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This week in
Husker history

The week of March 29-April 4, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1900: Fielding H. Yost, the coach at Nebraska in 1898 and Kansas in 1899, becomes the head coach at Stanford. He would spend most of his Hall of Fame career at Michigan.
 
1925: The last public scrimmage of spring takes place, with one more week of closed practices to follow. | The Lost Spring Games
 
1930: Emphasis is placed on the passing game as spring drills continue under coach Dana X. Bible.
 
1940: The first intrasquad scrimmages of spring are low-scoring affairs, 6-6 and 6-0.
 
1950: The Reds beat the Whites, 19-0, in the third scrimmage of spring, and the program’s first-ever Varsity-Alumni game is next. | Photo
 
1955: Don Comstock stars in the spring game as the Reds defeat the Whites, 14-7. The game was marred by 18 fumbles.
   
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1965: The Nebraska-Oklahoma game is scheduled for a network telecast for the first time and is moved to Thanksgiving Day. It will also be the first nationally televised football game between two Big Eight teams.
 
2000: The offense dominates the second scrimmage of spring, rolling up 698 total yards and eight touchdowns.
 
2005: Dave Blackwell, former color commentator on KFAB's Husker game radio broadcasts with Lyell Bremser, dies at age 66.
 
2010: There's talk that Nebraska is switching its base defense to the Peso, but Carl Pelini downplays the change.
 
2015: A memorial gathering is scheduled in D.C. for Langston Coleman, a Blackshirt for Bob Devaney in the mid-’60s and a key figure in Nebraska’s walk-on tradition. | Video feature