Nebraska Football: Huskers’ coaching search power rankings Week 6

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Baylor Bears head coach Dave Aranda during the game between the Baylor Bears and the Albany Great Danes (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /

860. . . . Dave Aranda. 3. player

It’s not that long ago that Dave Aranda was right at the top of the list for most Nebraska football fans. However, the Baylor Bears’ head coach has actually had a bit of a rocky 2022 season after winning the Big 12 last year.

Baylor is just 3-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Big 12. He’s got an upset loss to BYU at BYU and last week his squad lost at home, 36-25 to Oklahoma State.

Yes, the Cowboys are ranked in the Top 10 this season and are a stout team, but Aranda’s name was tarnished just a bit, as his team has looked pretty human. Perhaps the fact that his defense hasn’t been all that great, despite being a defensive coordinator when he was working his way up is one reason he’s not as hot a name as he was even a week ago.

. Matt Campbell. 4. player. 837. .

Anyone who has been paying attention to Husker Corner since Scott Frost was fired knows that I’ve been on the Matt Campbell train. It’s also undeniable that his name has taken a couple of hits this season thanks to losing two straight games after opening the year 3-0.

It doesn’t help that he’s lost to two other coaches that are considered to be front runners in the Nebraska football head coaching search.

However, it’s worth pointing out that he’s lost to Baylor and Kansas, two of the better teams in the Big 12 by a combined total of 10 points. The thing that made Campbell a hot commodity has always been that he’s done more with less talent.

His name could start getting hot again if he’s able to pull off a couple of Big 12 wins, starting this weekend against the Kansas State Wildcats, who are absolutely red hot.