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Nebraska Football Makes Surprising Coaching Change

Nebraska Football Makes Surprising Coaching Change

Nebraska Football Makes Surprising Coaching Change

Nebraska football made a surprising coaching change this week.

Fresh on the heels of a somewhat underwhelming 2019 campaign, the program decided to make some upgrades.

On Thursday, the Huskers announced that they were bringing back former assistant coach Mike Dawson to serve as outside linebackers coach.

Dawson and Nebraska head coach Scott Frost previously worked together at UFC, before he ultimately came to lead the defensive line at Nebraska.

In 2019, Dawson joined the New York Giants as an outside linebacker coach. With that staff getting completely redone this summer, Dawson was freed up to return to Nebraska.

“I am thrilled to bring Mike Dawson back to Nebraska to re-join our coaching staff,” Frost said of Dawson’s return.

“Coach Dawson has a great history with our coaching staff and brings all of the attributes we look for in an assistant coach.

“He is a man of great character, has outstanding defensive acumen and knowledge of our defensive system, is a proven teacher and recruiter and relates well to his players.”

This past season Nebraska had serious issues on defense. For the year, the Huskers allowed an embarrassing 27.8 points per outing.

It remains to be seen if Dawson’s re-arrival will ultimately be able to patch some of the notable holes that exist on the defensive side of the ball for Nebraska.

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