A few months ago, Nebraska football seemed to be heading into the Big Ten with relatively few hiccups and as a potential immediate contender.
But news this weekend has put that good fortune in jeopardy.
According to multiple reports, quarterback Cody Green has asked and been granted his transfer. Of course, no one will verify these reports on the record, but if true, it could be a tough quarterbacking year for the Huskers.
Even more surprising is where Green might end up. Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star has a throwaway line at the bottom of his Saturday column that Green could be headed to Boise State.
Meanwhile, here's hoping Green finds success at his new home, wherever that may be (Boise State may be a possibility, I'm told).
Green, a native of Dayton, Texas, was courted by schools such as Texas, Baylor and Texas A&M out of high school and those would seemingly be among his first choices because they're close to home and they're still in the Big 12. However, with Boise State starting quarterback Kellen Moore having just one year of eligibility remaining and Green having to sit out his redshirt season per NCAA transfer rules, the move does have some potential.
Another possible destination could be Louisville where former Nebraska offensive coordinator Shawn Watson is now the quarterbacks coach. However, Tyler Gabbert, a transfer from Missouri, is considering the Cardinals for the same reason.
While Green wasn't the starter, he was a steady player who spelled Taylor Martinez whose stats (and maybe confidence) took a bit of a hit after suffering an injured ankle last year.
During his two years in Lincoln, Green completed 66 of 122 passes for 657 yards and five touchdowns. And while he was a favorite among media and some fans, he couldn't get past Martinez to earn the starting role.
But make no mistake, Green has shown the ability to be a starter and there are a lot of schools that would love to have him on their roster.
As for Nebraska, it still has Martinez, but there is no experience behind him. Redshirt freshman Brion Carnes would be the backup after running the scout team last year. He did have a nice showing in the spring game, but no one knows what to expect in a real game situation. With Martinez's past injury issues, that's a major concern for the Huskers depth.