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This week in
Husker history

The week of Jan. 19-25, looking back in five-year intervals
 
1949: Nebraska coach George “Potsy” Clark’s allegation that a West Coast school “paid $7,000 for a quarterback” ruffles some feathers at Washington.
 
1954: Even after coach Bill Glassford staves off attempts to oust him from his job, allegations arise that injured players were routinely administered novocaine to keep them on the field.
 
Mike Corgan
«1964: Nebraska assistant Mike Corgan interviews for Oklahoma's top job, vacated by Bud Wilkinson, but the position goes to OU line coach Gomer Jones. Corgan would remain on the Husker staff until his retirement after the 1982 season.
 
1984: Mike Rozier denies reports that he signed a pro contract before his final college game. Tom Osborne, meanwhile, is third in balloting for the FWAA coach of the year award, which goes to Miami's Howard Schnellenberger.
 
1989: Tom Rathman's play at fullback is credited with giving the Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers a new dimension on offense. He and Roger Craig combine for 211 yards rushing and receiving in the win over Cincinnati.
 
2004: New coach Bill Callahan says he intends to reduce the number of walk-ons.*
 
2009: Bo Pelini schedules a home visit with quarterback/athlete prospect Taylor Martinez in California.
 
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