Tag Archives: Blackshirts

Breakfast with Coach Papuchis

OMAHA — At the Big Red Breakfast Friday morning, guest speaker John Papuchis didn’t mince his words or his time. “This is as good as I’ve felt about a group of young defensive players we’ve had in a long time,”...

Hot Reads: Into the Black

The much-discussed awarding of the Blackshirts happened yesterday. The Nebraska staff handed out 16 shirts and 15 players wore them at practice, with linebacker Josh Banderas abstaining. “He chose to not wear it out there because he felt like his...

Back In Blackshirts

Cue that AC/DC track you’ve been waiting to play every Saturday. The Blackshirt have returned to the backs of Nebraska’s starting defense. Some others, too. Blackshirts were awarded to 16 different players, but only 15 wore them in practice Tuesday....


Numbers Game: The Opening Gambit

What’s going on with the Huskers’ first defensive drive in games this season? With Nebraska sitting at 5-0, putting up electric offensive numbers and decent-to-good defensive stats, the way the Huskers have started games sticks out as one of the...

Blackshirts’ First Drive Blues

Currently, Nebraska doesn’t have many questions left that could be answered in five games against Florida Atlantic, McNeese State, Fresno State, Miami and Illinois.But what on Earth is going on in the first defensive stand of every game at Memorial...

Ahead of Schedule

When I say the Blackshirts appear to have conference championship potential, it’s going to seem too fast, but that’s the way the Huskers are doing things this year. The first (and only possible) piece of evidence to draw on in...

Let the Games Begin

Take a look at your calendars and you’ll see it’s that time of year again — time to hear that old saying about the Huskers getting tired of hitting the Huskers, and wanting to hit, well, non-Huskers. It’s the same...

The Perfect Mix

There’s a reason why Nebraska appears able to absorb the multiple blows it took last week at defensive back. Multiple reasons, in fact. Bo Pelini, John Papuchis and Charlton Warren have prepared a potent cocktail in the defensive backfield, fortified...