The Nebraska Cornhuskers are sailing the high seas looking for a head football coach for the first time since 2018, as Scott Frost is long gone and interim head coach Mickey Joseph doesn’t appear to be the guy the Cornhusker faithful will be seeing stroll the sideline for years to come. Several names have been tossed around for the job in Lincoln, such as Iowa State’s Matt Campbell, Kansas’ Lance Leipold and others, including former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule.

Rhule also spent time and had success at both Temple and Baylor. While there’s varying levels of realism on several candidates, Rhule included, let’s take a dive into the potential marriage between Rhule and Nebraska football.

Ignoring whether he’s going to be hired or not, here are three reasons Matt Rhule would be a fantastic fit with the Cornhuskers.


3. Recruiting

Matt Rhule isn’t a world-beater in recruiting by any means, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. Through his time at Baylor, Rhule built connections with high school coaches and players all throughout the exact kind of territory Nebraska wants to recruit. The Texas pipelines are incalculably valuable to any school who can make use of it.