Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Nebraska Linebackers Coach

Mike Ekeler has left Nebraska to become the co-defensive coordinator on Kevin Wilson's new staff at Indiana. The coaching tree has come up with the following potential replacements:

Ross Els - Ohio Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers/Special Teams Coach
  • Coached at Ohio since 2005. Carl Pelini was the DL coach at Ohio from 2005-07.
  • Coached at New Mexico from 2001-04 as defensive backs coach and eventually defensive coordinator. Barney Cotton was the offensive coordinator at NMSU in 2001 and '02.
  • QB coach in 1995 and defensive coordinator in '96 at Hastings College, where Barney Cotton was the head coach. Els took over as HC when Cotton left.

Scott Downing - ex-Northern Colorado Head Coach
  • Tight ends coach at Nebraska from 2003-2005. During that span, he worked with six of the nine coaches currently on staff at Nebraska.
  • Coached at Wyoming from 1987-96. Ted Gilmore was a graduate assistant at Wyoming from 1994-96. Gilmore also played at Wyoming in 1988 and '89, when Downing coached LBs.
  • GA at Nebraska from 1984-86.

DJ Eliot - Florida State Assistant Defensive Line Coach
  • Graduate assistant at Houston in 2000 and '01. Ted Gilmore was the WR coach at Houston in 2000.
  • Played at Wyoming from 1995-97 and was a student assistant in '98. Gilmore was a GA at Wyoming from 1994-96 and coached receivers in 1997 and '98.

Doug Colman - Tulane Linebackers Coach
  • Quality control assistant at Nebraska in 2008 and '09.
  • Played linebacker at Nebraska from 1991-95.

Other names in consideration: Fred Pagac, Vikings; DeMontie Cross, Buffalo Bills; William Inge, Buffalo.

1 comment:

  1. How about Jon Osterhout, grad assistant coach from a couple of years ago?