If a new report on where Syracuse is looking for its new head coach can be believed, than Nebraska football’s defensive coordinator isn’t headed to the ACC.
The Nebraska football season is officially over. That means that all that’s left for Husker fans to do is to wait and wonder if a defensive coordinator who fashioned the Cornhuskers into one of the best units in the country is on his way out of town.
If White will be on the move this winter, it looks like it won’t be to the school he just left about a year ago. When Syracuse first fired Dino Babers, there was much talk about the Nebraska football defensive coordinator being on the shortlist. However, a new report indicates that the Orange are looking elsewhere.
According to John Brice of Football Scoop, the former ACC power is looking to the FCS level and Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney. Brice said that Chesney’s history of building programs from the ground up is a big reason he’s now a top candidate.
Chesney has forged a 44-21 record at Holy Cross, though his team took a bit of a step back this year with a 7-4 record. That doesn’t seem as though it’s got Syracuse scared.
"“Prior to taking over at Holy Cross in 2018, Chesney had turned the Assumption Greyhounds into perennial NCAA Football Division II Playoffs regulars, including a 2017 run to the quarterfinals. At Salve Regina in the New England Football Conference, Chesney guided the Seahawks to 23 wins in three seasons and a bowl victory.His deep ties throughout the Northeast are seen as a key along with his track record as a head coach, which includes a lifetime 111-46 mark.”"
Nebraska football can breathe a sigh of relief … for now
It’s been a rough month of November for Nebraska Cornhuskers fans. However, it looks like they can rest a bit easier that Tony White isn’t going back to the ACC. The should-have-been Broyles Award finalist is still a Husker for now.
Now the Nebraska football team just has to weather a potential push from San Diego State.