Nebraska OL Rodriguez ruled out of bowl

Offensive lineman Andrew Rodriguez of No. 21 Nebraska has been

ruled out of the Capital One Bowl against No. 10 South Carolina

because of a sprained foot.

Coach Bo Pelini said Tuesday that the left guard didn’t make the

trip with the team but could be at the bowl site late in the week.

Rodriguez has missed the last three games. Seung Hoon Choi started

in his place against Penn State and Michigan, and Jeremiah Sirles

started against Iowa.

Tight end Ben Cotton, who has missed two games with a left

shoulder injury, returned to practice and is expected to play in

the game on Jan. 2.

Pelini also announced that linebackers coach Ross Els will take

over new defensive coordinator John Papuchis’ role as special teams

coordinator next season.