This week inHusker history
The week of Feb. 17-23, looking back in five-year intervals
1908: Nebraska proposes a Thanksgiving game against Iowa State in Lincoln. (Wabash would turn out to be the Huskers Turkey Day opponent, while ISU and Nebraska would play in Omaha earlier in November.)
1933: Former Nebraska captain George Dern accepts the post of secretary of war in the administration of new president Franklin D. Roosevelt. | The Dern story
1938: An experienced backfield and a relatively green line flip the script for coach Biff Jones as he prepares for spring drills in his second season in Lincoln.
«1948: George Potsy Clark becomes head coach for a second time at Nebraska, having also led the Huskers in 1945. He replaces Bernie Masterson, who resigned earlier in the month after two seasons.
1963: Lack of depth is coach Bob Devaney's chief concern as he looks ahead to his second season at Nebraska.
1973: Tom Osborne has a tough act to follow as he prepares for his first season as head coach.
1983: Former Husker player and assistant Monte Kiffin moves into the pro coaching ranks as he accepts a job as linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers.
1998: A 23 percent increase in season ticket prices elicits complaints from some fans.
2008: New head coach Bo Pelini and his staff meet the public in Grand Island.
2013: A Lincoln jury finds former Husker Alfonzo Dennard guilty of felony assault.
2018: Thinking fast is part of the regimen on the offensive line under new position coach Greg Austin.