Nebraska football’s seen better first weeks of fall practice. After Charles Jackson’s second-ending injury, LeRoy Alexander has been banned for the Huskers’ entire 2014 season according to ESPN.com
The outlet went on to say that the athletic department made the statement Friday, but didn’t give an official reason for the suspension. ESPN goes on to report that he will keep his scholarship and practice with his teammates.
This comes as another huge blow to the Huskers’ secondary. Not only was Jackson competing to be the starting nickel back, Alexander improved so much last season, he looked to contend for extensive playing time this year.
He played in all 13 games for Nebraska last year and blew away the notion that he was an offer to simply fill up the roster.
The Omaha World-Herald was able to get in touch with Alexander’s mother who commented, “Whatever Nebraska says, I stand 100 percent behind Nebraska.”
This puts the Big Red’s brand new defensive back coach, Charlton Warren, in a very difficult situation as now he likely has to consider both moving players around and giving brand new recruits playing time.
If there’s any positive to this story, it’s that Warren has the opportunity to do that during the very first week of camp as opposed to scrambling before the start of the season.
Not an ideal situation, of course, but hopefully the Huskers’ secondary can recover from its second major setback.
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