Husker Max News At the Elite 11 competition in Oregon, Husker quarterback commit Patrick O'Brien discusses why Nebraska is right for him. Should the Huskers replace Adidas? Sound off in our poll. DeMornay Pierson-El makes the 44-member watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, which goes to the nation's most versatile player. Hard work fueled Jack Gangwish's rise from obscure reserve to captain. More player profiles: Zach Hannon,* Kevin Maurice,* Carlos Davis* Steve Sipple says awarding Blackshirts* before the season starts makes sense for a number of reasons.