Nebraska Football fans who are worried that Tony White might move on after this season should keep their eyes on San Diego State.
Considering the coaching turnover that happened on Sunday and Monday, Nebraska Football fans could be excused if they missed what happened at San Diego State entirely.
After all, Brady Hoke has been a college football head coach for quite a while now, the Aztecs aren’t among the best mid-majors in the country. Some thought Hoke might be fired at the end of the season. Instead, he retired.
In the process, Hoke might have just made the next few months some painful ones for Nebraska Football followers. It will be worth keeping a keen eye on what’s going on in that part of California.
Especially for those who are worried about losing defensive coordinator Tony White this offseason.
Nebraska’s defense has been its strength this season. It’s not even a little bit of a debate. Without what Tony White has done with the Blackshirts, it’s possible we’re talking about the worst 12-game record in the history of Nebraska Football.
Nebraska Football DC could be moving on
Tony White joined San Diego State as its defensive backs coach in 2009 after spending a season as a GA with UCLA and and a year as linebackers coach at New Mexico. In 2011, he was bumped up to DBs coach and recruiting coordinator. He stuck with the school until 2017 when he moved to Arizona State.
White was with the Aztecs about three times as long as he was with any other school. It would seem as though SDSU might hold a special place for the Nebraska Football defensive coordinator.
It also seems like a pretty perfect situation to start his head coaching career. The school has a pretty successful football history in a great city. As they’ve fallen on hard times, there wouldn’t be massive expectations in a new coach’s first year.
And in the Mountain West, it doesn’t take a lot to build a contender.
At this point, there’s no way to know if SDSU is going to come calling on the Nebraska Football defensive coordinator, but it feels like there’s enough there to engender some concern.