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Will Bob Diaco be the spark that the Nebraska Football team needs?

For most football programs, the offseason is treated as a time to be out on the recruitment trail and find the future stars for your program. The Nebraska Football program has been covering a lot of territory during the process but had an unexpected surprise from head coach, Mike Riley, this weekend. The Nebraska program announced the hiring of former Connecticut head coach, Bob...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-star WR Tyjon Lindsey commits to Nebraska

Four-star wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey has formally committed to attend Nebraska and become a Cornhusker. Originally from Las Vegas, it would appear he is intent on playing in the Big Ten during his collegiate career. He decommitted from Ohio State earlier this week. Lindsey announced his commitment to the Cornhuskers on social media. "God will ensure my success in accordance with...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago

Ex-UConn coach Diaco new Nebraska defensive coordinator

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Former UConn head coach Bob Diaco has been named the new defensive coordinator at Nebraska. UConn fired Diaco last month after three straight losing seasons. Nebraska coach Mike Riley hired Diaco to take over a Nebraska defense that struggled in the most important games. He replaces Mark Banker, who was fired Wednesday. Riley said Saturday that Diaco ''is an...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker on Wednesday after the unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers' most important games. Banker coached with Riley for 20 years, including 14 years at Oregon State and the last two at Nebraska. ''I want to thank Mark for his hard work and contributions to our football program the past two...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cornhuskers' Riley fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley has fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker, whose unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers' most important games. Riley also announced Wednesday that defensive backs coach Brian Stewart and director of player personnel Ryan Gunderson are leaving the program to pursue other opportunities. Banker coached with Riley for 20 years...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Isaac Copeland transferring to Nebraska

Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland is set to join the Nebraska Cornhuskers, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. After an impressive season during his first year at the college level, Copeland was named to the Big East all-freshman team. Unfortunately, injuries this season had led to a decreased role for the 6-foot-9 forward. This season, Copeland was averaging 5...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago

Huskers' fast start teased fans before late-season collapse

Nebraska's 7-0 start and top-10 ranking in late October are a distant memory for a fan base yearning for the Cornhuskers to show staying power on the national stage. The No. 24 Huskers (9-4) lost four of their last six games, including 38-24 to Tennessee in the Music City Bowl on Friday, and they'll head into the offseason with questions about how to fix a defense prone to breakdowns...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: The Big Red pulse

The bowl season is here and as Friday approaches, the Nebraska Football team will look to get the gears rolling in preparation for their matchup in the Music City Bowl. Leading up to this week, the pulse surrounding this team has been adverse. The Huskers announced earlier in the month that senior safety, Nathan Gerry, will be ineligible to play during the bowl game. This is a huge...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft

Since 1937, the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers have sent 33 players to the pros in the first round of the NFL draft. How many can you name? Clue: Year-Draft Number-Position-Team  
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 10 Creighton looking to give Nebraska the blues - again

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) When it comes to football and politics, Nebraska is as red a state as there is. When it comes to basketball, it's a deep shade of blue, as in Creighton blue. The 10th-ranked Bluejays (8-0) and Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-3) play their annual game Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, and Creighton's dominance is expected to continue. The Jays have won...
Via Associated Press
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska Football: Forever 27

As the 2016 regular season comes to a close for the Nebraska Football team, the legacy of number 27, Sam Foltz, will continue to be remembered within the walls of Memorial Stadium. It was no secret that the Huskers were playing each game for their fallen teammate but the coolest part was seeing the other teams participating in the remembrance of Foltz. The Nebraska Football team...
Via isportsweb.com
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa newspaper writes Tommie Frazier’s still playing QB for Nebraska

Are all Nebraska quarterbacks named “Tommy” or “Tommie” alike? That’s what Iowa newspaper The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier seems to think. In a story in Wednesday’s paper about the upcoming Iowa Hawkeyes-Nebraska Cornhuskers game, they confused current Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. with famed former Huskers’ QB Tommie Frazier (seen at left above with Ernie...
Via Awful Announcing
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. taken away on stretcher after being knocked unconscious

A very scary scene on Saturday night during the Ohio State-Nebraska football game in Columbus, as Huskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. lost consciousness after he took a hit and had a hard fall on the sidelines, and was taken off the field on a stretcher. "Tommy" chants are starting to emerge here in Ohio Stadium. — Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) November 6, 2016 Armstrong...
Via The Comeback
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska's QB Tommy Armstrong carted off on stretcher after hitting head

Tommy Armstrong Jr. was carted off the field in Columbus on Saturday after hitting his head on the turf during the second quarter of Nebraska’s game against Ohio State. Armstrong was scrambling on a 3rd-and-7 play and was pushed out of bounds inside the 25. Armstrong went head-first into the turf and did not get up. There was concern on the field as Armstrong did not move for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Tommy Armstrong carted off field after hitting head on turf

During Saturday’s huge Big Ten game featuring Nebraska and Ohio State, Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. hit his head hard on the turf and had to be carted off the field. Armstrong was scrambling to his left when he was tackled low by an Ohio State defender, which caused him to hit the turf head first at a sideways angle. This is what a bad concussion looks like. Hope...
Via Sportsnaut
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue could have an interested coaching candidate in Bo Pelini

As the college football coaching carousel begins to open up spots to fill, there is no shortage of names worth following in this year’s cycle. One name that is starting to generate some intrigue for the Purdue vacancy is former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini. Wait – Bo Pelini? And Purdue? “He would definitely be interested in this job,” an inside source reportedly with...
Via The Comeback
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Near interception turns into 45-yard circus catch for Nebraska vs Indiana

College football Saturdays are always fun to look forward to; the fall weather and the smashmouth football go together hand in hand. The Big 10 isn’t normally known for its flash, but it made one hell of an impression with a great circus catch during the Nebraska-Indiana game. A Tommy Armstrong Jr. pass looked like it was bound to fall in the hands of the Indiana defense, but...
Via The Comeback
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Nebraska AD says school is ‘privileged’ to be Big Ten member

Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst sent a tweet on Thursday seemingly in response to a report that the school was not happy in the Big Ten. Nebraska moved from the Big 12 to the Big Ten in 2011 but has not had significant athletic success since the switch, nor has it reaped a financial windfall yet. A report on Wednesday said the Cornhuskers wanted to rejoin the Big 12, which...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana football will wear these ‘Candy Stripe’ uniforms vs Nebraska on October 15

On Wednesday, the Indiana Hoosiers and Adidas unveiled “Candy Stripe” uniforms that Indiana will wear in their homecoming football game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on October 15th. The candy stripe look is of course nothing new to Hoosiers athletics, as the school explained in their press release on the uniforms: Inspired by the first candy stripe designs that Doc Counsilman...
Via The Comeback
October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nebraska wants to rejoin Big 12

There has been a lot of talk about the Big 12 wanting to explore conference expansion, especially considering the conference advertises in its title that it has 12 schools, though it now really only has 10. Between 2010 and 2013, four schools left the conference, reducing it from 12 to eight teams. Those schools included Nebraska, Texas A&M, Missouri and Colorado. The conference...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois presents Nebraska with signed Sam Foltz jersey as tribute

The tributes to Sam Foltz by Nebraska’s opponents this season have been incredibly touching. Before the game on Saturday, Illinois special teams players presented Nebraska with a Foltz Illini jersey signed by the entire team. Although he never knew Foltz, Illinois long snapper Michael Martin has a few kind words to say about Nebraska’s former punter. Man. Appreciate this @IlliniFootball...
Via The Sports Daily
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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