Nebraska football coach Matt Rhule confirmed what he hinted at on Thursday night by announcing that Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda is out for the year.
Rhule had first talked about the fact that the starting wide receiver suffered a serious injury against Minnesota. At the time, he didn’t add any other details before that.
It was obvious that perhaps the coach was hoping things weren’t as bad as they were. On the other hand, he seemed to know that if Garcia-Castaneda was going to come back this season for Nebraska football, it wouldn’t be soon.
Now it’s confirmed the receiver won’t be back this year at all. Rhule confirmed that while speaking in front of the Media after their Labor Day practice session.
The Nebraska football head coach said he’s “heartbroken” for Garcia-Castaneda. He also said that with a wide receiver down in what was already a thin room, it’s now “all hands on deck” for the Huskers.
Nebraska football priming for Prime
Speaking of all hands on deck, Rhule was asked about his reaction to Colorado’s upset victory over TCU. Specifically, he said that he wasn’t surprised the way some others have said they are.
The Nebraska football head coach said that Coach Prime is a “football” guy and that he’s practice and coached and played as a winner. Of course, he also made it clear that Sanders has some very special players that are definitely helping.
He specifically said that Shedeur Sanders is a “great quarterback” and that anytime a team has a great quarterback, they going to have success. Travis Hunter is another guy that is going to be a headache for the team.
Hunter, who played more than 100 snaps for the Buffaloes last week, impressed Rhule right along with everyone else.
"“One of the most conditioned athletes I’ve ever seen.”"
Nebraska football is going to have to come up with a way to stop Hunter, on both sides of the ball.