Kevin Gladney never caught a single pass for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and he never will. Nebraska has dismissed the Class of 2013 receiver, citing simply in a brief release Friday afternoon the player is no longer with the team.
Gladney saw playing time in Lincoln on special teams, appearing in seven games last fall for the Cornhuskers. The Lincoln Journal Star notes he was expected to find himself in a competition for some playing time on offense this fall.
Nebraska head coach Mike Riley has been busy taking control of the roster this offseason. Before coaching a single game in Lincoln, Riley has now seen a total of six players leave the team either voluntarily or through a dismissal. This latest dismissal will take another cut into the depth at receiver for Nebraska this season. Glenn Irons was dismissed just a couple of weeks ago.
You can scratch Johnny Stanton off the Nebraska depth chart at quarterback. Stanton was among the players confirmed to no longer be a part of the Huskers program Thursday by the university, as he has chosen to transfer to a new football program for the 2015 season.
“Johnny Stanton informed me this afternoon that he has chosen to transfer to another institution to continue his college career,” Nebraska coach Mike Riley said in a press release (via Omaha World-Herald. “Johnny is an outstanding young man and we wish him the very best moving forward.”
Stanton was a three-star recruit in Nebraska’s Class of 2013, according to Rivals. Last season, behind incumbent starter for 2015 Tommy Armstrong (and sophomore Ryker Fyfe), Stanton appeared in just two games, in which he completed his only pass completion for a gain of six yards.
In addition to the loss of Stanton, Nebraska has also confirmed wide receiver Glenn Irons is no longer a part of the program as well.