The Nebraska Cornhuskers are getting closer to hiring the next head coach for a football program that has fallen on hard times.
Matt Rhule, who was fired as head coach from the Carolina Panthers in October, and Nebraska are working to finalize a deal in the coming days, according to ESPN.
Nebraska fired head coach Scott Frost in September after an embarrassing loss to Georgia Southern.
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Under Frost, the Cornhuskers failed to win five games in one season, he lost 10 straight one-touchdown games and became an afterthought in the Big Ten.
Frost finished his time at his alma mater with a 16-31 record.
Mickey Joseph, a former Nebraska quarterback, replaced Frost on an interim basis after coaching wide receivers and has gone 2-6 since taking over the program.
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the Panthers fired Rhule after a 1-4 start to the season in just his third year at Carolina.
Carolina hired Rhule after his two successful seasons as head coach of the Temple Owls and the Baylor Bears.
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In Rhule’s first season at Baylor, the The bears went 1-11 but he won 11 games in 2019 before jumping to the NFL.
At Temple, Rhule took the program from just two wins in his first year to back-to-back 10-win seasons in 2015 and 2016.