Nebraska running back Greg Bell, who was a starter at the start of the season before being demoted, will not make the trip for the Cornhuskers’ game on Saturday at Wisconsin and reportedly is considering transferring, according the multiple media outlets.
Bell, a junior, started the first three games for the Cornhuskers (0-4), before playing sparingly last week against Purdue.
“NU is not confirming Bell’s departure and will not have a comment on his situation until after the Wisconsin game,” the Omaha World Herald wrote.
If he leaves without playing another down, Bell could take advantage of the new NCAA redshirt rule and retain a season of eligibility that he could use elsewhere.
Through four games, Bell was third on the team, and second among running backs, with 173 yards rushing on 35 carries. He carried the ball only twice against Purdue.
Should Bell transfer, he would become the 15th player to leave the program since head coach Scott Frost took over last December.
The other 14 are offensive lineman Bryan Brokap, wide receiver Zack Darlington, offensive lineman Michael Decker, tight end David Engelhaupt, quarterback Tristan Gebbia, linebacker Willie Hampton, defensive back Will Jackson, wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey, fullback Ben Miles, quarterback Patrick O’Brien, linebacker Avery Roberts, tight end Matt Snyder, inside linebacker Andrew Ward and wide receiver Keyan Williams.
Decker retired from football and Darlington joined the Army, but the other 12 transferred to other schools.