Nebraska Blocks Big Ten Schools
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Nebraska Blocks Big Ten Schools, Future Opponents from Greg Bell Transfer

October 08, 2018

UPDATE (1:30 p.m.): Bell has deleted a previous tweet making official his decision to leave Nebraska and shared an updated tweet with a new letter from the University.

The since-deleted tweet contained the same list of blocked schools minus one program: Oregon State. The Beavers are on the new list.

Since Scott Frost took over in December, Nebraska has had three players transfer to Corvallis, quarterback Tristan Gebbia, wideout Tyjon Lindsey and linebacker Avery Roberts. Two former Husker coaches work for the Beavers as well, Trent Bray and Mike Riley (for the time being).

On Friday, news broke that junior college running back Greg Bell had left the Huskers and would seek a transfer. On Monday, he acknowledged that transfer while providing a list of schools the Huskers have blocked.

Along with every conference team, the Huskers have also blocked every future nonconference opponent over the next three seasons from contacting the junior runner. That list includes: South Alabama (2019 opponent), Colorado (2019), Northern Illinois (2019, 2021), Central Michigan (2020), South Dakota State (2020), Cincinnati (2020), Buffalo (2021) and Oklahoma (2021).

Bell, who came to Nebraska from Arizona Western Community College, began the season as the Huskers' starting running back. He had 35 carries for 173 yards through four games but was moved to second-string ahead of the Wisconsin matchup after Devine Ozigbo’s breakout game against Purdue. 

Bell was a Frost recruit and the No. 1 JUCO running back in the country. At the time of his commitment, he was viewed as a major win early in Frost's tenure. His departure marks the 15th Husker to leave Lincoln since Frost took back in December.

On Monday, the Huskers released their depth chart ahead of Saturday's 11 a.m. meeting with Northwestern (2-3, 2-1 Big Ten). Ozigbo is listed as the starter with true freshman Maurice Washington backing him up.



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