NebraskaWhile most people already knew most of the members that would be on Coach Pelini’s coaching staff, he formally came out and released a report through the Athletic Department talking about each assistant coach and what their responsibilities will be with the football team.

You will see some new and some old names in the list of assistant coaches.  I know some people are thinking to themeseles, “Are we going back to the 2002 era where we couldn’t recruit with these coaches?”.  Well time will only tell if Coach Pelini can recruit with these coaches.

Offensive Coaches:

Shawn Watson:  Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach
Ron Brown:  Tight Ends Coach
Barney Cotton:  Associate Head Coach / Offensive Line Coach
Ted Gilmore:  Assistant Head Coach / Wide Receivers Coach / Recruiting Coordinator

**Coach Pelini mentioned that he will hire the running backs coach after he is done coaching in his bowl game.  Right now I have not heard who the coach will be and we probably won’t until after his bowl game.**  (Randy Jordan was asked to come back, but declined the offer)

Defensive Coaches:

Carl Pelini:  Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line Coach
Mike Ekeler:  Linebackers Coach
John Papuchis:  Defensive Ends Coach
Marvin Sanders:  Secondary Coach

Coach Pelini also said that former Husker player Jeff Jamrog will be back with the team.  Jamrog’s position will be the Assisant Athletic Director for Football Operations.

How do you all feel with this coaching staff?  My biggest concern once again is recruiting.  Can these guys like Cotton, Brown, Ekeler, Sanders, and Papuchis recruit highly rated recruits that can take the Huskers to the elite level of college football again?

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5 Responses to “Coach Pelini announces his coaching staff”

  1. Husker Fan 12 Says:

    alright lets get this thing on a roll!!!!!!

  2. Mizzou Tiger Says:

    With NU’s soft non-conference schedule you should win 6 games next year and make it to Shreveport….
    Good Luck…

  3. Cliff Says:

    Mizzou, you would have hoped for that bowl game every year for the past 40 years. Move along!

  4. Sheldon Cummings Says:

    Nice improvement! Good to see some real coaching

  5. Coach Hire Finder Says:

    I really dont stand why teams hire so much of specialitos coaches when they can manmage wit few of them

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