Sticking around: Nebraska OC Matt Lubick won't be leaving Huskers for FCS job
Nebraskans can exhale together. Matt Lubick plans to stick around Lincoln for at least another season.
Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald reported on Monday that Lubick, who just completed his first year as the offensive coordinator with the Huskers last year, is planning to return for the 2021 season. His name had been mentioned as a candidate to be the next head coach at Montana State, which competes at the FCS level.
Lubick, with ties to the state and the program, was considered a strong candidate for the job. However, McKewon confirmed through a text message that the OC will be running Nebraska’s offense again this fall.
Nebraska was 3-5 in 2020.
Earlier this offseason, head coach Scott Frost said that his plan was to allow Lubick more opportunity to run the offense during the 2021 season. He’s said that he has a lot of faith in Lubick to run the show offensively, freeing Frost up to focus more broadly on fulfilling the head coaching duties in Lincoln.
While Lubick has only spent one season with the Huskers, he has a wealth of experience on the offensive side of the football. Prior to arriving in Lincoln, he had stops at Cal State Northridge, San Jose State, Oregon State, Colorado State, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Duke, Oregon and Washington.
The Huskers are scheduled to open the 2021 season against Illinois in Week 0.