Nebraska Football: Matt Rhule has his quarterback coach

Tight ends coach Marcus Satterfield of the Baylor University Bears (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Tight ends coach Marcus Satterfield of the Baylor University Bears (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

When it comes to just how the Nebraska football staff is going to solidify under new head coach Matt Rhule is still a question, at least one position coach question was answered on Wednesday. The answer to that question: “who will be the quarterbacks coach?” Was not answered with a big announcement but was done rather low key but that doesn’t mean it makes any less sense.

One of the most interesting ways the Nebraska football staff has been filled out is that it’s been rather piecemeal. There’s been a hire here and a hire there, and it hasn’t always been announced just where a puzzle piece might fit. However, one of those puzzle pieces, Marcus Satterfield appears to be fitting in more ways than one.

Satterfield was actually one of the first Nebraska football staff members hired. He’s previously been announced as the offensive coordinator after doing the same job at South Carolina this season. What hadn’t been announced yet, and was only just divulged on Wednesday is that he’s also going to officially be the quarterbacks’ coach.

This wasn’t announced in a press release. Matt Rhule didn’t really speak about it at his press conference. No, this move was announced by Satterfield himself when he changed up his Twitter profile. He had originally just had offensive coordinator next to his name, he now also has QB coach on there.

It’s worth pointing out that it doesn’t seem like this was always the plan. There were quite a few rumors floating around out there that Jake Peetz would be coming over from the Los Angeles Rams to coach the Nebraska football team’s quarterbacks. That didn’t work out the way it was planned.

Offensively, Satterfield’s addition of duties means there are really only two questions left for the staff. We know the Cornhuskers have a wide receivers’ coach, it’s just a matter of finding out who. The other question is whether that coach (Joe Dailey?) will also take on tight-end coaching duties or whether there might be another hire on the horizon.