October 22, 2014

NU football notes: Carnes leaves, Perlman weighs in on football playoff

#Huskers will be gone from the field per NCAA rules.

#Huskers will be gone from the field per NCAA rules.

Former QB and wide receiver Brion Carnes wrote on his Facebook page that he is leaving leaving the Nebraska football program and heading to Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA. Carnes will be a junior. The 6’1, 190 pound appeared in three games at Nebraska in 2011 as the top backup to Taylor Martinez before switching to wide receiver last September. He didn’t play last season.

Chancellor Harvey Perlman says that under the College Football Playoff, he would like to see ex-coaches and ex-players have a deciding hand in the final four, which is much different than the NCAA basketball tournament committee which is made up of current conference commissioners and athletic directors from the top conferences. Perlman said, “You have to make the football committee one step removed from existing A.D.s.”

The NCAA Football Rules Committee has approved a measure that “social media designations such as URL’s and hashtags, are prohibited” on the playing field, end zone and sidelines. On the turf at Memorial Stadium, NU has #HUSKERS between the 20 and 30 yard lines.  That will be gone by the start of the season.