Nebraska Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander Fired

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Nebraska Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander was relieved of his duties on Sunday afternoon by interim head coach Mickey Joseph.

“We appreciate Erik and the work and dedication he has given to our football program. At this time, I feel that it is in the best interest of the Nebraska Football program to take the leadership of the defense in another direction and decided Bill Busch will take over as defensive coordinator.”

The decision comes after Nebraska gave up 49 points and 580 yards in Saturday’s 49-14 loss to Oklahoma. In back-to-back weeks the team surrendered 94 points and 1,222 yards. Chinander had been the defensive coordinator in Lincoln since 2018. He followed Frost from UCF, where he had been the defensive coordinator for two seasons.

Special Teams Coordinator Bill Busch will coordinate the defense for the remainder of the season. The Huskers have a bye this week before hosting Indiana at Memorial Stadium on October 1st.

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