Nebraska football: Morgan, Spielman make All Big-Ten 2nd team

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Now the Nebraska football coaches will try and make sure they both come back.

Nebraska football wide receivers Stanley Morgan and JD Spielman were both named to the All Big-Ten second team on Thursday morning. It appears that when it comes to the AP list, they are the only two Huskers who are going to get this type of honor.

Morgan and Spielman certainly stood out when talking about what was a historically bad season in Lincoln. The 4-8 record was the worst in over six decades.

Despite the horrendous season overall, Spielman set several freshman school records. Morgan broke a record held by Johnny Rodgers for receiving yards in a season.

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The question now is whether or not one or both players are going to be back. It seems likely that Spielman has been happy enough with the hires that he’ll stick around.

Morgan is a different situation entirely. Not only did he lead the Huskers in receiving but he was 26th in the entire country. Considering the Huskers were not running an offense that led to a ton of passes coming towards Stanley, his season was quite the accomplishment.

Once his position coach, Keith Williams was fired, Stanley went on Twitter to talk about the “business decision” he was facing. It appears he might be heading to the NFL.

It seems as if Scott Frost and company can pitch Morgan their offense and give him a heads up on what he should be able to do with it. At the same time, you’ve got to wonder if Morgan will wonder what the quarterback situation is going to bring.

For now, the Nebraska football team can just celebrate the fact that Stanley Morgan and JD Spielman got the recognition they deserved. It’s certainly a rare bright spot in a very tough season.