• Recent misses and attrition make the wide receiver* position crucial in this recruiting cycle.
• Hardly anyone is talking about perhaps the most important member of the Huskers' recruiting class, and that's probably a good thing.
• Keyshawn Johnson Sr. says recruiting rankings are for fools.
• California gets most of the attention, but Nebraska hasn't forgotten Texas* in this recruiting cycle. | Calibraska numbers
• Defensive end Guy Thomas* remains a Nebraska commit, but his signature will be anything but a sure thing on Wednesday.
• Poll question: Are you planning to attend the spring game?
• Adam Carriker shares never-before-told stories about Ndamukong Suh and Richie Incongnito, two Husker Pro Bowlers.
• Nebraska's walk-on history shows that there are important intangibles that recruiting metrics miss, Sean Keeler writes.
• The OWH runs down the signing-day drama of the last 19 years. | Hits & misses | Recruit profiles: Austin Allen* | Ben Miles* | Sipple commentary*
• Husker cornerback target Tony Wallace says he's sticking with Arizona.
• Tight end Kurt Rafdal from Indiana commits to the Huskers.* | Highlights | McKewon's 5 takes | 2017 class | Discuss
• This week in Husker history: Wyoming finally lets Devaney go; Huskers in the White House; Tommie Frazier commits.
• The roots of Calibraska can be traced back to 1994 and Mike Riley's friendship with Keyshawn Johnson Sr.
• Spring game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
• Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst weighs in on the NCAA recruiting legislation that he has had a hand in shaping.
• Jamire Calvin, the Los Angeles receiver who surprisingly chose Oregon State three weeks ago, has now committed* to the Huskers* and says he feels at peace after a stressful decision.* | Highlights | Commentary: McKewon,* Clouse, Heady | Wideouts in spotlight* | 2017 class | Discuss
• Dylan Reynolds is a walk-on with elite-level speed.*
• BTN.com's Tom Dienhart sees changes ahead for Nebraska's defense.
• Adam Carriker provides a behind-the-scenes look into the Nebraska football locker room right before a big game.
• Sam McKewon looks at how the final pieces* of the 2017 recruiting class might fall into place. | Lure of walking on* | Notes* | Visitors
• Nebraska cornerback target Elijah Blades has decommitted from Florida* and is planning a signing-day decision. | Sipple on recruiting*
• Olaijah Griffin, a four-star cornerback in the 2018 recruiting cycle and the son of rapper Warren G, likes what he's heard about Nebraska.
• There's potential in the Calibraska movement that's far greater than the current numbers might suggest, Sean Keeler writes. | Lewis prediction | Calvin's finalists | Updates
• Athlon lists Tommy Armstrong among the 10 toughest players to replace in the Big Ten in 2017.
• Adam Carriker looks at the recruits on the offensive side of the ball. Also, a shout-out to Vincent Valentine.
• The final week before signing day is shaping up as one with more drama* than usual for Nebraska. | Austin Allen's comeback*
• Husker Dan is hoping for a little Bob Diaco magic this fall.
• USA Today has ranked the best offseason hires of assistant coaches, and Bob Diaco comes in at No. 6.
• Dwindling attendance appears to have led to the demise of the signing-day recruiting dinner.
• The emergence of rookie defensive tackle Vincent Valentine has been a boon to the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots.
• The quarterback battle is just one of the offseason storylines to watch.
• Here's where the Huskers stand after the weekend's recruit visits.
• Adam Carriker looks at how the current Husker defensive recruiting commits fit in with Bob Diaco's new defense.
• The scorpion, the frog and Bob Diaco: The defensive coordinator's unique style includes a determination not to get stung.
• Vincent Valentine throws the bones after a key tackle Sunday and will give Nebraska a representative* in the Super Bowl.
• This week in Husker history: Boosters launch a drive to sweeten the pot for Tom Osborne as Jackie Sherrill's $280,000-a-year contract at Texas A&M raises the salary bar nationally.
• There's flexibility* built into Bob Diaco's 3-4 defensive scheme. More: 10 things | Moving swiftly*
• Nebraska does not appear in Sam McKewon's early top 25 for 2017.*
• Mike Riley sheds some light* on what led to Mark Banker's firing* as he and Banker's replacement, Bob Diaco, meet the press.* | Video | The quick hire* | Notes* | Commentary: Shatel,* McKewon,* Vogel, York
• Here are the recruits making official visits to Lincoln this weekend.
• The first-ever Fast Friday edition of the Carriker Chronicles looks at the battle between the top three QB contenders for the Huskers this year.
• A key staff departure* has Billy Devaney more involved with recruiting.
• Juco quarterback David Bunch is joining Nebraska's 2017 roster as a walk-on. | Quest for DBs: 1, 2
• Tickets are now available for the Team Jack Gala on Feb. 25, to be keynoted by the Kansas City Chiefs' Eric Berry.
• Defensive coordinator Bob Diaco's intensity and confidence* stand out to those who have played for him.
• Minnesota's hiring of P.J. Fleck is likely to put a dent in other Big Ten West teams' recruiting.
• The assistant coaches all have contracts running through at least the 2017 season.
• Nebraska must battle Iowa and LSU for the services of tight end prospect Kurt Rafdal,* a former Indiana commit.
• In his first public comments since being hired, defensive coordinator Bob Diaco explains what drew him* to Nebraska.* | Audio
• Four-star athlete Eric Fuller from California* becomes the third Husker commitment* for the 2018 recruiting class. | Highlights
• An April-through-June window for early official visits is endorsed by two NCAA committees.
• Billy Devaney is an example of the growing importance of off-field staffers in college football programs.
• Athlon pegs Nebraska for second place in the Big Ten West in 2017.
• Who will line up where? Adam Carriker projects what Nebraskas new defense will look like, personnel-wise, in 2017.
• Husker O-line commit Brenden Jaimes has spurned recent overtures from Texas, Baylor and TCU and says he's 100 percent Nebraska.
• Jamire Calvin, the wide receiver who surprisingly committed to Oregon State rather than Nebraska, reopens his recruitment.* | Discuss
• Corn Nation breaks down Bob Diaco's base defense.
• Husker fans are tied for most annoying on Twitter in a poll of top recruits.
• Here are some names and positions* to watch in the final 15 days before recruiting signing day. | Lewis & Johnson | DBs* & WRs*
• Jeremy Pernell makes a case for adding NFL assistant coach Sal Sunseri to Nebraska's defensive staff. | Embracing change*
• Grueling workouts land at least three Oregon players in the hospital.
• Hail Varsity breaks down the traits of a Bob Diaco defense.
• Lincoln East O-lineman Chris Walker flips his commitment from Wyoming* to Nebraska.* | Highlights | 2017 class | Discuss
• Cal hires Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox as head coach. Also, ex-Husker assistant Charlton Warren becomes Tennessee's secondary coach, and Terry Joseph replaces Warren at North Carolina.
• Adam Carriker demonstrates how a 3-4 defense works and explains why it could benefit the Huskers.
• Nate Gerry graded out as the second-best safety in college football in 2016 by Pro Football Focus.
• Bob Diaco sees Nebraska as ripe for success,* says a former colleague.
• Bob Diaco is likely to bring a historic shift* to the Blackshirts akin to the move away from a 5-2 scheme a quarter-century ago. | Different breed* | Youth movement* | Energetic style* | Commentary: Keeler, Lassan
• The Huskers have prominent spots in a new Sports Illustrated book, College Football's Greatest.
• Receiver Tyjon Lindsey, a former Ohio State commit and a consensus top-100 player at any position, flips to the Huskers.* | Highlights | McKewon: 5 takes* | 2017 class
• Adam Carriker gives his gut reaction to the Bob Diaco hire and wonders how soon it can pay dividends. More commentary: | McKewon,* Callahan
• Mark Banker says he's disappointed that he was notified* of his dismissal over the phone.* | Discuss
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• Bob Diaco has reportedly been hired as defensive coordinator,* and he'll bring expertise* in running a 3-4 defense. | Photo gallery | 2016 interview
• Tad Stryker says Mike Riley was correct to cut Mark Banker loose, but his next step is crucial.
• Defensive end Guy Thomas* of Miami, who committed to Nebraska sight unseen, makes a key trip to Lincoln this weekend. | List of visitors
• Mike Riley may be seeking a coordinator experienced with a 3-4 defense,* and former UConn coach Bob Diaco is one possibility. | Crucial hires*
• Poll question: What's your reaction to Mark Banker's firing?
• SF27 gear is now available; proceeds go to the Sam Foltz Foundation.
• The Portland paper takes a deep dive into Oregon's collapse.
• Adam Carriker gives his gut reaction to Mark Banker's dismissal. More commentary: McKewon* | Chatelain* | Heady | Sipple* | Shatel* | Keeler | Cavanaugh | Johnston
• The stories flow as Barry Switzer and Tom Osborne* get together at the Outland Trophy banquet, where Husker team awards were also presented. | Videos & notes
• Promising young talent will elevate the competition on the O-line.*
• Mark Banker is out and a search is on* for a new defensive coordinator.* Meanwhile, secondary coach Brian Stewart is resigning to become defensive coordinator at Rice, and Ryan Gunderson is leaving as director of player personnel to coach the QBs at San Jose State. | Discuss
• Wide receiver Jamire Calvin could end up flipping to Nebraska despite his surprising commitment to Oregon State. | Recruiting updates*
• The American Football Coaches Association endorses a December early signing period for recruiting.
• Sports on Earth ranks the 1983 Huskers No. 1 among losing teams in national title games.
• USA Today's Paul Myerberg gives Nebraska a B-minus as he grades all 128 FBS teams for the 2016 season.
• Four-star prospect Tyjon Lindsey, a top Nebraska target at wide receiver, decommits* from Ohio State. | Discuss
• Adam Carriker tackles the question: Has there ever been a college football team as good as 95 Nebraska? (He may have found one.)
• A wealth of returning talent is creating high hopes* for the Huskers' defensive secondary in 2017.
• Steve Sipple says there are lessons to be learned from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's approach.
• Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst is named to the Division I Football Competition Committee.
• Ohio State hires former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson as co-offensive coordinator.
• Is it September yet? Sporting News places Nebraska at Oregon among the top opening-month games for 2017.
• Bigger roles are coming for returning Husker running backs who had limited carries playing behind Terrell Newby.
• Adam Carriker gives his gut reaction to Clemson's win over Alabama for the national championship. Spoiler alert: He's pumped!
• Keyshawn Johnson Sr. provides Nebraska a presence on ESPNU's coverage of the national championship game.
• Randy York lists Husker athletics' 10 most memorable moments of 2016.
• Poll question: How do you feel about the Huskers' recruiting class?
• Brandon Reilly makes ESPN.com's Big Ten All-Bowl team.
• Steve Sipple says Athletic Director Shawn Eichort's recent comments about talent have turned up the pressure on Husker recruiting,* and Sam McKewon says Nebraska must keep aiming high.*
• Josh Banderas hopes two months of training in Phoenix* will be the start of a path to the NFL.
• Adam Carriker weighs in on recruiting, Bo Pelini's FCS championship game and Monday night's Alabama-Clemson matchup.
• This week in Husker history: After Nebraska's second consecutive national championship, coach Bob Devaney considers retirement.
• Lincoln East O-lineman Chris Walker,* a Wyoming commit, gets a Nebraska offer.
• The Osborne Legacy Award will mean a lot to Barry Switzer.*
• On the defensive line,* there's a need for depth at tackle and difference-makers at end.
• Omaha native Jim Connor has become a star in the college football world as the actor behind Dr Pepper's Larry Culpepper.*
• Husker recruiting takes an unexpected hit as wide receiver Jamire Calvin* opts for Oregon State.* | 0 for 4 | McKewon commentary*
• Bo Pelini's Penguins come up short in the FCS championship game.
• The competition at wide receiver and tight end* in 2017 will be opened up by the departure of several key 2016 seniors. | McQuitty profile*
• Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis, who held the same post at Texas for 13 seasons, announces his retirement.
• Bellevue West running back Jaylin Bradley commits to Nebraska shortly after getting a scholarship offer from Mike Riley. | Highlights | 2017 class
• Nebraska is expected to make at least one score in the recruiting sideshow at the Army All-American Bowl.*
• There's ample experience* returning at linebacker, but young players will still have a shot. | Roberts ready*
• Texas coach Tom Herman strongly defends his hiring of former Nebraska assistant Tim Beck as offensive coordinator.
• Former Husker Randy Gregory receives a one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
• Bo Pelini is in the spotlight as he prepares his Youngstown State team for Saturday's FCS championship game: 1, 2, 3, 4
• The Music City Bowl was No. 2 in attendance among non-playoff bowls.
• Adam Carriker gives his five keys to improving Husker football.
• Saturday's Legends Radio Show guests: Dylan Utter & Brandon Reilly.
• ESPN.com's Brian Bennett has three questions about the 2017 Huskers, and they start with the quarterback position.
• Minnesota fires coach Tracy Claeys in the fallout over the suspensions of 10 players linked to an alleged sexual assault. | Discuss
• Poll question: Which unit was more disappointing in the bowl loss?
• Former Husker assistant Tim Beck is reportedly leaving Ohio State to become offensive coordinator at Texas.
• Adam Carriker takes stock of the coaching staff after a 9-4 season.
• The competition between quarterbacks Tanner Lee and Patrick O'Brien is already under way.
• Former Husker Zaire Anderson describes the frightening temporary paralysis he suffered in Sunday's Raiders-Broncos game.
• Mike Riley faces hard choices* about the direction of the offense, Sam McKewon writes.
• Former Husker Eric Johnson is trying to help John Parrella reel in a four-star defensive end from Georgia.
• Check out these images from Rex Burkhead's 119-yard rushing game.
• Was the season a success? Two views from one writer.
• This week in Husker history: Nebraska opts for Bob Devaney, but Wyoming balks at letting him go.