Husker Coaching Hot Stove

By at December 10, 2010 | 10:08 AM | Print


So here's a quick recap of “rumors and innuendo” swirling around Nebraska coaches – including head man Bo Pelini. Keep checking back to see updates.

Coach: Bo Pelini
Background: Bo's name quietly surfaced for the Miami job on the Internet Sunday night, Dec. 3 and Monday morning, but it remained in the wind until the Miami Herald committed the U's interest in Bo to print Wednesday morning. The Lincoln Journal-Star and Omaha World Herald called Bo on his cell and both got the same “I don't respond to rumors and innuendo” line. Thursday afternoon, the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reported that Bo was “in the mix” for the job, according to two sources.
Latest Update: Pelini denied he would interview for the Miami job via statement. Media access was closed on Friday.

Coach: Shawn Watson
Background: NU's offensive coordinator has been attached to the Vanderbilt job since Dec. 3. Rivals.com reported he interviewed by phone with Vandy. The Nashville Tennessean confirmed it. A source told the Lincoln Journal-Star he/she saw Watson's wife at the Lincoln airport with a “Vandy” binder under her arm. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Watson was out of the running for the job, as the Commodores had narrowed their search to two. But Rivals.com reported that Watson's still has skin in the game.
Latest Update: Watson has been recruiting, and may speak to reporters Friday.

Coach: Ted Gilmore
Background: Watson's right-hand man, Gilmore may follow Watson to help rebuild the Vandy program.
Latest Update: None

Coach: John Papuchis
Background: NU's defensive ends coach has been linked to the opening at Texas for a defensive line and special teams coach. The Austin-American Statesman and Chip Brown's outfit both reported Thursday Papuchis is a hot name for the job. Papuchis told both the LJS and OWH Thursday he hasn't heard a word about the job from UT officials.
Latest Update: Papuchis may speak to reporters Friday, but UT won't be the last suitor for this smart, humble talent.

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