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This week in
Husker history

The week of March 9-15, looking back in five-year intervals:
1904: The Colorado game, originally scheduled to be played in Denver, is moved to Boulder at CU’s request.
1909: Uncertainty about the future of head coach W.C. “King” Cole continues. Also, arrangements are made for the Minnesota game to be played in Omaha.
«1914: Electing a captain is on the agenda as Jumbo Stiehm’s squad prepares for spring practice. Also, Russian-born former Husker John Koehler, a three-year letterman at center, becomes the head coach at Marquette.
1934: Seventy-six players report as spring practice begins for coach Dana X. Bible's Huskers.
1939: "Yale" beats "Harvard" 6-0 in the Huskers' first scrimmage of the spring.
1949: Improving the Huskers' pass defense is on the front burner for new head coach Bill Glassford in the early stages of spring drills.
1994: Nebraska and West Virginia agree to play in the Kickoff Classic on Aug. 28 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
2004: With spring practices approaching, offensive coordinator Jay Norvell discusses his plans for implementing the West Coast offense and schooling the quarterbacks.
2009: Joe Ganz and other players hope to get NFL scouts' attention at pro day in Lincoln.
2014: The Huskers have their first full-pads practice of spring.
2019: Former Husker Russell Gary, an all-conference safety in 1980 and seven-year NFL veteran, dies at age 59.