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12 years of life as a beat writer covering Nebraska football

The loss of a favorite son

Brook Berringer was the strongest link in the chain after the main link - Tommie Frazier - went down with a blood clot in his leg, forcing Husker fans to wonder if the dream of Tom Osborne's first National Championship as Head Coach would ever become a reality. But in stepped Berringer, and the mobile, strong-armed, quiet young man from western Kansas was nearly flawless. Tragically, Nebraska and the world lost Berringer in a plane crash the week before he was slated to be a third- or fourth-round draft pick in the NFL draft. Less than a week before he died, Berringer was coincidentally in his birth town of Scottsbluff, Neb. Read story

From the West

Not everyone gets a chance to live their childhood dream and play for the state's biggest university. Especially Brandon Quindt, who was bypassed by every single one of the region's Division I schools, and most Division II colleges, before making the Huskers and starting as a redshirt freshman as injuries threatened the Huskers' secondary. But when injuries and subsequent surgeries took away his college football career as a player, he joined Nebraska as an assistant coach. Read story


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A collection of two-dozen newspaper stories by Bob Schaller from the Daily Oklahoman, San Diego Union-Tribune, Knight-Ridder News Service and the Associated Press. Take me there!

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