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This week in
Husker history

The week of Jan 3-9, looking back in five-year intervals
«1906: There's solid student support for selecting former Cornhusker John Bender as Nebraska's next coach, but the faculty is opposed. | Full story
«1911: John Bender is again a contender for NU’s coaching job, but he opts to stay at St. Louis.
1916: As the departure of Jumbo Stiehm gets contentious, E.J. “Doc” Stewart is hired to succeed Stiehm as head coach. | Full story
1931: Long before the Ruuds, Cottons and Steinkuhlers, Ernest and Roscoe Kroger give Nebraska football its first father-and-son lettermen. Also, Wayne “Big” Munn, former Nebraska football lineman, dies of kidney disease at age 34, six years after winning pro wrestling’s world championship. | More on Munn
1941: Before the TV and Internet age, fans had to make a trek to the Coliseum to get their fill of action shots from the Rose Bowls.
1956 Pete Elliott arrival
1956: Oklahoma assistant Pete Elliott, 29, formally accepts Nebraska’s coaching offer. The photo shows his arrival in Lincoln with his wife, son and mother-in-law.
1971: Nebraska cements its No. 1 claim as the Associated Press poll is finally released.
1976: Tom Osborne defends his decision to bench quarterback Vince Ferragamo in the Fiesta Bowl: 1, 2
1986: Tom Osborne, on the list of possible coaches for the NFL's Houston Oilers, announces he's staying at Nebraska.
1996: As expected, I-back Lawrence Phillips announces he'll skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
2001: All-America center Dominic Railoa opts to skip his senior season and turn pro.
2011: Bo Pelini's name surfaces in speculation about Michigan's vacancy, but he says he has no interest.
2016: Ameer Abdullah finishes as the NFL's season leader in kickoff return yardage.