Nebraska had plenty of talent in 1970, but their coaches made the Huskers go the distance – Omaha World-Herald

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Keeping legendary Huskers together falls on shoulders of 'Red Beran'

Mike "Red" Beran, a Nebraska football letterman in the early 1970s, channels his tenacity into keeping former Huskers in touch and works with the athletic department to honor these legendary players. Read more here.

They were the First Champions. But as the years have passed, their memory has fallen through the cracks of Husker history, writes Tom Shatel. Read more here.

Sure, we dont have live Nebraska football right now. Thats not going to stop us from reveling in Husker football on a fall Saturday, because 50 years ago, the Big Red was poised to become truly big. Read more here.

On Sept. 12, 1970, the Husker football team opened their season with a win over Wake Forest. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

When the 1970 Huskers opened the season, they didn't know they'd be national champions that year. What they did know was that Johnny Rodgers was "everything" people said about him. Read more here.

Nebraska was the first Big Eight opponent for 1970 Wake Forest team. Read more here.

Nebraskas offensive attack produced big numbers in 69. But it really flourished in 1970 with the arrival of Johnny Rodgers. Impeccable timing, huh? Read more here.

On Sept. 19, 1970, the Husker football team tied Southern California. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

To begin the 1970 season, NU was ranked No. 9 and hungry for national respect. Tying USC gave them that. Read more here.

Check out how USC viewed their tie with the 1970 Huskers. Read more here.

How good was the Nebraska football teams defensive line during the 1970 national championship season? Read more here.

On Sept. 26, 1970, the Husker football team shut out Army. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

Gen. William C. Westmoreland arrived in Lincoln in 1970 seeking to win a red cowboy hat. He left 48 hours later having lost a bathrobe to Nebraskas governor. Read more here.

Army was 1-1 when it played Nebraska in 1970. A second win never came that season. Read more here.

Long before Nebraska joined the Big Ten, Bob Devaney recruited players from that part of the country. And those Rust Belt Huskers played a big part in winning the national title in 1970. Read more here.

On Oct. 3, 1970, the Husker football team defeated Minnesota. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

In its last nonconference game of 1970, Nebraska dominated Minnesota behind standout performances from some of Omaha's best. But after beating the Gophers, tougher tests in the Big Eight remained. Read more here.

The 1970 Huskers young defense was fueling local anticipation that Minnesota could score with Nebraska. It was not to be. Read more here.

For decades Missouri was one of Nebraska's biggest rivals. And their meeting in 1970 epitomized the physicality of that rivalry especially one big hit delivered by a Husker lineman. Read more here.

On Oct. 10, 1970, the Husker football team defeated Missouri. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

After beating Missouri in their Big Eight opener, the 1970 Huskers started to get more national attention with their first No. 1 vote though that march to the top was still just beginning. Read more here.

The Huskers in 1970 "bruised" Missouri, a Big Eight preseason favorite, in their conference opener. Read more here.

Nebraska's 1970 national championship team was fortunate to have two great quarterbacks in Jerry Tagge and Van Brownson. Bob Devaney had a great situation." Click here to read more.

On Oct. 17, 1970, the Husker football bounced back from a 10-point deficit to defeat Kansas. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

Prior to Jayhawks game against the 1970 Huskers, Kansas coach Pepper Rodgers said, Nebraska is fearsome." Read more here.

Onone of the biggest catches of Guy Ingles career a 80-yard touchdown in a win over Kansas it didnt hurt that he was on the field with the best player in Husker history, writes Sam McKewon. Read more here.

Boyd Epley, who at the time was a pole vaulter with a bad back, revolutionized strength training more than 50 years ago and helped lay the foundation for Bob Devaney's national champion Huskers. Read more here.

On Oct. 24, 1970, the Husker football buried Oklahoma State in their most productive scoring since 1922. Check out the 50-year-old article recapping the game. Read more here.

Nebraska fans couldn't help but dream big when the 1970 Huskers could throw knockout punches in so many ways. Read more here.

Oklahoma State anticipated an advantage over the 1970 Huskers with its passing game. That did not come to fruition. Read more here.

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