Frost wishes Lindsey, Bell well

October 8, 2018

Scott Frost didn’t want to say too much when asked about the two players — Tyjon Lindsey and Greg Bell — who left his program this week after four games.

“I wish those two kids well,” Frost said. “But our team’s going to keep getting stronger. I wish them well — that’s probably all I should say — but I feel good about where we’re going. Sometimes those things are necessary.”

Frost said he talked his team at the beginning of the week, telling players “you’re either all in or don’t be here.” The guys who stayed, Frost said, had a strong week of practice.

Players leaving the program during the season is a new experience for freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez.

“It’s definitely something I’m not used to, but I definitely understand that’s those guys’ decision,” Martinez said. “They want to play. They’re used to being able to play, being highly recruited, they want to play, that’s why they’re transferring, I can understand their situation.”

Martinez would have preferred Lindsey and Bell stayed, but he liked the tightness and camaraderie of the team this week.

“We’ve been through so much as a team already, ups and downs, little things not going our way,” Martinez said. “We’re getting closer as a unit knowing that we’re going through this struggle together, knowing we’re going to be back.”

Senior outside linebacker Luke Gifford called Bell and Lindsey “good kids” and players Nebraska counted on, but he was “proud” of the guys in Nebraska’s locker room.

“I’d go to war with them any day,” Gifford said.

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