Nebraska Football: Huskers coaching search power rankings Week 9

Mickey Joseph of the Nebraska Cornhuskers in action (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Mickey Joseph of the Nebraska Cornhuskers in action (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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The Nebraska football coaching search continues to roll on and nobody seems to really have any idea who might eventually get the Huskers’ head coaching job. There are theories out there of course, about where the Cornhuskers might be looking.

Some think the Cornhuskers are going to open their wallet and pay the next coach whatever his asking price might be. Others think that the Nebraska football team might be helmed by a coach in 2023 who is willing to take an incentive-laden deal.

The reality is that no one really knows who might be the next coach. There’s talk here and there, and that’s the best that anyone can do when it comes to guessing who might get the job when the smoke clears in late November or December.

Nebraska football names that are hot, hot, hot

Mickey Joseph. 1. player. 810. . . Previous: 2nd

There was a time when it was thought that Mickey would basically have to win out if he wanted to take the helm of the Nebraska football team on a permanent basis. But there’s very little doubt that fans and members of the media are starting to throw their weight behind the interim head coach.

At this point, he’s the most popular pick among fans. Some members of the media are even claiming they’ve heard he’s basically got the job and it’s all about timing the announcement.

There’s also the fact that an incentive laden deal might be the kind of contract Mickey would take that others wouldn’t. That’s why he’s worked his way to the top of the list.

Previous: 3rd. Bill O'Brien. 2. player. 829. .

O’Brien moves up a spot from last week thanks to two factors. The first is that he might be willing to take the rumored incentive-laden deal in order to rejoin the head coaching ranks.

The other factor is that Alabama looked like Alabama again against Mississippi State and it should be pointed out that the Tides’ offense wasn’t the issue in its loss to Tennessee. I think O’Brien is a name people are going to have to pay attention to as we move closer to December.