Nebraska Football: Husker fans calling for more changes after latest loss

A Nebraska Cornhuskers fan reacts to a call (Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports)
A Nebraska Cornhuskers fan reacts to a call (Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports) /

After Nebraska football’s loss to the Purdue Boilermakers, there are some Husker fans that are out for blood. Having already seen the Cornhuskers head coach and defensive coordinator get dismissed this season, it’s unlikely that there are going to be any more staff members getting the boot.

That hasn’t stopped a large segment of the Nebraska football fanbase from voicing their displeasure at a pair of staff members hired by Scott Frost. One of those happens to be the man who is coaching the offensive line this year. Donovan Raiola was first praised in a very weird way by Frost but has become much maligned as the season goes on.

Against Purdue, it appeared that frustrations boiled over as Purdue manhandled the Nebraska football o-line over and over again. The Boilermakers had four sacks, five tackles for loss and two hurries. They also managed to force NU quarterback Casey Thompson into two interceptionsns.

In the wake of what has to be called a poor performance, Raiola wasn’t the only Cornhuskers staff member who drew the ire of fans.

There is of course the argument that Raiola was handed a no-win situation. The Huskers’ offensive line has been bad for a long time. He inherited a unit that was bad enough that his predecessor was fired.

On the other hand, the offensive line coach was likely the most important opening on the staff this year. Scott Frost hired someone who has never coached a unit by himself.

It might not be entirely the new coach’s fault that he’s in the situation he’s in, but he took the job. So far, it doesn’t appear he’s done the job he was tasked with. In fact, if anything, the offensive line has looked quite a bit worse.

Nebraska football fans have clearly become fed up with the performance.