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The Grand Island Independent: Huskers HQ

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Huskers HQ

Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls

LINCOLN — Barney Cotton choked up as he described the challenges that come with serving as Nebraska’s interim head coach.

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Sunday 12/21/2014
Theriot torches High Point for 31 in NU win
Posted: December 21, 2014

LINCOLN — Throughout her career, the Nebraska coaches have always told Rachel Theriot to shoot more.

On Saturday afternoon, Theriot complied.

Armstrong focused on task at hand
Posted: December 21, 2014

LINCOLN — Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong said he didn’t look over his shoulder once Tuesday. Not a peek at the balcony above the indoor practice field inside the Hawks Championship Center.

As the Huskers practiced that day, that’s where new coach Mike Riley sat, legs crossed, being — as he called it in his introductory press conference — a fan. An intensely interested fan.

Saturday 12/20/2014
Hamar: Pelini era officially over now
Posted: December 20, 2014

The Bo Pelini era at Nebraska is now officially over.

Some thought it ended on a cold November day, the day Athletics Director Shawn Eichorst fired him, but it really wasn’t over.

NOLA RB Kendall Bussey chooses Tennessee over Huskers
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 1:07 am

Highly touted running back Kendall Bussey of New Orleans Isidore Newman high school — a longtime Husker commit — announced Friday that he will play college football at the University of Tennessee.

Bussey, who committed to former NU coach Bo Pelini, opened his recruitment after Pelini was fired by the Huskers.

Friday 12/19/2014
Riley enthused about keeping Warren on staff
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 12:11 am

LINCOLN — Mike Riley said Thursday night that the decision to keep Charlton Warren on the Nebraska football coaching staff was an easy one.

During a brief appearance on “Sports Nightly,” the Husker head coach called Warren a “very impressive man” and spoke highly of his credentials.

Thursday 12/18/2014
Miles, Huskers look to add transfer Agau
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 12:05 am

Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles is among the coaches interested in Louisville transfer Akoy Agau, his former AAU coach said Thursday.

Agau, a 6-foot-8 Omaha Central graduate, has left the Cardinals and plans to transfer.

Youngstown St. releases statement Pelini remarks
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 12:12 am

According to the Youngstown Vindicator, a local Ohio newspaper that covers Youngstown State athletics, the university has released a statement on former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini’s recent remarks to Husker players following his firing as head coach.

Youngstown State announced the hiring of Pelini as football coach on Wednesday prior to the release by The World-Herald of a transcript and audio tape of the former NU coach’s profanity-laced talk with players on Dec. 2.

Pittsburgh fires athletic director Steve Pederson
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:00 am

PITTSBURGH — Steve Pederson deftly guided Pittsburgh through conference realignment from the crumbling Big East to the rebuilt ACC. The longtime athletic director could never find stability for the football program.

When Paul Chryst left for Wisconsin on Wednesday to send the Panthers into their fourth coaching search in four years, it cost Pederson his job.

Huskers, Jays net national honors
Posted: December 18, 2014

LINCOLN — Three Huskers and one future NU player received national honors this week, highlighted by sophomore outside hitter Kadie Rolfzen being named a third-team All-American by the AVCA on Wednesday.

Junior outside hitter Kelsey Fien and senior setter Mary Pollmiller received honorable mention All-America recognition. They were joined in the national spotlight by 2015 recruit Mikaela Foecke of Fort Madison, Iowa, who was named Gatorade’s national player of the year Tuesday.

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