Nebraska transfer Derrion Grim ‘didn’t believe’ Mike Riley’s promises, he says
Freshman WR Derrion Grim is now speaking about his departure from Nebraska.
After announcing his transfer in a Tweet on Thursday, Grim told a Stockton, Calif., newspaper he didn’t fit in at Nebraska because of the offense the Huskers ran, and said he didn’t believe coach Mike Riley would deliver on his promise to get Grim playing time.
He told the paper he’s been unhappy since he got to Nebraska in January. According to Grim, coaches denied his request to transfer last spring and persuaded Grim to stay on.
Grim said he was told by Riley he would be used in a four-wide receiver scheme on offense.
“They told me they’d be passing more, that they’d go four-wide,” said Grim.
But Grim said that never happened.
Grim said he talked with Riley face to face before he finally decided to transfer and Riley tried to persuade him to stay. Grim said Riley told him he would “eventually mesh into the offense.”
“I didn’t really believe him as much anymore,” he said.
Grim also told the paper wide receivers coach Keith Williams’ DUI arrest was a factor in his transfer.
Grim was a 3-star prospect out of Stockton, Calif., and one of Williams’ first signings.