Pete Elliott's 1956 Nebraska Cornhuskers by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Approx. 4,300 words.
Published on February 7, 2013.
In 1956 the University of Nebraska hired Pete Elliott to coach its football team. The new coach was a 29-year-old former All-American football player at the University of Michigan. He won 12 letters at UM. The Big 7 conference, of which NU was a member, was dominated by Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma Sooners. Elliott coached backs at OU before coming to Nebraska. He brought with him the Split-T offense.