Glenn's story is a well-chronicled one, the oft-injured and mostly unused running back going from the offensive side of the ball to playing linebacker for the first time in his career. Up to the point where he was injured approximately three weeks ago, Glenn was actually leading the team in tackles, and now sits third on the team with 51 on the season, including six for loss. Glenn also has one forced fumble on the year.
That creates a dilemma for the first-year head coach as he now loses his most effective tackler in the linebacking corps. Exacerbating the situation is the fact that junior linebacker Phillip Dillard has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, and his status for this weekend's road trip to Manhattan, Kansas to play Kansas State, is questionable.
That will leave senior linebacker Tyler Wortman as the only remaining member of the starting linebacking corps before the season began, with a host of inexperienced and somewhat undersized linebackers having the responsibility of filling big shoes, and knowing that they will be the last line of real defense if Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman manages to get out of containment and beyond the defensive line.
The Huskers return to the practice field today, but no comments on the situation are expected as the official release from the University stated that no coaches or players would be commenting on the situation at all.
Stay tuned to Big Red Report as we will keep you abreast of the situation, how this could effect Nebraska down the stretch of the season and just how big of a hole Glenn leaves behind.