This week inHusker history
The week of Feb. 21-27, looking back in five-year intervals
1911: Former Husker John Bender emerges as a candidate for the coaching job at Kansas. (KU would end up hiring Ralph Sherwin instead.)
1941: With most of his 1940 starters gone, coach Biff Jones gets set for the March 3rd start of spring drills.
1951: Nebraska looks ahead to spring drills facing a rebuilding job on the line. Meanwhile, fans weigh in on the hot-button topic of whether the televising of games should be allowed.
1961: The university announces that the 1960 season was a record-setter for attendance.
2006: Defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove dismisses talk that the Huskers' depth at linebacker might lead to a switch to 3-4 defense.
2011: Tim Beck, newly promoted to offensive coordinator, says his new scheme means Nebraska is essentially starting over on offense.