Coaching shakeup

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  1. leodisflowers

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    Anything gonna happen?
     
  2. Captain Nick

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    Probably. Not here though.
     
  3. headcard

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    I believe we will hear news of a coach leaving very soon.
     
  4. HBK4life

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    DeWitt right? To UNC..
     
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    I think so, should know soon. This will be an important hire for Frost, if DeWitt goes. Two areas (OLB and ST) we need to improve in, big time.
     
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    Could this be one of those addition by subtraction things? Seems like it.
     
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    Seems like an odd choice if true. Unless it’s as a coordinator.
     
  8. Clemke32

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    who would be out there for potential replacements? Are there any good recruiters or good technique guys?
     
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    Bruce Reed for STs?
     
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  11. Chuck003

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    I hope so. Both have been the the weakest link on the team for two years. Offensive line a close third.
     
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    Can Carlos Polk for ST coach? Can he recruit? Would he want the job? Would SF want him?
     
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    I've heard the rumors too. Good luck to Dewitt in any case. That health struggle he went through sounds horrible, and I'm glad to hear he's getting back to health. A side note: check out his bio. His college degree is in physics and mathematics.

    If he does go (and it's just a bunch of rumors at this point), some names that have come up are Mike Dawson (ex-Husker coach, and probably now an ex-New York Giants coach after their head coach got fired) and Mike Ekeler (another ex-Husker coach, who's coaching special teams at Kansas under Miles). Dawson was coaching OLB for the Giants, and he's likely looking for a job. Another ex-Husker coach in the NFL likely looking for employment is Doug Colman (recently of the Cleveland Browns), who has a lot of experience coaching special teams and of course he has experience coaching and playing LB. He also would have played with Frost at NU. And those are just a few names with Husker ties. If Scott does need to make a new coaching hire, he could just choose to open up the search and interview someone Husker fans have never heard of.
     
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    thank you for the input here... seeming as hearing about possibly losing Dewitt came as news to me and left me wondering what some of the options would be, it’s nice to see what some of the rumored replacements could be... thank you
     
  15. Chuck003

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    Hopefully, he will open it up and find the best fit and not because he was a former husker. If it is a former husker and he is the most qualified, so be it. It's early in the game, however, some of the former Huskers who are assistant coaches on the team, are kind of proving they are not ready to coach at this level quite yet.
     
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    If DeWitt does leave, his replacement would be someone that Frost feels will stay for the long haul - it's pretty clear he's placing a lot of value on continuity in his staff. Mike Ekeler is definitely a name I would put high on the list of candidates.
     
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    Trev Alberts?
    Jason Peter?
    Grant Wistrom?
     
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    This could be interesting. Didn't realize he was coaching in the NFL (although for the Cowboys). I recall someone once asking TO ...if you were walking down a dark alley and could pick one player to have your back, who would it be? He chose Carlos Polk. Nuff said.
     
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    Beat me to it damnit!
     
  20. scarletred

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    Regardless who he decides to replace DeWitt with someone needs to step up and improve our special teams dramatically..
     
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    Special teams issues are just a reflection of our depth issues. Backup dbs, lbs, wr, rb are your core special team guys. And we just dont have those guys..they were all redshirting. We rolled with walk on special teams. Special teams is not rocket science..I hope they add an ace recruiter to that position.
     
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  23. Bert Lantcaster

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    Let’s just bring back Charlie McBride while we are at it.
     
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    Bring Busch back. Dude has ties and can flat out recruit.
     
  25. headcard

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    Wisconsin beat us for Johnson and might do the same for Bollers. How about we take their OLB coach? Day did this to Michigan last year, when he shook up his staff at OSU.
     
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    #1 Why would he go to UNC . #2 Why would they want him? His position groups have been horrible since here.
     
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    Addition by subtraction.
     
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    I believe this is how Frost is moving him out, by helping him land at another job. Kind of like Bo used to do
     
  30. otismotis08

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    He would leave Nebraska with a town named after him.
     
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    Ive heard Dawson as well. Not sure who will handle ST but I’m not sure they can do worse than Dewitt.
     
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  32. Crazyhole

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    Dawson would be a weird hire.
     
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    Dawson coached OLBs for the Giants this season.
     
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    Although I'm not sure they beat us for Johnson, but I get it. Love the notion of poaching a coach.
     
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    It wouldn’t be weird, Frost respects him a lot and he has coached LB’s. But it would be a bit underwhelming, tbh.
     
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    DeWitt at $475,000 / yr., Bobby April (OLB at W) $300,000.00 / yr. Just sayin
     
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    Your second question is a very good one.
     
  38. scarletred

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    How about Monte Kiffen instead.
     
  39. Crazyhole

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    He left for a reason. Hard to see him coming back after 1 year, particularly to replace a guy who he had worked with for 3 years.

    The only guy I can see with former husker ties that may actually be a prospect is Colman, but I doubt that one as well. Most likely it will be someone we've never heard of.
     
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    How’d that work out?
     

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