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This week in
Husker history

The week of Feb. 2-8, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
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1909: With Nebraska coach William “King” Cole believed to be set to leave his post, Utah’s Joe Maddock — a former teammate of Cole’s at Michigan — is mentioned as a possible successor, but Maddock shoots down the speculation. (It would be seven weeks before Cole ended the suspense and agreed to return for a third season.)
 
1914: Prospects appear bright as coach Jumbo Stiehm begins laying plans for spring football practice.
 
1954: E.E. Mockett, captain of the University of Nebraska's first football team, dies in Lincoln at age 86.
 
1984: Mike Rozier’s comments on financial help he received at Nebraska cause a stir.
 
1989: Quarterback Steve Taylor signs a three-year contract with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos.
 
1994: Former Husker fullback George Sauer, Nebraska’s second inductee in the College Football Hall of Fame, dies at age 83. | HOF Huskers
 
2004: Tom Osborne expresses his displeasure with the recent changes in the football program but says the Osborne name can stay on the north stadium athletic complex.
 
2009: Rex Burkhead, Taylor Martinez, Cody Green, Jeremiah Sirles and walk-on Spencer Long are some of the new Huskers as signing day brings little drama.
 
2014: The recruiting class of 2014 is signed, with a last-minute defection by Blake McClain providing the only surprise