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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 more than 200 yards rushing and receiving in the 20-16 win over Cincinnati.
2004: New coach Bill Callahan says he intends to reduce the number of walk-ons: "We have 170 players on the roster, I believe, and I want to get down to a functional number, where I can manage the team on a basis where each player can maximize their repetitions."
2009: Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini schedules a home visit with quarterback/athlete prospect Taylor Martinez in California.
2014: The regents give the green light to upgrading the sound and Wi-Fi systems at Memorial Stadium.
2019: Former Husker Rex Burkhead scores two touchdowns, including the game-winner, as the Patriots advance to the Super Bowl to face Ndamukong Suh and the Rams. | Super Bowl Huskers