This week inHusker history
The week of Jan. 15-21, looking back in five-year intervals:
1937: Coach Dana X. Bible prepares to bolt to Texas. The future College Football Hall of Fame coach would compile a record of 63-31-3 there after going 50-15-7 at Nebraska.
1942: The university weighs its options in advance of coach Biff Jones' likely return to military service.
1957: Pete Elliott takes the head coaching job at Cal after just one season at Nebraska, and Bill Jennings is picked to succeed him.
«1972: Bob Devaney says he'll coach just one more year, and he taps Tom Osborne as his successor.
1977: Tom Osborne hires Wisconsin's Charlie McBride as defensive line coach. Meanwhile, Vince Ferragamo tosses two touchdown passes as his West team wins the Japan Bowl.
1982: Tom Osborne says no to Southern Methodist.
1992: The tragic case of Scott Baldwin and his mental illness begins to unfold with an assault in Lincoln.
2002: Jim Rose gets ready for his new role as the Huskers' radio play-by-play man.
2007: Brandon Jackson decides to forgo his senior season as he announces his entry in the NFL draft.
2012: Former Husker kicker Al Eveland dies at age 58 after a battle with cancer.
2017: New defensive coordinator Bob Diaco says the reputation of Mike Riley and the tradition of Nebraska's Blackshirt defense are two big reasons he joined the staff in Lincoln. Meanwhile, Athlon Sports picks the Huskers to finish second in the Big Ten West in 2017.