Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Bullock breaks the news of return, more

The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team got some more good news for a defense looking to reload for the 2024 season.
Nov 24, 2023; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker John Bullock (5) defends the
Nov 24, 2023; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker John Bullock (5) defends the / Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The 2023 season didn't end the way Nebraska football fans wanted, but that doesn't mean there isn't reason for optimism for 2024. Right at the top of the list of reasons why Nebraska Cornhuskers fans should be excited is how many players are coming back.

Earlier this week, Blackshirt Isaac Gifford and offensive lineman Bryce Benhart released a dual announcement of their return. Not long after, linebacker John Bullock took to social media to make it clear that he too, is coming back to play for Tony White, Matt Rhule and the rest of the squad.

His return to the Nebraska Cornhuskers is especially good news considering that Bullock is coming off a breakout 2023 season where he surged to the top of the inside linebacker rotation as the campaign rolled on. He started 10 of 12 games and ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 50 tackles.

Bullock was also considered a team leader right from the start of the season. He was one of the few players that was granted the ability to wear a single-digit jersey. Now Bullock will return in 2024 for a Nebraska Cornhuskers team that will be expecting a "bowl or bust" ending to next year.

More Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • It's winter graduation time for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. A total of 33 current and former Husker student-athletes across all sports will receive their degrees during University of Nebraska-Lincoln December Commencement ceremonies at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday and Saturday. Five All-Americans highlight Nebraska’s graduating class, which also features 18 student-athletes from the Husker football team. First-team soccer All-American Eleanor Dale is a star in the group
  • Omar Brown is headed to the East-West Shrine Game a little later this winter. The defensive back, who announced he's officially going to try his hand in the NFL earlier this month, will play in the February 1 event that will be broadcast on the NFL Network.
  • The Nebraska Cornhuskers are headed to the National Championship game against the Texas Longhorns. While the volleyball team is full of talent, it's clear that one of the big reasons it has that talent is because it's got one of the best and most consistent coaches in the sport. John Cook got his due earlier this week when he was named the AVCA coach of the year.

Some Nebraska Cornhuskers fans these days know that Tommie Frazier was likely the best quarterback to ever come through Lincoln. They may not know just how good a college football player he was compared to the rest of the sport. A new 8.5 minute video takes a deep dive into the man that helped give Tom Osborne his first two National Titles.

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