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This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 14-20, looking back in five-year intervals:
1894: Nebraska captain George Dern makes his move to Utah, the first step in a business and political career that would see him become the state's governor and nation's secretary of war. He would miss the team's Christmas Day season finale against the Omaha YMCA.
1904: A Nebraska lawmaker from Hamilton County prepares a bill that would prohibit football in the state. Meanwhile, center Charles T. Borg is elected captain of Nebraska’s 1905 team.
1954: There are a few roster changes as NU begins preparing for its Orange Bowl game against Duke.
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«1969: The Huskers blast Georgia in the Sun Bowl, 45-6, to cap a 9-2 season. Paul Rogers kicked four field goals, all in the first quarter, and the Blackshirts held the Bulldogs to 185 yards of total offense.
1989: Six Huskers – Mike Rozier, Turner Gill, Irving Fryar, Dean Steinkuhler, Dave Rimington and Broderick Thomas – are named to the media's Big Eight all-decade team.
2004: Frank Solich accepts the head coaching job* at Ohio.
2009: The Big Ten Conference announces it is exploring an expansion, and Tom Orborne says he doesn’t see Nebraska making a move* from the Big 12. Also, Ndamukong Suh becomes the Huskers’ first unanimous All-American in 12 years.
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