Ex-Nebraska football star expected back in the transfer portal

Ernest Hausmann transferred to Michigan from the Nebraska football program last winter. Will he be on the move again this year?
Michigan Wolverines linebacker Ernest Hausmann (15) warms up
Michigan Wolverines linebacker Ernest Hausmann (15) warms up / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

If there’s one thing that Nebraska football fans know, it’s that the transfer portal giveth and the the transfer portal taketh away. With the departure of Jim Harbaugh from Michigan, is there a chance that one Husker player who transferred away could come back?

One college football analyst believes that Ernest Hausmann could, at the very least, be looking to go into the portal again. However, it doesn’t appear as though Nebraska football fans should expect the native son to come home.

Not long after it was clear that Jim Harbaugh was moving on, Mark Pszonak of Mike Sauter Sports put together a list of players that he believes might join Harbaugh in exiting Ann Arbor. Pszonak came up with five players he thinks could enter the portal. Hausmann is among them.

“Hausmann already transferred from Nebraska to Michigan, so why not again? He finished third on the team with 46 tackles in his only season in Ann Arbor while being part of a rotation,” Pszonak wrote. “He is on the cusp of a huge season, wherever that may play be in 2024.”

Nebraska football fans shouldn’t get too excited about that particular blurb. It doesn’t appear the expert believes the Cornhuskers are on the linebacker’s radar.

The analyst named Ohio State, Penn State, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M as possible landing spots should he enter the portal. It would certainly be more than a little frustrating for Husker fans if the defender transferred again and transferred to another Big 10 team but didn’t come back to Lincoln.

Ex-Nebraska football star expected to enter the transfer portal again

It’s important to note that, as of now, Hausmann has not entered the portal. It would seem that he, like the rest of the Wolverines, is waiting to see who replaces Harbaugh before making a move.

Should he become a free agent again, he’ll be much sought after. He followed up his true freshman season with the Nebraska football team, where he had 54 tackles with 46 stops in his first year in Ann Arbor.