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I usually do Friday flakes but Nate P. asked to switch.

Good timing my friend.

SPORTS....

Husker O-lineman appears in the portal
The name of Husker offensive lineman Matthew Anderson surfaced in the heavily populated transfer portal on Tuesday morning.

The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder from Leesville, Louisiana, was part of the 2019 recruiting class. He redshirted his first fall on campus and continued to develop behind the scenes as a tackle in 2020 while not playing in any games.

Huskers in the NFL 2020: Week 17
Former Huskers in the NFL continued to shine on the defensive side of the ball as the 2020 regular season came to a close.

Nebraska Recruiting: Diving Deeper Into Greg’s Guys From 2021 Cycle | Hail Varsity - Nebraska Football, Recruiting, News
What a recruiting cycle it has been for the class of 2021.

The players had to make college decisions during a pandemic. Those decisions were made without the benefit of official visits. Oftentimes they didn’t get to take unofficial visits or meet future coaches in person. A lack of camp season and in-home visits made things tougher on college coaches. It was a strange recruiting cycle. Through that, Nebraska was able to put together another top 25 recruiting class.

Grandfather of Husker football player becomes Nebraska's first traffic fatality of 2021 | Omaha State and Regional News | omaha.com
An Atkinson man who died Monday in a crash in south Grand Island is the grandfather of a current Husker football player.

Merle Liewer, 75, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, said Grand Island Police Capt. Jim Duering. It was Nebraska's first reported traffic fatality of the new year.

Shatel: The 10 biggest local sports stories to watch in 2021 | Local sports | omaha.com
First downs and second guesses while wishing you a Happy Better Year:

A hearty hello to 2021 and a busier local sports calendar. Here are the top stories on our radar:

Husker WR signee Latrell Neville talks about learning from former Frost pupils and enrolling early | Football | journalstar.com
Not many high school football players in the country went through the 2020 autumn without some level of disruption.

Some states didn’t play at all due to the coronavirus pandemic, some had shortened seasons or saw schedules moved to the winter or spring. The NCAA, of course, shut down all on-campus recruiting.

NFL draft winners and losers: Ohio State's Justin Fields completely changes outlook with one heroic outing
The first 18 picks of the 2021 NFL draft are set. And now that we know the order up top, there appears to be a fascinating storyline developing on where the draft’s most highly rated quarterbacks end up.

Eagles' Jason Kelce says no one was 'confrontational' on sideline when Jalen Hurts was benched
We’re now three days into the drama surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to bench quarterback Jalen Hurts in the fourth quarter of their regular season finale, and there’s no sign it’s dying down yet.

Aaron Rodgers running outside zone system at high level – The Athletic
What happens if you put a blue-chip quarterback into the system?

Immanuel Quickley, Knicks rookie, provides spark in win over Hawks – The Athletic
Immanuel Quickley came into the game for the final time Monday night with 3:51 remaining in the third quarter. The Knicks were down 11 points, 82-71, and in need of energy against the lively Hawks. Fourteen seconds later, he committed his second foul of the night, a pugnacious error after he became tied up with Trae Young away from the ball. There was not yet a harbinger of what was to come.

“STICK TO SPORTS!” Okay, maybe this once.

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