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1997: Bob Devaney, the coach who resurrected Nebraska’s bedraggled football program, died at age 82 at a Lincoln retirement home. In addition to winning two national championships during an 11-season coaching tenure at NU, “The Bobfather” served as athletic director for more than 25 years.  
This week in Husker history
The week of May 6-12, looking back in five-year intervals
 
«1912: Former Cornhusker halfback John Bender is named coach at Washington State. It's his second stint in Pullman during a 12-season college coaching career in which he would compile a 52-28-6 record at five schools: WSU, Haskell, St. Louis, Kansas State and Tennessee. | 1902 Minnesota game
 
1917: Nebraska's and Notre Dame's hopes of becoming members of the Western Conference take a hit as Michigan decides to rejoin after a decade-long absence.
 
1922: Clarence Swanson, the former Husker now in college football's Hall of Fame, joins the staff as an assistant coach.
 
1957: Nebraska is among a number of schools said to be recruiting aggressively in Big Ten country
 
1962: The passing game takes center stage as the Reds rally in the fourth quarter for a 33-21 win over the Whites in Bob Devaney's first spring game at Nebraska.
 
1967: Frank Patrick leads both teams to touchdowns as the Reds win a defensive-dominated spring game, 16-14, at soggy Seacrest Field.
 
1972: Bob Devaney is not impressed with the Huskers' top units as the Whites upset the Reds in the spring game, 21-19. Also, Jerry Tagge & Jeff Kinney sign to play in the Coaches All-America game in Lubbock, Texas.
 
1992: With a disappointing year in the NFL under his belt, Bruce Pickens learns that pro football is a job.
 
2002: U.S. Rep. Tom Osborne, R-Neb., introduces legislation to rein in sports agents.
 
2007: Talk of possible TV networks for individual Big 12 schools starts to bubble up.
 
2012: Running back Aaron Green says TCU will be his transfer destination.
 
 
 
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