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This week month in Husker history
It's another slow news month, and Google’s news archive is still basically unsearchable. So we are again breaking from convention and covering all of July as we look back in five-year intervals:
1909: Former Cornhusker star Johnny Bender is close to joining the Nebraska football staff as an assistant coach (but he would choose to coach Haskell instead).
1959: The IRS and former coach Bill Glassford engage in a tax dispute over money from boosters.
1989: Running back Derek Brown learns he must sit out the season because of Proposition 48.
1994: The Colts sign first-round draft pick Trev Alberts to a six-year contract.
1999: After a 9-4 season in 1998, the Huskers are aware they no longer seem invincible to their Big 12 foes. Also, a Canadian cabdriver gets Tom Osborne and his fishing buddies out of a jam in Winnipeg.
2004: Bill Callahan believes in the West Coast offense* but has in-state recruits* wondering whether they fit in.
2009: At Big 12 Media Days, Bo Pelini points to the need to improve a defense that’s “not in the same galaxy of where we want to be.”
* Wayback Machine link – may take several seconds to load
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