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January 2015

31 SAT
The Davis twins* and Michael Decker* are ready to make their marks as Huskers on opposite sides of the ball.
The stress of the recruiting process can take a toll on parents, as Stanley Morgan's mother can attest.
It's a monumental night for two former Husker offensive linemen as Will Shields and Mick Tingelhoff are elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. | HOF Huskers | Discuss
Keeping tight end Matt Snyder in the fold took a 2½-hour closing pitch* by Mike Riley. | Genuine style* | Recruiting news & notes
Will Shields and Mick Tingelhoff (1, 2,* 3) will learn today whether they're in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2015 class. Here's the story of Shields' recruitment to Nebraska.
30 FRI
Matt Snyder, the Husker commit at tight end who was being wooed by Michigan,* reaffirms his commitment to Nebraska.
Linebacker/safety Antonio Reed, a Memphis commit,* joins the list of visitors* for the final weekend* of the 2015 recruiting season.
The walk-on class is taking shape with the addtions of Wyatt Mazour* and Brody Cleveland.
Hear Mohamed Barry discuss why he chose Nebraska.
Spring game ticket sales will begin Wednesday, and coach Mike Riley is gunning for a sellout. | Poll: Will you go?
Being an offensive guard won't help Will Shields' odds when the Pro Football Hall of Fame class is unveiled Saturday. | Is Tingelhoff in?
29 THU
Sam McKewon takes stock as recruiting season's last weekend* arrives.
Mohamed Barry, a three-star linebacker from Georgia, flips his commitment from Kansas State* to the Huskers.* | Video | 2015 class
Who will fill the shoes of Ameer Abdullah? Athlon takes a look.
Hear HuskerOnline's Dan Hoppen discuss the latest with Nebraska basketball, baseball and recruiting.
Ryan Gunderson uses his creative streak* as director of player personnel.
28 WED
Steve Sipple says finding the right recruiting formula will be crucial for Mike Riley going forward.
Nebraska pursues* a long snapper a week before signing day.
Corey Cooper says he'll miss Nebraska fans' passion as he looks forward to the chance to play in the NFL.
NU's 2014 season gets a C grade from ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman.
Go 17 minutes into this segment for Jay Foreman's thoughts on DaiShon Neal's potential. | Wanted: A second DE
ESPN.com breaks down NU's need for improvement at linebacker.
27 TUE
Former Husker defensive back Drake Martinez, who left the Husker program last spring, lands at Michigan State.*
Saturday's Legends Radio guests: Johnny Mitchell & William Washington.
Cornerback Willie Sykes from Texas is the latest to commit* to the Huskers.* | Video | 2015 class
Nebraska is pursuing Kansas City quarterback TJ Green,* son of former Chiefs QB Trent Green, as a walk-on.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart lists the top five departing players the Huskers must replace in 2015.
Poll question: When should the college playoff semifinals be played?
DaiShon Neal confirms his commitment to Nebraska and sheds light on what a school shouldn't say to a recruit. | Full interview  | Video | More stories: 1,* 2,* 3, 4Photos | 2015 commits | Tuesday's map: 1, 2*
DaiShon Neal will end the suspense* today with an announcement* of his school choice at 8:15 a.m. CST on 1620 The Zone. | Is Sykes in?*
26 MON
Husker commit Stanley Morgan is up for catch of the year in a Louisiana newspaper's online balloting. | Video
Derek Johnson says an examination of the Bo Pelini era can teach fans something about themselves.
Ameer Abdullah will take part in this week's All-Star Football Challenge.
Another prospect at defensive end, Alex Davis from Florida, enters the mix for the Huskers as DaiShon Neal gets an offer from Michigan.* | Discussion & video | Today's map and more: 1, 2,* 3*
Athlon pegs the Huskers for a second-place Big Ten West finish.
25 SUN
There were no immediate commitments from the recruits who visited this weekend, but the Davis twins’ pledge was solidified.
Husker Dan reviews the top 10 moments of the Huskers' 2014 season.
This week in Husker history: One and done for Bill Glassford? That was the fear in Lincoln in 1950 as Pitt wooed the Nebraska coach.
24 SAT
A youthful four-person crew helps give the Huskers a strong and lively presence in college athletics' social-media* arena.
O-lineman Christian Gaylord's commitment to Nebraska is solid* after the coaching change had him looking at other options.
Mike Riley's approach has a way of engendering loyalty.* | NFL struggle*
Nebraska's recruiting options at defensive end* get a bit narrower.
See video of the football coaches being introduced at halftime of Saturday's Nebraska-Michigan State men's basketball game.
Ameer Abdullah is named MVP at the Senior Bowl. | Video | Box
Former Husker Rickey Thenarse is arrested in a Lincoln burglary* case.
23 FRI
Former USC coach John Robinson* praises the ability of his former assistant Mike Riley to “make a bunch of guys into a team.”
Hear former Patriot Russ Hochstein's thoughts on "Deflategate."
Ameer Abdullah was part of a historic year for Big Ten running backs.
Poll question: Which is the bigger issue for the Huskers headed into next season, offense or defense?
Sam McKewon likes the new staff's positive vibe* on recruiting.
Mike Riley will be in the student section Saturday as Nebraska takes on Michigan State in men's basketball on #AveryStrong Day.
Linebacker Kaiwan Lewis* is the veteran among this weekend's visitors.
22 THU
The Colonel looks forward to the Mike Riley era and likes what he has seen unfold thus far.
Defensive end Reuben Jones from Florida announces his decommitment* from the Huskers. | 2015 class
One of our forum experts breaks down the big weekend that's coming up in recruiting. | Building trust*
Hear Ron Brown discuss his move to Youngstown State and how his faith continues to be paramount.
The top 2015 Big Ten draft prospects were mainly under-the-radar recruits.
Former colleagues praise the attitude and approach of Keith Williams, the Huskers' new wide receivers coach.
Watch Ameer Abdullah discuss his mindset during Senior Bowl week.
Athlon grades the coaching hires and gives Nebraska a B-plus.
Ron Brown* is joining Bo Pelini at Youngstown State* as associate head coach and running backs coach. | Moss enrolls*
Hail Varsity looks at the talent differences between NU and Oregon State.
21 WED
In an apparent change of direction,* the strength and conditioning staff is putting the Nebraska Athletic Perfomance Lab to use. | Video
Mitch Sherman has a three-item offseason to-do list for the Huskers.
The hiring of Keith Williams* as wide receivers coach is now official.
Satellite camps are part of the staff's recruiting strategy,* which includes a focus* on the 500-mile radius. | The masterminds: 1,* 2* | 2015 numbers*
John Papuchis will reportedly join the staff at North Carolina.*
Ameer Abdullah is impressing with his “burst and quickness” in Senior Bowl workouts, according to this scouting report.
20 TUE
Jeremy Pernell sizes up Mike Riley's staff and sees a lot to like.
The coaching staff is now complete* with the reported hiring* of Tulane's Keith Williams as wide receivers coach. | Bio | Videos: 1, 2 | Discuss
Youngstown State may be the destination of ex-Husker Avery Moss.*
Husker tight end commit Matt Snyder schedules a visit to Michigan.*
NU athletes will begin receiving cost of attendance* allowances this fall.*
Rex Burkhead's years as a Husker helped put Nebraska on the radar of running back commit Devine Ozigbo.*
Former Husker safety Daniel Bullocks is named cornerbacks coach at Eastern Michigan. | Bio
19 MON
Defensive back Charles Jackson, sidelined last season with a knee injury, says he's been cleared "100% full go."
BYU will collect $1 million for its Sept. 5 game in Lincoln.
The Detroit Lions are parting ways with Dominic Raiola after 14 years.
Poll question: In what round will Ameer Abdullah go in the NFL draft?
18 SUN
An NFL.com analyst ranks Nebraska's Randy Gregory as the No. 2 prospect in the 2015 draft.
Derek Johnson doesn't see Nebrasketball returning to the NCAA tournament this year.
Jim Tressel said he sought Tom Osborne's advice before hiring Bo Pelini.
Tad Stryker says a commitment to the running game would help unite the fan base behind Mike Riley.
QB Joe Burrow* says he's sticking with his Ohio State commitment.
This week in Husker history: The death of Dana X. Bible, and high-profile Super Bowl performances from Roger Craig and Vince Ferragamo.
Nebraska fails to crack Sam McKewon's preseason top 25 for 2015.
Zaire Anderson has a strong showing in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
17 SAT
Simple and fast is Mark Banker's philosophy on defense.
Husker commit Michael Decker* is excited about NU's young O-line talent.
The Power 5 schools approve a number of measures including scholarships that cover the full cost of attendance.
A Des Moines writer sympathizes with Carl Pelini's frustrations.
16 FRI
The Davis twins reaffirm their commitment to NU after a visit with Husker coaches Friday and say they're done looking. | Dillman to N. Texas
Ameer Abdullah wishes he could have been part of the big Husker presence at Thursday night's Outland Trophy dinner.
Corey Cooper* and Zaire Anderson* will hit the playing field in separate games Saturday in hopes of catching the eyes of NFL scouts.
Meet the coaches: Hank Hughes and Bruce Read.
Texas hires former Nebraska offensive coordinator Jay Norvell as wide receivers coach.
Contract details* for the four newest assistant coaches are released.*
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart pencils in the Huskers for a runner-up finish in the Big Ten West in 2015.
Penn State's vacated victories are restored in a legal settlement that replaces the 2012 consent decree in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Cardale Jones' decision to stay at Ohio State could give quarterback commit Joe Burrow* another reason to look at Nebraska.
Mike Riley says that owning the state* is a top recruiting goal. | Notes* | Today's map: 1, 2,* 3* | Competition from Harbaugh* | Davis twins*
Meet the assistants: Trent Bray,* Hank Hughes
15 THU
California offensive tackle Darrin Paulo sets up a Nebraska visit.
The Redskins hire former NU coach Bill Callahan as offensive line coach.
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones opts to return for his junior year.
Poll question: Which is the more important part of the coaching staff's job, recruiting or player development?
Carl Pelini feels stung by the publicizing of his job inquiry with a Des Moines high school. | Bellevue East too*
Trev Alberts, now headed to the College Football Hall of Fame, wasn't sure he was good enough* to play for Nebraska. | 1620 interview
Less than three weeks until signing day, the coaches today launch into a recruiting whirlwind* as the “dead period” ends. | Today's map: 1, 2*
Hail Varsity looks at the quarters coverage preferred by Mark Banker.
Charlton Warren wore two hats* during the coaching transition.
14 WED
Milt Tenopir, fresh off seeing his counter trap play put to effective use, will be honored at Thursday night's Outland Trophy dinner in Omaha.
Former Nebraska running back Braylon Heard is leaving Kentucky after his junior season to enter the NFL draft.
Former Husker defensive coordinator Carl Pelini applied unsuccessfully for a high school coaching job in Des Moines.
The Huskers have landed Jalin Barnett, an offensive lineman from Oklahoma* with four-star* ratings from the major recruiting services. | Video | 2015 class | Discuss
The OWH's Sam McKewon sizes up the gap between Ohio State and Nebraska. | Jay Foreman's view
Tim Beck's new job at Ohio State is now official.
Ohio State's brutally effective counter traps and sweeps against Oregon looked familiar* to Milt Tenopir.
Is the Big Ten on the rebound? Three takes: OWH,* TSN, AP
Meet the assistants: Hank Hughes* and Reggie Davis.
Kenny Bell will skip the East-West Shrine Game* on Saturday.
13 TUE
LSU hires former Husker assistant Kevin Steele as defensive coordinator.
South Carolina linebacker Kaiwan Lewis is eyeing Nebraska as a transfer option. | Audio: Clouse on recruiting
A mid-December early signing period may be coming to college football.
Derek Johnson says skeptical eyes will be focused on defensive coordinator Mark Banker.
The Huskers* finish outside* the final AP and coaches' top 25, but USA Today has Nebraska penciled in at No. 25 for 2015. | Title odds
12 MON
Mike Riley* is a TV analyst for a night as Ohio State wins the title.*
The Cletus Fischer award holds special meaning for Jake Cotton.*
Get to know the coaches: Reggie Davis and Trent Bray.
Poll question: Should the playoff be expanded beyond four teams?
Hail Varsity's Brandon Vogel sees valid reasons for Husker fans to take either side in tonight's title game.
Mike Cavanaugh* is embracing the O-line tradition* at Nebraska.
11 SUN
Is the Big Ten back? Not yet, Lee Barfknecht* writes.
Bruce Read discusses his role as special teams coordinator.
This week in Husker history: There's bad blood between Husker coach Bill Jennings and officials at Oklahoma after the Sooners land on probation.
The mobility* of Nebraska's current quarterbacks might be a good test of the new staff's ability to adjust to the roster.
Sam McKewon offers a rundown of what to watch in the homestretch of the 2015 recruiting season.
With Scott Frost on college football's biggest stage, Tom Shatel* and Steve Sipple* take stock of his rising stature.
10 SAT
Get yours before they're gone: Ameer Abdullah-signed mini-helmets, footballs and posters are now available.
For the first time, good friends and four-star defensive backs Eric Lee and Avery Anderson will be on the same team * together.
Trev Alberts' big day Friday came with a touch of sadness.
The OWH wraps up its analysis of college football coaching hires with a look at the Pac-12 and the SEC.
09 FRI
Defensive coordinator Mark Banker* is eager to test his schemes in the Big Ten. | Read's specialty* | Positive vibes
Hear 1620 The Zone's roundtable on the 2015 offense and defense.
Running back Devine Ozigbo from Texas* flips his commitment from Iowa State to the Huskers. | Video | 2015 class
Ticket sales begin in phases today for the Huskers' national signing day event at the Devaney Center on Feb. 4.
Former Husker defensive end Avery Moss says he has been denied* readmission to the university. | Background | Discuss | Petition
albertsHOF (7K) It's official: Trev Alberts has been selected* for enshrinement in the College Football Hall of Fame. | Highlights | Bio | Photos* | HOF Huskers
Here's the Big 12 installment of the OWH's look at coaching changes.
More from Thursday's introduction of the coaches: Overviews: 1, 2* | Banker-Riley connection* | Warren a match* | Commentary: Sipple,* Shatel,* York, Sherman | Notes: 1,* 2*
Randy Gregory is No. 4 on Mel Kiper's latest list of draft prospects.
Cory Ross* is named head coach of the Omaha Beef.
08 THU
Former Huskers Will Shields and Mick Tingelhoff are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2015.
The selection of a receivers coach has yet to be made, but it won't be* Ron Brown, Mike Riley says. More from Thursday's presser: Videos | Banker: “It was time” * | Langsdorf on the QBs* | Assistants' quotes
Mike Riley will be part of ESPN's "Megacast" of the national championship game, providing analysis with two other coaches on ESPN2.
Omaha Central's DaiShon Neal, a Husker commit at defensive end since April, says it's "50-50" he'll flip his commitment.
Poll question: Who is more deserving of enshrinement in the College Football Hall of Fame, Eric Crouch or Trev Alberts?
BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall takes over defensive play-calling duties for the Cougars, the Huskers' first opponent of 2015.
Nebraska's early enrollees* can lean on each other as they tackle their new challenges in Lincoln.
The College Football Hall of Fame class won't be unveiled until Friday, but sources have told ESPN that Trev Alberts is in.
The OWH looks at the coaching changes in the Big Ten since 2001.
07 WED
The new GM of the Washington Redskins learned about the game from his dad, former Husker Kent McCloughan.
Mike Riley makes the hiring* of four more assistant coaches official.
Steve Sipple sees positives in Mike Riley's age.*
The OWH examines coaching hires* across the Power Five since 2001 and finds that hitting the jackpot is rare. | ACC | Countdown*
06 TUE
Go 5 minutes into this segment for the latest on the status of Husker commits Khalil and Carlos Davis. | Eric Lee* eager | WR to visit
Sign up now for the 21st annual Hunt with the Huskers event.
Husker Dan wonders why Bo Pelini didn't foot the Lincoln North Star bill.
Prince Amukamara says attending Nebraska was one of the best decisions he's made despite his initial misgivings.
T.J. Hollowell* reportedly will join Bo Pelini's staff at Youngstown State.
Eric Crouch and Trev Alberts await Friday's unveiling of the latest College Football Hall of Fame* class.
Nebraska is No. 10 in Matt Hinton's ranking of coaching hires.
Former Husker assistants in the news: Vince Marrow says no to Jim Harbaugh, and Joe Rudolph to be Wisconsin's offensive coordinator.
05 MON
The LJS peeks ahead at the Huskers' defense* for 2015.
Sam McKewon says Mike Riley might be ready to embrace elements of the spread offense* at Nebraska.
Poll question: Are you satisfied with Mike Riley's staff choices so far?
Ron Brown recalls his recruitment of running back Ezekiel Elliott, now an emerging star at Ohio State.
04 SUN
Two additions are made to Mike Riley's support staff.*
Ndamukong Suh becomes emotional discussing the Lions' playoff loss.
Former Husker offensive coordinator Jay Norvell is fired at Oklahoma.
Rex Burkhead is a bright spot in the Bengals' playoff loss.*
The OWH* and LJS* look at what's ahead for the Huskers in 2015.
This week in Husker history: The story of Wayne “Big” Munn.
03 SAT
NU is tied for 43rd on Phil Steele's list of returning starters for 2015.
02 FRI
Hank Hughes of the University of Cincinnati is Mike Riley's pick to coach the defensive line.* | Bio | Video | Theme of familiarity | Discuss
San Francisco 49ers assistant Reggie Davis is joining Mike Riley's staff as running backs* coach. | Bio | Videos: 1, 2 | Discuss
Dirk Chatelain notes the irony* of the Big Ten benefiting from a system it had steadfastly opposed.
Poll question: Who will you root for in the national championship game?
Looking ahead and back: 2015 predictions | 2014 good works
01 THU
It's a big day for the Big Ten* as Ohio State knocks off Alabama, Michigan State beats Baylor and Wisconsin defeats Auburn.
Derek Johnson wonders what might have been with Tim Beck unshackled.
Michigan's hiring of Jim Harbaugh as head coach has sizzle that's tough to match,* Steve Sipple writes.