Yesterday, at his red blazered press conference, Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach Bo Pelini announced that three players had been put on scholarship.
We never really officially announced it, but we had a couple walk-ons who were put on scholarship, Sam Burtch, Sam Foltz and Brandon Reilly. There will be a few other walk-ons who will go on scholarship this year, and we’ll announce that at a later time when all the i’s get dotted and t’s get crossed.
So, since we don't know who is on scholarship yet past Burtch, Foltz and Reilly, lets take a look at who is getting a ride this season. Unlike this piece I did in June, we will not look at who is on the sheet from verbals.
Remember, this is who is on scholarship. Not a depth chart. Hence, you won't see Ryker Fyfe on this list at QB.
Well, there you have it. Nebraska is using 80 of it's 85 scholarships currently. A couple of things stand out:
- I did put Jaevon Walton in the Linebacking core, as he's still under scholarship. That being said, take him out and Nebraska has 6 scholarship Linebackers, which isn't that many. Granted, losing Jared Afalava doesn't help that number. Senior Trevor Roach is not on scholarship. I do wonder why Roach could not be one of the final 5 scholarships.
- Since he's been put there also, I put Jerald Foster on Defensive Tackle for the season. If/when he moves back to the OL, that's where he will go.
- Nebraska has as many on scholarship from Special Teams as they do scholarship QB's.
- 32 Freshman, between true and redshirt kids. That's amazing to me.
The next time this changes, we'll have the breakdown once again.