Nebraska Football: Huskers’ coaching search power rankings Week 7

Kansas coach Lance Leipold congratulates senior safety Kenny Logan Jr.
Kansas coach Lance Leipold congratulates senior safety Kenny Logan Jr. /
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Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) /

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Lane Kiffin is the only coach on this list who is going to drop not because he’s not still red hot, but because it feels like the more he wins at Ole Miss, the less likely it is he’s going to leave.

While guys like Matt Campbell and Lance Leipold are going to make their case stronger with wins, Kiffin is busy making his Ole Miss Running Rebels look like they could be a legit power in the SEC and if he gets them there, hard to think he’d want to start over with the Nebraska football team.

For a while on Saturday, his team looked like they were going to be in trouble. They trailed Vanderbilt 20-10 at the half. Then outscored the ‘Dores 35-8 in the second half.

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Dave Aranda didn’t do anything to hurt his ranking this week. He also didn’t do anything to help his case. The Baylor Bears were off this week, no doubt watching the Big 12 hierarchy get shaken up just a little bit more as Oklahoma fell to 0-3 since beating the Huskers.

When it comes to these kind of power rankings, staying out of the headlines is almost as bad as suffering an actual loss. There are some names that are going to get hotter and get more mention when a coach has the entire weekend off.

That appears to be the case with Aranda, who is still right up there when it comes to the desires of Nebraska football fans, but things have calmed down a bit on him. He can certainly heat things back up this Thursday when Baylor travels to West Virginia.