The Nebraska Cornhuskers are putting an end to the season of one of the nicer surprises on the defensive side of the ball.
James Williams has been a bit of a surprise diamond in the rough for the Nebraska football team. However, it appears as though his season has come to an abrupt end.
The defensive lineman has played in all the games he’s going to this year in order to keep his redshirt. For Williams, the Nebraska Cornhuskers football coaches are more interested in seeing what he can become with three more years of seasoning.
Defensive coordinator Tony White talked about the decision-making of the coaches and why Williams is likely going to sit the rest of the season.
“There were a lot of conversations,” White said. “Again, Coach Rhule and T Knight, everyone coming together and trying to figure it out. And I think the formula is, (is) playing him the last maybe couple games right now going to be as beneficial as when he’s a junior or senior and is 15, 20 pounds heavier and the program in two or three years, maybe we’re contending for championships and playoffs and all that stuff? What’s more beneficial and advantageous?”
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The Nebraska women’s basketball team will honor former first-team All-American Jordan Hooper by raising a banner displaying her last name and No. 35 inside Pinnacle Bank Arena on January 7th during the game against Indiana. Hooper, one of just three players in Nebraska history to achieve 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, concluded her remarkable career with 2,357 points and 1,110 rebounds. Recognized as a first-team All-American and the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year, Hooper’s banner ceremony is a well-deserved tribute to her significant impact on the Huskers’ basketball legacy.
There are people that are worried about the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ season after losing three in a row. Head coach Matt Rhule understands why they’re worried. Still, he believes the health of the program is strong. “I would say that if you did an autopsy and you cut open the football program here, it’s as healthy as it could be,” Rhule said. “And guys feel as invested in, as poured into, as coached and developed as possible.”
Just in case you didn’t know that Nebraska is now a volleyball state, one must only look and see the success of programs beyond the Nebraska Cornhuskers. In addition to the Huskers winning the Big Ten, Creighton is the champion of the Big East, and Omaha, the team that was soundly beaten on Volleyball Day in Nebraska, is going to the NCAA Tournament after winning the Summit League.