Last winter, the Knight Commission held hearings about the effects of recruiting on players. Now Husker fans have a prime piece of evidence. Remember Marlon Lucky's trip to the intensive care unit in February? Lucky talked to the Lincoln Journal-Star's Steve Sipple about what happened and how he's rebounded from the depths of hype:
In any event, Lucky has rebounded from those depths and looks to be ready to turn things around. He had a good spring game, and rebounded in the classroom as well, earning a mention on the Big XII Honor Roll for the spring semester.
Things were moving too quickly for Nebraska I-back Marlon Lucky throughout last season and into January and February.
“That was a horrible year,” he said Thursday. “All the stuff was just too fast for me. I mean, it had to slow down.”
The stuff to which he refers, he said, includes pressure from fans and high expectations. He was homesick. School was difficult. He lost his starting spot after five games. It was a lot to handle, he said. He prayed and took life a day at a time.
Kudos to Marlon. Looks like things are definitely turning around for him.