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Matt Rhule seemed to want to send a subtle message before National Signing Day.
However, that’s not what some people are paying attention to. Shortly before midnight EST, Rhule tweeted a series of six emojis. A duck, a pair of hands up in praise, a money bag twice and a ghost twice.
What does it mean? Nobody knows for sure but it’s been going viral ever since he hit the send button.
What is Matt Rhule getting at?
National Signing Day is always a crazy day in the college football world, and this is an unexpected addition to the chaos.
Literally nobody seems to have a single idea what the hell Rhule is saying. Lots of theories are flying around that he’s taking shots at Oregon and Miami.
There’s no proof of that, but it does seem reasonable. Let’s break it down. The duck emoji definitely can be tied to Oregon, the hands emoji just looks like the “U” hand signal fans love to throw up, and both programs are very NIL rich teams.
I think it’s more than fair to think a rational person could take all that away. However, what the hell do the ghost emojis mean?
Your guess is as good as mine, but some speculation, including from inside here at OutKick, might suggest it means recruits are ghosting him. There’s no proof of that, but again, let’s be rational.
If Matt Rhule is trying to imply something about money changing hands, it’s a weak look? NIL is legal. Guys can get paid. It’s the nature of the beast. If Oregon and Miami can offer more cash, get on the phone, call your boosters and get more cash. The Cornhuskers are a very wealthy program. Do something about it instead of firing up your Twitter fingers.
Again, nobody has a clear answer and it might take some pieces falling throughout the day to figure it out. Welcome to NSD chaos.