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This week month in
Husker history

It's another slow news month, so again we are breaking from convention and covering all of July as we look back in five-year intervals:
1909: Former Cornhusker star Johnny Bender is close to joining the Nebraska football staff as an assistant coach (but he would choose to coach Haskell instead).
1929: The Lincoln Star's Cy Sherman bemoans the decline Nebraska's once-lively rivalry with Kansas.
1949: New uniforms and a remote location for fall camp are among the changes coming under new coach Bill Glassford.
1959: The IRS and former coach Bill Glassford engage in a tax dispute over money from boosters.
1969: Even after a pair of subpar 6-4 seasons, Bob Devaney enters the 1969 season as the coach with the nation's top winning percentage.
1989: Running back Derek Brown learns he must sit out the season because of Proposition 48.
1994: The Colts sign first-round draft pick Trev Alberts to a six-year contract.
1999: After a 9-4 season in 1998, the Huskers are aware they no longer seem invincible to their Big 12 foes. Also, a Canadian cabdriver gets Tom Osborne and his fishing buddies out of a jam in Winnipeg.
2004: Bill Callahan believes in the West Coast offense but has in-state recruits wondering whether they fit in.
2009: At Big 12 Media Days, Bo Pelini points to the need to improve a defense that’s “not in the same galaxy of where we want to be.”
2014: Randy Gregory and Ameer Abdullah are preseason first-team all-conference picks in a BTN media poll.
2019: Nebraska is a narrow favorite to win the Big Ten West in a poll of 34 sportswriters from around the conference.