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This week in Husker history
The week of March 27-April 2, looking back in five-year intervals:
   
1926: Nebraska line coach Bill Day accepts a position on the staff of former Husker coach Fred Dawson at the University of Denver, and Tennessee’s “Bunny” Oakes is believed to be Day’s replacement.
 
1961: Nebraska is temporarily without an athletic director as Bill Orwig leaves for his new job at Indiana.
 
1966: More than 100 players report for the start of spring drills, and a there's a new wrinkle as the offense does some work in the I formation.
 
1971 spring drills Devaney photo
«1971: Nebraska's games against Colorado and Oklahoma are set for national ABC telecasts. Meanwhile, spring drills begin for Bob Devaney’s defending national champions.
 
1976: Rainy weather forces a two-day delay to the start of spring drills.
 
1996: Team executives try to gauge risk and reward in regard to Lawrence Phillips ahead of the NFL draft.
 
2001: With holes to fill on the O-line, coach Frank Solich is pleased with the first full scrimmage of spring.
 

 
 
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