JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ‚Äî Georgia had already announced that two key players in the secondary, Josh Harvey-Clemons and Sheldon Dawson, were left home for undisclosed violations of team rules.
Several Nebraska players are in the same situation. Remaining in Lincoln, Neb., are two freshmen, linebacker Jared Afalava and wide receiver Ishmail Jackson, and sophomore wide receiver Richard Wynne Jr. Afalava had two starts in four games, with 12 tackles. Jackson and Wynne had not caught a pass this season.
The biggest loss for the Cornhuskers will be redshirt freshman defensive end Avery Moss, who is dealing with an undisclosed personal issue at his home in Tempe, Ariz. Moss has played in all 12 games, with three starts. He has 36 tackles, eight for losses, and 4.5 sacks.
Coach Bo Pelini liked the spirit of his team‚Äôs first practice of bowl week.
‚ÄúI thought it was a good practice with good tempo,‚Äù Pelini said. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got some timing issues that we‚Äôve got to get cleaned up as the week goes on. But I thought it was a good start. The enthusiasm was there. It was a good start to the week.‚Äù