Scott Frost and the Huskers rebounded over the weekend with a win over North Dakota. While it was not always easy, Anthony Grant established himself as the lead running back with a huge effort.

Unfortunately, Rahmir Johnson continues to get edged out of the backfield picture. After leading all Husker running backs with 495 yards in 2021, Johnson has not been utilized with the offense in the first two games of the season.

Frost addressed that during his Monday press conference, admitting he feels bad for how Johnson has not been able to get onto the field. After expecting a dual-role for Johnson in the offseason, Frost said he had a good week practicing at wide receiver.

In Week 1, Nebraska recorded 35 carries to running backs, but Ajay Allen and Gabe Ervin Jr. were the first players to come in behind Grant. Johnson’s best hope of making an impact will likely be at receiver if he wants to see the field in 2022.

Last season, Johnson recorded 16 catches for 197 yards and 2 touchdowns. We’ll see if he’s able to carve out playing time as a receiver moving forward.