Matt Rhule gives update on Huskers as spring semester comes to an end

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule gave some updates on the Huskers as they finish up the spring semester.

Rhule said Wednesday that Nebraska placed two walk-on players on scholarship: tight end Nate Boerkircher and linebacker John Bullock.

“For me, it was just me seeing them this semester and seeing what they could do,” he said.

Rhule called both Boerkircher and Bullock “starting-caliber” players.

Nebraska is now five scholarship players over the 85-man NCAA-mandated limit, but Rhule said they “have room if we needed to do something.”

Now that the spring semester is coming to an end, Rhule said this is a discretionary week for the players.

“The weight room is open, and guys can still get all their treatment,” he said. “Once they finish their last final, they can take off.”

After exams, Rhule will give his players two weeks off before workouts resume on May 30.

June is shaping out to be a busy month for Rhule and the coaches as they hold camps and host official visits at the end of the month.

“I think where people have made a lot of mistakes is they are running their camps at the same time as official visits and the coaches are not even at the camps,” Rhule said. “I’ve seen that at a lot of places. We really want to focus on camps, not just for this class but for the 2026’s.”

Rhule also gave some updates on Nebraska quarterback transfers.

Casey Thompson and Richard Torres have found new homes but Logan Smothers’ decision is still up in the air.

“They call us all the time, one guy called me today and said, ‘Hey, what do you think about this coach in this place?’ So, you know, the door’s open on our end. If you’re here, I want you to be all in on being here,” Rhule said.

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