Report: Nebraska OC a candidate for head coaching vacancy with FCS program
Several players from Nebraska have already hit the transfer portal this offseason, and now there’s a chance the Huskers are in jeopardy of losing an assistant coach.
According to a report from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Nebraska offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Lubick is a candidate for the head coaching vacancy at Montana State. The program competes at the FCS level and is a member of the Big Sky Conference.
Lubick just completed his first season with the Huskers in 2020, with the team finishing the year with a 3-5 record. Head coach Scott Frost said that his plan was for Lubick to take on more responsibility in the play-calling department for the 2021 season.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle states that it’s “unclear exactly how formal the talks have been or if Lubick has interviewed in person or remotely, but he has deep connections to the Bozeman area. He was born here and played his college ball at Montana Western, where he was teammates with multiple MSU assistant coaches.”
Lubick has been an assistant coach at the college level in some capacity for over 25 seasons, getting his start as a graduate assistant at Colorado State in 1995. If he’s offered the job at Montana State, it would be his first gig as a head coach.
Prior to Nebraska, Lubick had stops at Cal State Northridge, San Jose State, Oregon State, Colorado State, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Duke, Oregon and Washington.