LINCOLN -- Former Nebraska football assistant John Melton died Saturday at the age of 86. Melton worked at Nebraska for 27 seasons under both Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne. Melton came to Lincoln with Devaney back in 1962. He coached the freshmen and linebackers during his time with the Huskers. He helped recruit Trev Alberts, Roger Craig, and Jamie Williams. Melton was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall Of Fame in 1994. Funeral services are Thursday morning at First-Plymouth Congregational Church.