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This week in Husker history
The week of March 10-16, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1943: Because of wartime departures, Nebraska fears it will be without a head coach when spring drills begin.
 
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«1978: Lafayette Russell, an all-conference quarterback at Nebraska in 1928 who went on to become a movie cowboy in the 1930s, dies at age 72. Russell transferred to Northwestern after the 1928 season and was named to a couple of All-America teams at fullback in 1930. Also, one-time Nebraska head coach Pete Elliott resigns as athletic director at Miami.
 
1983: A Nebraska-Penn State pairing in the inaugural Kickoff Classic in late August becomes official.
 
2003: Jammal Lord gets a green jersey* for spring drills and a vote of confidence from Frank Solich.
 
2008: Bo Pelini lays down the law in a meeting* with the team.
 
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