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What are your town’s links to Husker lore?

Discussion in 'Football' started by WestTexasHusker, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. WestTexasHusker

    WestTexasHusker Travel Squad 5 Year Member

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    Amarillo has a few cool connections to UNL fame and fortune:

    1. When UNL was looking at moving from AstroTurf to Fieldturf, our high school stadium here, Dick Bivins Stadium, was the first stadium in the US with Fieldturf.

    Frank Solich, Bill Byrne, and a host of assistants flew to Amarillo on a private jet. :Welcome:came to the stadium to check out the field, loaded up, and flew back to Lincoln. :Peacesign:

    UNL then installed Field Turf. I actually asked coach Solich about the Fieldturf at the Beverly Hilton the day before the 2002 Rose Bowl, and he said “we like the surface real well.”:Cheers:

    2. Corrie Cooper, a graduate of Amarillo High School, was All-America outside hitter for UNL volleyball, as well as national champion! :Huskerflag:

    3. Bill Bobbora, Amarillo High class of 1985, lettered two years at UNL in football.:Helmet:

    4. Tom Osborne has been here several times over the years as the keynote speaker for FCA. We got handshakes and photos with him 2 years ago. I told him I sure enjoyed watching his grandson Courtney play at UNL.:to:
     
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  2. RockyMountainRed

    RockyMountainRed Walk On Hero 15 Year Member

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    I believe Matt Slauson came from Colorado Springs (Air Academy). huskrthill lives here now. I win!!!!!
     
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  3. Paramus

    Paramus Travel Squad 5 Year Member

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    Fremont - Duncan Drum (center from early 60s) Richie Bahe (Johnny Rodgers replacement), Zach Wiegert (national champion!), Randy Poeschl (DT 1975), Gerry Gdowski, QB
     
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  4. WestTexasHusker

    WestTexasHusker Travel Squad 5 Year Member

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    Was he the guy that wore makeup ?
     
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  5. ksuhusker

    ksuhusker In a tree somewhere 5 Year Member

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    I have none to my recollection, other than the many beatings NEBRASKA did here for many years. It's a KSU town but has alot of Husker fans. I guess if it counts HCSF was a safeties coach here for a bit.
     
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  6. RockyMountainRed

    RockyMountainRed Walk On Hero 15 Year Member

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    Hey, huskrthill is a friend - and don't judge!
     
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  7. FLA4NEB

    FLA4NEB Husker Fan 5 Year Member

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    Scott Frost had his first HC job here, also coached his first undefeated season here.
     
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  8. WestTexasHusker

    WestTexasHusker Travel Squad 5 Year Member

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    I forgot these...

    Saw Ryan Held Coach two teams against our local West Texas A&M team. He coached Oklahoma Panhandle State, and Southwestern OK State. Both of his teams were absolutely dreadful, though likely no fault of Ryan’s. I mean who is going to Goodwell, Oklahoma to play ball?

    Steve Allen, a LB in one of Cally’s classes, was academically ineligible at UNL so he played for West Texas A&M quite well, until he through his helmet and cracked a guy’s skull.
     
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  9. djlhuskerfan

    djlhuskerfan Scout Team 10 Year Member

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    Most of the west coast recruits flew over my hometown of Sidney NE>
     
  10. Nemesis

    Nemesis Frequently Upends Common Knowledge

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    One of the most knowledgeable and loyal Husker fans in the entire world came from my hometown.
     
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  11. Nemesis

    Nemesis Frequently Upends Common Knowledge

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    I know one scholarship player from Manhattan, but I don't think he ever saw the field.
     
  12. Boro Husker

    Boro Husker Junior Varsity 5 Year Member

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    Don't forget Erich Wiegert and Dan Anderson. Also Chip Bahe and maybe a few others from Bergan HS that I'm forgetting.
     
  13. goodnterribles

    goodnterribles All Big 10 5 Year Member

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    Where in Florida do you live?
     
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  14. goodnterribles

    goodnterribles All Big 10 5 Year Member

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    You should get him to sign up for Huskermax.
     
  15. loopmd

    loopmd Recruit 5 Year Member

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    I'm from Hastings, Nebraska. Played football while Dave Gillespie was the head coach. Walked by a picture of the 1954 Boys Basketball Team everyday. Tom Osborne started on the Team. Joel Wilks was a puny freshman when I graduated. Others from Hastings...Kevin Lightner, Ben Buettenback.
     

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