Tony White responds to Matt Rhule's endorsement of his as a head coach
Matt Rhule took some time Monday afternoon during his weekly press conference to endorse defensive coordinator Tony White for a head coaching job.
Multiple positions around the country have already opened up with several more well on the way as the season ends a close.
“Yes, you should hire Tony White,” Rhule said Monday. “Tony White should be a head coach. He’s excellent.”
White responded to that sentiment in front of reporters Tuesday, saying he’s “never had a coach stand up there and say that.”
Tony White on Matt Rhule’s comments Monday: “I’ve never had a coach stand up there and say that.” Clearly meaningful that Rhule stumped for him to become a HC.
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) November 21, 2023
White’s defense at Nebraska has been very strong. The Huskers have allowed just 307 yards per game this season, a mark that sits 6th in the Big Ten but 15th in the country. Nebraska’s scoring defense ranks No. 19 in the country.
Keeping White in Lincoln would be a major advantage moving forward as the offense gels into position. We’ll see if White has a head coaching gig or if he’ll be back in Bloomington next season.