Nebraska football linebacker has harsh response to player’s departure

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The sand is still shifting under Nebraska football’s feet.

Since Mike Riley and his staff have been relieved their jobs, the Nebraska football team has seen a number of changes. Recruits that Riley’s guys got to commit have been decommitting.

While there has been talking from some current Huskers players about their future, none have announced they’re leaving just yet. Keyshawn Johnson Jr., who seemed to be heading back to Nebraska next year, has decided to go elsewhere after all.

The young wide receiver, son of former NFLer Keysahwn Johnson had withdrawn from Nebraska at the end of the summer. Johnson Jr was busted with marijuana and his father decided it was time to take a step back from the university.

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The plan all along appears to have been that the player was going to be coming back in January. Those plan have now officially changed.

While most people have wished Johnson well, with some making it clear that once you’re a Husker, you’re always a Husker. One current player, Colin Miller took things a bit more to heart.

Miller quoted the Twitter announcement of Johnson and responded “If you ain’t willing to die for this then get out… #GBR.” It appears that Miller has bougth into the new regime, hook, line and sinker.

On the one hand, it’s nice to see that a player that was brought in by Mike Riley is on board fully with Scott Frost. On the other hand, it’s probably time to just let those who want to go, to walk out the door without comment.

From the looks of his statement, as well as the timing, it appears that Frost and company weren’t super high on Johnson Jr. coming back. Before this announcement, his father’s comments seem to be hinting the family was open to a return to the Nebraska football team. The real question is whether KJJ is the last one to go, or the beginning of a turnover.