LINCOLN, Nebraska – The defensive coordinator for Nebraska has been relieved of his duties.
The decision to remove Erik Chinander from his role as defensive coordinator of the Huskers was made public on Sunday by the interim head football coach Mickey Joseph. The announcement was made a little more than 24 hours after Oklahoma defeated the Huskers by a score of 49 points on Saturday.
Joseph expressed gratitude for Erik’s efforts and dedication to the school’s football team, saying, “We appreciate all that Erik has done for our football program.” “At this time, I have come to the conclusion that it is in the best interest of the Nebraska Football program to go a different approach with the leadership of the defense, and I have determined that Bill Busch will take over as defensive coordinator.”
Busch is in charge of coordinating special teams for Nebraska.
The University of Nebraska has now fired a member of its coaching staff for the second week running in a row.
In the first four games of the 2022 campaign, Chinander’s defense has been responsible for allowing an average of 514 yards of offensive yardage to be gained against the Husker. Chinander moved to Nebraska from the University of Central Florida in 2017 after being recruited by former Nebraska head coach Scott Frost. Chinander is in his 20th year of coaching and is now in the midst of his fifth season as the defensive coordinator for Nebraska.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers head into their first week off of action during the regular season with a record of 1-3. On the first Saturday in October, Nebraska will host Indiana in a game that is part of their conference schedule.