Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Tony White the Nebraskan, women in the WNIT, more


Nebraska Cornhuskers football defensive coordinator Tony White spoke on the Huskers Radio Network about how he’s blending in at his new home. According to White, he’s actually feeling like this state is home the way others haven’t been.

“We’re Nebraskans … We blitz from Play 1, so we’re going to do this right now,” he said, apparently meaning that he and his family go all in on things just like he likes his defense.

He added that at his other coaching stops, he’d still use his California driver’s license. However, now that he’s in Lincoln they are actually getting Nebraska licenses and whatnot.

It’s a nice little story about the Nebraska Cornhuskers coaching staff. If nothing else, White and the rest of Matt Rhule’s staff seem to understand that since they don’t have any ties to the Nebraska football program, they need to make them. They’ve done a good job of that so far.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • The Nebraska women’s basketball team has officially made the postseason, while the men’s team missed out. Amy Williams’ squad is headed to the WNIT and will host Missouri State at 6 pm on Wednesday.
  • Former Nebraska football star Nick Gates got himself some bank on Monday, the first day of the NFL free agent period. Gates signed a three year deal with the Washington Commanders. It would appear that he might be their starting center in 2023.
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball has been on quite the roll of late. Despite their weekend series against Illinois being cut short, Cole Evans still managed to win player of the week as he led the Huskers to a sweep of the Redbirds. His stats make it clear why he won the Big Ten honor.
  • Speaking of Nebraska baseball, the wintry weather in Lincoln this week has forced the Huskers to move a home series against Nicholls to Manhattan, Kansas.

Other sports news

  • Maryland running backs coach is on the move. Doug Samuels has been with the Terps for four years but now he’ll be coaching as a member of the Virginia Tech Hokies. A Nebraska Cornhuskers rival is now on the lookout for another staffer.
  • While Nebraska Cornhuskers fans are busy debating whether Fred Hoiberg has done enough to get another year (he has) Ole Miss is hiring another head basketball coach and they picked a guy who was recently accused of domestic abuse. Former Texas Longhorns coach Chris Beard will take over the Mississippi program.