It’s still hard for Nebraska special teams coordinator Bruce Read to watch practice without Sam Foltz ripping punts into the summer sky. Foltz, who died earlier this summer in a car crash, was so good at his craft, Read said, that he made coaching easy.

There’s something stuck in the Huskers’ craw, and it’s being used as one of the biggest motivators for NU in 2016. This group of Husker seniors, which came into the program as the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class according to PrepVolleyball.com, has not yet won a Big Ten Conference title.

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Football schedule


2016
April 16: Red-White spring game
Sept. 3: Fresno State, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Sept. 10: Wyoming, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Sept. 17: Oregon, 2:30 p.m. (ABC)
Sept. 24: at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Oct. 1: Illinois, 2:30 p.m.
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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