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Husker football offseason hub: Tracking roster changes, coaching hires and more

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Adam offers his thoughts on the two newest additions to the Nebraska coaching staff in offensive coordinator Mark Whipple and offensive line coach Donovan Raiola.

December in college football moves faster than a Zavier Betts jet sweep, and Scott Frost has plenty of work to do.

Here’s a one-stop shop for all the Husker offseason activity over the next two months.

Coaching hires. Transfer portal additions and subtractions. And of course, good old-fashioned recruiting, a notion growing quainter by the day.

Here’s an up-to-the-moment look at where Nebraska stands with the revolving door of talent and the hiring of coaches.

Last updated Dec. 15, 2021


COACHING HIRES


Hires

Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach: Mark Whipple (previously at Pitt)

Wide receivers coach/associate head coach/passing game coordinator: Mickey Joseph (previously at LSU)

Offensive line coach: Donovan Raiola (previously with Chicago Bears)

Open positions

Running backs coach: Previously held by Ryan Held

Special teams coordinator? Nebraska has not had a full-time special teams coordinator under Scott Frost. In 2021, outside linebackers coach Mike Dawson and tight ends coach Sean Beckton, with help from others on staff, oversaw special teams.


ROSTER DEPARTURES


CB Cam Taylor-Britt: entering NFL draft

TE Austin Allen: entering NFL draft

RB Marvin Scott: entered transfer portal

QB Adrian Martinez: entered transfer portal

DL Damion Daniels: entering NFL draft

OLB Pheldarius Payne: entering transfer portal

C Cam Jurgens: entered NFL draft

LB Jackson Hannah: entered transfer portal


TRANSFER PORTAL


Incoming

LS Brady Weas, transferring from Georgetown

OL Kevin Williams, transferring from Northern Colorado

K Timmy Bleekrode, transferring from Furman

DB Tommi Hill, transferring from Arizona State

P Brian Buschini, transferring from Montana

Outgoing

RB Marvin Scott III

QB Adrian Martinez

OLB Pheldarius Payne

LB Jackson Hannah


PLAYERS WITH DECISIONS


Due to the NCAA's eligibility freeze during the 2020 pandemic season, there are several notable Huskers who have been in college at least four years but still have the option to return for another season in 2022.

Fifth-year juniors

OL Broc Bando

OL Trent Hixson

OL Matt Sichterman*

TE Travis Vokolek

TE Chancellor Brewington

WR Omar Manning

WR Oliver Martin

DL Jordon Riley

DL Chris Walker*

DL Deontre Thomas*

LB Chris Kolarevic

LB Damian Jackson

LB Eteva Mauga-Clements

DB Lane McCallum*

DB Kyan Brumfield*

Fourth-year juniors

LB Caleb Tannor

* — Participated in senior day


SCHOLARSHIP DISTRIBUTION CHART



RECRUITING CLASS


On Dec. 15, Nebraska officially signed 12 players to its 2022 recruiting class. It ranks 60th nationally and 14th in the Big Ten, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. 

LB Ernest Hausmann (Columbus, NE)

WR Victor Jones (Orlando, FL)

DB Jalil Martin (Chicago, IL)

LB Jake Appleget (Lincoln, NE)

QB Richard Torres (San Antonio, TX)

TE Chase Androff (Lakeville, MN)

LB Gage Stenger (Omaha, NE)

DL Brodie Tagaloa (Concord, CA)

DB Malcolm Hartzog (Bassfield, MS)

DB DeShon Singleton (Hutchinson Community College)

DB Jaeden Gould (Bergan Catholic, NJ)

OL Justin Evans-Jenkins (Irvington, NJ)


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