Nebraska four-star quarterback Patrick O'Brien was not at the Huskers' practice today. Coaches were mum on the reason for his absence. Now, we have clarity on the situation.
Huskers head coach Scott Frost has revealed that O'Brien, a rising sophomore, has asked for his release from the program. He's decided to transfer.
Nebraska's new offense under Frost did not fit O'Brien's skillset. He's a pro-style QB that likes to sit in the pocket. The Huskers' will be running a more up-tempo offense under Frost.
“He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do, he’s a great kid, he wants to find an offense that fits his skillset,” Frost told reporters today.
O'Brien was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He's a California native.
The quarterback played in a little bit of action for Nebraska in 2017. He threw for nearly 200 yards and 1 touchdown in backup duty.
It's unclear at this point where O'Brien will transfer to. Stay tuned for more updates on the Nebraska quarterback.