Matt Rhule Is Weeding Out Players Who Don’t Fit His Nebraska Cornhusker Culture

“It’s so hard when you have a new coach and they have different standards than you’re used to. We’ve been patient with a lot of guys. We’ll see what happens with Myles.

Those were the words of Nebraska Head Coach Matt Rhule who is trying to rebuild the once-proud Cornhuskers program.

Earlier this week, he made headlines by sending wide receiver Joshua Fleeks home due to him being overweight. Fleeks, who had committed to Rhule back in 2018 during his tenure at Baylor, will be held out indefinitely until he can get back into playing shape. 

Now, we have news of defensive back Myles Farmer entering the transfer portal after being suspended by Rhule for the start of preseason practice.

Farmer, who was the team’s second-leading tackler last season and a vital part of the Cornhuskers secondary, had been expected to be a key anchor in the upcoming season.

Confirming the news, a Nebraska spokesperson revealed that Farmer’s name had indeed appeared in the transfer portal.

This suspension is not the first time Farmer has found himself in trouble with the team. Last year, the talented defensive back was suspended for the Michigan game after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

The incident raised concerns among the coaching staff, but Farmer managed to return and contribute significantly to the team’s performance later in the season.

The 2022 season was a breakout year for Farmer, a former three-star recruit from the Class of 2019. He started 11 games and made 73 tackles.

For Cornhusker fans, the assumed-loss of such a skilled player is undoubtedly disappointing, especially so close to the start of the season.

Do you agree with Rhule’s iron-fist method of building back Nebraska’s program?

Despite him failing in the NFL, no one can doubt Rhule’s value and ability at the college level. He’s built multiple programs and has won everywhere he’s been.

How long will it take him to truly turn around the Cornhusker program and make them a contender once again?