"We wish Kody was still with us, but he's not. That's part of the deal, you just move on. I'm not worried about us, I'm worried about him. He worked his tail off to come back and I feel bad for the kid."
Pelini said that NU will be able to apply for a medical redshirt for Spano, but that's the least of his concerns right now.
Surprisingly, Pelini said Spano is holding is head pretty high after hearing the devastating news. He was actually out at Wednesday's practice watching and encouraging his Husker teammates.
"Kody's a strong kid and he understands," Pelini said. "He's been around football his whole life, these things happen. You persevere and you move on."