Bill Starr program is pretty cool. Its definetly a little more simple to keep track of than the Husker set up.
If I remember right, in the "Strongest Shall Survive," Wednesday was a "light" day. Instead of ramping to a max 5 in the incline or military press, you bench pressed "light." The light benching takes a little less out of you than going heavy in another press.
Also, I think light power cleans, instead of ramping to a max 5 on deadlifts. Again, light power cleans are way less stressful than heavy deads. And more "specific" or "direct" for the upper back.
That simple switch(less heavy work, more bench practice) might be enough to keep your bench from stalling out.