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This week in
Husker history

The week of Feb. 7-13, looking back in five-year intervals
   
1911: Nebraska and Missouri re-establish football relations after a nine-year break.
 
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«1926: Husker star John “Choppy” Rhodes (pictured) says no to professional football. (Same for Ed Weir, but he would change his mind and end up playing and coaching for the Frankford Yellow Jackets.)
 
1931: The impending departure of assistant coach Bernard “Bunny” Oakes triggers some staff changes.
 
1936: All-conference Husker end Bernie Scherer is selected in the third round of the inaugural NFL draft. Also, The Lincoln Star's Cy Sherman names his top four players in Husker history: Johnny Bender, Ed Weir, Guy Chamberlin and John Westover.
 
1946: Former Husker halfback Butch Luther is awarded the Silver Star posthumously.
 
1956: New coach Pete Elliott asks for high school coaches' help in spotting in-state talent.
 
1961: Bill Orwig resigns as athletic director to take the same position at Indiana.
 
1976: Ric Bonness and Tom Heiser are named first-team Academic All-Americans.
 
1981: State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha makes a case for player compensation.
 
2011: Bo Pelini selects four new assistants* and promotes Tim Beck* to offensive coordinator, although the changes are yet to be formally announced.
 
* Wayback Machine link – may take several seconds to load