Nebraska's got a new name in its specialist mix.
Punter William Przystup announced his transfer to NU from Michigan State on Monday morning.
Nebraska has not yet officially acknowledged the move, but the Oviedo, Florida, native is expected to join the program as a walk-on.
Excited and honored to announce my transfer to the University of Nebraska. Blessed to become part of @HuskerFBNation and this talented program. Go Big Red!@coach_frost@CoachZachCrespo@Coach_Dewitt pic.twitter.com/PRfBtazKxF— William Przystup (@WPrzystup) February 11, 2019
The school cannot officially acknowledge a walk-on until he has paid an enrollment deposit, the same way that it cannot acknowledge a scholarship player before he signs his National Letter of Intent.
Przystup, listed at 6-foot-4 and 244 pounds, retained his redshirt during his freshman year last fall, but appeared in four games down the stretch for the Spartans. The expectation is Przystup will sit the 2019 season and have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2020.
Coincidentally, his 2018 experience included seven punts at Memorial Stadium against the Huskers in November. On that day, he hit two 50-plus yarders and put one inside the 20. Overall, he put nine inside the 20 and hit five 50-plus in 27 attempts. He averaged 40.6 on those attempts.
During a January news conference, MSU coach Mark Dantonio acknowledged that Przystup was leaving the program but commended him on stepping up when injuries hit.
"He was fourth in line there, and I thought he did an outstanding job for us," Dantonio said then. "Tremendous job. Sort of being put on the stage in the Ohio State game to start with, but he has decided to transfer."
NU's scholarship punter, junior Caleb Lightbourn, lost the job to walk-on Isaac Armstrong midway through the season. Both will be seniors in 2019, though, so adding a young punter with Big Ten experience already under his belt only reinforces the position.
Time, TV set for spring game: Nebraska's Red-White Spring Game sold out officially on Saturday. Now it has a start time.
NU announced Monday that the April 13 scrimmage will kick off at 1 p.m. and is slated for live broadcast on Big Ten Network.
It marks the second straight year the scrimmage is sold out and will be broadcast live, but this year's event will start later in the day than last year's, which was an 11 a.m. start.
The Huskers set a record in Scott Frost's first season with 86,818 at Memorial Stadium for the game.
Assistants get extension: Nebraska announced one-year extensions for all of its assistant coaches and head strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval.
Each of NU's assistants is now under contract through Dec. 31, 2020. That, of course, no longer includes defensive line coach Mike Dawson, who is leaving the program to take a job with the New York Giants.
The financial terms remained the same for each coach. The Husker assistants each signed two-year deals when they were hired in December 2017 — Jan. 2018 for inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud — so the one-year extensions essentially restore the same security each had when he was hired.