Mark Whipple comments on Gabe Ervin Jr.'s absence during Nebraska's Week 0 loss
Mark Whipple would like to see one of his players back in action. The offensive coordinator gave an update on running back Gabe Ervin Jr.
Whipple revealed Wednesday that the 6-foot, 215-pound Ervin did not play against Northwestern because of injury.
Whipple says to expect Gabe Ervin to get involved at running back soon. The reason he did not play against Northwestern was because of injury, the OC says.
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) August 31, 2022
Ervin is coming off a season-ending knee injury last season. The Georgia native rushed for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns on 37 carries prior to the setback. The Huskers sure could use Ervin as quickly as possible.
Tailback Anthony Grant did most of the work in Saturday’s embarrassing loss to Northwestern. The junior RB carried the ball 19 times for 101 yards (5.3 ypc) and 2 touchdowns.
No other player registered more than 3 carries for Nebraska in the loss.
This could be an issue for Whipple and head coach Scott Frost moving forward. Nebraska needs to rebound fast after its game in Dublin, Ireland. Fans will not be happy if the team comes out sluggish at home to North Dakota.