Friday, June 23, 2006

Nebraska Loses Its Man of Steel

In the 1970s and '80s, there were strength coaches, then there was Boyd Epley. Epley was the man behind Husker Power, Nebraska's pioneering strength training program. The Cornhuskers mauled other teams with a physical style of play and Epley's program was a big reason for their domination. His program spread throughout the state and, eventually, the nation. But after 37 years at Nebraska, Epley is leaving for a position with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Epley's announcement stunned many Cornhusker faithful and his decision left many wondering why he decided to make the move. The excellent Big Red Network has a terrific piece offering some possibilities behind "Mr. Big" leaving Lincoln.

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