This week inHusker history
The week of March 27-April 2, looking back in five-year intervals
1926: Nebraska line coach Bill Day accepts a position on the staff of former Husker coach Fred Dawson at the University of Denver, and Tennessees Bunny Oakes is believed to be Days replacement.
1961: Nebraska is temporarily without an athletic director as Bill Orwig leaves for his new job at Indiana.
1966: More than 100 players report for the start of spring drills, and a there's a new wrinkle as the offense does some work in the I formation.
1971: Nebraska's games against Colorado and Oklahoma are set for national ABC telecasts. Meanwhile, spring drills begin for Bob Devaneys defending national champions.
1976: Rainy weather forces a two-day delay to the start of spring drills.
1996: Team executives try to gauge risk and reward in regard to Lawrence Phillips ahead of the NFL draft.
2001: With holes to fill on the O-line, coach Frank Solich is pleased with the first full scrimmage of spring.
2016: Technique work takes a back seat to hard hitting in Nebraska's spring drills.