Husker News and Notes for 2-18-09

Jeff WilliamsAnalyst IFebruary 18, 2009

Husker News and Notes:

Future Husker Brandon Kinnie has joined his Junior College Basketball team. No truth to the rumor Shawn Watson’s blood pressure is rising.

Cook said Kinnie joined the team only after Fort Scott football coach Jeff Sims talked with the Nebraska staff.

"He had asked to play about two weeks before," Cook said. "At first I said, ‘No, you already have your future. We don’t want you to get hurt or have anything bad happen to you.’"

Kinnie played basketball last season, averaging 13 points and four rebounds a game. But that was after redshirting in football his first season at Fort Scott.

Zach Potter looks to improve draft status at the NFL Combine this weekend.

The former Nebraska defensive end believes that his testing results at the NFL Combine will stack up favorably. Potter and five of his former Nebraska teammates will be going before NFL personnel for testing, examinations and interviews as the annual combine starts today in Indianapolis.

With Nebraska government enact legislation dealing with agents, the AP says don’t expect change.

An agent jeopardizes an athlete’s eligibility and puts the athlete’s school at risk of NCAA sanctions when the agent offers inducements to secure that athlete as a client.

The problem, some say, is that coaches often don’t want to turn in agents because that suggests they had knowledge of something amiss. And student-athletes don’t want to turn in agents because that could signal that they were complicit in something nefarious.

Remembering Bill "Thunder" Thorton.