A former Nebraska football wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator is still working for Kansas despite the cancer diagnosis.
Matt Lubick, who came over to the Nebraska football program under Scott Frost, led the offense in 2020 and 2021. He was eventually fired during the coaching purge towards the end of the 2021 season which was a last-ditch effort by Frost to keep his own job.
Lubick moved over the Kansas in 2022 and spent that year and this season as an offensive analyst for the Kansas Jayhawks. Earlier this week, it was divulged that Lubick has a form of leukemia, though he’s not letting that take him away from the sport he loves.
According to ESPN, Lubick is now working remotely with the Jayhawks. The former Nebraska football coach is breaking down defenses and helping to come up with game plans from the hospital at times.
Lubick also made it clear that the fact he keeps working is entirely up to him. The Jayhawks staff would obviously give him the time he needs to rest and step away if he wanted.
"“You don’t have to work during this stuff. I do it for therapy. The Kansas staff being so loving and caring and supportive has given me strength and given me purpose. It’s been therapeutic for me to keep mind off stuff.”"
Former Nebraska football coach working through recovery
The diagnosis for the former Nebraska football assistant is one that seemingly came out of nowhere. He was training for a marathon and didn’t feel well to the point where he went to the doctor and found that his white blood cell count was so low he needed to be away from people.
Last week, an official diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia was arrived at, and Lubick checked himself into the hospital.
Now, the ex-Nebraska football coach is doing battle with a dreaded disease, while also trying to help Kansas find a way to overcome its on-the-field foes.