Matt Rhule reportedly overhauling Nebraska's strength, nutrition staff
Matt Rhule is taking the reins in Nebraska. For a program that hasn’t eclipsed 5 games or made a bowl since 2016, returning the Huskers to a competitive program is likely a full rebuild.
Rhule said all the right things during his Monday press conference but it is also clear he intends on making sweeping changes in Lincoln. That was evidenced by a Monday evening report citing changes to the strength and nutrition staffs at Nebraska.
According to Husker Online, Rhule has fired head strength coach Zach Duval and director of performance nutrition Dave Ellis. Duval was the 2017 national strength and conditioning coach of the year and was brought to Nebraska by Scott Frost.
ICYMI – Nebraska strength coach Zach Duval and nutritionist Dave Ellis were relieved of their duties on Monday. There will be an entirely new strength staff and head nutritionist for the football program under Matt Rhule. https://t.co/ZKhyOshZqB
— HuskerOnline (@HuskerOnline) November 29, 2022
During his Monday press conference, Rhule stressed the importance of Nebraska being one of the top developmental programs in the country. In order to achieve those goals, it looks like Rhule will be going with his own picks for strength and conditioning and nutrition.
Rhule should not lack funds to find the right picks for the job. AD Trev Alberts announced a $7 million salary pool for assistants moving forward.