Nebraska football transfer running back ends up staying in state

Isaiah Harris is leaving Lincoln behind, but after leaving Nebraska football, he's headed elsewhere in the state.

Oct 6, 2018; Madison, WI, USA; A Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet sits on the sidelines during the game
Oct 6, 2018; Madison, WI, USA; A Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet sits on the sidelines during the game / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

It's been an interesting month of December for the Nebraska football team to say the least. There's been quite a bit of planned comings and goings. There's been commitments and decommitments and there's been talk of transfer portal moves.

One transfer portal move out of the Nebraska football program hasn't been talked all that much because Isaiah Harris hadn't made much of an impact on the Huskers in his short time here.

Harris is an Omaha native, but he hasn't managed to get on the field in his three years with the Nebraska football program. Now he's going to be moving onto the Kearney Lopers where he'll be reunited with the running backs coach who was in charge of his position's room when Harris first arrived.

"The past 3 years have been nothing short of an experience." Harris said when he announced his intentions to enter the portal back in October. "That being said, I’m proud to announce I will be entering the transfer portal for my last two years of eligibility. I truly thank all my Brothers, Coaches, and Nebraska Family that had my back from day one. I’ll keep y’all updated on what’s next!”

Ex-Nebraska football running back stays in the state

Now that Harris has decided that he'll go to Kearney, he'll play for head coach Ryan Held. He'll also try and help Held continue to rebuild the Lopers, who are coming off a 3-8 debut season.

For Held, it continues what has certainly been an interesting story of his career. Like Harris, he was a running back for the Huskers who didn't really see the field, though he did managed to play on Nebraska football teams that were far more successful than what Harris saw.

Held returned to coach with Scott Frost after working with him at UCF. After being fired with several other offensive coaches in Frost's second to last season. After spending one year at Northern Alabama, he returned to Nebraska to take over the head coach role at Kearney.

Now he's got a running back who may not have played on the field for Nebraska football but he certainly knows the ins and outs of the program.