The first conversation I had with Nebraska defensive line coach John Parrella came a few weeks before he was hired by the Huskers from Northern Michigan. At the end of the chat, I thought, “Recruiting won’t be an issue.” Parrella was smart, funny and to the point. Relational but straightforward.

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Football schedule


2016
April 16: Red-White spring game
Sept. 3: NU 43, Fresno State 10
Sept. 10: NU 52, Wyoming 17
Sept. 17: NU 35, Oregon 32
Sept. 24: NU 24, Northwestern 13
Oct. 1: Illinois, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Oct. 15: at Indiana, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: Purdue, TBA
Oct. 29: at Wisconsin, 6 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 5: at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 12: Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Nov. 19: Maryland, TBA
Nov. 25: at Iowa, TBA
Big Ten championship game
Dec. 3 in Indianapolis

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