September 2022 fresh links
SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
Opening Night gives fans their first look at the 2022-23 men’s and women’s hoops squads.
Husker volleyball rediscovers its serving touch in a convincing sweep of Rutgers.
Nebraska’s regents give their approval to alcohol sales at Husker basketball games and to the multimedia deal with Playfly Sports.
Friday Husker Tailgate: A Huskers-Hoosiers preview and a new coaching-search metric
SEPTEMBER 29, 2022
All four Nebraska opponents have enjoyed season-high rushing totals* against Nebraska, a trend that Indiana will try to continue.
Trev Alberts discusses the coaching search and says X’s and O’s and schemes aren’t what builds a great program. “It’s the foundational stuff and it’s the culture stuff.”
Travis Vokolek is Nebraska’s nominee for the William V. Campbell Trophy, college football’s premier scholar-athlete award.
Former Nebraska assistant Rick Kaczenski’s put-down of Hoosiers coach Tom Allen hasn’t gone unnoticed in Indiana.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2022
Nebraska makes an in-state offer to Omaha Central junior offensive lineman Caleb Pyfrom.
Doc’s Diagnosis: Don’t sleep on the Hoosiers’ running game.
Jeremy Pernell begins parsing the Huskers’ coaching possibilities.
Four games in, here’s a look at the status of Nebraska’s true freshmen.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2022
Tom Shatel’s first rule* during a coaching search: Don’t believe anything you hear.
An Indiana site previews the Huskers.
Doc’s Diagnosis: Recipe for sack vulnerability.
Steven Sipple says Baylor’s Dave Aranda matches up well* with the qualities Trev Alberts is looking for in a coach.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2022
Poll question: The Huskers haven’t beaten an FBS team in nearly a full year. Will they end that streak Saturday against Indiana?
Husker Dan wonders if Nebraska fans have been betrayed.
Indiana coach Tom Allen talks about the Hoosiers’ first loss and their preparations for the Nebraska game.
Bill Busch is earning an extra $15,700 per month in his role as interim defensive coordinator.
Doc’s Diagnosis: Adrian Martinez delivers vs. the Sooners.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2022
Recent history at Power 5 schools indicates Mickey Joseph faces long odds* in trying to land the permanent head coaching job, Sam McKewon writes. More commentary: Sipple: Quest for confidence* | Washut: 5 burning questions* | Doc Talk: Timely Bye Week
This week in Husker history: Nebraska upsets Michigan in Ann Arbor in Bob Devaney’s second game as Husker head coach.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2022
Nebraska volleyball rallies for a hard-fought five-set win over No. 7 Ohio State.
Mickey Joseph says nothing on his résumé can top his work in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.*
Indiana will come to Lincoln next week on the heels of a 45-24 loss to Cincinnati.
Here’s the story of a Nebraska season ticket that’s been in the same family for a full century.*
Former Husker receiver Maurice Purify has stiff-armed alcoholism to become a coach and mentor.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
Coach John Cook collects his 800th career win as Nebraska volleyball sweeps Michigan State.
Mickey Joseph has received a boost in pay after taking the reins as interim head coach.
Sam Haiby will miss the Husker women’s basketball season with a leg injury.
Friday Husker Tailgate: Nebraska-Oklahoma recap, news of the week and the coaching search with an in-the-process metric.
Being on the wrong side of the turnover margin* is a two-decade trend for the Huskers and isn’t likely to be fixed overnight.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2022
Trev Alberts says Twitter reports about supposed coaching candidates* are not to be believed: “I have not yet read anything that I would say is accurate.”
SEPTEMBER 21, 2022
Brian Christopherson offers some observations on a grab-bag of Husker topics, including tackling and recruiting.
It was a “surreal experience” for Husker fan Christian Gosselin when he connected on a 30-yard Kick for Cash field goal during halftime Saturday.
Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph* thinks his brother Mickey can inspire belief as the “ear, fixer and leader” of Nebraska football while building a strong culture.
Doc’s Diagnosis: How the Husker defense got pushed around by the Sooners on the goal line.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2022
David Max shares photos from the NU-OU ’70-71 team reunion.
Running back Ajay Allen is done for the year after undergoing surgery for an injury suffered in the Oklahoma game. Go here for much more from Mickey Joseph’s press conference Tuesday. | Updates & discussion
Doc’s Diagnosis: Sad sacks in the Oklahoma game.
Barry Alvarez* on Bill Busch’s stints at Wisconsin: “They wanted to play for him. That’s really important.”
SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
Husker Dan wonders if all the coaching changes are done.
Dave Feit isn’t ready to call it a wasted season.
The lopsided loss created an opportunity for a number of reserves* to make their case for more playing time.
The Indiana game will have a 6:30 p.m. start and a BTN telecast.
Poll question: Thumbs up or down on Erik Chinander’s firing?
SEPTEMBER 18, 2022
Nebraska volleyball sweeps Kentucky on the road.
This week in Husker history: Big wins 20 years apart over Alabama and Washington; Bob Devaney’s Nebraska coaching debut; pink slip for Shawn Eichorst.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2022
OU 49, NU 14. The Huskers get dominated on both sides of the ball in an unhappy debut for interim coach Mickey Joseph. Go to the game page for coverage. | Tad Stryker: Stage frightful | Highlights | Carriker gut reaction | Big Red Over-Reaction | Postgame presser | Game thread
Tad Stryker: A big reset for the Big Red.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2022
Mickey Joseph discusses the team’s state of mind, the OU rivalry and more on BTN’s B1G Today show.
Former Husker Jordan Burroughs wins another world title and becomes the most decorated champion in U.S. wrestling history.
Fifty years after winning the Heisman and less than a year after a brush with death, Johnny Rodgers* still thrives on competition.
Friday Husker Tailgate: The guys discuss the week that was and Saturday’s showdown with the Sooners.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2022
The Sooners and Huskers have taken different trajectories* since OU’s last visit.
Former adversaries Charles Thompson and Steve Taylor find themselves on the same side of the Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry this weekend.
Bill Trochi from the Sporting News reviews all 22 of Nebraska’s one-score losses under Scott Frost.
Saturday might be Kevin Williams’ time for a bigger role on the offensive line.
After getting carved up by opponents during the first three games, the Nebraska defense* is still searching for its identity.
David Max gives his Fanalytix preview of the Oklahoma game.
The OKC paper gets a reading of the Huskers’ pulse with help from the OWH’s Evan Bland.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2022
This isn’t the first time in recent years that the Huskers have had troubles with tackling.*
It’s almost like a home game for Oklahoma’s Kaden Helms, freshman tight end from Bellevue West.
Tom Shatel says the NU-OU rivalry is something well worth celebrating.*
Athlon Sports staffers weigh in on who should be Nebraska’s head coach.
Doc’s Diagnosis: Breaking down Georgia Southern’s winning touchdown.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
In four sets, Stanford hands Nebraska volleyball its first loss of 2022.
Jeremy Pernell says the Nebraska job remains attractive and Trev Alberts will have options.
Huskers helping the homeless needs volunteers this weekend.
Mickey Joseph has changed some coaching duties on the defensive side and says the players have handled the last 48 hours “like champs” as they prepare for Oklahoma. Go here for more coverage and commentary from Tuesday’s presser, plus some news from the Sooners’ side. | Updates & discussion | Depth charts (NU, OU) | flip sheet
Poll question: Did the coaching change improve or worsen Nebraska’s chances Saturday against Oklahoma?
Dave Feit reviews Saturday night’s surreal proceedings in Memorial Stadium.
Doc’s Diagnosis: How the Huskers were gouged by the Eagles’ ground game.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2022
Casey Thompson’s dad says the Husker quarterback will be able to ignore the outside noise* amid the coaching change.
Husker Dan reflects on the Scott Frost firing.
Monday is reportedly the new off day* for the Huskers under Mickey Joseph.
Adam Carriker demonstrates what’s ailing Nebraska’s run defense.
Note: Mickey Joseph’s 11:30 a.m. presser on Tuesday will be this week’s only media availability for Nebraska football.
The Sooners have a substantial edge in our first stats matchup of the season.
Doc’s Diagnosis: A step makes a big difference in a Casey Thompson touchdown pass.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2022
Nebraska’s severance bills* since 2005 are now north of $50 million.
At an afternoon press conference, Trev Alberts explained the decision to fire Scott Frost, what he’s looking for in a permanent replacement and what Mickey Joseph’s role will be as interim head coach. | Video & updates | Frost timeline* | Players react*
It’s official: Scott Frost has been fired, and Mickey Joseph is taking over as interim head coach. | Discuss | Commentary: Huguenin, McKewon,* Sipple,* Callahan,* Farrell, Carriker, Bender | Possible candidates: 1, 2, 3 3
Thot Doc chimes in on the loss to the Eagles.
This week in Husker history: In a battle of No. 2 vs No. 3, Steve Taylor has a record-setting day as Nebraska rolls past UCLA.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2022
Georgia Southern 45, Nebraska 42: The Huskers surrender 642 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown drive on the Eagles’ last-chance possession, and fall to 1-2 with Oklahoma up next. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Highlights | Big Red Over-Reaction | Postgame presser | Game thread
Husker fans’ favorite game-day tradition? That would be the Tunnel Walk, according to Tad Stryker’s fan-on-the-street survey.
Husker volleyball stays perfect with a sweep of Long Beach State.
Husker Hour: The guys preview Georgia Southern and discuss the power of volleyball in Nebraska.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
The slow starts of Nebraska and Iowa are duly noted in Minnesota.
Friday Husker Tailgate: The guys look back at the first couple weeks of the season before diving into the Georgia Southern matchup.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2022
The defensive staff wants to keep cornerback Tommi Hill’s competitive fire* channeled in the right direction.
Erik Chinander talks on the radio about leverage and tackling technique as the Blackshirts look to improve.
Here’s a rundown of the recruits expected at Saturday night’s game.
The conference schedule for men’s basketball is announced.
Doc’s Diagnosis: Rob Zatechka breaks down an easy sack surrendered by Nebraska against North Dakota.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2022
A record crowd in Omaha is treated to a five-set thriller as Nebraska volleyball holds off Creighton.
Nebraska’s run defense, a strength in 2021, is off to a rough start* this season.
Join in as Behind the Point Spread goes live at 8 p.m. CDT with Nebraska-Georgia Southern and more.
Here’s a look at how the Huskers’ pass-catchers have stacked up so far.
It’s a loaded conference schedule for women’s basketball.
Anthony Grant is gaining NIL valuation along with rushing yardage.
Nebraska’s rotation at running back is coming into focus* after two games.
Adam Carriker is joined by Ty Robinson to discuss how the defensive line can play better.
Doc’s Diagnosis: Rob Zatechka breaks down Nebraska’s punt block vs. North Dakota.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2022
SEPTEMBER 5, 2022
Scott Frost says more ones-vs.-ones work in practice is in store this week for the Huskers. Go here for much more from Monday’s press conference kicking off Georgia Southern week. Updates & discussion
Running back Anthony Grant is honored by the Big Ten as co-offensive player of the week.
Former Husker Adrian Martinez is carrying less of a load* thus far at Kansas State.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2022
Poll question: Will the sellout streak last through the 2022 season?
Nebraska opens as a three-touchdown favorite* against Georgia Southern.
Thot Doc’s Brain Droppings on the North Dakota game.
This week in Husker history: Eyeing a third consecutive national championship, Nebraska is No. 1 in the 1972 preseason AP poll.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2022
Next up is Georgia Southern, 59-7 winners Saturday night over Morgan State.
Nebraska volleyball stays perfect with a sweep of Ole Miss.
Nebraska 38, North Dakota 17. An 89-yard drive kept alive by a big third-down catch by Trey Palmer helps the Huskers pull away in the fourth quarter. Go to the game page for coverage and commentary. | Stryker: Relief Granted | Highlights | Carriker gut reaction | Postgame presser | Game thread | Big Red Over-Reaction
Eight teams, 12, 16 or status quo? Tad Stryker’s pregame survey finds Husker in disagreement on how big the College Football Playoff should be.
Saturday morning Husker Hour: Come for the football and volleyball talk, stay for the Oklahoma education for the youth.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2022
Former Husker Ameer Abdullah criticized the onside kick against Northwestern but says he’s a huge Scott Frost fan.
The Friday Husker Tailgate show looks back at the Northwestern game and ahead to North Dakota.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2022
Husker volleyball unveils a new offense in a sweep of Loyola Marymount.
Casey Thompson likes to keep the feedback flowing by conferring with his receivers after every series.
Scott Frost says it’s been a good week of practice and his Huskers remain motivated and confident heading into the home opener. Go here for video and coverage from Thursday’s practice. | Updates & discussion
The flip sheet for gameday viewing is now available.
Mike Babcock looks back on how the 1995 recruiting class came together.