Nebraska defensive tackle Jared Crick has announced his intention to return to school for the 2011 season.
"I am staying at the University of Nebraska to finish my degree and complete my final season of eligibility on the football field," Crick said. "Playing at Nebraska for Coach Pelini is a great opportunity, and I am looking forward to continuing that in 2011. Hopefully, I will have the chance to play at the professional level in the future, but my focus right now is on the start of the semester and beginning winter conditioning next week."
The bad news is Heard will not.
With DRob leaving and Helu gone, we'll be seeing alot of true freshman Aaron Green on the field next year. No doubt about it!
Heard's quest continues
Touted running back Braylon Heard's long-running quest to become academically eligible apparently continues.
Classes resumed at Nebraska Wednesday, but Heard isn't on campus.
A signee in Nebraska's 2010 recruiting class, Heard received word this week from Nebraska and the NCAA that he's one point short on his total ACT sum score, HuskersIllustrated.com reported.
Heard, a 5-foot-11, 180-pounder from Cardinal Mooney High in Youngstown, Ohio, apparently will take the ACT again this spring.
Heard rushed for 1,973 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2009 as a senior at Cardinal Mooney, Bo and Carl Pelini's alma mater. He helped the team to a 15-0 record.
Heard was rated as a four-star prospect.