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February 2017

28 TUE
Cethan Carter feels he has something to prove at the NFL Combine*
Former Nebraska tight end commit Reese Leitao is arrested on drug-peddling charges in Oklahoma.
Quarterback Patrick O'Brien enters a challenging spring confident in his abilities and thankful he didn't have to burn his redshirt in 2016.
An SI.com writer puts Mike Riley atop a list of third-year coaches who need a breakthrough in 2017.
Sam McKewon says there's reason to believe Bob Diaco can fix the Blackshirts' chronic vulnerability to the big play.* | 10 “prove it” players* | 5 potential surprises | O-line preview | 5 questions
27 MON
The man who burglarized the home of Sam Foltz's brother pleads guilty to multiple felony counts.
Former Huskers turned out in force for the Team Jack Foundation Gala.
Check out the Huskers' strength & conditioning hype video.
Position previews: D-line | Receivers | Running backs
Jeremy Pernell speculates on how NU's 2018 recruiting board will look.
Adam Carriker talks with bulked-up Blackshirt Mick Stoltenberg about the 3-4 defense, Bob Diaco, position changes and more.
The 1941 Rose Bowl team will be the focus of a presentation in Grand Island on March 12.
26 SUN
There's optimism that receiver/returner De'Mornay Pierson-El has returned to 2014 form in terms of explosiveness.
How a “fullback enthusiast” became a Husker: The Ben Miles story.
Cethan Carter says several fellow ex-Huskers are NFL-capable, even though just he and Nate Gerry got NFL Combine invites.
This week in Husker history: Expansion for the Big Six, eyeing the I formation, and a controversial redesign of football uniforms.
25 SAT
Charlie McBride says the switch to a 3-4 defense* can be a difference-maker but will take time to pay off.
The offensive line's development is one of Sam McKewon's five storylines* to watch this spring. | Inexperience at TE
Tanner Lee's stats don't tell the whole story, says one of the transfer quarterback's former Tulane coaches.
24 FRI
Josh Banderas determined to give NFL scouts something to think about at Nebraska's Pro Day next month.
North Carolina's hiring of former Husker assistant Mike Ekeler, first reported two weeks ago, is now official.*
Former Husker Trevor Roach* elaborates on his decision to retire from football.
It remains to be seen whether the Huskers have a true bell-cow on the roster at running back.
Former Nebraska assistant Ross Els joins the staff at Colorado.
Feeling the heat from fans will be nothing new for former Husker offensive coordinator Tim Beck in his new job at Texas.
Adam Carriker gives his reaction to the sentencing of wide receivers coach Keith Williams for third-offense DUI.
23 THU
The Huskers hope their freshman receivers have a aggressive start like that of Stanley Morgan Jr.
It'll be a nearly clean slate at linebacker, thanks in part to the switch in defensive schemes.
Now a free agent, Rex Burkhead* contemplates his next move.
Wishes for a happy 80th birthday go out today to Hall of Fame coach Tom Osborne. | Q&A | What if?
Can Nebraska really go toe to toe with Ohio State and Michigan in recruiting? Experts assess Billy Devaney's comments.
Offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh looks forward to a spring of heavy competition* among veterans and younger players alike. | O-line preview
22 WED
Former Rams coach Mike Martz sees plenty to like in Cethan Carter.
Wide receivers coach Keith Williams receives a 30-day jail sentence after pleading no contest to third-offense DUI.* | Discuss
Les Miles will be the featured speaker at the Nebraska Coaches Clinic.
Ten days before spring practice, here are 10 things to watch.
Adam Carriker comments on recent rankings that cast the program in unflattering light, plus a possible department solely for recruiting.
21 TUE
A fundraiser featuring Tom Osborne and former Husker players will take place Friday to aid Anthony Steels and raise prostate cancer awareness.
California recruiting is part of safeties coach Bob Elliott's track record.
NU appears out of the running for Clemson grad transfer Scott Pagano.
Former Husker Daniel Bullocks, recently a candidate for safeties coach at Nebraska, joins the staff of the San Francisco 49ers.*
Here's a look at some of the top Husker outings at the NFL Combine: 1, 2
Sam McKewon says it's shaping up as an urgent spring for Mike Riley.
Pro soccer's Demba Ba, recovering from a broken leg, has high praise for the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab after being evaluated there.
Mike Riley talks with an Oregon paper about his staff changes -- and the possible creation of a recruiting department.
20 MON
Tommy Armstrong is keeping his options open position-wise as he gets ready for workouts* for NFL scouts. | Boys Town message*
Nebraska is one of seven programs still in the running for Clemson graduate transfer Scott Pagano,* a defensive tackle.
Hear more stories from Vince Ferragamo in part two of Adam Carriker's inverview with the former Husker quarterback.
19 SUN
Tad Stryker says a dynamic playmaker or two will likely be needed to create an improved pass rush in the new 3-4 scheme.
Walk-on receiver Kade Warner expects his famous father to keep a low-profile presence at Nebraska games. | Celebraska?
This week in Husker history: An effort to outlaw football in Nebraska, pulling the plug on Camp Curtis, and the birth of a legend.
18 SAT
Billy Devaney says the Huskers aren't conceding an inch to any of the Big Ten's powers when it comes to talent acquisition.
The former San Jose State equipment guy is now one of Mike Riley's right-hand men: Here's the story of Dan Van De Riet.*
Nebraska remains in the top five for Elite 11 QB Tanner McKee.
17 FRI
Help a good cause and meet former Huskers by entering the Husker Salute Golf Scramble on June 29th in Bellevue.
Adam Carriker talks about the NFL Combine, Nebraska's two invitees and the future of the Huskers' NFL draft streak.
16 THU
Kade Warner picks Nebraska as his destination for walking on,* adding to the “pedigree parent section” in Lincoln. | Hawkeye chagrin
There's no denying now that Calibraska has legs – four of them, in fact.
Nebraska adjusts its summer football camp schedule in response to new NCAA rules.* | Camp website
Nebraska comes in at No. 30 in a ranking of Power 5 college football coaching jobs. | Discuss
15 WED
John Parrella and Trent Bray get pay raises as assistant coaches' contracts are updated.*
Billy Devaney says Nebraska's talent level was sufficient to win the Big Ten West last season. | QB race and more
Nathan Gerry and Cethan Carter are the only Huskers to receive invitations* to the NFL Scouting Combine. | Westerkamp undeterred: 1, 2
Catch part 1 of Adam Carriker's interview with Vince Ferragamo, the only former Husker to start in a Super Bowl at quarterback.
ESPN.com calls the Wisconsin game a must win and Purdue a trap game for Nebraska in 2017.
14 TUE
Donté Williams' recruiting touch* is needed in the 2018 cycle as the Huskers will have several scholarship defensive backs to replace.
Former Husker Tom Rathman has resigned from the 49ers' coaching staff.
It appears schools won't be able to add a 10th full-time assistant coach* until after the 2017 season.
Nebraska is going for height in its latest offers to wide receivers.
Former Nebraska offensive line coach Dennis Wagner is named head coach at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.
Jeremy Pernell says Mike Riley is changing the culture of the program with his recent staff alterations.
13 MON
The hiring of Bob Elliott as safeties coach is finally official. Commentary: McKewon,* Cavanaugh, Shatel* | Profiles: 1, 2* | Recruiting record* | Assistant coaches, 1926-present
Adam Carriker provides some insights and personal memories about Nebraska's winter strength and conditioning program.
12 SUN
Huskers Illustrated previews the competition at running back and quarterback. | Lee or O'Brien?
Kade Warner, a possible walk-on receiver at Nebraska, has much in common with his once-overlooked father, now an NFL Hall-of-Famer.
This week in Husker history: Nebraska lands a pair of prized recruits on offense, but a third one – Emmitt Smith – gets away.
Brandon Reilly's NFL hopes* are getting a boost from the intense tutelage of his position coach, Keith Williams.
11 SAT
Sam McKewon has 10 storylines* and 25 names to watch* for Nebraska's 2018 recruiting cycle. | Seeking two QBs*
Isaac Taylor-Stuart, one of the nation's top-rated cornerbacks, hopes to make it to the spring game for an unofficial visit.
10 FRI
At least one Husker recruit will play in the Shrine Bowl.
Former Husker Trevor Roach, who saw action in five games in his two seasons with the Bengals, retires from football.
A Nebraska NFL draft streak* might be in jeopardy.
Athlon's ranking of roster talent has Nebraska fourth in the Big Ten.
ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman sees Mike Riley's edgier side emerging.
Adam Carriker offers his thoughts on the imminent hiring of Bob Elliott as safeties coach, plus a look at the revamped defensive staff as a whole.
09 THU
The OWH looks at the talent pool in Missouri* that the Huskers are trying to tap in the 2018 recruiting cycle.
Several members of Sam Foltz's family receive memorial tattoos.
Former Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis steps up to the same role at North Carolina after Gene Chizik's resignation. | Ekeler hired
Former Husker Mickey Joseph has been a coaching influence to his brother Vance and cousin Terry.
ESPN.com says Tyjon Lindsey is Nebraska's instant-impact recruit.
Former Husker Ricky Simmons shares his motivational message and life lessons with Nebraska inmates.
08 WED
Several news outlets are reporting that Bob Elliott of Notre Dame will join the Huskers' staff.*
Walk-on Jordan Paup* has "serious potential" in John Parrella's view.
Jordan Westerkamp's draft stock appears to be on the rise after his Senior Bowl interviews with NFL scouts.
Nebraska's exit is cited as one reason for the Big 12's recruiting woes.
Early offers jump-started* the Huskers' 2017 recruiting cycle, and Nebraska is already ahead of that pace for 2018. | The early enrollees
Former Nebraska cornerback Ralph Brown talks with Adam Carriker about everything from the 1997 title team to the current state of the Huskers.
07 TUE
The town of Stromsburg is set to celebrate George Flippin Day this weekend in honor of Nebraska's first African-American player.
Donté Williams is ready to show he's more than a recruiter.
Notre Dame assistant Bob Elliott is reportedly in the running to become the Huskers safeties coach.*
LSU's hiring of former Husker Mickey Joseph is now official.
The Huskers are looking to bring in a transfer at wide receiver, and one possibility is Kade Warner,* son of former NFL QB Kurt Warner.
Here's a breakdown of Bob Diaco's 3-4 Over front, a variation from the base defense. | Poll: Thumbs up or down?
Athlon lists five newcomers to watch for the Huskers in 2017.
06 MON
It was a change of perspective for Les Miles as he witnessed signing day as a media analyst and “proud poppa.”
Lyle Sittler was a home-grown captain* for Nebraska who is credited with personifying the program's core values.
As sports dynasties are discussed after the Super Bowl, Colin Cowherd calls the 1990s Huskers tops in college athletics.
Former Husker quarterback Mickey Joseph is said to be a leading candidate to join Ed Orgeron's staff at LSU.
Adam Carriker gives his gut reaction to the Super Bowl and four things the Huskers can learn from the big game.
05 SUN
Former Husker center and captain Lyle Sittler has died at age 74.
Jeremy Pernell ranks the Huskers' recruiting class 21st nationally and offers an analysis of the Nebraska signees.
This week in Husker history: End zones are established for the first time, and coach Jumbo Stiehm welcomes the innovation.
04 SAT
There's opportunity* for the incoming corps of defensive linemen.
A strong showing in the Show-Me State will be a key goal in Nebraska's 2018 recruiting cycle. | Roundtable*
Steve Sipple sees a lot of football savvy* in coach's son Ben Miles.
Nebraska led the Big Ten West in most sought-after signees.
03 FRI
The Lingenfelter lineage* at Nebraska continues with walk-on lineman Ben. | Stress relief for Jaimes
It was a quarter-century ago that Nebraska landed Tommie Frazier.* | More: 1, 2
Nebraska's recruiting expenses* again top the $1 million mark.
Jeremy Pernell breaks down the recruiting picture nationally with his top 300 prospects and more.
Adam Carriker offers a quick breakdown of the Husker recruiting class, plus some thoughts on his former teammate Daniel Bullocks as a possible coaching hire.
02 THU
Recruiting miscellany after signing day: Superlatives | By the numbers* | Report card | 5 things we learned | 6 favorites | B1G ascent* | Notes
Pitt hires former NU assistant Shawn Watson as offensive coordinator.
It's a postseason tradition: Huskers in the Super Bowl – and Roger Craig says it's because of the Nebraska culture. | Poll question: Who'll win?
01 WED
It was a day of ups and downs* that ended with a solid class of recruits for the Huskers. Commentary: Washut | Shatel* | Cavanaugh, Sipple,* McKewon* | Big Ten's gains | Notes: 1, 2*
Watch Adam Carriker's interview with Tyjon Lindsey, who talks about his choice of Nebraska over Ohio State and much more.
Tad Stryker says less may be more when it comes to wide receivers.
If you missed Mike Riley's signing-day press conference, here's the full video plus Sam McKewon's analysis. | Calvin's reversal* | Receivers' opportunity* | On to 2018* | Notes: 1, 2*
It was reported that former Husker strong safety Daniel Bullocks will likely fill the vacancy on Nebraska's defensive staff, but Mike Riley says candidate interviews aren't over. | Bios: 1, 2
Cornerback Elijah Blades from Pasadena* signs with the Huskers, while other high-profile California prospects making afternoon announcements go elsewhere.* | Highlights | H’Max Recruiting Central | Discussion board | Announcement schedule | Twitter feed | Huskers.com features
As was rumored Tuesday, Jamire Calvin* flips to Washington State.
Husker receiver signee Tyjon Lindsey is a five-star player* in the view of longtime analyst Tom Lemming. | Highlights
Billy Devaney says Tanner Lee stood out as an elite-level thrower at the Manning Passing Academy.
Defensive tackle Damion Daniels from Dallas* picks the Huskers, and it's a score* for John Parrella the recruiter.* | Highlights
Coach Mike Cavanaugh sizes up his O-line class.
The first pivotal decision of the day goes Nebraska's way as defensive end Guy Thomas sticks to his commitment, but the Huskers are unable to flip* running back CJ Verdell.
Adam Carriker breaks down signing day: The top 10 Husker recruits to watch, who's needed the most, and who will sign with the Big Red.
National signing day has arrived, and there figures to be more drama* than usual as the final pieces of Nebraska's 2017 class become known. | Predictions