Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule is doubtlessly on the verge of creating an enormous splash within the switch portal.
Former Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord had an official go to in Lincoln on Friday and, according to CornhuskersWire, obtained a scholarship supply. On3 has McCord becoming a member of Nebraska as a certainty, with its switch portal predictor giving the Cornhuskers a 100% probability of touchdown the previous Buckeye.
The addition could be large for Nebraska in Rhule’s second offseason. This 12 months, McCord was 229-of-348 (65.8 %) for 3,170 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions, main Ohio State to an 11-1 file.
He will not profit from enjoying alongside Heisman Trophy finalist Marvin Harrison Jr. at Nebraska, however he is an apparent improve over what Rhule labored with in his first season in Lincoln.
Nebraska (5-7, 3-6 in Massive Ten) didn’t qualify for a bowl sport after dropping its final 4 video games by a mixed 16 factors. It led the nation in turnovers per sport (2.6) and was 127th in interceptions (1.3 per sport).
The Cornhuskers rotated by means of Georgia Tech switch Jeff Sims and sophomores Heinrich Haarberg and Chubba Purdy, who went a mixed 136-of-261 (52.1 %) for 1,631 yards, 10 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
If Rhule’s feedback earlier this 12 months in regards to the value of a switch quarterback are to be believed ($1 million at the minimum), including McCord won’t solely be pricey however add strain on Rhule to win large in 2024.
Nebraska hasn’t appeared in a bowl sport since 2016, the longest drought in FBS. The Massive Ten provides Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington subsequent season, with the Cornhuskers internet hosting UCLA and touring to USC in November.
A few different dates to circle on the 2024 calendar are the season opener at dwelling in opposition to Colorado, which may very well be a a lot better sport than this 12 months’s 36-14 Buffaloes blowout with the improve at quarterback McCord ought to present, in addition to a visit to Columbus on Oct. 26 in opposition to Ohio State.