Thursday, February 15, 2024

Cornhuskers targeting Matt Rhule as head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have focused their attention on former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule. An official announcement could be coming by the school in the coming days.

It has been speculated for weeks that Rhule would be a top candidate for the Cornhuskers job. This program is in need of a complete rebuild.

Former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule reacts to a call in the game against the Arizona Cardinals
Matt Rhule reacts to a call in the game against the Arizona Cardinals (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The Cornhuskers thought that their favorite son Scott Frost could get the job done. However, he was not able to do it. Frost struggled with the Cornhuskers in four-plus seasons.

He was 16-31 before his firing following a 1-2 record to begin the season.

Rhule was fired by the Panthers in October. He was let go after just five games.

He seemed to be outmatched in the NFL. He could not win more than five games in his first two seasons before going 1-4 before his departure.

Rhule is more naturally a college coach. He also knows how to rebuild programs in a short period of time.

After going 8-16 in his first two seasons with the Temple Owls, he guided the team to back-to-back 10-win seasons. Following the 2016 season, Rhule left to take over a Baylor Bears program that was involved in a scandal.

After going 8-17 in two seasons, he guided the Bears to an 11-3 record in 2019.

Mike Riley was the last Cornhuskers head coach to have a winning season at 9-4. Bo Pelini was the last head coach to guide the program to 10 wins at 10-4 in 2012.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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