Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Ed Foley and family, Walter Rouse explains, more

Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Walter Rouse speaks to media
Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Walter Rouse speaks to media /

Nebraska Cornhuskers assistant coach Ed Foley has made quite an impression on the Husker faithful since being hired by Matt Rhule. In a recent hype video that the program released on Tuesday, Foley again raised eyebrows. Though this time it wasn’t because he was biting into his first Runza.

The video shows Foley talking about what makes a family and his words struck home to many Nebraska football fans.

"“Family isn’t blood. It’s the decisions we make every day to protect each other, to push each other and to advocate for each other.”"

The video is worth watching, even if you know it’s one of those videos that is absolutely meant to elicit reactions. It’s yet another demonstration of a coaching staff that has been working hard to endear itself to the Nebraska Cornhuskers fans while also trying to win over new and existing players all day every day.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • When Walter Rouse committed to the Huskers and then two days later decided to sign with the Oklahoma Sooners, plenty of rumors popped up online that OU just brought a bigger bag. However this month he talked a bit more about what drove his decision to go to Oklahoma over the Nebraska Cornhuskers and it makes some sense, even if some people are never going to believe it wasn’t about more NIL money. “If I had half of my mind thinking about Oklahoma, I didn’t think that’d be fair to (Nebraska) as well,” he said. “ … One of the things I regret with that is I didn’t take longer to consider my decision.”
  • It’s been an up-and-down season for Nebraska baseball in the early going. After basically getting swept to open the year, Will Bolt’s squad went on a 9-1 run. However, on Tuesday night, the same problems they had in San Diego reared their ugly head again and they lost 10-6 to Omaha. It’s a bad loss you hope isn’t a sign of things to come this season.

Other Sports News

  • While the Nebraska Cornhuskers are going into spring practice next week full of optimism, the Minnesota Golden Gophers got some bad news. Running back Trey Potts and wide receiver Michael Brown-Stephens both entered the transfer portal. Potts ran for 474 yards and three touchdowns and Brown-Stephens caught 22 passes for 338 yards, so neither player are guys Minny wanted to lose just ahead of spring.
  • No Big Ten teams played in the NCAA Tournament yet but there were a couple of teams involved in NIT contests. The worst of that bunch was Rutgers, who was upset as a Number One seed by Hofstra, 88-86.
  • Michigan won its first round game against Toledo 90-80, though the Wolverines did trail by two at half.
  • The Wisconsin Badgers took care of business against Bradley, beating them by 19 points in the NIT opening round contest. The conference will have the day off on Wednesday on the men’s side, though the Nebraska Cornhuskers will play their first round WNIT game against Missouri State.