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'Frontrunner' Possibly Emerges For Nebraska Coaching Job

Nebraska Cornhuskers Football

Ever since the University of Nebraska fired Scott Frost in September, a bevy of names have been rumored or linked to the school's open head coaching position. 

Today, over two months since Frost's departure, one name is reportedly generating the most buzz around Cornhusker nation. 

In a story published by On3Sports this afternoon, former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule appears to rank "at or near the top" of Nebraska's list of potential coaches. 

"Coaching Carousel Rumblings: Is Matt Rhule the frontrunner at Nebraska?" On3Sports tweeted Wednesday. 

According to On3Sports' Jesse Simonten, Rhule is currently "the most discussed name around Nebraska’s search to replace Scott Frost." 

Further, per Simonten, several sources have recently linked Rhule to Nebraska.

Sean Callahan of Husker Online noted Rhule's name has come up in Nebraska circles "too much in the last 24 to 48 hours," while Mitch Sherman of The Athletic reported that Rhule and the Cornhuskers "have had talks" about the job opening. 

Despite a lackluster showing as an NFL head coach, Rhule has a track record of success in the college ranks. Taking over a decimated Baylor football program in 2017, Rhule improved the Bears' record in each of his three seasons as their head coach. 

The announcement of the next Nebraska head football coach will likely come after the team's final regular season game against Iowa on November 25th. 

Before that, though, Nebraska will host the Wisconsin Badgers this Saturday at Noon EST.