This week in Husker 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 a two-term 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, becoming the first player in program history to leave early for the pros.
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.