This week inHusker history
The week of Jan. 22-28, looking back in five-year intervals
1897: A bill making it illegal to play or even watch football is introduced in the Nebraska Legislature.
«1937: Nebraska starts its search for a new head coach as Dana X. Bible's move to Texas becomes official (and as his new salary raises some eyebrows). The name of Lawrence "Biff" Jones – former coach at Oklahoma, LSU and Army – does not come up in the early speculation in the press, but Jones' hiring is announced just a few days later. (Bible's eight seasons made him the longest-tenured coach in program history at the time.)
1942: Duty calls after five seasons for Husker coach Biff Jones, who gets set to return to West Point after being recalled to service during World War II. | Hall of Fame Huskers | NU coaches
1947: Line coach Gomer Jones resigns to take a similar position at Oklahoma.
1957: Nebraska assistants Dee Andros and Gene Stauber follow coach Pete Elliott to Cal. Andros later would become head coach at Idaho and Oregon State. | NU assistant coaches
«1962: Former Nebraska end Andrew Schoeppel, whose tackle near the end zone secured a victory over Notre Dame in 1922, dies at age 67. The player known as Shep had gone on to become governor and a U.S. senator in his native Kansas.
1972: Assistant coaches reject the notion that Tom Osborne's elevation to heir apparent to Bob Devaney has created discontent on the staff.
1982: Boosters launch a $100,000 drive to sweeten the pot for coach Tom Osborne and his staff as Jackie Sherrill's $280,000-a-year contract at Texas A&M raises the salary bar nationally.
1992: Tight end Johnny Mitchell decides to enter the NFL draft after his sophomore season. Though he was said to be the first Husker to leave early for the pros, other players including Carl Samuelson and Dick Pesek had done the same more than four decades earlier.
2002: Blue-chip running back David Horne of Omaha Central commits to the Huskers after being torn between Nebraska and Michigan.
2007: Husker offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jay Norvell becomes the offensive coordinator at UCLA, and tight ends coach Shawn Watson is promoted to take his place.
2017: New defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is No. 6 in a USA Today ranking of offseason assistant coaching hires.