Nebraska Football: Keem Green transfer means next man up

Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (52) battles with Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive lineman Keem Green (4)
Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (52) battles with Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive lineman Keem Green (4) /

A Nebraska football lineman is looking to play elsewhere.

According to multiple media reports, Junior Nebraska football defensive lineman Keem Green has entered the transfer portal. This marks another move in what has been a busy offseason for Nebraska football players.

Green did not see a ton of action in 2020, as Ty Robinson and Casey Rogers took most of his snaps. He saw 39 snaps in total, and four snaps over the final four games of the season. Interestingly enough, he was used more in the first half of the year. 35 of 39 snaps occurred during the first four games of the season.

I personally had high hopes for him as a member of the Nebraska football program. I didn’t think he was going to win any major awards, but I thought he would be a solid piece on the line.

Two good things come out of this situation in my estimation. For one, Green now has a chance to try to get playing time somewhere else. Secondly, Nebraska football’s younger defensive lineman have seemed to have emerged a big way.

This is certainly good news, especially as the program looks to find sustainability defensively. Especially after last year was a marked improvement, the more familiar players Nebraska has on defense, the better.

It has been a wild couple of days in terms of players entering the transfer portal. I have to say, it was probably expected that this would be the case. Green has two years of eligibility remaining, and I could see players like Robinson really coming into his own in the coming years.

This reminds me of Boe Wilson’s situation a little bit, Nebraska football saw the emergence from some of the younger players on the offense of line, and as a result it would probably best for Wilson to play elsewhere. This could be a factor for Green as well, and I wish him the best of luck.

In what is slated to be a wild offseason in the college football world, hopefully Nebraska can begin to make some moves. As the team enters a crucial 2021 campaign, here’s to hoping that some of the younger players can begin to put it all together. There are a lot of talented younger players on this roster, it’s just going to be about execution.

Execution was something the entire team struggled with last year.  However, they managed to find a rhythm late in the year. Here’s to hoping they can find a rhythm through the entirety of next season.