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Nebraska Football

Four-Game Redshirt Rule Leaves Coaches with Big Decisions to Make

September 19, 2019

Nebraska is heading into week four of the season, which means decision time is quickly approaching regarding how much to play true freshmen.

The four-game redshirt rule has changed how coaches handle their rosters and rotations, providing those that are ready to see the field but buried on the depth chart behind more experienced players a chance to get a taste of college football without burning a year of eligibility.

Last season, five players burned their redshirts: quarterback Adrian Martinez, running back Maurice Washington, kicker Barret Pickering, outside linebacker Caleb Tannor, defensive back Cam Taylor-Britt and wide receiver Jaron Woodyard (a junior college transfer with three years to play two).

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