Nebraska football legend takes next step in coaching career

Mike Minter was a longtime Campbell Camel football coach, but now he's making the next move in his career.

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Mike Minter isn't the most well known former Nebraska football player turned head coach. In fact, it's safe to say that he's straight up overlooked by most Husker fans. Where he's coaching plays a part in that. So does the fact that he's been there for quite a while, despite a real record of success.

As he says goodbye to the Campbell Camels this month, one thing is very clear. Minter has made an impression on the school where he coached for 11 seasons. Even if that impression included just three winning seasons over that span.

Minter's best record with Campbell was just 6-5, though it does look like he was starting to get the Camels going in the right direction before the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, his program was one of those that seemingly took a big hit.

The former Nebraska football legend went just 0-4 in 2020 and hasnt' posted a winning season since. Campbell was 5-6 in Minter's final season and 4-4 in the Camels' first year in the Coastal Athletic Association Football Conference. Minter resigned earlier this week.

"It has been a great learning experience over the 11 years, but 11 years is enough time at one place," Minter said in an announcement of his moving on. "I need to move on to get other experiences in coaching. I appreciate Campbell and its support over these years. I want to personally thank Bob Roller in giving me my start in coaching."

Nebraska football legend leaves Campbell

Now that the former Husker defensive back has moved on, it's unclear what's the next step in his coaching career. Before taking over Campbell, he was a relative rookie in the field.

In 2012, Minter was the special teams coordinator for Liberty. That was his first coaching job at a Division 1 college program. The following season, he took the head job at Campbell and had been there ever since.

Minter only turns 50 next month, he's got plenty of time to keep going in a coaching career in some way, shape or form. It will certainly be interesting to see what the Nebraska football legend does next.