Coaching shakeup

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  1. scarletred

    scarletred Nebraska Legend
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    Yea he left to Coach in the NFL. Dawson makes more sense than you think..
     
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  2. Swiv3D

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    It's an opportunity to leave without being fired
     
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  3. CC_Lemming

    CC_Lemming First Team All-Big Ten
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    Part of Dawson’s reason for leaving was to get his NFL pension. Can’t remember exactly but he needed 1 or 2 more years of coaching to qualify. That was a big incentive. And to be closer to family.
     
  4. jlb321

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    In the interest of balance I’ll submit

    Broderick Thomas
    Neil Smith
    Mike Rucker
     
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  5. PalmettoBugeater

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    Proximity to Duke Medical Center ??
     
  6. HBK4life

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    Brandon Rigoni for special teams. The Italian wrecking ball!!
     
  7. Clemke32

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    I’m actually starting to like the idea of trying to poach the coach from Wisconsin, I don’t know how likely it is that he’d leave and come here, but they run a 3-4 D as well and It might benefit having an OLB coach that has knowledge of a successful 3-4 D within the BIG 10
     
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  8. otismotis08

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    I'll raise you one Santino Panico.
    Top that!
     
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  9. Crazyhole

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    Well he was pretty good at making sure nothing of consequence happened on special teams, so there's that.
     
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  10. scarletred

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    A lot of wishful thinking here...
     
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    Yep, but it’s not a bad idea, if I do say so.
     
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    Maybe, maybe not. Who knows what his contract (or anybody else who might be a good candidate) looks like, but looking at a pay bump of over 50% is going to get just about anybody to let you take them out for a cup of coffee to discuss hypotheticals.
     
  13. Oldie but goodie

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    Why would somebody want to hire him??
     
  14. otismotis08

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    We did.
     
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  15. HominidHusker

    HominidHusker Redshirt Freshman
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    Where are these rumors coming from?

    I won’t be sad if we found a new OLB Special Teams coach.
     
  16. Oldie but goodie

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    I'd be salivating!
     
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  18. husker2612

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    Who is the person that tweeted that? Just a random fan who is reading UNC msg board? If so I wouldn't say it is a rock solid lead. Anyway, I wouldn't be dissapointed to see a proven coach come in, in his place. It just doesn't really mesh. I think UNC would be down grading in taking him.
     
  19. hedonistimpulse

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    I would prefer Monte Kiffin.

    Ekeler is from David City and is in his late 40s, so the long haul continuity aspect is gonna suit him. He's also coached LBs for Georgia, USC, Indiana, Nebraska, LSU and Oklahoma and is on Les Miles' staff right now - hard to imagine he wouldn't be a top candidate.
     
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  20. phoenix4nu

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    I'd be very surprised if Frost hires someone who was on Pelini's staff here.
     
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    Man, shows what you know about NU. Don't you know its:

    Trev Albert
    Jason Peters
    Grant Winstrom

    Sheesh!
     
  22. HominidHusker

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    I’m a little confused why Mack Brown would wanna take an underachieving coach off our hands (if DeWitt)
     
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    Ekeler left four years before Pelini did or I would be more inclined to see it as an issue.
     
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    Track Frost's career to see who he may have been connected to. NFL, K STank, UNI, and Oregon.

    Or look at Chinanders connections
     
  25. dinglefritz

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    There's a pretty long list of guys who would be good candidates IF something happens. Some of the guys listed here would be both logical and good replacements. Colman and Ek would probably both be on top of my list. I think that both are good recruiters and coaches. Colman will likely be available soon with the coaching change at the Browns.
     
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    Has Ekeler ever recovered from his penis injury on national TV?
     
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    This ^^. I expect the kick return defense to be improved. We just need to find a kicker and punter with a strong leg.
     
  28. otismotis08

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    We should try girls.
     
  29. PeliniTheCrutch

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    Likely tougher than Pickering.
     
  30. v1nufan

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    Actually did that earlier today for Chins. So somewhat jokingly suggesting Bret Bielema. Buuuuuut, he’s a guy although maybe not long term, does check some of the boxes. Assistant coach at Iowa when Chin’s played. Prior Big 10 successful head coach. Current DL coach for Pats who might be looking for path back to the college game. Too big of personality?
     
  31. PeliniTheCrutch

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    Too good a coach.
     
  32. huskerfan66

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    Don't think he would take anything less than a coordinator
     
  33. otismotis08

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    Would you take BB over EC?
     
  34. TruHusker

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    So, with the largest walk-on program in college FB and two years in to this regime we can't find 10 guys who can run down the field, keep contain, get under control and make a tackle? Please
     
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  35. phoenix4nu

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    I don't see Frost hiring someone who has been a head coach.
     
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  36. huskerfan66

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    Not an option
     
  37. otismotis08

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    I agree, but if it were...
     
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  38. huskerfan66

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    I don't know. Yes probably except the fact that I don't think it would be a long term solution if successful. Just hoping ec can get hitting on all cylinders

    What's your thoughts
     
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    Too likely to move on.

    Bielema or someone with big time coaching experience would be a great addition to the staff if I were making the hires, but it would be a complete change of approach for Frost who appears to be trying to hire long-term assistants/position coaches. I'm not saying it's the right or wrong approach to hiring guys, but that looks like Frost's approach.
     
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