October 2023 fresh links
OCTOBER 31, 2023
Special teams had their ups and downs Saturday, and coordinator Ed Foley broke it down after Tuesday’s practice. Go here for more from Foley, Tony White and more than half a dozen players. | Updates & discussion
Doc’s Diagnosis: Creating a mismatch on the fly in the 3-3-5 defense.
OCTOBER 30, 2023
Husker Dan feels a single stat is key for the Michigan State game.
Matt Rhule says that Omar Brown is in concussion protocol and that the defense could’ve played better despite Saturday’s impressive stats. Go here for more from Monday’s presser ahead of the Michigan State game. | Updates & discussion | Depth chart
Sunday Morning Quarterback: Matt Rhule has a team that doesn’t panic despite plenty of reasons to do so.
Doc’s Diagnosis: A shotgun run on fourth-and-1? Please, no!
Volleyball State: Nebraska is the nation’s only unbeaten team as upsets shake up the top 10.
OCTOBER 29, 2023
ThotDoc’s Brain Droppings on the Purdue game.
This Week in Husker history: A game nobody could attend, a streak stopped by Texas, the death of Tom “Train Wreck” Novak, and a Hail Mary win in Lincoln.
OCTOBER 28, 2023
Nebraska 31, Purdue 14. Stellar defense and big plays get it done for the butter-fingered Huskers, who now have won three in a row and are tied for the Big Ten West lead. Go to the game page for all the coverage. | Commentary: Stryker, Husker Dan, Carriker | Highlights | Postgame presser | Big Red Over-Reaction
OCTOBER 27, 2023
The Huskers must overcome injuries Saturday in order to enter November with five wins for the first time since 2016. Here are Nebraska-Purdue pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha (1, 2)* and Indiana (1, 2). | Commentary & analysis: Shatel,* Just,* Schneider, Bruntz et al., Callahan, McMaster. | Hype video
Nick DeLuca, a former star linebacker at Millard North and North Dakota State, is accused of breaking the nose of Nebraska basketball forward Reink Mast in an assault in Lincoln. | Shorthanded Huskers
Friday Husker Tailgate: The guys recap the win over Northwestern and dig into the upcoming Purdue matchup.
The Big Sports show dives into the Michigan scandal, Ohio State-Wisconsin and conference realignment.
Michigan’s sign-stealing* staffer bought tickets to several Nebraska home games in 2021 and 2022.
OCTOBER 26, 2023
Poll question: Should tax dollars be used to help pay for the improvements to Memorial Stadium?
At the Big Red Brunch, Jay Foreman, Ahman Green and Jason Peter discuss the standards* that were central to the Huskers’ dominating ways in the mid-1990s.
Scouting the Boilermakers, who have the best quarterback Nebraska has faced in nearly a month.
Adam Carriker has a Purdue-Nebraska prediction and keys to the game.
Big Ten Show: Minnesota-Iowa craziness, Spartans’ coaching search, Michigan’s sign-stealing, and this weekend’s football lineup.
OCTOBER 25, 2023
Check out the latest GBRewind episode, which inclues behind-the-scenes moments from the Northwestern game.
Behind the Point Spread at 8 tonight: Nebraska-Purdue, Florida Georgia, Ohio State Wisconsin and Oregon-Utah.
The football schedule changes reported yesterday are now official.
No Nebraska on this week’s college football TV depth chart.
OCTOBER 24, 2023
The Nebraska-Wisconsin showdown set a TV viewership record for regular-season volleyball.
Was it the right call? Doc’s Diagnosis breaks down Iowa’s nullified punt return.
OCTOBER 23, 2023
Husker Dan: Two sports win on Anniversary Saturday.
SMQ: It’s a 4-1 run for the Huskers with the win over Northwestern.
Purdue coach and former CU Buff Ryan Walters: “Don’t like that N on the helmet.”
O-linemen Turner Corcoran and Ethan Piper are both done for the year, and Nouredin Nouili will miss the Purdue game and perhaps more. Go here for more from Matt Rhule’s Monday presser. | Depth chart | Updates & discussion
The Nov. 4 game at Michigan State gets an 11 a.m. start on FS1.
Princewill Umanmielen is listed as one of five true freshman standouts from Week 8 of college football.
Dave Feit sees the Northwestern game as a step forward in learning how to win.
Dr. Rob Zatechka breaks down the belly G option pass that worked to perfection against Northwestern.
Volleyball State: A breakdown of the electric five-set Wisconsin-Nebraska match.
OCTOBER 22, 2023
The day-after commentary & analysis: Matt McMaster’s Nebraska-Northwestern turning point, Husker Mike’s report card, ThotDoc’s Brain Droppings, Doc Talk’s podcast, Sam McKewon’s rewind,* Luke Mullin’s Cover 5.*
Can this Nebraska team get to a bowl* without more help from the offense?
Roscoe “Dusty” Rhodes is one of the reasons for Memorial Stadium’s name. His death 105 years ago and the stadium’s dedication five years later are both part of this week in Husker history.
OCTOBER 21, 2023
Nebraska scores an epic volleyball win against top-ranked Wisconsin, staving off match point in the fourth set and rallying to take set five. | Commentary: Shatel,* Just,* Carriker. Get the Husker Volleyball Bobblehead Doll.
Nebraska 17, Northwestern 9. Malachi Coleman’s long touchdown catch and some solid red-zone defense help the Huskers put away the Wildcats. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Highlights | Stryker: Mental toughness on upswing | Stukenholtz: A beautiful thing | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction | Big Red Over-Reaction
The most memorable game in Memorial Stadium? See what was No. 1 in Tad Stryker’s pregame fan survey.
Husker Hour: A big weekend in Lincoln with No. 1-vs.-2 volleyball and Memorial Stadium’s centennial.
OCTOBER 20, 2023
Two teams aiming to rise above .500 square off Saturday in Lincoln. Here are pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2)* and Omaha (1, 2).* | Commentary & analysis: McMaster, Shatel,* Just,* Bruntz et al., Callahan, Christopherson.
A hundred years of scores: A game of Scorigami* with Nebraska home football games.
Barry Switzer, the Bobfather and more: Tom Osborne shares stories in an interview with Sunday Morning Quarterback.
Getting more touches for Billy Kemp is on Nebraska’s to-do list.
Friday Husker Tailgate: Plenty on the line in the battle of NUs.
Big Sports: Jerry Palm, Ohio State-Penn State football, Wisconsin-Nebraska volleyball
OCTOBER 19, 2023
The NCAA is investigating Michigan football for alleged rule violations related to in-person scouting of opponents for the purpose of sign stealing.
SMQ: Jay and Bob predict a win vs. Northwestern.
OCTOBER 18, 2023
From Dave Feit, Memorial Stadium by the numbers, 1 to 100.
Do some time traveling via this virtual tour of Memorial Stadium as it existed in the late 1940s.
The collapse* of a section of South Stadium 30 years ago turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
The Big 10 Show: Previewing Northwestern at Nebraska and more, including the big Ohio State-Penn State game.
Northwestern’s defensive tackles are liking the four-man rotation being used this year.
Northwestern-Nebraska misses the cut on Saturday’s college football TV depth chart.
OCTOBER 17, 2023
Nebraska sees long-term benefits in getting freshmen* on the field.
SMQ: Jay and Bob explore all aspects of corn.
Husker Dan lists the obstacles Matt Rhule must overcome.
Kenny Bell talks targeting, Bo Pelini, Nebraska’s offense and more in an interview with Adam Carriker.
Volleyball State: Previewing the big Nebraska-Wisconsin match.
Nebraska adds in-state lineman Nolan Fennessy to the 2024 recruiting class.
Doc’s Diagnosis: Top five coaching performances in college football this season and five underperformers.
OCTOBER 16, 2023
Northwestern faces some uncertainty at quarterback this week.
The latest installment in the GBRewind series provides an inside look at the Illinois game.
Linebacker Luke Reimer will be back in action and Heinrich Haarberg will start at quarterback Saturday against Northwestern. Go here for more from Matt Rhule’s presser. | Depth chart | Updates & discussion
The Purdue game on Oct. 28 will have a 2:30 p.m. start with an FS1 telecast.
Carter Nelson’s Notre Dame visit does not mean the Husker commit has had a change of heart, his dad says.
Doc’s Diagnosis: The top five performing Huskers so far in 2023.
A national writer looks at each team’s chances in the Big Ten West race.
OCTOBER 15, 2023
Should state tax dollars* help pay for the renovation of Memorial Stadium? The OWH examines the issue.
Poll question: Will Nebraska get to six wins for bowl eligibility this season?
Visiting the old South Stadium offices* brings back memories for Tom Shatel.
There was no grass and the Huskers wore blue when Nebraska shut out Oklahoma, 24-0, one hundred years ago in the first game played at Memorial Stadium. It’s part of this week in Husker history.
OCTOBER 14, 2023
Allison Weidner will miss the women’s basketball season with another leg injury.
Husker Hour: Football midseason MVPs and more.
Bowl or no bowl? Adam Carriker looks ahead to the second half of the season and makes a prediction or two.
OCTOBER 13, 2023
On a radio show in Texas, Matt Rhule offers thoughts on that Sunday padded practice, recruiting in the Lone Star State and more.
Nebraska volleyball improves to 16-0 with a four-set win over Michigan State. | Photos & more
Johnny Rodgers, Jeff Kinney and Guy Ingles trade stories of Nebraska’s 1970 and 1971* championship teams.
Former Husker assistant coach Matt Lubick has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
Big Ten West offenses are struggling despite an influx of transfer quarterbacks.*
Fans are invited to take advantage of a Memorial Stadium centennial photo op on Oct. 20.
Nebraska Athletics has tweaked its clear-bag policy.
Friday Husker Tailgate: Analyzing the first half of the season, plus predictions for this weekend and more.
OCTOBER 12, 2023
Husker legend and new assistant coach Jordan Larson talks volleyball in the latest Carriker Chronicles.
Brian Christopherson’s Big Ten rankings have the Huskers at No. 9.
A Matt Rhule “true believer,” former Husker All-American Prince Amukamara* is loving life after football.
OCTOBER 11, 2023
Behind the Point Spread: A look at four of this weekend’s games, including a key contest in the Big Ten West.
Check out the season’s first episodes of GBRewind, premiering in a live stream here.
Big 10 Show: Power rankings, predictions and more from Adam Carriker and Jeff Thurn.
Dave Feit gives his midseason grades for Matt Rhule and his assistant coaches.
No Nebraska but still plenty to choose from on the Week 7 college football TV depth chart.
OCTOBER 10, 2023
Carriker Chronicles: Bill Busch on Nebraska football in 2023.
Wide receiver Marcus Washington’s injury is a season-ending torn ACL, coach Matt Rhule announced at his Tuesday presser. More: QB competition,* Bye-week plan,* Fixing the turnovers | Video & discussion
Volleyball State: A look back at Nebraska’s weekend in Michigan, plus the national college picture and more.
Doc’s Diagnosis: A read option goes the distance, with a big assist from Ethan Piper.
OCTOBER 9, 2023
Local players* are providing a spark for Husker football in all three phases.
Husker Dan: Matt Rhule wants fans to be patient.
The White squad took Monday’s opener of Nebraska baseball’s Red-White Series. Go here for photos and more.
The Huskers have made progress in cleaning up their penalties* this season, with a couple of exceptions.
Friday’s game was a confidence boost for kicker Tristan Alvano.
In-state quarterback Bode Soukup will walk on at Nebraska.
Sunday Morning Quarterback: Jay and Bob review Illinois and talk with Tim Miles.
The Northwestern game on Oct. 21 will have a 2:30 p.m. start and a BTN telecast.
Dave Feit finds beauty in the less-than-pretty win at Illinois.
Doc’s Diagnosis: A true freshman came up big in Nebraska’s goal-line stand against Illinois.
OCTOBER 8, 2023
Adam Carriker gives his midseason grades for the 2023 Huskers.
It could’ve been one of those “you gotta be kidding me” collapses, but the Husker defense wouldn’t let that happen against Illinois, Sam McKewon* writes.
Husker Doc Talk: How bad is the Big Ten West? Plus, how tough a hand was Nebraska dealt with the future conference schedules?
This turning point Friday night ensured that a fourth-quarter collapse wouldn’t happen against Illinois.
This week in Husker history: Ninety years ago, the first NU-Texas game went all Nebraska’s way.
OCTOBER 7, 2023
Husker volleyball weathers a marathon first set and goes on to sweep Michigan.
The Huskers homered five times in a 22-2 baseball exhibition win Saturday over Cloud County CC. Here are photos of the action.
OCTOBER 6, 2023
NEBRASKA 20, ILLINOIS 7: Two touchdowns in 10 seconds prove to be the difference as the Huskers improve to 3-3 with the help of big defensive stops at key moments. Go to the game page for coverage. | Stryker commentary | Highlights | Postgame presser | Carriker gut reaction | Big Red Over-Reaction | Doc Talk Live
OCTOBER 5, 2023
A pair of 2-3 teams will be looking for their first conference win of the season when Nebraska and Illinois tangle tonight. Here are pregame reads from Lincoln (1, 2),* Omaha (1, 2)* and Champaign (1, 2, 3). | Commentary & analysis: Shatel, Just,* Dolce, Bruntz et al., Stukenholtz, McMaster, Callahan | Hype video
Behind the Point Spread looks at Nebraska-Illinois and three other Week 6 games.
Phalen Sanford could own important roles in multiple phases Friday night for the Huskers.
The Board of Regents approves the stadium renovation plan despite concerns about the price tag.
Nate McHugh has five hopes for the rest of the season.
Recruiting analysists weigh in on Matt Rhule’s rebuild nearly halfway into the season.
OCTOBER 4, 2023
SMQ: Jay and Bob turn in their Illinois game prediction.
Big Ten Show: Adam Carriker and Jeff Thurn disagree on Iowa’s spot in the conference power rankings.
Husker Doc Talk: Joe Moglia’s solutions on revenue sharing, NIL and the transfer portal.
Positive energy has always been a big part of Chief Borders.
It’s the Red River Rivalry and more on Saturday’s college football TV depth chart.
OCTOBER 3, 2023
Times and TV arrangements for the men’s basketball season have now been set.
Doc’s Diagnosis: Anatomy of a sack that didn’t have to be.
Jeremy Pernell answers some mail and sees additions from the portal as a possibility at running back and quarterback, but for very different reasons.
OCTOBER 2, 2023
Husker Dan sees a path to bowl eligibility or better for Nebraska despite what happened Saturday against Michigan.
Sunday Morning Quarterback looks at the Huskers’ bowl hopes and more after Nebraska’s dreary showing against Michigan.
Carriker Chronicles: When will Nebraska be truly competitive again?
Dave Feit: Another rock bottom for the Huskers?
Lincoln Arneal and Jeff Sheldon break down Nebraska’s white-knuckle wins at No. 17 Purdue and Indiana in the latest edition of Volleyball State.
Nebraska is among several big programs said to be running out of time to salvage their 2023 seasons.
Doc’s Diagnosis: A baffling coaching decision vs. Michigan.
OCTOBER 1, 2023
The Huskers can make headway in a weak Big Ten West if they can build an offensive identity* around Heinrich Haarberg’s strengths, Sam McKewon writes. More day-after commentary and analysis: Doc Talk Podcast, Husker Mike, Mullin.*
Bounce-back games following blowout losses have been a mixed bag* for Nebraska in recent seasons.
ThotDoc’s Brain Droppings on the Michigan game.
This week in Husker history: Even Minnesota’s student manager plays as the Gophers rout the 1943 Huskers.