Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.
Although Nebraska football fans may not have heard much about the relatively new flight program for coaches, Husker athletic director Bill Moos emphasizes its importance in Scott Frost's program-building project because of its impact on recruiting nationally.
With Saturday night's 34-7 win, Minnesota remains in the thick of the chase for first place in the Big Ten West Division. Meanwhile, you can almost count Nebraska out of the race, especially with Wisconsin (6-0, 3-0) flexing its muscles in such a powerful way. The Huskers at this point don't even look like a lock to reach a bowl game.
As the Nebraska football team trudges into its first of two bye weeks this season, the team clearly has plenty to sort out before hosting Indiana on Oct. 26. Parker Gabriel examines four specific areas.
Asked Tuesday what he considers his biggest current challenge as the Husker play-caller, Frost pointed to a combination akin to sludge buildup in a normally clean-running engine: a notable lack in both explosiveness and consistency.
John Anthony, who represents Irish American Events Limited, said Tuesday that Nebraska football fans set a single-day record for travel-package sales by a large margin for a 2021 contest against Illinois in Dublin, Ireland. In fact, he challenged the Husker faithful to surpass the 28,000 Notre Dame fans who made the trip to Dublin in 2012 for a 50-10 dismantling of Navy.
Nebraska has no shortage of frustration to go around through the season’s first seven games, particularly on offense. Sophomore receiver Kade Warner is finally healthy -- and he hopes to make a difference as the Huskers march forward.
Nebraska's De'Mornay Pierson-El (15) is brought down by Indiana's Patrick Dougherty (58) and Marcelino Ball (42) in the fourth quarter of an Oct. 15, 2016, matchup at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. The contest marks the last time the Huskers and Hoosiers have met on the gridiron.