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CFB Analyst: Nebraska's "Dream Hire" Would Be Justin Fuente

The Huskers would love to be able to poach the ACC head coach.

Nebraska is probably going to be looking for a new football coach at some point in the near future.

(You don't fire your athletic director and pluck a football-guy AD from Washington State if you don't want major changes brought upon your program.)

Who will the Huskers hire to replace Mike Riley if he is fired?

USA TODAY's Dan Wolken says the "dream hire" would be an ACC head coach.

Dream hire: Justin Fuente

The Oklahoma-Nebraska rivalry is sadly as extinct as the American mastodon, but one person who would still have an appreciation for what Cornhuskers football means is Fuente. A Tulsa native who played quarterback for the Sooners before transferring, he started for Oklahoma in 1996 against Nebraska, completing six of 15 passes with three interceptions in a 73-21 loss.

Turns out Fuente became a much better coach than than player. Though it will be difficult to pry him away from a very comfortable situation at Virginia Tech, where he’s 15-5 midway through his second season, Nebraska would be dumb not to at least inquire if he’s interested in getting back closer to home.

Fuente in Lincoln, Neb. would be a lot of fun.

It's tough to imagine him being willing to leave Virginia Tech, though.