, has died at age 56.
Game of the Century flashback: Center Doug Dumler
Nebraska will play baseball exhibitions this fall against Creighton and Wichita State.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021
Adam Carriker would like to see more option elements in Nebraska’s arsenal on offense.
The Buffalo game is sold out with an assist from donations to the Red Carpet Experience.
Chancellor Brewington sees his chance to help out at tight end as a blessing.
Tom Osborne reflects on Husker football when he was a young fan.
The opponent wasn’t top-shelf, but Dave Feit says the romp over Fordham still checked the main boxes.
New contributor Jan J. Mudder gives his assessment of the offensive line.
Sam McKewon says Nebraska might be wise to look to the transfer portal* more extensively.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2021
Last chance to enter Tuesday night’s drawing for CFN’s tickets and hotel package for the Homecoming game against Northwestern game.
“We ain’t giving up’: ESPN looks at the sellout streak and the fan loyalty that has kept it going.
Minnesota’s star running back, Mo Ibrahim, will have season-ending surgery.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2021
Husker Dan reviews Fordham and previews Buffalo.
Nebraska opens as a double-digit favorite against Buffalo.
Game of the Century Flashback: Bill Janssen
What do the Huskers need to do to turn punt returns into something positive? Kaleb Henry looks at the past decade for a possible answer.
A showdown between volleyball unbeatens is coming Wednesday when the Huskers face Creighton in Omaha.
This week in Husker history: Ten days before the start of fall classes, Gale Sayers flips from Nebraska to Kansas.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2021
Nebraska 52, Fordham 7. The Huskers assert themselves after a shaky start. Go to the game page for coverageand commentary. | Stryker: Reps, reps, reps | Highlights | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction
How is fan enthusiasm holding up? Tad Stryker made the rounds at tailgates this morning, and this is what he found.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2021
A requiem for Big 12 football: “Members saw the conference not as an identity but as a host organism for their ambitions.”
SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
It’s a high-profile game* for Fordham and the Omahan on its roster.
Trev Alberts* talks about his expectations, the loss to Illinois and more.
Several former Huskers have landed on NFL practice squads.
Should Nebraska give another quarterback a chance? Adam Carriker weighs in on the topic.
John Johnson, who served as Bill Moos’ top assistant, is no longer with Nebraska.
As the home opener nears, some fans remain fully on board* while others waver.
Game of the Century Flashback: Special teams player Jim Carstens
Get a 9/11 poster from the same Nebraska artist who designed the HuskerMax logo.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
Check out the rule changes and points of officiating emphasis for the 2021 season.
Construction, COVID and more: The university has gameday information for fans to keep in mind as they head for the stadium.