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Nebraska suspended senior S Nate Gerry for the season-opener against Fresno State.

Nebraska is doing a little bit of troublesome housekeeping, suspending both Gerry and WR Brandon Reilly for the opener due to unspecified violations of team rules. Pro Football Focus views the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Gerry as "one of the nation's best safeties" despite his posting a subdued 2015 campaign.
Aug 26 - 2:53 PM

Nebraska suspended redshirt senior WR Brandon Reilly for the season-opener against Fresno State.

Reilly has been suspended due to a violation of team rules, but details have yet to emerge as to the exact nature of his transgression. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder caught 40 passes for 754 yards and a quartet of touchdowns. He previously got into hot water with a DUI citation in March.
Aug 26 - 2:03 PM

Nebraska redshirt sophomore G Jerald Foster will miss the 2016 season after tearing a ligament in his knee.

Foster suffered the injury during this week's practice and will have to undergo surgery. Who will replace the 6-foot-3, 310-pounder remains to be seen, as HC Mike Riley said that the next man in line is Corey Whitaker, who has undergone a more minor knee surgery of his own and is expected to miss the next two weeks or thereabouts. Jalin Barnett and Boe Wilson would be next in line as Whitaker recovers from his procedure.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 19 - 3:24 PM

Nebraska WR coach Keith Williams has been suspended without pay until August 31 and will not take part in the first four games of the season.

Williams was arrested on suspicion of DUI last weekend, his third such arrest since 2004. "It is my hope that he uses this incident as a turning point," said AD Shawn Eichorst in a statement, "and as an opportunity to teach our student-athletes, staff and greater community about making the right decisions." The coach is scheduled to appear in court on October 24. As for the four games he will miss to open the season, don't expect to see Williams on the sidelines against Fresno State, Oregon, Wyoming or Northwestern. In a statement of his own, Williams said that he felt "profound remorse" for his reckless actions.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 19 - 12:24 PM

Nebraska redshirt sophomore QB AJ Bush announced he will transfer to another program.

Bush's father said his son is looking at transferring to an FBS school or a junior college. Apparently Bush and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf did not connect and the quarterback was third on the depth chart.
Aug 19 - 11:02 AM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley addressed WR coach Keith Williams' weekend DUI arrest, saying that he "obviously [made] a big mistake."

Williams was arrested after rear-ending an Uber at an intersection early Sunday morning. This was his third arrest for DUI, as he was involved in cases back in 2004 and 2009. Riley noted that Williams "went through a background check with our human resources and they knew of stuff. And they cleared him. In the hiring process we did know." Williams is entering his second season with the Cornhuskers. What -- if any -- punishment Nebraska levies in the wake of the arrest is not yet known.
Source: USA Today
Aug 16 - 4:00 PM

Nebraska WR coach Keith Williams was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Sunday.

According to the Lincoln Police Department, Williams rear-ended an Uber at an intersection around 1:50 a.m. Sunday morning. None of the three passengers in the Uber were injured and Williams cooperated with police when they arrived on scene. This isn't the wide receiver coach's first DUI charge. He was previously convicted on such charges in 2004 and 2009. A third-offense DUI with a blood-alcohol level of .150 or more is considered a Class III-A felony and can carry with it up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. In a statement, the university said, "The Nebraska Athletics Department is aware of the incident involving Assistant Coach Keith Williams. We will continue to gather additional information and will withhold further comment at this time."
Aug 15 - 1:30 PM

2017 FB recruit Ben Miles, Les' son, committed to Nebraska.

Miles is one of the top rated fullbacks in the 2017 class, and head coach Mike Riley said the position would grow in his offense. Les Miles did offer his son a scholarship, along with Michigan State and Boston College, but Ben decided on Nebraska.
Aug 1 - 10:45 AM

Nebraska redshirt senior P Sam Foltz was killed in a car accident on Saturday.

The trio of Foltz, LSU K Colby Delahoussaye and former Michigan State P Mike Sadler were all in the car when Sadler lost control of the wheel on a wet road Saturday night. The car struck a tree, killing both Foltz and Sadler. Delahoussaye was taken to the hospital where he received stitches and burn treatments before being released. Foltz was named to the Ray Guy Watch List earlier this offseason. He was coming off first-team All-Big 10 honors for the 2015 campaign. In a statement, HC Mike Riley said, "Sam was universally loved and respected by everyone he touched and on whom he had a positive influence each and every day. His tragic loss is immeasurable to his family, his friends, his classmates, his teammates and his coaches and our thoughts and prayers are with all of them."
Jul 24 - 7:39 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. "should benefit greatly from the return of essentially the entire receiving corps," believes Pro Football Focus' Josh Liskiewitz.

Armstrong had a rocky 2015 campaign, blending inaccurate passing and untimely turnovers with impressive aerial displays and feats of athleticism. Fortunately, main target receivers Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly have returned. Unfortunately, the offensive line must be rebuilt. Overall, Armstrong finished the 2015 campaign with 3,030 passing yards (55% completions) and a 22/16 TD/INT ratio.
Jul 9 - 11:27 AM

Pro Football Focus ranks Nebraska senior S Nate Gerry as the No. 90 player in college football.

"Gerry took a step back from an outstanding 2014 campaign, but he still enters 2016 as one of the nation’s best safeties," wrote Steve Palazzolo. Gerry actually posted PFF's No. 2 coverage grade in 2014. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder's weakness remains wrapping up, as Gerry has 25 missed tackles over the last two years. "Still, Gerry has good instincts and he’ll anchor the back end for Nebraska this season," concluded Palazzolo.
Jul 9 - 10:48 AM

Three-star 2017 DE Robert Porcher IV committed to Nebraska.

Arizona, Arizona State, Indiana, Louisville and Michigan (among others) had made offers to Porcher, but Nebraska reigned supreme for the 6-foot-2, 245-pounder's pledge. While he is listed as a defensive end, ESPN believes his best fit might be on the inside -- assuming he can add the necessary bulk. The outlet would like to see improved tackling, too, as they note that he showcases too many arm-tackling tendencies to instill comfort.
Jul 3 - 12:49 PM

The NCAA is implementing a rule in which all bowl-eligible teams with 6-6 records are required to be given their bowl assignments before a team with a 5-7 record can be considered.

Last season, three teams with 5-7 records were awarded bowl bids based on APR (Academic Progress Rate). This in and of itself is not the issue -- there were 80 slots available, 77 of which were filled by 6-6 teams, thus three more were needed. Instead, the issue comes in the fact that the Foster Farms Bowl passed over Mountain West squads Nevada (6-6) and Colorado State (7-5) in favor of placing a 5-7 Nebraska team against 8-5 UCLA. This will not be a possibility this coming season. All 6-6 teams will first be chosen for the respective bowls, at which point (assuming there are still slots available), the 5-7 team with the highest APR will be able to choose which available bowl to attend.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 30 - 12:22 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney tagged Nebraska four-star 2017 LB Avery Roberts as a recruit who has something to prove at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.

At the beginning of June, Roberts made miniature waves (as they were) when he saw a tweet asking what you can do when Leonard Fournette comes around the corner. "Same thing I would do to anyone else….Tell him good night and put him to sleep!" he responded. Never mind the fact that Nebraska and LSU have not played since the Sugar Bowl in 1986. There was obviously no ill-intent in the tweet, but the 6-foot-1, 213-pounder subsequently deleted it. Gorney hopes he unleashes some of that deleted fire at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta this coming weekend. "This is offseason ball so playing in pads won’t be possible," he wrote, "but the four-star Nebraska commit will have an opportunity to show his physical play and his cover abilities against some of the nation’s best. It won’t be a snoozer either way."
Source: Rivals
Jun 6 - 2:01 PM

Nebraska junior WR DeMornay Pierson-El indicated at the end of April that the broken foot he suffered in August has been more of an issue in rehab than the torn ACL he suffered on Halloween.

Pierson-El broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot in August and subsequently had a screw implanted in the hoof. Two months into the season, he then suffered a torn left ACL and fractured leg while celebrating teammate Stanley Morgan's Halloween touchdown against Purdue. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound junior feels like he is nearing recovery from both injuries, but said that "there are still things I haven't experienced, still things I'm not comfortable with, so I'm not completely there. But I'm really close." At the beginning of April, HC Mike Riley said that he was around 80%. Pierson-El offers a dynamic speed element when he is right.
Jun 5 - 1:33 PM


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