The Nebraska football quarterback controversy is still going strong, but the coaches might not be the ones who make the final call against Michigan.
Heinrich Haarberg got his second straight start for the Nebraska football team, and for the second straight week, he did enough to lead the Huskers to victory. Of course, the question continues to be whether or not his performances would be good enough to lead Nebraska to victory against teams like Michigan.
Some fans out there are convinced that because Haarberg is 2-0, he deserves to start. It would seem they’d like him to start until he proves he can’t get the job done.
On the other hand, there are those out there who believe that Jeff Sims should get his job back because he only lost it due to injury. That sentiment is echoed by guys like Tommie Frazier, who made those exact comments earlier this week.
However, following the Huskers’ win against Louisiana Tech, it appears the decision as to who starts isn’t going to be up to anyone other than the quarterbacks and their bodies.
Nebraska football might not have a choice
While Jeff Sims did get into the game against LaTech, it was pretty clear that he wasn’t 100 percent. That mirrored what Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule said all week. It was the reason Haarberg started on Saturday.
After the game, Rhule wasn’t all that optimistic that Sims would be ready for Michigan either. That could mean that even if the Nebraska football coaches want to see the season-opening starter take the reigns back, he won’t be able to.
Sims suffered a high ankle sprain against Colorado. Those injuries can be hard for players to recover quickly, especially if their key weapon is running the ball. So, while the fans and the Nebraska football coaches might know who should start, nature could decide on Haarberg over Sims.