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This week in
Husker history

The week of Feb. 2-8, looking back in five-year intervals:
Coach Cole
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. Also, Bill Callahan announces his first recruiting class at Nebraska.
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
2019: Former Husker quarterback Zac Taylor is named head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. Also, Stanley Morgan Jr. is the only Husker invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.