Nebraska lost the services of 3 star RB Arnold Barnes Monday morning. He held Power 5 offers from Nebraska and Iowa, and was originally committed to Tulane.
When new coaches come in, they usually want to recruit their own guys. When RB coach EJ Barthel was announced as our new RB coach, I was excited. Arnold was too. In a now-deleted tweet, he told Coach Barthel he was ready to "get this popping." I assume the feelings weren't mutual, thus his decommitment.
If you read my thread when he committed, you know I was a MASSIVE Barnes fan. This one cuts deep, like the emotional dagger pierced into one's heart by an adulterous spouse. I hope that EJ Barthel and Matt Rhule have someone better lined up.
We have some other RB offers out, but at this late in the game, I'm not sure what RBs with film as good or better than Arnold are open to flipping their commitments. We will see what the staff can pull out of their hats, this is what they are getting paid the big bucks for.
*sniffles and wipes tears*