Nebraska head coach Scott Frost said Thursday that he believes Oregon State tampered with several former Cornhuskers prior to them transferring, according to ESPN's Mitch Sherman, and blocked the Pac-12 school from speaking to running back Greg Bell as a result.
Bell signed with Nebraska last December, but he requested a scholarship release at the end of September after losing the starting job.
Former Nebraska coach Mike Riley works for Oregon State as an analyst, along with four other ex-Nebraska assistants. Quarterback Tristan Gebbia, receiver Tyjon Lindsey, and linebacker Avery Roberts recently transferred from Nebraska to Oregon State.
"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.
Oregon State had no comment when contacted by ESPN.