By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have officially hired Matt Rhule as their new head football coach. The two sides were finalizing an agreement on Friday.
The financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available. The school announced that Rhule has received an eight-year contract.
“It is a privilege to welcome Coach Matt Rhule, his wife Julie, and their family to Nebraska,” Nebraska Director of Athletics Trev Alberts said. “Coach Rhule has created a winning culture throughout his coaching career, and he will provide great leadership for the young men in our football program. Matt is detail-oriented, his teams are disciplined, and play a physical brand of football. Matt also has the personality and relationship-building skills to build a great staff and excel in recruiting.”
Rhule will take over for Scott Frost, who was fired by his alma mater in September. Frost was let go with a 1-2 record.
Mickey Joseph took over for Frost on an interim basis. He guided the Cornhuskers to a 3-5 under Joseph.
The Cornhuskers concluded their season on Friday. They defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes in their final regular season game.
Rhule is a proven leader in rebuilding programs. He guided both Temple and Baylor to 10-win seasons in his third season at each school.
“It is a tremendous honor to be chosen to lead the Nebraska Football program,” Rhule said. “When you think of great, tradition-rich programs in college football Nebraska is right at the top of the list. The fan base is second to none, and I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to coach in Memorial Stadium on Tom Osborne Field. My family and I are so grateful to become a part of the Husker Family, and we can’t wait to get started.”© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.