Great Assistant Hire

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  1. cubsker

    cubsker Head Coach
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    Was saying how awesome this guy was the one year he was here, which was our last national title.

     
  2. WHCSC

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    Head coach in waiting???
     
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  3. cubsker

    cubsker Head Coach
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    looks that way with that title. good decision.
     
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    oldjar07 First Team All-Big Ten
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    Wasn't that year supposed to be a rebuilding year? Then this guy comes in and pushes us over the top to a national title. He might be one of the best developers in the game and would make a great head coach if Cook ever wanted to step down.
     
  5. cubsker

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    That's correct. Cook says so here.

     
  6. JaySker402

    JaySker402 Redshirt Freshman
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    Wonder how many more years Cook is wanting to coach.
     
  7. HuskerJack95

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    He will be 64 in April. Wouldn't be surprised if he coached 5 more years.
     
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    headcard Nebraska Legend
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    Nice!
     
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    JaySker402 Redshirt Freshman
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    Natty at 65 could change that tune though. Go out on top. We have a senior led team this year. Lexi and Lauren.
     
  10. aNUstart

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    A natty next year is doable but will be really tough given that we were 0-3 against Wisconsin this year, and most of their talent is returning. I have to believe Cook is planning on stepping down within the next year or two, which is why Hildebrand came back with the assoc. head coach title - I wouldn't think he would want to wait in the wings for 5 years. This is the same approach Cook took in 1999 when he came from Wisconsin to serve as assoc HC under Pettit for one year.
     
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    kikdakan Redshirt Freshman
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    most of you probably heard this, but, the story is a few recruits asked coach cook how long he would be around---reportedly, he stated he would be coach at least through their career. only thing is, not sure which year of recruits he allegedly told. 2020? 2021? 2022? never know---bringing in Tyler may smooth things over if coach cook decided to retire after 2-3 more years.
     
  12. huskerfan66

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    This is a Great knock it out of the ballpark move. Coach Hildebrand really improved our middle play when he was here. I was disappointed when he left after one year but totally understood why given his opportunity.

    I think it's wonderful he's back and IMO there's a reason for his title. This will be a smooth transition whenever Coach Cook is ready.
     
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  13. Blackshirt316

    Blackshirt316 All-American
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    Cook has promised the 2021 class that he will be their their entire Husker career. After that? who knows.


    Hildebrand will likely be back here for a year or two more, and then go to run his own program for a couple years. At which point Cook will have a major decision to make between Tamas, Hildebrand and Bussboom-Kelly.

    It also isn't out of the realm of possibility that Hildebrand stays here for 3-4 years as an assistant, takes over Nebraska beach Volleyball, Starts up a new Men's Volleyball program at Nebraska and also continues to work with team USA and then Cook hires Dani as a successor. If starting a men's program is something he wants to do.
     
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  14. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Head Coach
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    Our athletic department isn't going to add a new Men's program with Title IX, and Frost wanting as many walk-ons as possible. We would have to add another women's program, like lacrosse.
     
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    Blackshirt316 All-American
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    Actually the thought is they would likely add women's field hockey to be played at the new soccer complex as it is a fairly low cost sport with a fairly high gpa talent pool.
     
  16. huskerfan66

    huskerfan66 Assistant Head Coach
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    What little bit I know, either lacrosse or field hockey would be able to be played on a soccer field.

    Difference is women's lacrosse is played in the spring with field hockey in the fall which would butt heads with soccer scheduling wise. Maybe not a big deal. Other option would be build another stadium for field hockey/lacrosse
     

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