Husker players from the past provided an assist as Blackshirts were issued Monday morning to select members of the defense.
Twelve of the coveted practice jerseys were handed out in all, and presenting some of them were former Husker defenders Kenny Wilhite, Trev Alberts, Danny Noonan, Jason Peter, Jay Foreman, and brothers Chris and Chad Kelsay.
The recipients, some of whom spoke at Monday's weekly press conference: defensive linemen Damion Daniels, Ben Stille, Ty Robinson and Deontre Thomas; linebackers JoJo Domann, Nick Henrich, Luke Reimer, Garrett Nelson and Caleb Tannor; and defensive backs Cam Taylor-Britt, Marquel Dismuke and Deontai Williams. Thomas, Henrich and Reimer were first-time recipients.
Head coach Scott Frost and seven players fielded reporters' questions in advance of the season opener this weekend at Illinois. Cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt called Nebraska's 2020 loss to the Illini "old news."
Frost was unusually brief in his remarks, speaking for scarcely five minutes.
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- HuskerOnline | Robin Washut: Five things we learned from NU's weekly press conference
- Lincoln Journal Star* | Steven M. Sipple: A frosty head coach and four other takeaways from NU news conference
- Omaha World-Herald* | Tom's Takes: My Husker football theme is 'No talk, more action.' Maybe Saturday we'll get action
- Omaha World-Herald* | Adam Carriker: Why Frost appears annoyed with the media, plus thoughts on Blackshirts and captains (video)
- Hail Varsity | Huskers Hand Out Blackshirts
- Omaha World-Herald* | Huskers hand out a dozen Blackshirts ahead of season opener
- Omaha World-Herald* | Frost didn't have much to say during a 5-minute press conference
- Hail Varsity | SFrost Focused on Saturday as Huskers Prepare for Week 0 Matchup with Illinois
- Lincoln Journal Star* | 20 questions in 5 minutes, 7 seconds with Nebraska head coach Scott Frost
- Husker247 | Huskers in the Hallway: Toure knows his role, Robinson feels chip on shoulder
- Hail Varsity | Newly Minted Blackshirts Keep Focus on Illinois
- Hail Varsity | Husker Player Leadership Extends Past Four Captains
- Lincoln Journal Star* | Nebraska named 12 Blackshirts on Monday. A look at who got them and the luminaries who handed them out
- Nebraska Athletics | Press conference transcripts
- Lincoln Journal Star* | Red Report: Martinez 'very proud' to be three-time captain; managing the grind; young TEs stepping up
- Husker247 | Takeaways from Husker presser day: Game faces on
- Omaha World-Herald* | Though Scott Frost was brief, his Huskers didn't hide their excitement for game week
- Omaha World-Herald* | Husker notes: Vaccinated athletes won't be subjected to weekly COVID testing
- Lincoln Journal Star* | After taking up boxing, Williams hopes to punch through to better health in final college season
- Husker247 | Martinez hopeful 'stacking days' leads to 'hard-nosed' Husker offense
- Omaha World-Herald* | Samori Touré ready to silence opponents' fans as a Husker receiver
- Hail Varsity | Taylor-Britt Sets Sights High for Interceptions
- Husker247 | Deontai Williams thinks tenacious practice will pay off with takeaways
- Lincoln Journal Star* | Gameday is finally close for Husker WR Samori Toure after 625 days and 'torture' of watching 2020 season
- Omaha World-Herald | McKewon/Shatel
- Lincoln Journal Star | Sipple/Gabriel Four Downs
- Lincoln Journal Star | Sipple/Gabriel Two-Minute-Drill
The press conference
• 21:15 Dismuke • 27:20 Piper • 36:30 Daniels • 43:35 Taylor-Britt • 51:40 Allen • 1:02:45 Martinez • 1:14:15 Domann • 1:33:50 Frost
From the other side
- 247Sports | What Bret Bielema thinks of Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez entering Illini-Huskers opener
- Saturday Tradition | What Bret Bielema said as Illinois prepares for Week 0 matchup vs. Nebraska
- Illinois Athletics | Bret Bielema Press Conference Quotes
- WCIA News | Bielema press conference video
- 247Sports | What Illinois offensive coordinator Tony Petersen said about Nebraska game
- Illini Inquirer | What head coach Bret Bielema said about the Nebraska game
- Champaign News-Gazette* | Peters 'QB1 for sure'