The Nebraska Cornhuskers cost themselves $7.5 million when they fired former head coach Scott Frost before Oct. 1st when his buyout contractually got cut in half. The Huskers promoted assistant head coach Mickey Joseph to the interim-head coach position in wake of the firing. Joseph, however, won’t be the coach for long if a contingent of Huskers fans have their way.
FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff is in Lincoln, Nebraska today as the Huskers host their ancient rival, the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners of the Big 12 (for now). During the pregame broadcast, rabid Huskers fans serenaded Urban Meyer, the three-time national champion coach and current FOX analyst Urban Meyer with chants of, “We want Urban!”
Take a listen:
"We want Urban!" 👀 pic.twitter.com/g0pLheTfOL
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 17, 2022
Despite Urban’s past social transgressions and the catastrophe that was his reign as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, it’s easy to see why some Huskers fans feel he’s the man to restore their beloved program to national prominence.
Others in the CFB world weren’t so sure of the move. Here are some reactions:
you can have him good luck https://t.co/PzAl4fzAqC
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) September 17, 2022
“You can have him, good luck,” wrote former SBN personality Jason Kirk.
Can’t put my finger on why — but this seems a bit misguided.
Huskers fans chant “We want Urban” pic.twitter.com/1rIWOJKkT6
— Daren Stoltzfus WESH (@DarenStoltzfus) September 17, 2022
“Can’t put my finger on why, but it seems a bit misguided,” wrote local Orlando TV sports reporter Darren Stoltzfus.
Look, I get the concern that comes with him, but if you’re any AD, the first question on a coaching opening is always:
“Who’s going to deliver the best results?”
The answer is obvious: Urban.
And #Nebraska fans know it 👇🏽.
— Marc Ryan (@MarcRyanOnAir) September 17, 2022
“Look, I get the concern that comes with him, but if you’re any AD, the first question on a coaching opening is always: ‘Who’s going to deliver the best results?’ The answer is obvious: Urban. And Nebraska fans know it,” tweeted CBS radio reporter Marc Ryan.
Presented without comment.
— Amie Just (@Amie_Just) September 17, 2022
“Presented without comment,” tweeted Lincoln Journal Star columnist Amie Just.
— crimson quarry (@crimsonquarry) September 17, 2022
Crimson Quarry, an Indiana fansite under the SBN umbrella, joked that Urban would not even be interested in the job in the first place.
Should Meyer decide to return to the sidelines, it will be interesting to see where he lands.