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Scott Frost speaks to the media Thursday after practice.

Scott Frost on Thursday morning confirmed that freshman tight end/offensive lineman Cameron Jurgens broke his right foot on Monday during practice. 

Jurgens, a Beatrice native, is moving to offensive line to play center in the future, but now will be out several weeks. 

Frost also confirmed injuries among several other true freshmen who are already tracking toward redshirt seasons including defensive linemen Casey Rogers and Tate Wildeman and safety Cam'Ron Jones. 

Frost said not all four are out for the season necessarily, but that all will miss extended time. He added that it's unfortunate because all would be in line to at least potentially get their feet wet as the season hits the back half. 

Transfer machinations: When junior running back Greg Bell transferred last week, an intriguing name popped up on the list of schools Nebraska blocked him from moving to: Oregon State. 

Three other players have transferred from NU in quarterback Tristan Gebbia, linebacker Avery Roberts and receiver Tyjon Lindsey. Bell, unlike those three, was not recruited by the former Husker staff, some of whom now work in Corvallis. 

Frost said Thursday that OSU's status as a quarters school and also the previous connections to NU played a role in his school's decision to block transfer to OSU. 

"I was questioned a little earlier in the year and I said it with a wink and a smile when I said that right now with the way the transfer rule is the quarters teams are at an advantage," Frost said. "We couldn't get a player in if he wanted to transfer here a week before the season started or right when the season started. Some of these quarters teams are still taking them. I think that's an unintended consequence of the rule they made, but it doesn't create something that's competitively fair and balanced."

Three players transferred from NU to Oregon State between mid-August and early October in quarterback Tristan Gebbia, linebacker Avery Roberts and, most recently, wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey.

"There's no doubt in my mind that those kids were probably in touch with some people that they formerly knew that were here," Frost said. "It's hard for me to criticize because we still talk -- I talked to (Central Florida quarterback) McKenzie Milton last night on FaceTime. It was his birthday, so it's hard for me to criticize that without being hypocritical. But at the same time, but if someone is contacting our kids while they're still our kids and trying to get them to transfer, I'm not going to be a fan of that continuing to happen. I'm not saying it did happen. Two weeks from now the transfer rule changes and you can't block anybody, so it's kind of a moot point." 

It's not even that long until the transfer rule changes. As of Oct. 15, schools can no longer block players from transferring to any other school. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.

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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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