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Friday Flakes: If You Want to Give Matt Rhule Coaching Advice then Send Him an Email

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I’m sorry to report this to you on a wonderful Friday morning but unfortunately Matt Rhule did not get any of your coaching advice you tried sending him on Twitter or Instagram.

So I suggest sending him a letter through the U.S. Post Office (super reliable) or sending him an email at

This is normally when I might go on my annual rant about how people love to have the answers until they are actually in it and leading a team, whether it be sports or other. It is super easy to sit on the sideline and know exactly what the coach should do.

That doesn’t mean we can’t be critical. I mean, that’s what Nebraska fans do.

We freak out and then persecute Matt Rhule after one game for the sins of Scott Frost.

Have a lovely weekend!


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