I was just wondering, with all this talk of coaching changes, and with the inevitable decision of Tom Osborne approaching, if I was the AD and could hire all of the coaches, who would I hire?
Here's my list, feel free to submit your own:
Head Coach: Bo Pelini
Co-Off. Coordinator Running Backs: Tom Rathman
Co-Off. Coordinator / QBs: Shawn Watson
O-Line Coach: ????
Receivers Coach: Ted Gilmore
Defensive Coordinator / LB Coach: Kevin Steele
Defensive Tackle Coach: Toby Williams
Defensive Ends Coach: Jimmy Williams
Safeties Coach: Scott Frost
Cornerback Coach: Jimmy Burrow
Although this staff is unrealistic, I did attempt to keep it somewhat real by not having Gill and Pelini both on the same staff, since the head coach may be one or the other.
With the rumor that Lloyd Carr is stepping down at Michigan, our window of opportunity may have gotten smaller if Osborne wants to hire Pelini. If Carr steps down, Les Miles would be Michigan's number one target, being a former Michigan player. That would leave LSU possibly wanting to promote Bo Pelini to head coach. Would Pelini take the Nebraska job if he was also offered the LSU job?
As you'll notice, I could not think of an offensive line coach. Any thoughts? Your list doesn't have to be coaches with Nebraska ties, such as mine. I did this simply for fun.
Keep the faith.