The Nebraska Cornhuskers can’t seem to buy a break lately.
Yes, they received the verbal commitment of Jersey City, NJ. safety D.J. Singleton, but rumors are flying of secondary coach Terry Joseph heading to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Thanks to his departure, will Singleton stick around to see if the Huskers can secure a new coach or fax in his Letter of Intent on good faith?
According to ESPN, sources indicate that Jeremy Pruitt, the Tide’s current defensive backs coach, will be hired as the Florida State Seminoles‘ defensive coordinator.
Thanks to the loss of former graduate assistant Vince Marrow, if Joseph were to depart, the Huskers will have lost not only a major point of communication for recruits, but their best remaining recruiter overall. Joseph is also considered to be one of the brightest minds on Bo Pelini‘s defensive staff.
Taking former Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bret Bielema‘s departure to coach the Arkansas Razorbacks into account, past allegations that the Big Ten isn’t willing to pay coaches the money necessary to keep them around for the long haul look to be true.
Are the losses of Marrow and Joseph a bump in the road for the Huskers or an indication that something more unnerving is happening in Lincoln, NE.?
Brandon Cavanaugh is a college football columnist for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter: @eightlaces