Husker running back Greg Bell has reportedly left the program as the team prepares for their game Saturday night at Wisconsin.
The junior college transfer has left the team a source has confirmed to KFAB's Sean Callahan with HuskerOnline.Com. Nebraska would not confirm the news yet on Friday as they get ready to leave for Madison, but Bell was not on the travel roster.
Callahan says they don’t plan to address his status until after Saturday night’s Wisconsin game. Bell won the starting running back job in August, but was surpassed by Devine Ozigbo this week. A source tells HuskerOnline that Bell did not take the news well that Ozigbo would be starting this weekend in Madison.
Bell had two carries for two yards against Purdue, and that came on the heels after he also struggled the week before at Michigan. On the season, Bell had 173 yards on 35 carries over four games. Meanwhile, Ozigbo had a career day against the Boilermakers with 170 yards on 17 carries.
True freshman Maurice Washington also missed this past week's game vs. Purdue, but is expected to play a factor against Michigan after running very well in NU's first two games of the season. The departure of Bell comes three days after receiver Tyjon Lindsey, who was also unhappy with his playing time, left the team.