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Friday Flakes: Matt Rule Said Last Season was the “Slow Burn” and Nebraska is Different than Temple and Baylor

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So all about the semantics of what needs to happen with the Nebraska job. John Bishop, of Unsportsmanlike Conduct threw out the following poll:

The Nebraska job needs one of the three R’s or it is starting from scratch. Is it a rebuild, a reload or a reset? Or maybe it’s starting from scratch.

Well Matt Rhule would rather compare the rebuilding of the Nebraska program as a slow burn. Or at least it should start with a “slow burn.”

What Nebraska fans should be happy to hear is that on Will Compton’s podcast Bussin’ with the Boys, Rhule stated that he believes that the “slow burn” was last season. There were positive steps taken in the program.

This was evidenced by the win over an Iowa Hawkeyes team in Iowa which needed to win in order to go to the Big Ten Championship game.

The whole conversation on the podcast was great but the most enlightening portion was when Rhule talked about how this rebuild, reset or reload of the Nebraska program is different than the situations he inherited at Temple in Baylor.

In Temple, they were in the process of moving up to a different conference. He said his first year he played a lot of freshmen and some upperclassmen who were willing to do things his way.

In Baylor, he inherited a program with only 45ish scholarship players at the time as a result of the Art Briles era.

So he thinks it doesn’t do much good to compare the situations. He doesn’t plan on it being a slow burn this coming season. He said he’s coming here to win.


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