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This week in Husker history
The week of Feb. 8-14, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1905: In a close vote, Nebraska legislators kill a bill that would have outlawed football. | Full story
 
1910: Fans and students pass the hat to treat longtime trainer Jack Best, one of the most beloved characters in the early years of Cornhusker football, to a trip to his native England. | Full story | More about Best
 
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«1980: Lawrence “Biff” Jones, the former Army colonel who led Nebraska to the Rose Bowl in the 1940 season, dies at age 84 at his home near Washington, D.C. | Hall of Fame Huskers
 
2000: There are high hopes for the season after the strong finish to 1999.
 
2005: The signing of quarterbacks Zac Taylor and Harrison Beck signals a new direction* at the position and the end of Joe Dailey's run as the starter.
 
2010: Carl Pelini stays at NU after reportedly being in the mix for the defensive coordinator job at Tennessee.
 
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