Former Nebraska QB To Face Cornhuskers This Weekend

first_imgNebraska's flag waves in the wind.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: A flag of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flys before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)In 2015, AJ Bush was a freshman QB riding the bench for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. This Saturday, he’ll be returning to Memorial Stadium as an opponent.Nebraska play against Illinois this weekend, and Bush will be the likely starter for the Illini.“I want to try to make it just another game,” Bush told the Lincoln Journal Star this week. “I don’t want to put too much emphasis on it.”Bush left Nebraska in 2016, having never played a snap for the Cornhuskers. He spent time with Iowa Western and Virginia Tech before joining Lovie Smith at Illinois this year.Now at Illinois, ex-Husker quarterback Bush strives to make Saturday feel like ‘just another game’ https://t.co/pnOSbqcBHB #Huskers— Lincoln Journal Star (@JournalStarNews) November 7, 2018Several Nebraska players were quoted, stating they remember the then-freshman QB.In an interview with KMTV, LB Mohamed Barry credited Bush with recruiting him to Nebraska.“AJ helped recruit me here, he was my host when I visited,” Barry said. “He was a big reason why I came here.”OL Jerald Foster praised Bush’s character and said he looks forward to seeing him on the opposing side.“AJ is a great guy, it was hard to see when he left but I knew he was going to do big things,” Foster told KMTV. “I’m happy that he’s finally able to come back to the stadium, him being on the other side of the ball.”Nebraska is a 17.5-point favorite heading into the game.[Lincoln Journal Star; KMTV]last_img

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