Scott Frost's honeymoon is over. We are heading into year 3 under his watch in Nebraska, a journey that was supposed to bring Nebraska back to where they were in the 90s.
Today, tough news came out for Nebraska's chances for the upcoming 2020 season.
As stated in the tweet at the top of this blog, Spielman is the 1st WR in Nebraska history to have over 800-yards receiving in his 1st 3 seasons.
The bigger issue, at least on the surface, is that Nebraska has had 14 players leave their program this offseason. Numbers supposedly don't lie, but they may mislead. The 14 players leaving Nebraska do need some context.
Last season Nebraska had close to 150 players on their roster last year. Yes, 150. That is the biggest roster in the country. So, when 14 players transfer out of 150 and only 1 of them is a starter? It's not that big of an issue.
Nebraska's WR core does take a hit, but does return Wan'Dale Robinson, who hauled in 40 receptions for close to 500 yards last year. Nebraska also is bringing in JUCO transfer WR Omar Manning.
For JD Spielman, there is a lot of speculation out there that he will end up at Minnesota, where he grew up. It's unclear if Spielman graduated from Nebraska yet, if not, he would have to sit out a year unless granted an NCAA waiver, which is unlikely.