Nebraska Football Rumors Roundup: Latest Following Loss To Wisconsin

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-4, with back-to-back close losses to Big Ten teams. While Nebraska has lost those games by a combined two scores, it's still four losses for a program that expects much more. As Nebraska gets ready for a road trip against Minnesota, here's the latest surrounding the team. 

Mike Riley "Sorry" For Players After Close Losses

Every Nebraska loss has been a heartbreaker this season. Because of those tough losses, Riley feels sorry for his players, according to the Big Ten Network.

“I’m sorry for those guys,” Riley told the Big Ten Network. “I want to help them more, so we’re going to keep working. That’s going to be our coaches’ job, just to keep working and get a good plan together and make it get better.” 

3-Star Safety To Visit

The Cornhuskers will receive a visit from 3-star safety Brandon Drayton, according to 247Sports. Drayton hails from Florida and has offers from Iowa and Miami (FL), in addition to Nebraska. Drayton will visit on November 7th, during the Huskers' game against Michigan State. 

Riley Explains Decision To Pull Freshman RB's Redshirt

Jordan Stevenson hadn't played this season, and it was assumed the RB would redshirt this season. However, Stevenson saw his first playing time against Wisconsin, returning one kickoff. Riley explained the decision to 247Sports.

“The philosophy about redshirting or not, a player, especially at this juncture, is a very difficult one,” Riley said. “He was definitely a proponent of it. He probably would not have ever redshirted had he been healthy in camp and been practicing. He has worked hard in all areas of his life here, not just the football end of it, to get back. To get back in shape. To get back with an opportunity to help. And since he really wanted to do it, and he has done those things as of late, we thought … the one thing we want to make sure is that we’re doing everything we can for this team, right now. Not about future teams, all that.

“So we thought he can give us, in different ways, and maybe some other parts of other special teams initially and maybe, maybe down the road, as he learns more of what we’re doing offensively, as a runner,” Riley said. “It’s a long season and so the more healthy, good athletes that we can have ready to go, that’s why we did it. He wanted to do it and all those things kind of fit in with that. So we said let’s go.”

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