Nebraska Cornhuskers fans know all about hiring underwhelming names, but Texas A&M fans seem to have fought back against their Mike Riley.
When Texas A&M seemingly had their man in Mark Stoops, the internet lost its mind. More than a few people compared the Aggies’ hiring of Stoops as being very similar to what Nebraska football did when they hired Mike Riley.
The implication is that the name simply wasn’t big enough. There was also an undercurrent of not believing that Stoops has done enough in his career to merit getting hired at a program like Texas A&M.
And then, because social media is quite a bit more well established than it was even 8 or 9 years ago, the backlash seemingly won the day. Stoops wasn’t hired. His side claims he saw the backlash and decided not to take the job after all.
Texas A&M supporters claim that the Board of Regents came to their senses and decided not to approve the hiring. And then, on Sunday, just over 12 hours after the Aggies were *this* close to hiring Stoops, they announced they hired Duke’s Mike Elko.
One has to wonder if that’s really a better hire. We’ll see in the not to distant future as to whether the Elko hire is actually better than Stoops. It took a few more years, but it sure doesn’t seem like the Nebraska Cornhuskers got a better hire when they moved off of Riley and chose Scott Frost instead.
Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news
The Nebraska volleyball team officially got its NCAA tournament seeding on Sunday night and things couldn’t have gone much better. Not only did the Huskers get the number one overall seed, but Wisconsin is on the entire other side of the bracket. If everything goes according to plan, that means the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Badgers will face off for a third time this season, with the rubber match also being the National Championship. First up is Long Island on December 1.
Now that the Nebraska football season is over, it’s time to focus on the offseason and the transfer portal. That portal opens on December 4 and will only be open for 30 days instead of 45. The Huskers are almost certainly going to be looking for a quarterback when it opens.
Getting a quarterback is just part of the problem with the offense that needs to get fixed. Sam McKewon wonders if Matt Rhule might change the coaching staff around and taking quarterbacks away from Marcus Satterfield. It might be better in the long run for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.