Matt Rhule Discusses Fragile Nebraska Situation: Will He Turn Huskers Around??

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are off to a rough start. Sitting at 0-2, the Matt Rhule era has thus far left a lot to be desired.

The season may not have begun as they had hoped, but the team remains steadfast in their commitment to Coach Matt Rhule’s rebuilding process.

After back-to-back losses to Minnesota and Colorado, the latter ending in a 14-36 defeat at the hands of Deion Sanders and the Buffaloes, concerns are beginning to be raised. 

Rhule, best known for his successful turnaround of the Baylor program, went 1-11 in his first year.. By the third year of his tenure, Baylor notched 11 victories and reached the Big 12 Championship game, coming close to securing a spot in the College Football Playoff.

“This is kind of what you get when you hire me…It’s not going to be a quick fix. It’s not going to be overnight. It’s going to be built to last. It’s going to be built on rock,” Rhule said. 

In contrast, Deion Sanders, at the helm of the Colorado Buffaloes, has opted for a faster approach by heavily relying on the transfer portal to accelerate the team’s rebuild, similar to USC’s strategy the previous year.

Despite the slow start to their season, Nebraska’s players remain resolute in their trust in Rhule’s patient and methodical approach to rebuilding the storied program.

“The process is set, and that’s something you gotta believe in when you’re doing good or doing bad,” running back Gabe Earvin Jr. said. “It’s more what we believe in, our culture, so we just have to really buckle down on it so we can start winning some games.”

Tight end Thomas Fidone II echoed this sentiment, highlighting the importance of consistency in Rhule’s approach.

“He says it all the time,” Fidone stated. “If you say we’re gonna do things one way and we’re gonna stick to that, and something happens and you change it, then you’re just a fraud.”

“You’re not really who you say you are. And I think we’ve all learned a lot from Coach Rhule in that way. Doubling down on the process, and it’s gonna work out. I think that’s something that – it will turn around.”

What are your thoughts on Rhule?

Will he turn things around at Nebraska? How long will it take him?