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The Grand Island Independent: Huskers HQ

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Huskers HQ

Huskers have it covered

Every team needs something to hang its hat on, an identity it can count on to pull it through when the going gets tough.

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Friday 10/31/2014
NU assistant praises receivers for blocking
Posted: October 31, 2014

OMAHA — As Ameer Abdullah raced down the sideline on his 53-yard touchdown run Saturday against Rutgers, wide receivers Kenny Bell and Jordan Westerkamp ran toward the Nebraska bench, pointing.

They’d just scored points of their own with receivers coach Rich Fisher.

Huskers have it covered
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 11:55 pm

Every team needs something to hang its hat on, an identity it can count on to pull it through when the going gets tough.

That goes for the defensive side of the ball as well as the offensive.

Collins has made great strides for Huskers
Posted: October 31, 2014

LINCOLN – As with parents who get “smarter” as their children get older, so it is with coaches and those they coach. Nebraska defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski, for instance.

He’s a “lot smarter,” Maliek Collins said. “I’ve got a long ways to go.”

Purdue showing significant improvement
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 12:01 am

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is sure of one thing heading into Saturday’s game against Purdue.

This isn’t the same Boilermaker team that the Huskers hammered 44-7 a year ago in Lafayette, Indiana, in coach Darrell Hazell’s first season with the program.

Thursday 10/30/2014
Pelini says Huskers fresher for stretch run
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 3:53 pm

Bo Pelini wanted a fresher football team for the stretch run in November.

That’s why the Nebraska coach made some changes to his practices this season. He made practices shorter, but with a faster tempo, in an effort to keep players fresher.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
NU playcalling gets some attention
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 12:00 pm

LINCOLN — Play calling is a tricky business for any offensive coordinator at a major college.

What fans really want is for the OC to call plays that work. If a play doesn’t work, then it must be a bad call.

Huskers gearing up for game against Purdue
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 1:36 am

LINCON — The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for its Saturday afternoon Big Ten West showdown with the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday afternoon, as the Huskers practiced for nearly two hours inside of the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields.

Husker Defensive Coordinator John Papuchis spoke with media members following practice, mentioning that Purdue has been on a roll in recent weeks, after settling on sophomore quarterback Austin Appleby. Appleby replaced Danny Etling who started against Nebraska last season in West Lafayette.

Monday 10/27/2014
Nebraska heading into second half of Big Ten
Updated: October 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm

LINCOLN — The 2014 season has been a learning experience for the Nebraska volleyball team.

The Huskers are now 12-7 overall and 6-4 in the Big Ten after Sunday’s 3-0 loss at Wisconsin. They stand alone in sixth place heading into the second half of the Big Ten season this weekend that starts at Rutgers on Friday and at Maryland Saturday.

Huskers look to finish season strong
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 3:52 pm

By Bob Hamar

bob.hamar@theindependent.com

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