Nebraska coaching search: College football insider reveals Cornhuskers top candidates
Nebraska is in the hunt for a new head coach following the firing of Scott Frost.
The Huskers haven’t had a winning season since 2016 and are currently 1-2 after a loss to Georgia Southern, after which Frost was relieved of his duties. In a familiar theme during Frost’s tenure, it was a 3-point defeat, meaning that 22 of his 31 losses over 4-plus seasons at the helm of the programs were 1-score games.
College football insider Bruce Feldman on Saturday discussed who was on the Huskers’ “wish list” during FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff, bringing up Iowa State’s Matt Campbell, Kansas’ Lance Leipold, and Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell.
“Matt Campbell has done a terrific job at Iowa State building a winning culture and developing talent. I don’t know if he’d want to come here and leave Ames for this, but he’s somebody they’re really going to consider. Lance Leipold has done an amazing job at Kansas. He won a bunch of national titles in D3, and he also is a former Nebraska assistant. Jamey Chadwell at Coastal Carolina, I think they will look at him as well.”
Feldman also brought up a “wild card” candidate: Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule, who made the jump from college to the NFL but has failed to see success in Charlotte.
“He did a terrific job both at Temple and Baylor. I think he is somebody who could be in the mix if he’s out of work with the NFL,” Feldman said.
As for interim head coach Mickey Joseph, Feldman said that the former Husker QB shouldn’t be counted out, either.
“I think he has a real chance if he can get some momentum and get rolling here today to be a serious candidate,” he said.
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