Nebraska Football had some more roster movement on Friday.
A pair of former Nebraska Football players have decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal. Redshirt freshman wide receiver Andre Hunt and tight end Katerian LaGrone made the announcement on Friday.
The pair is facing a 2 ½ year suspension by Nebraska for violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy. As you may recall, they were suspended in August. Nevertheless, the team kept the problem close to the vest, and we didn’t really hear too much about it.
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For starters, let me say that I am happy Nebraska does not have to deal with them any longer. Although they didn’t really serve as a distraction during the regular season, you never want to have players that have a certain amount of baggage. It’s a shame that this happened at all, as both players are extremely talented. Nevertheless, this was a necessary move for all involved. This gives Nebraska one less thing to worry about heading into what is a crucial 2020 season. They need everybody to be on the same page and focused on football.
LeGrone probably could’ve made a little bit of an impact at tight end this year. Although the position was rarely used on offense, he definitely could have fit into the equation. He probably would’ve played the backup role to Jack Stoll, and he definitely would have had an opportunity at playing time. We saw how much the team used Austin Allen this year.
Hunt would’ve probably had a difficult time fitting in at the wide receiver spot. Nebraska Football did not use the wide receivers a ton as it was, and with guys like JD Spielman and Kanawai Noa on the field, he probably wouldn’t have seen much playing time. Wide receiver was an underused position by Nebraska Football to begin with. Not seeing the field or getting targets wouldn’t have probably been a reflection on him.
In any event, they both are off to different situations. Hopefully, they get their off-the-field issues sorted out.