There will be a new offensive coordinator for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in 2020. Matt Lubick, who has nearly 20 years of experience working with receivers, was hired after spending 2019 out of football. He’ll be tasked with lifting the Huskers higher than 72nd in the nation, and the team will be paying him top dollar to do so.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, the Huskers are set to pay Lubick $500,000 per year on a two-year deal. Nebraska will be getting him at a discount though. His predecessor, Troy Walters, was paid $700,000 per year prior to his ousting in January.
Lubick previously worked under Nebraska head coach Scott Frost at Oregon. At the time, Frost was the offensive coordinator under Mark Helfrich, while Lubick was the receivers coach and passing game coordinator.
But Lubick didn’t follow Frost to UCF in 2016, and instead replaced him as offensive coordinator. Lubick spent 2017 and 2018 as co-offensive coordinator at Washington.
The #Huskers have released contract details for new offensive coordinator Matt Lubick.
Nebraska also announced contract extensions for four other assistants and the strength & conditioning coach https://t.co/uJrr1fkyTQ
— World-Herald Big Red (@OWHbigred) February 6, 2020
In addition, the Huskers have given contract extensions to several of Scott Frost’s top assistants through 2021.
Via Omaha World-Herald:
The Huskers announced one-year contract extensions for quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco, inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval, tight ends coach Sean Beckton and defensive line coach Tony Tuioti.
Nebraska went just 5-7 in 2019 – hardly the level of progress that the program was expecting. They were bowl ineligible for the third year in a row, and the second under Scott Frost.
Despite failing to meet expectations though, the Huskers athletic department declared that they were committed to Scott Frost.