Latest Nebraska Cornhuskers football News

Ricketts endorses fellow Republican Jim Pillen for governor

Jan. 18, 2022 14:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen scored a big endorsement Tuesday from Gov. Pete Ricketts, a fellow Republican who backed the University of Nebraska regent to be his successor. Ricketts picked Pillen out of a crowded GOP field ahead of the party's...

Ex-Florida St QB Chubba Purdy announces transfer to Nebraska

Jan. 17, 2022 17:36 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Florida State quarterback Chubba Purdy announced his decision to transfer to Nebraska on Monday. Purdy is the second quarterback headed to Nebraska through the transfer portal. Casey Thompson announced his move from Texas on Jan. 7. Purdy...

Cornhuskers hire Bryan Applewhite as running backs coach

Jan. 13, 2022 15:58 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has hired former TCU assistant Bryan Applewhite to coach running backs, coach Scott Frost announced Thursday. Applewhite spent the past two years coaching running backs at TCU, where the Horned Frogs ranked in the top 30 nationally in rushing both...

Nebraska promotes Bill Busch to special teams coordinator

Jan. 10, 2022 11:49 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Bill Busch has been promoted from defensive analyst to special teams coordinator at Nebraska, coach Scott Frost announced Monday. Frost also said assistant Mike Dawson will have additional duties. Dawson will now coach the interior linemen as well as the edge...

Former Texas QB Casey Thompson transferring to Nebraska

Jan. 07, 2022 16:52 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Texas quarterback Casey Thompson, who started 10 games and passed for 24 touchdowns in 2021, announced Friday that he will transfer to Nebraska. Thompson was a backup to Hudson Card for the first two games at Texas before taking over the starting role....

Peach provides Pitt's Patti first start since 'forever ago'

Dec. 27, 2021 14:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Patti's long wait for a second chance as Pittsburgh's starting quarterback is finally ending. “Seems like forever ago,” Patti said Monday. In the life of a college career, the gap between Patti's starts is indeed immense. ...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 20, 2021 10:03 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Dec. 19, 2021. Editorial: What does Frost need to do for a $1 million pay raise? Nebraskans ought to know $1 million is a lot of money. And when it’s being spent or promised by a public body in Nebraska, the public ought to know...

QB Adrian Martinez transferring from Nebraska to Kansas St.

Dec. 16, 2021 21:20 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Adrian Martinez is heading to Kansas State from Nebraska. The four-year starting quarterback for the Cornhuskers announced Thursday night on Twitter that he would transfer to K-State. He is immediately eligible. “Excited for...

Unvaxxed '72 Heisman winner: Fitness sped COVID-19 recovery

Dec. 14, 2021 18:55 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska football great Johnny Rodgers, back home after spending more than two weeks in the hospital with COVID-19, said Tuesday he believes his superior physical condition helped him have a better outcome than many 70-year-olds who contract the coronavirus. The...

Whipple joins Huskers as coordinator day after leaving Pitt

Dec. 08, 2021 11:57 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mark Whipple was named Nebraska's offensive coordinator on Wednesday, a day after he resigned from the same position at Pittsburgh. Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost also announced the hiring of Chicago Bears assistant Donovan Raiola as offensive line coach. ...