One former Nebraska football star wasn’t too impressed with his return visit to Memorial stadium over the weekend, claiming the vibe was off. He added he didn’t believe there was any “dawg” in the locker room.
The ex-Nebraska football Blackshirt, Kieron Williams was one of several former Huskers who were in Lincoln over the weekend against Lousiana Tech. Alongside the second home game of the Matt Rhule era was an induction of several Husker greats in the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.
While most who attended the events on Saturday seemed to have positive comments about everything that went down, Williams believes things just aren’t right in the locker room.
“Today at the game,” Williams wrote on Twitter. “It felt way too corporate in our locker room from the operations to the staff. No dawg, no swagger, no credibility… the vibes were definitely off. The players are making the best of the cards they got. Just my honest opinion”
several other Twitter users tried to get him to go into more detail as to what he saw and felt, the former defensive back – who played for the Huskers from 2014 to 2017 and racked up more than 50 tackles and 5 interceptions in 2016 – didn’t elaborate or post on the topic again.
Nebraska football too corporate?
Since Matt Rhule and Trev Alberts have teamed up, it’s hard to argue that there hasn’t been a kind of business-like approach to the Nebraska football program. Rhule is certainly fiery about winning, but he’s not a big rah-rah guy.
The Huskers do indeed not show the kind of swagger that has been all the rage this football season. Rhule hasn’t given any speeches about taking anything personally. He tends to go in the opposite direction.
Kieron Williams is also not the only former Husker who has voiced displeasure at Rhule being the man in charge. Scott Shanle blasted the hire on social media when Rhule was named the head coach.
However, since taking the reigns in Lincoln, the one claim of Williams that doesn’t jibe with what other players have said is that it’s not welcoming to former players. For his part, Rhule has made it clear that his door is open to those who played before.
Whether other former Nebraska football players join in Williams’ criticism anytime soon will be something to watch.