JUCO running back Greg Bell leaves the team
The Nebraska football team has lost their second player to the four-game redshirt rule this week.
Junior college transfer running back Greg Bell has left the team a source has confirmed to HuskerOnline. A Nebraska football spokesperson later confirmed to HuskerOnline on Friday evening Bell received his scholarship release.
After winning the starting running back job in August, Bell was surpassed by veteran Devine Ozigbo this week as the Huskers get ready to head to Wisconsin. A source tells HuskerOnline that Bell did not take the news well that Ozigbo would be starting this weekend in Madison.
Bell saw just two carries for 2 yards against Purdue, and this came on the heels after he also struggled the week before at Michigan. On the season, Bell had 173 yards on 35 carries over four games. Meanwhile, Ozigbo had a career day against the Boilermaker with 170 yards on 17 carries.
True freshman Maurice Washington also missed this past week's game vs. Purdue, but is expected to play a factor against Michigan after running very well in NU's first two games of the season.
Bell was the No. 1 ranked junior college running back in the country for the class of 2018, and a two-time NJCAA All-American at Arizona Western. He had three years to play two when he arrived at Nebraska, but it's unknown what his plans are going forward.
Bell joins sophomore wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey as the other player the Huskers lost this week to take advantage of the four-game redshirt rule. Like Lindsey, Bell also originally resides from California.