January 30, 2023

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Sources: Nebraska offers Matt Rule the head coaching job

Nebraska Former Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rowley Her open soccer coaching job, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Rolle, 47, was At or near the top of the Cornhuskers’ goalscoring list in recent weeks having been expelled before leopards On October 10, Nebraska fired former head coach Scott Frost on September 11.
  • Sources said Rowley was offered the job earlier this month, and then returned to Nebraska this week with a stronger package.
  • The parties are working out the details. Nebraska is optimistic a deal can be reached to name him its head coach this weekend.
  • Former Huskers assistant coach Mickey Joseph served as interim coach for Nebraska and led the Huskers to Friday’s 24-17 victory at Iowa in the season finale.

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Conversations between Nebraska Athletic Director Trev Alberts and Rolle intensified this month, with gate transfer activity resuming in early December. The early signing period opens after two weeks.

Rhule’s Revival Programs temple And the Baylor From 2013 to 2019, he won 10 or more games in three of his seven seasons, and is seen as a home run by outsiders. He’s from New York and has coached on the East Coast with all but one season at NYC University of California as an assistant and his tenure at Baylor, but he’s familiar with the Big Ten as an ex Pennsylvania state full back.

Rhule also thrived in an unfamiliar environment in Texas, where she helped the Beers rebuild after a sexual abuse scandal threatened to destroy the program.

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His contract in Carolina also increased his appeal to Alberts. Rhule signed a seven-year, $62 million deal in 2020 and owes more than $40 million as of the end of the deal. Any salary Rhule’s next employer pays is deducted from the amount the Panthers owe, so the program can get a relative deal in Rhule – for the first four seasons of his deal.

Nebraska finished the season 4-8 after upsetting Iowa. Alberts was present in Iowa City. Sophomore Nebraska AD, originally from eastern Iowa, traveled separately from the Huskers for the final game of the season. An introductory press conference in Lincoln for Rhule could take place as early as Sunday. Nebraska officials, without direct instructions from Alberts regarding the timing, kept the Hawks’ championship spot for use in staging the recruiting event.

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