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Husker history

The week of July 28-Aug. 3, looking back in five-year intervals
1938: Coach Biff Jones says inexperience doesn't mean the Huskers' line play will be a weakness.
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Thornton turns upfield during a 1962 game.
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Thornton turns upfield during a 1962 game.
«1963: Bill “Thunder” Thornton is among the MVP vote-getters after he helps the college all-stars upset the NFL's 1962 champs, the Green Bay Packers, 20-17.
1968: Even after a subpar season, Bob Devaney's career winning percentage puts him at the top among active coaches.
1973: Rookie Rich Glover makes a good early impression with the New York Giants.
1988: Over the latest five-year span, Nebraska tops the nation in scoring offense and is No. 2 in scoring defense.
2003: The Huskers are unranked in the preseason coaches' poll. Also, athletic director Steve Pederson announces changes at Memorial Stadium, including the addition of the “Through these gates…” signs.
2008: Bo Pelini announces the dismissal of senior defensive tackle Kevin Dixon. Also, Nebraska is unranked in the preseason coaches' poll, while five Husker opponents appear in the top 15.
2013: Expectations are sky high for the 2013 offense.
2018: Tom Osborne says he "really didn't understand the culture" the last three seasons but expects that to change, even though it won't be "a reincarnation of 1995, 1996 or 1997."