One of the things that has excited so many Nebraska football fans since Matt Rhule’s arrival in Lincoln is that the new head coach seems to think outside the box when it comes to rebuilding the program. He and his staff’s latest plan might be one of those most interesting to watch unfold of them all.
The Nebraska football program is putting together a sort of Transfer Portal Training Camp. Director of Football Relations CJ Cavazos announced the new endeavor on Twitter on Tuesday and almost immediately grabbed the attention of college football insiders all over the internet.
This first of its kind camp that’s associated with Nebraska football is less than a month away. It will certainly be interesting to see who makes the trek to Lincoln on June 13.
According to the announcement, any and all post-high school graduate players, including 2-year and 4-year transfers, are invited to come take part in the camp. It’s clear that the point of the camp is to give the Husker coaches a close up look at some kids who might still be in the portal that Nebraska football hasn’t given much of a look at so far.
As Mike Farrell pointed out when the announcement was made, it’s a bit surprising that more schools haven’t done more of these. Of course, considering how fast a top player in the transfer portal is snapped up, it’s likely simply a matter of having the time to really set one up.
It’s not a mistake that the Nebraska football camp is taking place in June. That is months after spring practice was over and when the coaching staff is already focusing almost entirely on recruiting. It’s also just a few months before fall camps start.
That way if the Nebraska football coaches see someone they want to bring into the fold, they can do so without having to wait all that long to see what they have to offer against other Nebraska Cornhuskers players.
It will certainly be interesting to see what, if anything, comes from this kind of camp.