From the Archives: Exploring the Riley-Chryst connection

One of the storylines that will continue to be examined when the Badgers visit this weekend is the friendship between NU's Mike Riley and Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst.

Here's a quick primer on what you need to know, pulled from The World-Herald archives:

>> Back in March, Dirk Chatelain wrote about the relationship. This is your ultimate guide, covering how Riley gave Chryst his first job, taught him what would turn into the foundation of Chryst's offensive knowledge, and how Wisconsin's coach has spent time with Riley each spring in what their small group of friends cal...

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Mad Chatter: The night the Huskers hunted Wildcats, Riley and split-second decisions, Cubs-Pirates

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Nebraska football team gathered Wednesday night at its hotel to hear Bo Pelini speak.

It’s typical pre-game routine. Teams all over America do it the night before games.

Bo Pelini is anything but typical in the pre-game pep talk category. He could fire up a church choir.

On the eve of Nebraska’s first conference game in its last season in the Big 12, Pelini found a YouTube video.

Hunters chasing a lion. The lion escapes, hides in the brush. And then — at the snap of a finger — attacks.

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Wisconsin preview: Mad as a badger

A capsulized look at the Nebraska football team's upcoming opponent.

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Overall record: 3-2

Big Ten: 0-1

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Video: Breaking down the Badgers' blitz packages

"The Bottom Line" host Mike'l Severe and co-host Joe Ganz stepped into the Big Red Today studio Thursday for an in-depth look at what the Huskers' next opponent, the Wisconsin Badgers, are capable of on defense.

Primarily, Ganz breaks down the Badgers' blitz packages, how it keeps teams off guard and how teams can counteract the blitz.

Also, check out the TBL opponent preview below.

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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.

Check out the "The Bottom Line" live Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., follow TBL and Mike'l Severe on Twitter, plus make sure you download the app on iPhone or Android.

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.

Listen to TBL live from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

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