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Nebraska senior WR Stanley Morgan ranked either first or second in terms of targets, receptions, yards and touchdowns in the Big Ten last season.

Morgan (6'1/195) topped all wideouts in the conference in terms of targets (113), yards (990) and touchdowns (100) while finishing second in the Big Ten with his 61 catches. Keep in mind that he did all of this on an adrift team quarterbacked by Tanner Lee. A statistical boost may well be coming his way this year.
Jun 23 - 3:44 PM

Nebraska HC Scott Frost said that he will not recruit high school prospects whose social media accounts have posts of questionable content.

"And I'll you this right now," Frost told reporters, "if there's anything negative about women [on a recruit's social media], if there's anything racial or about sexuality, if there's anything about guns or anything like that, we're just not going to recruit you, period." He advised recruits to "be smart with that stuff" and not to post anything that they wouldn't want their moms reading. Frost indicated that he and his staff look at social media archives during the recruiting process, not just what has been posted in the recent past.
Jun 20 - 4:06 PM

Nebraska redshirt sophomore WR J.D. Spielman logged 829 receiving yards out of the slot last season.

Spielman (5'9/181) posted the fourth-highest yardage total in the slot among returning FBS wideouts. Hat tip to Pro Football Focus on that statistical nugget. The redshirt sophomore is one of a number of intriguing wideouts on roster in Lincoln. He's joined in the receivers room by Stanley Morgan Jr., Tyjon Lindsey, Mike Williams, Jaevon McQuitty and Bryan Reimers. Just how quickly Nebraska's offense comes together in HC Scott Frost's first season at the helm will be one of the spicier storylines to follow this fall.
Jun 19 - 4:58 PM

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg believes Nebraska has the toughest road schedule among teams with new head coaches.

Rittenberg explains, "Nebraska must visit defending Big Ten champ Ohio State, defending division champ Wisconsin, a talent-stocked Michigan team, a Northwestern team that won 10 games last year and an Iowa team that has beaten the Huskers by a combined score of 96-24 in the teams' last two meetings." Winning road games isn't easy against anybody and with this type of schedule, it will take some serious cultural and general overhaul to manage any in HC Scott Frost's first season at Nebraska.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 16 - 12:29 PM

Nebraska received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 RB Ronald Thompkins.

Thompkins was reportedly a surprise commitment for Nebraska as he had previously committed to both Florida State and Mississippi State. He suffered an ACL injury early last season, leaving many scouts unsure of how he would recover. Thompkins "has good size" and "can run with authority," according to Rivals. He is the 31st ranked RB prospect for the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Jun 15 - 2:32 PM

ESPN's Mitch Sherman believes Nebraska freshman QB Adrian Martinez has an edge towards winning the starting position.

Sherman broke down the competition and noted, "It looks like a two-man race between redshirt freshman Gebbia and true freshman Martinez, the star of Scott Frost’s first recruiting class and the spring game." While he admits nothing is set in stone, he explains, "Long term, it’s Martinez, vying to become the first true freshman starter at Nebraska since Tommie Frazier in 1992. He fits the Frost system and brings great intangibles." Unless either player gets injured, its unlikely we will know who the starter is until the Fall.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 13 - 2:46 PM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill compared Nebraska four-star 2019 verbal QB commit Luke McCaffrey to Arkansas State QB Justice Hansen.

"[Hansen], like McCaffrey, is a better athlete and runner than he gets credit for. These two are passers who at any given time can beat you with their legs," Luginbill writes. The analyst refers to the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder as "a late bloomer who has a smooth release." 247Sports' Blair Anguilo earlier compared McCaffrey to current UCF QB McKenzie Milton, but we like the Hansen shade slightly more. While the latest McCaffrey brother does have a mobility which should fit well in HC Scott Frost's system as he develops, he's a bulkier, taller prospect than Milton. Hansen more smoothly fits as a comp for his athletic profile.
Jun 8 - 4:33 PM

247Sports analyst Blair Anguilo notes that Nebraskaa four-star 2019 verbal QB commit Luke McCaffrey is "very comparable athletically" to UCF QB McKenzie Milton.

"He is a real play maker that isn't afraid to lower his shoulder when he has to," Anguilo writes, later adding that the 6-foot-3, 205-pound McCaffrey "has the frame that could prove durable with the physical brand of football in the Big Ten." That frame is the biggest outward difference between he and Milton. McKenzie is listed at just 5-foot-11, 185 pounds as he heads into his junior year of action. While McCaffrey still has considerable work ahead of him in his development as a passer, Nebraska figures to be able to offer him the runway to level up before it has to push him into the fire. That's because Adrian Martinez -- a four-star freshman in Lincoln -- figures to be starting within the next two seasons.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 5 - 3:09 PM

Nebraska received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 QB Luke McCaffrey.

Yes, McCaffrey is the brother of Christian, Max and Dylan McCaffrey, and the son of Ed. It's probably fair to say that this is an athletic family. McCaffrey has done a little bit of everything in high school, but he could be given a chance to play quarterback for the Cornhuskers. He ranks at the top of prospects in Colorado in 247 Sports rankings, and 17th overall among athletes.
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 4 - 5:12 PM

Former Utah DL Vaha Vainuku is transferring to Nebraska as a graduate transfer.

Vainuku originally committed to Utah in 2012, but didn't enroll until 2014 as he took an LDS mission for two years before joining the program. He then redshirted his freshman season, and played guard for the Utes. Vainuku (6'3/295) briefly stepped away from the game because of various injuries, but he'll transfer to Nebraska and add depth to the defensive line.
Jun 1 - 6:19 PM

Nebraska redshirt freshman WR Jaevon McQuitty (knee) turned in a healthy spring.

McQuitty (6'0/194) was sidelined for the entirety of the 2017 season due to a severe knee injury sustained while participating in a blocking drill during August camp. He was also dealing with a nagging shoulder injury during his first spring with the team. Per 247Sports' Brian Christopherson, he looked to be past both of those injury concerns while participating in spring ball this year. While the former four-star wideout's health concerns might now be behind him, McQuitty will need a strong showing in preseason camp if he's to make a dent on a stacked depth chart in Lincoln.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 1 - 11:40 AM

Nebraska redshirt freshman LB Willie Hampton will transfer.

Hampton (6'1/225) was a three-star recruit in the 2017 class, Mike Riley's final class before Scott Frost took over as head coach following the close of the most recent season. His departure in-and-of itself is not particularly noteworthy. More noteworthy, the fact that Frost has had real issue hanging onto players since arriving in Lincoln. Hampton is the third player from the 2017 class to transfer and stands as the eighth player overall to exit stage left since Frost took over. Nebraska's now down to 83 scholarship players -- two under the 85-man limit on that front. These kinds of exoduses will occasionally happen when coaching staffs are swapped out, but we don't expect it to hold as a pattern for too long. There were inevitably going to be players who did not fit Scott's vision of the program.
May 30 - 3:21 PM

Ticket Express, an Omaha ticket broker, will offer refunds of Nebraska tickets bought before June 1 should the program win the Big Ten.

These refunds would not only cover single-game tickets sold, but also season tickets. Nebraska last won their conference in 1999. They were plying their trade in the Big 12 at the time. We're not realistically expecting the Huskers to be ready to rise up quite yet, though they should be competitive.
Source: USA Today
May 26 - 11:27 AM

Redshirt freshman Andrew Ward announced his intention to transfer from Nebraska.

Ward becomes the fifth player to transfer -- or at least announce his intentions to transfer -- since Scott Frost took over as head coach. A three-star signing who had offers from schools like Penn State and Virginia Tech, Ward redshirted last year, and the 6-foot-1, 200-pound linebacker will still have three years of eligibility at whatever school he lands at. Unless that schools is an FCS or below, however, he'll have to sit out the 2018 season.
May 21 - 11:03 AM

Nebraska junior C Michael Decker announced that he's stepping away from football.

It's effectively a "retirement" for Decker, who started five games at center for Nebraska in 2017. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound lineman was sidelined with a knee injury in October, and Decker announced on Twitter that he could "no longer [accommodate] football's commitments." Cole Conrad and Hunter Miller are the most likely candidates to start at center for the Cornhuskers in 2018.
May 20 - 10:59 AM


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