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......................HUSKER EDITION the university of nebraska presents Back to the Future a bill moos production from “back to the future” emmett brown: “you’ve got to come back with me.” marty mcfly: “where?” emmett brown : “back ... to the future!” ■ turn to FROST , page 2C “I always said back then if we could take this offense and this speed development and our scheme and marry it with old-school Husker Power we won’t lose a game. I was being facetious, but we did that in Orlando.” Scott Frost T H U R S D A Y , A U G U S T 2 3 , 2 0 1 8 Bob Hamar, sports editor The Grand Island Independent www.theindependent.com N IN THIS SECTION: HUSKER FOOTBALL fall SPORTS preview 20 18 your GUIDE to fall sports in NEBRASKA C INSIDE PREP FOOTBALL: 1-3 D PREP VOLLEYBALL: 1-3 E OTHER PREPS: 1-3 F GAME 1 Akron (0-0) at Nebraska, 7 p.m. Sept. 1 Sept. 1 GAME 2 Colorado (0-0) Colorado St., Sept. 1 Sept. 8 GAME 3 Troy (0-0) vs. Boise State, Sept. 1 Sept. 15 GAME 7 N-western (0-0) at Purdue, Aug. 30 Oct. 13 GAME 10 Illinois (0-0) vs. Kent State, Sept. 1 Nov. 10 GAME 4 at Michigan (0-0) at Notre Dame, Sept. 1 . Sept. 22 GAME 5 Purdue (0-0) vs. Northwestern, Aug. 30 Sept.29 GAME 6 Wisconsin (0-0) vs. Kentucky, Aug. 31 Oct. 6 GAME 9 at Ohio St. (0-0) vs. Oregon St., Sept. 1 Nov. 3 GAME 8 Minnesota (0-0) vs. NM State, Aug. 30 Oct. 20 GAME 11 Michigan St. (0-0) vs. Utah State Aug. 31 Nov. 17 GAME 12 Iowa (0-0) vs. N. Illinois, Sept. 1 Nov. 23 By Bob Hamar bob.hamar@theindependent.com Scott Frost took a long and winding road from Wood River to Stanford to Lincoln to the NFL as a player. From Manhattan, Kan- sas, to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Eugene, Oregon, to Orlando, Florida, to Lincoln as a coach. He was hired in early December to replace Mike Riley after the Huskers finished the season with a whimper and a 4-8 record in 2017, and it didn’t take him long to express his vision of the Huskers. It was, in ways, much like what he saw at Nebraska when he was quarterbacking the Huskers to a national title in 1997. “This state is ready to see this place return to where it was,” Frost said at his introducto- ry press conference. “That doesn’t mean we’re going to win every football game, but we want this program to be something the peo- ple in this state can be proud of, that former players can be a part of and be proud of.” Just like the people were proud of the program back when Frost was growing up in Wood River. Just like people were proud of the program in the 1990s. Things went south a few years after Tom Osborne’s 1997 retirement.

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