This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 22-28, looking back in five-year intervals:
1908: The election of a football captain for the 1909 season goes into overtime. (Halfback Oren A. Buck Beltzer was the eventual pick.)
«1928: Nebraska hires Texas A&M's Dana X. Bible as the successor to coach E.E. Bearg, who resigned earlier in December. | NU head coaches | Hall of Fame Huskers
1933: Nebraskas Dana X. Bible becomes president of the American Football Coaches' Association, and the group decides to investigate unfair firings of coaches.
1948: Pay for play? Nebraska coach George Potsy Clark says it's counterproductive.
1963: With Bob Devaney signed to a fresh contract extension, the coach and his Huskers arrive in Miami for their Orange Bowl match against Auburn.
1968: There's no bowl game for Nebraska, but Joe Armstrong, Dick Davis and coach Bob Devaney are winners in the East-West Shrine game in San Francisco.
1973: The Huskers arrive in Dallas on a mission to erase the bad memories of Nebraska's regular-season finale, a 27-0 loss to Oklahoma.
1983: The Huskers leave for Miami two days early because of cold weather in Nebraska.
1988: Unlike five years earlier, Nebraska is the underdog as it prepares to face Miami in the Orange bowl.
1998: Former Husker Irving Fryar announces his retirement from pro football – but he would change his mind and play two more seasons, with the Redskins.
2003: Speculation about the future* of interim head coach Bo Pelini and the rest of the Husker staff follows the team to San Antonio.*
2008: The Huskers arrive in Orlando* for their bowl game against Clemson, but Bo and Carl Pelini are in Youngstown, Ohio, after the death of their father, Anthony.
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