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This week in
Husker history

The week of July 24-30, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1941: The motivational styles of Husker coaches of the last 20 years -- Dawson, Bearg, Bible and Jones -- are compared and contrasted in this Lincoln Star column.
 
1946: A 12-day road trip is planned for season's end when the Huskers face Oklahoma and UCLA.
 
1951: Hall of Famer Ed Weir looks back on his biggest thrills as a Husker and describes the “loose tackle” style of play that made him so effective.
 
«1971: Former Nebraska end Les McDonald, one of three Huskers picked in the first round of the 1937 NFL draft, dies at age 56. Meanwhile, Bob Devaney says major-college football spending should be regulated at the conference level rather than by the NCAA.
 
1986: Former Husker George Andrews attempts a comeback after rehabbing from two knee injuries. (He would be released by the Rams in late August, ending his career.)
 
1996: Scrutiny of Nebraska football remains intense as the 1996 season approaches.
 
2001: Dan Alexander is named Big 12 Sportsman of the Year.
 
2006: The scholarship of incoming freshman Major Culbert is reinstated.
 
2011: The Nebraska-Iowa game is named the Heroes Game and given trophy game status. Meanwhile, former Husker quarterback Cody Green announces his transfer destination will be Tulsa, where he sees himself as a better fit in the offense.