The Nebraska Cornhuskers’ wide receiver core was getting depleted at the end of last season, and now, there is another opening for whoever wants it. Khiry Cooper, the two sport athlete at Nebraska (he also played baseball), has decided to transfer to Tulsa.
Cooper joins former Husker quarterback Cody Green, and is eligible to play immediately, thanks to the same NCAA eligibility rule that Russell Wilson and now Danny O’Brien have used in transferring to Wisconsin. Basically, the rule states that a student athlete can transfer to a school that offers a graduate degree their current school does not have without having to sit out a year.
Cooper’s departure does not have quite the impact it would have had for the Huskers, as Cooper was injured against Penn State and did not play the rest of the season.
Cooper recorded just four catches for sixty yards in 2012, playing in just six games. Cooper’s career at Nebraska never quite panned out as many had hoped, but he leaves Nebraska on good terms.
With Cooper now gone, there is an increased priority being placed on the wide receiver position for the Huskers. One has to figure Quincy Enunwa and Kenny Bell are going to be starters, but there is a plethora of true freshmen and redshirt freshmen who are vying for playing time.
Jordan Westerkamp has the chance to be a star for the Huskers. Tariq Allen is looking to make an impact also this season. Tim Marlowe was used often last season, and he could be used even more than last season, where he contributed much more than expected.
This position could be Nebraska’s most important this off-season, in terms of improvement. This, and the secondary.
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