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This week month in
Husker history

It's another slow news month, so we are again 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.
 
1959: The IRS and former coach Bill Glassford engage in a tax dispute over money from boosters.
 
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.com media poll.