Nebraska has confirmed that true freshman I-Back Jordan Stevenson and senior offensive tackle Matt Finnin have left the Huskers football team.
A spokesman has confirmed that true freshman running back Jordan Stevenson has quit the team. #Huskers
— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) November 6, 2015
Finnin played eight games last season, but wasn't seeing playing time this season as new offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh prefers to stick with his starting lineup. And with nearly every game going down to the wire, playing time for reserves was non-existent.
Stevenson enrolled at Nebraska in July after being denied admission to Wisconsin in July. He didn't arrive in LIncoln in football shape, and didn't play until October 10th against Wisconsin, exclusively on kickoff returns. Stevenson struggled in that role, returning kicks out of the end zone that should not have been, and running laterally instead of upfield. He didn't play last week at Purdue, apparently due to illness.
Now, the former four-star running back recruit will look to play elsewhere. Since he didn't redshirt, he'll still have three seasons to play at another institution.
Best wishes to both gentlemen moving forward.