Matt Rhule looks to bring a new set of talent to Lincoln. Photo by Nebraska Photo Department

Nebraska football is off to a hot start under the first year of Matt Rhule, and the season hasn’t even started. Matt Rhule has reeled in a Top 25 overall ranking, with freshman recruits and transfers still coming in.  

Top transfers include Jacob Hood, Arik Gilbert, and MJ Sherman, all coming from Georgia after their National Championship win over TCU, 65-7.  

The Huskers also got the 11th WR in the class of 2023 in Malachi Coleman. Coleman, a hometown kid from Lincoln, Nebraska, played at Lincoln East for two seasons. He went for over 1,000 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns during his high school career.  

Coleman, a four-star coming in, brings speed and explosiveness to an already stacked offense. Coleman looking to replace a key piece from last season in Trey Palmer and looks to live up to that challenge.  

Beau Schaller, Nebraska’s offensive guard from Waukee, Iowa, says he looks forward to a change and showing what they have approved in the off-season. Schaller, a walk-on from the class of 2021, has been through the Frost era and now the Rhule era. 

“I am excited about the upcoming season, and I believe the team is ready to display their changes,” Schaller said. “The new staff is aggressive and prepared to make a change, which is good. They have pushed the team, which has bettered the team physically but also mentally.”  

As there is a lot of hype around this team, as there is every year, are you drinking the “Kool-Aid”? 

Nebraska last made a bowl game in 2016, nearing seven years without an appearance. With the recent struggles, Rhule looks to turn that around.  

Nebraska once again reals in a bunch of four stars and three stars. The Huskers needed more offensive and defensive line help last year, giving up 190 yards or more per game on defense and offense, only running for 123 yards per game, as there needed to be more push at the line of scrimmage.  

Matt Rhule came out and got a former 3-star center from Arizona State, Ben Scott. Scott started or played in every single game he played. He should give more help to that offensive line and in the run game.  

Nebraska looks to show off its talent to the fans Saturday, April 22, at Memorial Stadium. Many fans will be in attendance, as it is estimated around 60,000 will be in attendance. They are looking for improvement and improvement fast.  

 Matt Rhule has said many things to the media, but will those he says to the press translate to the field? That being said, the state of Nebraska is ready for football to return to Lincoln and see all the new talent on the field.  


Ty Boardman, the University of Nebraska Lincoln sports media and communications major.