Gabe Ervin Jr. looks better than ever for Nebraska in return from knee injury
Gabe Ervin Jr. had a strong start to his collegiate career last season with Nebraska before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the 23-16 road loss to Oklahoma. On Saturday, Scott Frost not only says that Ervin looks back to his pre-injured form, but he also looks better than ever.
In four games last season, Ervin rushed for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns on 37 carries. He also caught 2 receptions for 6 yards last season.
Ervin has a lot of ground to make up as he is battling through a crowded running back group for Nebraska. Nebraska is returning its top two running backs from last season with Rahmir Johnson and Jaquez Yant. The Huskers are bringing in former Florida State and JUCO transfer Anthony Grant to the team this off-season.
Scott claims Ervin is bigger, faster, and finding the running lanes better this off-season. That is certainly good news for the young back with the team just two weeks away from Week 0.
Scott Frost says Gabe Ervin Jr looks like the same back before he got hurt— "He looks bigger, faster and is hitting the hole really hard," Frost said. #Huskers
— Luke Mullin (@LjsLuke) August 13, 2022
In addition to his comments on Ervin, Frost updated the work of the offensive line. Frost said the effort of the offensive line is some of the best he has seen during his time in Lincoln, a positive sign for the offense and a ground game likely to include Ervin.