This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 11-17, looking back in five-year intervals:
1891: Nebraska's second-teamers register a 28-16 win over Cotner College.
«1906: The search is on for a new coach as Amos Foster resigns to join a law practice in Cincinnati.
1911: Quarterback Leon Jerry Warner is elected team captain for 1912. (He would widthdraw from school and be replaced by halfback Ernest Frank.)
1916: The Missouri Valley Conference rejects Nebraska's request for permission to play a game in Omaha. Meanwhile, the football program reports a record surplus of more than $5,500 for the 1916 season.
1921: The Huskers try (unsuccessfully) to get Harvard on the 1922 schedule.
1926: After his second season as head coach, Ernest E. Bearg is retained by Nebraska for another two years.
1936: Three Huskers – Sam Francis, Lloyd Cardwell and Les McDonald – are selected in the first round of the NFL draft. Also, former Nebraska end Adolph Lewandowski is hired as an assistant coach.
1946: Ten years after leaving Lincoln, former Husker coach Dana X. Bible still marvels at the state's unified support for Nebraska football.
1951: Coach Bill Glassford comes to the defense of recruiting.
1961: Texas A&M's hiring of Hank Foldberg forces Nebraska to craft a Plan B in its coaching search. John Ralston is believed to be the new top target, though Bob Devaney is also on the short list of likely candidates.
1971: Nebraska's regents approve a south end zone stadium expansion as well as pay raises for Bob Devaney's staff.
1976: Washington State hires Nebraska defensive assistant Warren Powers as head coach. Meanwhile, Tom Osborne receives a contract extension through the end of 1980 and a boost in pay to $34,000 per year.
2001: The Los Angeles Times' T.J. Simers skewers Nebraska fans, and the readers strike back: 1, 2, 3
2006: John Blake leaves Nebraska to join Butch Davis' staff at North Carolina, and Buddy Wyatt is quickly hired to succeed him as defensive line coach.