Nebraska went into last season needing to replace both safeties. Lack of experience at the position was a major concern. NU should go into this season much more at ease.

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At the end of this week, Northwestern University football players will take a historic vote and decide whether they should form a union. Do these...
If there were an award for in-season progress in 2013 college football, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook might have won in a landslide.
Nebraska's Sept. 13 football game at Fresno State will be televised in prime time on the CBS Sports Network and will kick off at 9:30 p.m. Central...
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For decades, the Great Plains represented fertile recruiting ground for Tom Osborne's football program. Restoring that lost tradition won't be easy.
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Huskers land Chicago-area receiver who 'fell in love with everything' in Lincoln
Nebraska's newest football commit for the 2015 recruiting class is the kind of wide receiver who can do damage all over the field.
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Two Husker games get prime-time TV slot
Nebraska's 2014 games against Miami and Michigan State will be televised in prime time on the ESPN family of networks, the Big Ten and ESPN/ABC announced Tuesday.
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Gordon sees Badgers as playoff contenders
Forgive Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen for feeling frazzled as he reviewed the depth chart for spring football.
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McKewon: Serious contender looms behind spring game comedy curtain
This 2014 club is perhaps closest to the 2009 unit that nearly took down Texas in Cowboys Stadium, Sam McKewon writes.
Big Ten baptism by fire for Rutgers
A four-game stretch that includes Nebraska will test Rutgers in the team’s first season in the conference.
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Backup I-back, playful Pelini steal spring game show
Nebraska junior I-back Imani Cross and the play of backup quarterbacks Ryker Fyfe and Johnny Stanton highlighted Saturday's spring game — after the latest twist in an ongoing gag between coach Bo Pelini and his Twitter doppleganger upstaged the game.
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Shatel: Plenty of good vibes, from coach to quarterbacks
NU's final spring practice Saturday brought some positive vibes that should carry through spring and into late summer.
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Huskers drilled all spring on fundamentals of bringing back kicks
Nebraska's kick return game was out of sight at Saturday's Red-White football scrimmage, but don't think that key element of the sport has been out of mind this spring.
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Walk-on QB Ryker Fyfe takes advantage of playing time
“I knew this was my spring where I've got to make some noise,” Ryker Fyfe said. “I knew coming in that this would be the spring where I had to prove myself.”
Five likes, five concerns at the Husker spring game
World-Herald staff writers Rich Kaipust and Dirk Chatelain break down the five things they liked — and five things to be concerned about — coming out of the Nebraska Red-White game.
From the sidelines: Star LBs visit from Texas, California; Sirles gets happy answer
Former Husker offensive tackle Jeremiah Sirles took a break from a punt, pass and kick competition to propose to girlfriend Emma Stevens, a former Husker soccer goalie.
Notes: Pelini expects freshman Drew Brown to challenge for field-goal job
Junior kicker Mauro Bondi has had better days. He missed an extra point and an 18-yard field goal Saturday. Though Bondi has been one of the nation's best kickoff specialists — his 48 touchbacks ranked sixth in the nation last year — coach Bo Pelini said Bondi struggled with field-goal kicking in spring camp.
Replay: Nebraska spring game updates
Replay Saturday's "Husker Talk Live" chat to see updates from World-Herald staff writers and fans during Nebraska's Red-White spring football game.
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Shatel: Let's call it the Red, White and you game
We all know the spring game is not a game. We all know it means just a little bit less than the Rutgers game. That's fine. It's time to take the “game” out of this event and just call it what it is: Fan Day.
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Pelini is always working to crack the code
The plotting never stops. It is nearly five months from the real start of Nebraska's 2014 football season — which means it's the end of spring practice — and coach Bo Pelini is trying to put the importance of Saturday's spring game in practical terms.
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McKewon: Work ethic should serve Husker recruit from Omaha Central
Omaha Central defensive end DaiShon Neal, Nebraska's newest and most surprising commit for the 2015 class, has heard his dad, Abraham Hoskins Jr., tell him several times: The Huskers don't offer just any player.
Husker lineman Zach Sterup is strapped in, ready to go
The junior-to-be is on deck as a leader as Nebraska is replacing the top three offensive tackles.
Huskers end OPS drought, get Omaha Central, North juniors
It had been a long drought for the Omaha Public Schools when it came to high school football players from the district getting scholarships to play at Nebraska.


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