Mike Zimmer to Coach Nebraska Football?


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Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer said "I have to make a decision" when asked late Monday night if he was returning as Cowboys defensive coordinator. Zimmer, 47, said he had no comment when asked if he had been offered the head coaching position at Nebraska.

Nooooooooo!

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It happened again...another coach turned down the head coaching job at Nebraska. As a life long husker fan, this is beyond embarrasing. Recruits are decommitting, others are cancelling visits....its getting worse and worse.

Words can't describe how frustrated I am...as are most husker fans. :(

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hmm boog, what sport is that?

Mike Zimmer is the coach of the NFL (National Football League) team Dallas Cowboys. He was offered the head coaching position at the University of Nebraska's college football team.

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I think it is basically because Nebraska embarrassed themselves by firing Solich after a 9-3 (9-3!!!) season. That is no way grounds to fire a coach. 9-3 is an outstanding record. No decent coach will want to coach for an organization that DEMANDS perfection. I love it!

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I think it is basically because Nebraska embarrassed themselves by firing Solich after a 9-3 (9-3!!!) season. That is no way grounds to fire a coach. 9-3 is an outstanding record. No decent coach will want to coach for an organization that DEMANDS perfection. I love it!

It was a shock and shame that a coach that goes 9-3 got fired. But what people don't seem to realize (not you BOOG, but people in general) is that Frank Solich's record in 2003 and over his career was only a fraction of the reason he got fired. There were so many other factors that played a bigger role in him getting let go. A few include:

1. Recruiting over the past 3-4 years hasn't been up to NU standards. They weren't recruiting the best athletes for how they wanted to run the program.

2. Offensive plan - as many people will say, a one-dimensional team can't be successful. I believe this is true. Its becoming more and more important for a team to be able to run and pass the ball efficiently. Solich was not correcting this problem and it continued to hurt the team. A change needed to be made.

3. Defensive athletes - Nebraska has always had a good defense, but the past few years hasn't been as productive. There are many factors that contribute to this problem a) the players b) the coaching of those players and c) defensive schemes....NU was getting burned in man coverage and they refused to mix in zone.

4. Losses in major games - if you look at Frank's record in big games and versus ranked opponents, you'd see that it wasn't good at all. We'd get blown out by good teams and would seem to quit after they got behind. And in reference to #2, when you can't pass, its hard to come from behind.

5. Blowout Losses - in 2003, the 3 losses were to major rivals and highly ranked teams. Not only did NU lose, but they got their asses whipped and basically gave up. This poor attitude was not going to be tollerated by the AD.

These 5 things, the the record in 2003 and his 6 year career, and many other sources all led to the firing of Frank Solich. So many people look at the record this year, and are quick to make judgements. BOOG, I totally respect your opinion and still don't believe they fired Solich after a 9-3 season. I just wanted to let everyone know the other factors that came into consideration.

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nebraska isn't the dream coaching job it used to be. the program is actually pretty run down. it will need to be rebuilt, and it appears the school has very little toleration of anything less than perfect. it's impossible to do what they want. who's gonna wanna take taht job?

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nebraska isn't the dream coaching job it used to be. the program is actually pretty run down. it will need to be rebuilt, and it appears the school has very little toleration of anything less than perfect. it's impossible to do what they want. who's gonna wanna take taht job?

Your absolutely correct, it may not be the dream job it once used to be. The program might actually be a little run down, but it should be said that they did finish in the top 20, with a bowl win and 10-3 record. I don't think the program needs to be rebuilt completely, but I do think some new coaches with fresh ideas and attitudes need to be brought in to restore some better recruiting classes in an ATTEMPT to get things back to where they were...competing for conf championships and national championships. Can it happen, time will only tell.

I still think NU is a very talented team, good academics, and has a lot to offer potential recruits.

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***Latest Report*** (just because I know so many people on this board love Nebraska Football)

Fox Sports is reporting that former Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan will interview with Nebraska AD Steve Pederson on Wed. Word is that Callahan is on a plane headed for Lincoln.

What a joke this hire would be. (N)

Reports are that some Raider players were so angry with Callahan, it almost led them start swinging at the coach. This is not someone NU, or any team for that matter, should hire as a head coach.

And the embarassing saga continues :yes:

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***Latest Report*** (just because I know so many people on this board love Nebraska Football)

Fox Sports is reporting that former Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan will interview with Nebraska AD Steve Pederson on Wed. Word is that Callahan is on a plane headed for Lincoln.

What a joke this hire would be. (N)

Reports are that some Raider players were so angry with Callahan, it almost led them start swinging at the coach. This is not someone NU, or any team for that matter, should hire as a head coach.

And the embarassing saga continues :yes:

Dont you know what would happen if Callahan got hired? Oakland would lose the title of "Stupidest Team in America" if Nebraska continue to be a subpar team...Sry Nebraska fans, its true...

On a side note, I REALLY dont like Bill Callahan :crazy:

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Dont you know what would happen if Callahan got hired? Oakland would lose the title of "Stupidest Team in America" if Nebraska continue to be a subpar team...Sry Nebraska fans, its true...

On a side note, I REALLY dont like Bill Callahan :crazy:

I hardly think NU is a subpar team. Subpar compared to what.....the other 18 teams ahead of them in both college football polls?

I do, however, recognize that NU isn't up the NU standards of former NU teams/decades.

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I hardly think NU is a subpar team. Subpar compared to what.....the other 18 teams ahead of them in both college football polls?

I do, however, recognize that NU isn't up the NU standards of former NU teams/decades.

I referring to NU unbelievably high "standards"

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Anyone notice that LSU jumped USC in the ESPN poll? Why exactly is there a Nat Championship split?

the coaches must vote the winner of the sugar #1 by contract.

9-3 in the worst conference in football this year.

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