Tuesday evening, Nebraska running backs coach Ryan Held joined the Sports Nightly program, which airs on KCNI M-F at 6pm. Held visited with the hosts of the show for a ten minute segment about the Huskers running back group. Senior Dedrick Mills has solidified himself at the top of the depth chart but who will back him up is a question mark. Held spoke highly of the young talent that is behind Mills.
“I feel really good right now going into 2020, probably the best I’ve felt since we’ve been here. There’s some unknowns, obviously, so we’ve got to have a chip on our shoulders. We really only have one guy returning who has played any minutes. But we do have guys that can go out there and be good running backs and get this position back to where it needs to be for Nebraka football.”
Held was very complimentary toward true freshmen Marvin Scott and Sevion Morrison. Scott, a power lifter from Florida, “does not look like a freshman” according to Held. He said that Scott is a player Nebraska is “really, really excited about early.” As for Morrison, Held said he has track speed and could eventually become a big-time back. The record-breaking rusher from Oklahoma has a chance to be a contributor sooner rather than later. Held said of the two “I don’t know how many running backs I evaluated across the country but those are my top two guys. There were maybe a few national guys that we probably might have never been a factor with, but I would take these two guys over anybody in the America.”
According to Held, the bottom line is that the Huskers are finally beginning to build variety and depth at the running back position.