There is no attempt to spin this one. The loss of wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson is great for Scott Frost and the Nebraska football team.
After two seasons in which Frost worked to find ways to lure the talented Robinson into his offense, no one could see him come.
Robinson may have been the face of the program. NU has already started building its NIL brand on social media in the last year. He was the player’s spokesman in 2019 when Nebraska announced it was building a new $ 155 million football facility.
This brings me to my next question. Why? Why would someone who essentially had the keys to the Frost crime jump in two years?
I have a feeling he̵
There has been grumbling about a potential Robinson transfer over the past year, since the Huskies were forced to use him as an apostate in the Big Ten because of various problems they have had over the past two seasons with boys like Dedrick Mills and Maurice Washington.
Running backwards may not have been the best fit for Robinson in a physical league like the Big Ten, but Frost had to call him to help his team win. He took 16 races in their win against Penn State, 18 in a win in Illinois in 2019 and 22 in a loss against Indiana in 2019.
I’ve always been told that Robinson’s camp sees him exclusively as a receiver, and they don’t like the way he’s been used sometimes in the last two seasons as a runner between fights.
Even in 2020, Robinson was the Huskies’ most consistent weapon in attack, but nothing was easy. Both of Robinson’s touchdowns in the NU season finale at Rutgers came with corporal punishment. He took the fourth and 1st variant of the field, where he injured his ribs, and then the third and 12th pass in the middle, where he made a heavy blow, but still managed to score.
No one can be upset by Robison. In the last two seasons, he played bravely for Nebraska. He operated with the class and behaved in a very modest way, both on and off the field. He saved the huskies from some difficult situations. In the 8 games won by NU in 2019 and 2020, Robinson played a key factor in many of them.
Once again, the bigger question remains, how did we get to this point?
Frost will be heading to a key fourth season in Nebraska and almost feels like he’s starting over in the skills department. This team will have no proven defenders or receivers in 2021 and they will have the only starting quarterback returning to the Big Ten (Adrian Martinez) who did not have a break of 20 yards or more in 2020.
Martinez was just 6 out of 20 for 176 yards on his throws, which went 20 yards or more last season. He had a rating of the worst 24.2 in the NFL for filing these throws according to the PFF. Michigan’s Joe Milton was the next worst with a 53.2 NFL rating in deep throws.
Frost has something to chew on for the next few months. Over the past year, he has faced many adversities – from the loss of his father to the ups and downs of the 2020 season. This moment of Robinson’s feels like something we will talk about, one way or another, for a long time.
Frost needs to look closely at what changes need to be made in the fourth year, as things are in a very difficult place with his violation as we head to the 2021 season. The good news is that they have just added a legitimate NFL outlook to the broad receiver. on Monday in the city transfer of Samori Toure to Montana. Can they add a few more quality pieces to close this cycle?