There’s still no word on Arik Gilbert, but Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule is now launching a full-on offensive to get his waiver granted.
The amount of time it’s taking to get word from the NCAA on whether Arik Gilbert can play for the Nebraska football team this year has been ridiculous for a while now. For the most part, Rhule has been patient and not offered up a real opinion on the situation.
That changed on Saturday. The Nebraska football coach has had enough. His frustration boiled over.
It’s likely the frustration hit a high point because the NCAA has been sending signals on Arik Gilbert, without giving any real answer on his status.
During the Saturday post practice press conference, Rhule let loose with both barrels.
"“If he doesn’t get it. They shouldn’t even have the waiver … There are a lot of parties involved. And there’s a lot of entities out there that don’t always have people’s best interest at heart … He deserves this. Shame on anyone who stands in the way or doesn’t help.”"
It’s not hard to see who Rhule is talking about when he says “anyone” in this instance. It seems as though the Nebraska football head coach is launching a shame offensive. Trying to make it clear that if the NCAA doesn’t grant Gilbert’s waiver, they are people who are uncaring.
Nebraska football coach trying to get ahead of things
It feels like the Georgia and LSU transfer is going to get his news any day now. The last week has been full of answers on other people’s waiver requests.
The problem is that every answer this week has been “no.” It’s hard to find a player who was waiting on an answer that got the response they were waiting for from the regulatory body.
Nebraska football’s last, best hope appears to be that since Gilbert wasn’t given bad news this past week, he’s going to get good news this week. The Huskers are now just 18 days away from their season opener. It would be nice to get some news, one way or another.