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Nebraska Football Has Big Loss: College Football World Reacts

Scott Frost on the sideline at Illinois.

CHAMPAIGN, IL - AUGUST 28: Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Scott Frost looks on during an college football game against the Illinois Fighting Illini on August 28, 2021 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

On Thursday, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost had significant news to share with the public. Wide receiver Zavier Betts is no longer part of the team.

Betts, a former four-star recruit, finished the 2021 season with 286 receiving yards, 109 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Though his production at Nebraska hasn't been great, Betts is a potential-packed playmaker. The fact that he's leaving the Cornhuskers isn't ideal for Frost and his staff.

"This one really hurts," Noah Sacco of KCAU 9 News said in response to Frost's announcement.

For the most part, Nebraska fans are upset about this news. "NOOO! He was my favorite, wish the best for the kid," one fan tweeted.

"Nebraska absolutely cannot ever retain their most talented players," another fan wrote. "Huge problem."

That being said, some fans don't believe this is a huge loss for the Cornhuskers. "Initial reaction: Not as big of a deal as everyone is cracking it up to be," a Nebraska fan tweeted. "Good talent, but we couldn't put him in the game a lot because he still didn't know the playbook. Next guy up. We have Palmer in the Y/Z anyways."

It's unclear what's next for Betts at this time.

Nebraska, meanwhile, will have to find a way to replace Betts on the depth chart.