Nebraska Cornhuskers Football: Could Big 'Bama Back be Lincoln-Bound?

Brandon CavanaughCorrespondent IMarch 5, 2011

Someone may have sneaked a peek into Nebraska Cornhuskers offensive coordinator Tim Beck's workshop.

Rumors of powerful running formations have been swirling, and now with a single tweet, the buzz surrounding the run game may have solidified.

Late Friday night, sports director for FOX Toledo, Howard Chen, tweeted that former Alabama fullback Mike Marrow, one of the most highly regarded fullbacks of the 2009 cycle, will transfer to Nebraska.

His father, Vince, told’s Sean Callahan that his son was looking at Kansas State and Michigan as other potential destinations.

Vince played football with current Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini during their days at Cardinal Mooney High School. He also had served as tight ends coach for the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks franchise and was to do so under new coach Joe Moglia.

Much like current Nebraska secondary coach Corey Raymond, his plans changed in a hurry, and he will now be a graduate assistant at the University of Nebraska.

Mike had previously transferred from Alabama to Eastern Michigan after to the death of several family members over a year’s time, as he wanted to be closer to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio.

He used his redshirt year while with the Crimson Tide, and while he was enrolled at Eastern Michigan, he did not play in 2010.

Should Marrow join his father at Nebraska, his presence would not only add depth at a crucial position heading into Big Ten play, but also aid the Cornhuskers immensely following the loss of former big back Dontrayveous Robinson.

Robinson left earlier in the year to reunite with former high school teammate Denarius McGhee at Montana State.

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