Nebraska made several changes to its coaching staff in the wake of yet another disappointing season in Lincoln. One of those changes saw running backs coach Ryan Held fired after 4 seasons at hisĀ alma mater.

To fill the absence, Scott Frost on Jan. 12 announced the hiring of Bryan Applewhite, who was most recently at TCU for a pair of seasons but was not retained by Sonny Dykes. Applewhite coached the Horned Frogs to the nation’s 30th-ranked rushing offense in 2021 after they finished 20th a year prior.

We now know how much Applewhite will make as a member of the Cornhuskers staff. According to the Omaha World-Herald’s Sam McKewon, the deal is for 2 years at $325,000 per year.

As McKeown notes, though, Held’s salary was $400,000 prior to his dismissal. Of course, Frost and his staff are facing massive pressure to turn the program around as he heads into his 5th season: the Huskers have finished no higher than 5th in the B1G West and have yet to post a winning season since Frost’s arrival.