Betts Quits Football, Huskers Defense Dominates Scrimmage

Nebraska receiver Zavier Betts has quit the team. 

Nebraska coach Matt Rhule announced the news following Saturday’s 12th fall practice, which was the Huskers’ first scrimmage. Rhule said Betts told him “my heart’s not in it.”  The first-year coach said he was surprised and “disappointed in the timing of it,” but wished him the best.  Rhule added there were no issues or problems with Betts off the field. 

Asked where this leaves NU at receiver, Rhule said “it’s a chance for some of the young guys.”  He said freshmen Jaidyn Doss and Malachi Coleman are talented, but “it takes a lot to be able to play as a freshman.”  

Rhule said Saturday’s scrimmage was dominated by the defense, which he said played “lights out” and is “significantly ahead of the offense.”  The Huskers will open their season on Thursday, August 31st at Minnesota.