Nebraska Fires Another Major Coach

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Nebraska has pulled the trigger on firing defensive coordinator Erik Chinander.

Following an embarrassing 49-14 loss to Oklahoma, interim head coach Mickey Joseph made the call to fire Chinander and make Bill Busch DC.

Nebraska’s defense has been appalling.

In three games this season against FBS teams, the Cornhuskers gave up a total of 125 points. With Scott Frost already gone, Chinander will now pack his bags and follow him.

Not only did Nebraska give up 125 points in three games against FBS competition, but Oklahoma hung 580 yards on the Cornhuskers this Saturday.

Nebraska fires defensive coordinator Erik Chinander. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

That followed Georgia Southern wracking up 642 yards in an upset win over the Cornhuskers. To call their defense terrible would be an absolute understatement.

The Cornhuskers are adamant about getting a fresh start and firing your DC four games into the season is one way to signal you mean business.

Nebraska fires defensive coordinator Erik Chinander after losing to Oklahoma.. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Time will tell if it pays off the rest of the way, but at least Nebraska is shaking things up after a 1-3 start. Fans have to be happy about that.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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