Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Myles Farmer plea, College Football Playoffs, more

Myles Farmer #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers before of a game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Myles Farmer #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers before of a game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

While most of Nebraska Cornhuskers news these days is about Matt Rhule, his staff, and his recruiting, there’s some less fun news around Husker land these days. That’s because Myles Farmer filed a plea on Wednesday officially claiming he was not guilty of DUI and an illegal lane change.

Farmer was cited just after midnight on November 6 after a police officer claimed he saw Farmer turn without signaling. Once he was stopped, the officer claims he saw signs of impairment.

Police say the Nebraska Cornhuskers star’s blood alcohol content tested at 0.123, so the officer cited him.

Farmer was originally expected to make an appearance in court, but had his attorney enter the plea in the end. His official trial date has not been set but when it begins, the Nebraska football star – who was suspended after being cited with the DUI charge – faces a maximum 60 days in jail and a six-month license revocation if found guilty.

More Nebraska Cornhuskers News

While Fred Hoiberg’s boys lost their Big Ten opener to Indiana, the Women’s Basketball team was taking care of business. Amy Williams’ squad improved to 2-0 in the Big Ten with their 82-54 win over Wisconsin.

The 11th and 12th Nebraska football players to enter the portal are Jimari Butler and Mosai Newsom. Butler is a redshirt-freshman linebacker and Newsom is a  redshirt-sophomore edge rusher. Both were 3-star prospects out of high school but neither have had much in the way of playing time since coming to Lincoln.

If and when the Nebraska football team makes a college football playoff, it might have gotten a boost to get one of those playoff games at Memorial Stadium. Big Ten Commissioner came out in favor of CFP games being staged at teams’ home fields. That’s actually a big step in getting this thing to become a reality.

College Football News

While Nebraska Cornhuskers fans are still waiting for news on Casey Thompson and whether he will return, Kentucky found out that quarterback Will Levis is both going pro and skipping his bowl game.

Purdue is about to go through a shortened version of what the Huskers endured as they found out on Wednesday that head coach Jeff Brohm is leaving to coach at Louisville. He’s been rumored more than once to be leaving for the Cardinals but it finally happeend.

Meanwhile, it appears the Nebraska Cornhuskers are going to have to deal with PJ Fleck for quite a while. He signed a seven-year extension with the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday.