Recruiting: Keyshawn says Husker fans should show patience with Riley, or 'blood-suckers' may turn prospects

Keyshawn Johnson has a word of caution for frustrated Nebraska fans who're wondering aloud about the direction of the Husker football program five games into the Mike Riley era.

Negativity can sometimes seep its way into recruiting.

Johnson, the 11-year NFL pro, would know. His son — four-star 2017 receiver Keyshawn Johnson, Jr. — is completely immersed in the recruiting process, and Nebraska's being considered. The older Johnson also manages a seven-on-seven squad called Team19, which rosters several high-profile players (some of whom are Husker targets).

So Johnson, w...

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TBL: Jon Nyatawa previews NU-Wisconsin, talks running back rotation and more

World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa joined "The Bottom Line" on Thursday to talk about the Huskers' running back rotation, the team's mindset offensively and defensively, what to expect against Wisconsin on Saturday and more. 

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TBL: Former Husker Harry Grimminger, previewing Wisconsin, Dirk Chatelain

Wednesday's episode of "The Bottom Line" was packed with Husker football talk, including interviews with former Husker All-American Harry Grimminger, co-host Joe Ganz's Wisconsin preview plus a discussion with the voice of the Badgers, Matt Lepay. Also, staff writer Dirk Chatelain chimed in on the Huskers-Badgers matchup, NU's clock management issues and more.

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Here's a collection of videos from Wednesda...

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The Big Ten Preview Show: Can Iowa and Northwestern continue their surge?

In this week's edition of "The Big  Ten Preview Show," Lee Barfknecht and Jon Nyatawa tackle the latest news from around the conference.

In the Oct. 7 show, Lee and Jon discuss how Ohio State and Michigan State are the leaders in Big Ten football, but two surprise teams from the West division have made a major impression. Can Northwestern and Iowa continue their surge?

That discussion, and an examination of which teams might be out of it after this weekend, headline the show.

For more coverage, check out our Big Ten page and follow Lee on Twitter.

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Practice report, Oct. 5: Banker says Valentine return would be 'great gain' for defense

Nebraska will be hopeful for a Vincent Valentine return this week, but also ready to improvise if the defensive tackle isn’t able to practice or prepare for Wisconsin.

Valentine is recovering from a high ankle sprain that has kept him out of the Huskers’ last three games. NU also is now down Kevin Williams and Kevin Maurice at defensive tackle due to injury, after those two had replaced Valentine.

“I’m not going to worry, because worrying won’t do me any good, or our team,” NU defensive coordinator Mark Banker said Monday.

Valentine was suited up for Monday’s practice t...

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They said it: Nebraska coach Mike Riley, QB Tommy Armstrong and Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst

On Monday, Nebraska coach Mike Riley and Husker players, including QB Tommy Armstrong, addressed the media on Monday.

Additionally, Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst also addressed the media on Monday.

See the transcripts below.

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley

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TBL: Husker recruiting report with Nate Clouse

Husker Online's Nate Clouse joined Mike'l Severe and Joe Ganz on "The Bottom Line" on Monday.

Topics discussed the impact of Nebraska's loss to Illinois in recruiting, the future of the I-back depth chart, recruiting visits for the Wisconsin game, his visit to watch Nebraska QB commit Patrick O'Brien and more.

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