The Matt Rhule era is underway at Nebraska, with hopes and dreams filling the hearts and minds of Cornhusker faithful across the country unlike any time in quite a while. However, there is work to do. There’s a reason Scott Frost was let go, and a reason Mickey Joseph wasn’t given the full-time job.

This is a program that has, to put it lightly, struggled mightily for years. iIt’s been incredibly difficult at times to see light at the end of the tunnel, if it even existed at all.

But let’s move away from the past of Nebraska football and look to the present for answers. Here’s a dive into a couple areas Matt Rhule needs to place major focus into fixing if he’s to turn Nebraska football around.


2. Roster

Out of 58 commits to the Huskers through both high school and the transfer portal in the last two classes, six of them were offensive linemen. Six! Despite offensive line being a huge need over the last two years, just a hair over 10% of Nebraska’s recruiting resources were successfully put towards targeting offensive linemen.

Not just that, but the offensive linemen they did bring in have been, to put it lightly, not very good! This is just an example, but it illustrates the issues Nebraska has had in both talent identification and resource allocation.