New Husker OC Whipple turns into highest-paid assistant coach in program historical past; Busch to make $400000 – Lincoln Journal Star

New Nebraska offensive coordinator Mark Whipple talks to the media Dec. 15 throughout a information convention at Memorial Stadium.
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Mark Whipple is Nebraska’s highest-paid assistant coach.
The brand new Husker offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach will make $875,000 within the first 12 months of a two-year deal and $900,000 within the second 12 months, based on a replica of his contract launched by the college on Friday morning. The contract runs by way of Dec. 31, 2023.
Whipple made $476,000 yearly because the offensive coordinator at Pittsburgh.
His new wage makes him the highest-paid assistant coach in Nebraska historical past, surpassing the $825,000 former defensive coordinator Bob Diaco made in 2017.
Present defensive coordinator Erik Chinander made $800,000 in 2021 and will earn a increase that may match or method Whipple’s wage.
Since his arrival, Whipple has already began to see modifications within the Husker quarterback room. Nebraska added Texas switch Casey Thompson to the combination and is internet hosting Florida State switch Chubba Purdy on an official go to this weekend.
New particular groups coordinator Invoice Busch is about to make $400,000 yearly in his new function. Busch had made about $450,000 beforehand because the safeties coach at LSU and was nonetheless being paid by the varsity in 2021 when he served as a defensive analyst for NU. His deal, like Whipple’s, runs by way of Dec. 31, 2023.
Nebraska additionally bumped inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud’s wage by $75,000 to $325,000 and tight finish coach Sean Beckton by $25,000 to $450,000, based on up to date copies of their contracts.
With Busch and Whipple’s contracts on the books and two raises accounted for, NU’s present assistant wage pool stands at $5.2 million, with the main points of recent working backs coach Bryan Applewhite’s contract nonetheless to be finalized and launched.
It’s doable that any of the opposite three returning staffers — Chinander, secondary coach Travis Fisher and defensive entrance coach Mike Dawson — might see slight will increase, too.
“There might be some slight bumps for some of us, nothing dramatic,” Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts informed the Journal Star on Tuesday, earlier than the 4 up to date contracts had been launched.
“I’m all in to attempt to assist Scott,” he added. “The market has shifted. I do know what’s in his contract for assistant coaches ($5 million pool), however I do know what the remainder of the Large Ten is spending as nicely when it comes to $7 and $8 million {dollars}. He’ll in all probability be north of ($5 million), however keep in mind that he’s additionally giving up some wage to assist. I simply tried to be as useful as I can.
“Investing in areas the place there’s a major return, whereas there’s all the time threat, I really feel higher about than spending a bunch of cash in an space the place there’s no alternative for return. … We have to get the suitable individuals right here.”
Erik Chinander
Position: Defensive coordinator
Alma mater: Iowa (2003)
Connection to Frost: Chinander and Frost have coached a complete of 9 seasons collectively. First, two at Northern Iowa, then 5 at Oregon and now the previous two at Central Florida. In Orlando, Chinander coordinated the Knights’ protection.
What stands out: At 37 years outdated, Chinander has moved up the teaching ranks quick. In 2016, he was a finalist for the Broyles Award, given yearly to the nation’s greatest assistant coach. This 12 months, the Knights compelled 29 turnovers in 12 video games. He is also lots acquainted with the Large Ten. He’s from Allison, Iowa, and walked on to the Hawkeyes program in 1998.
Do you know: When Chinander and Frost coached collectively at UNI in 2007-08, Chinander coached offense (tight ends) and Frost protection (linebackers, co-defensive coordinator). Now Chinander will name defensive performs in Lincoln and Frost will name the offense.
Teaching expertise
2018-present: Nebraska (defensive coordinator)
2016-17: UCF (defensive coordinator)
2014-15: Oregon (exterior linebackers)
2013: Philadelphia Eagles (assistant defensive position)
2011-12: Oregon (defensive grad assistant)
2010: Oregon (intern)
2004-09: Northern Iowa (tight ends)
2003: Ellsworth (Iowa) Group School (offensive/defensive position)
Travis Fisher
Position: Defensive backs
Alma mater: UCF (2001)
Connection to Frost: Fisher was one in all solely two holdovers from George O’Leary’s workers when Frost arrived in Orlando in December 2015.
What stands out: Fisher will solely be in his fifth 12 months teaching school soccer as a result of after graduating he loved an eight-year NFL profession. A second-round draft choose in 2002, Fisher performed 5 seasons for the St. Louis Rams, two for the Detroit Lions and one for the Seattle Seahawks.
Do you know: Fisher has seen the highs and lows of faculty soccer in his younger profession. He has been on workers at UCF for a 12-1 season, an 0-12 season and a 12-0 season.
Teaching expertise
2018-present: Nebraska (defensive backs)
2016-17: UCF (defensive backs)
2015: UCF (cornerbacks)
2014: Southeast Missouri State (cornerbacks)
2013: UCF (defensive high quality assistant)
Sean Beckton
Position: Tight ends coach
Alma mater: UCF (1993)
Connection to Frost: When Frost acquired to UCF, he pieced collectively his workers, turning to coaches who he labored with at Oregon and Northern Iowa. He did, nonetheless, maintain Beckton, a holdover from the George O’Leary workers. Beckton performed a key function in making a clean transition from a recruiting standpoint between the outdated and new workers at UCF. The truth is, it was Beckton who landed Frost’s first recruit at UCF — working again Adrian Killins.
What stands out: Beckton’s consolation degree with working for Frost. We’re speaking a couple of UCF graduate who has spent all of his life in Florida and was supplied a spot on the workers of Josh Heupel, the brand new UCF coach. But Beckton is headed to Lincoln. Below Beckton’s watch, UCF tight finish Jordan Akins obtained first-team all-conference honors this season. He additionally coached Brandon Marshall, who was one of many NFL’s high wideouts for a while.
Do you know: Beckton was a standout vast receiver at UCF from 1987-90. In a sport in opposition to Texas Southern, he threw for a landing, ran for a landing, caught a landing and scored on a punt return. He was named to the UCF Corridor of Fame.
Teaching expertise
2018-present: Nebraska (tight ends)
2016-17: UCF (tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator)
2012-15: UCF (vast receivers coach)
2009-11: UCF (defensive backs)
2008: Orlando Predators (AFL) (vast receivers)
1996-03: UCF (vast receivers)
1992-93: UCF (offensive grad assistant)
Mike Dawson
Position: Defensive position
Alma mater: UMass-Amherst (1997)
Connection to Frost: Dawson was a member of Frost’s UCF workers in 2016-17 and coached the Husker defensive position in 2018 earlier than leaving to take a place on the New York Giants workers.
What stands out: Dawson has been a member of a NFL teaching workers twice, and he drew rave critiques for his work in Lincoln in 2018.
Do you know: Dawson helped Oshane Ximines, the primary Previous Dominion participant ever chosen within the NFL Draft, file 4.5 sacks in his rookie season with the Giants in 2019.
School teaching expertise
2022: Nebraska (defensive position)
2020-21: Nebraska (exterior linebackers)
2019: New York Giants, Assistant Coach (Outdoors Linebackers)
2018: Nebraska, Assistant Coach (Defensive Line)
2016-17: UCF, Defensive Line
2014-15: Philadelphia Eagles, Assistant Coach (Assistant Defensive Line)
2013: Philadelphia Eagles, Defensive High quality Management
2009-11: Boston School, Assistant Coach (Particular Groups)
2006-08: Akron, Assistant Coach (Linebackers)
2004-05: New Hampshire, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
2002-03: New Hampshire, Assistant Coach (Linebackers)
2001: New Hampshire, Assistant Coach (Offensive Line)
2000: New Hampshire, Assistant Coach (Linebackers)
1999: Pittsburgh, Graduate Assistant
1998: Maine, Defensive Assistant
1998 (Spring): UMass-Lowell, Assistant Coach (Defensive Line)
Barrett Ruud
Position: Inside linebackers coach
Alma mater: Nebraska (2005)
Connection to Frost: Ruud served on Scott Frost’s workers the previous two seasons at UCF as defensive high quality management coach. When Ruud was employed, he recalled being a Lincoln center schooler who “went to each sport he (Frost) performed as a quarterback.”
What stands out: Ruud is thought to be among the best linebackers in NU historical past, ending his profession with a school-record 432 tackles. He was a freshman All-American, a three-time All-Large 12 choice and a 2004 third-team All-American.
Do you know: Ruud was a second-round NFL Draft choose in 2005 and performed eight seasons within the NFL, the primary six with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He additionally performed for Tennessee, New Orleans and Houston.
School teaching expertise
2018-present: Nebraska (inside linebackers)
2016-17: UCF (defensive high quality management coach)
Zach Duval
Position: Head energy and conditioning coach
Alma mater: Nebraska (1998)
Connection to Frost: Frost and Duval go method again. Duval was an assistant within the NU energy program when Frost performed quarterback right here. He was a graduate assistant in 1995-96 after which an assistant energy coach from 1997-02.
What stands out: Duval is taken into account to be on the vanguard of energy and conditioning in school athletics. He places an emphasis on sleep and vitamin, and reportedly developed a robust rapport with many UCF gamers in his two years there.
Do you know: In 2002, Duval based Xplosive Edge in Omaha. His brother, Gibbie, now owns and operates the enterprise.
School teaching expertise
2018-present: Nebraska (energy and conditioning)
2016-17: UCF (director of sports activities efficiency for soccer)
2013-14: Wyoming (director of sports activities efficiency)
2010-13: Buffalo (director of sports activities efficiency)
2009: Creighton (director of athletics efficiency)
2008: Nebraska (assistant energy coach)
1997-02: Nebraska (assistant energy coach)
1995-96: Nebraska (graduate assistant, energy)
Whipple
Position: Offensive coordinator, quarterbacks
Alma mater: Brown (1979)
Connection to Frost: Whipple and Frost are believed to have first met greater than a decade in the past, at a social operate earlier than Oregon and Auburn performed for the nationwide title in January 2011 in Arizona. Frost says, “I’ve recognized ‘Whip’ for a very long time and saved in contact with him for a very long time.”
What stands out: Expertise. Whipple has been across the block, and he is even coached within the NFL as a quarterbacks coach for some man named Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh. Final season at Pitt, Whipple oversaw quarterback Kenny Pickett’s rise to a reliable Heisman Trophy candidate.
Do you know: Whipple as soon as was an assistant coach in a NFL Professional Bowl sport. His three quarterbacks? Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.
Teaching expertise
2022: Nebraska, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2019-21: Pitt, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2014-18: Massachusetts, Head Coach
2011-12: Cleveland Browns, Assistant Coach (Quarterbacks)
2009-10: Miami, Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2008: Philadelphia Eagles, Assistant Coach
2004-06: Pittsburgh Steelers, Assistant Coach (Quarterbacks)
1998-2003: Massachusetts, Head Coach
1994-97: Brown, Head Coach
1988-93: New Haven, Head Coach
1986-87: New Hampshire, Offensive Coordinator
1984: Arizona Wranglers (USFL), Assistant Coach (Quarterbacks)
1983: Brown, Assistant Coach (Extensive Receivers)
1981-82: Union, Offensive Coordinator
1980: St. Lawrence, Assistant Coach
Busch
Position: Particular groups
Alma mater: Nebraska Wesleyan (1988)
Connection to Frost: Busch has been across the Huskers program courting again to 1990, when he was a graduate assistant. Since then, he is had one different full-time stint with Nebraska (2004-07) and Frost introduced him on as an analyst final season.
What stands out: Recruiting. Former LSU head coach Ed Orgeron informed Steven M. Sipple that Orgeron performed a serious function in bringing quarterback Joey Burrow to the Tigers.
Do you know: Busch is a Pender native.
Teaching expertise
2022: Nebraska (Particular Groups Coordinator)
2021: Nebraska (Defensive Analyst)
2018-20: LSU (Safeties)
2017: Rutgers (Co-Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs)
2016: Rutgers (Defensive Backs)
2015: Ohio State (Defensive High quality Management)
2013-14: Wisconsin (Defensive Backs, Particular Groups)
2011-12: Utah State (Particular Groups Coordinator, Safeties)
2009-10: Utah State (Defensive Coordinator)
2005-07: Nebraska (Particular Groups Coordinator, Safeties)
2004: Nebraska (Particular Groups Coordinator, Outdoors Linebackers)
2001-03: Utah (Secondary)
1997-2000: New Mexico State (Defensive Backs)
1996: Northern Arizona (Co-Defensive Coordinator, Secondary)
1995: Northern Arizona (Secondary)
1994: Wisconsin (Graduate Assistant)
1990-93: Nebraska (Graduate Assistant, Protection)
1989: Nebraska Wesleyan (Graduate Assistant)
Joseph
Position: Extensive receivers, passing sport, affiliate head coach
Alma mater: Nebraska (1993)
Connection to Frost: Each Frost and Joseph loved profitable taking part in careers with the Huskers within the Nineties.
What stands out: Recruiting. With Joseph, LSU assembled the perfect group of receivers in SEC historical past. The Tigers’ three starters— Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson and Terrace Marshall —mixed for 241 receptions for 3,991 yards and 51 touchdowns.
Do you know: Joseph began 9 video games in his Nebraska profession, speeding for 1,091 yards and 16 touchdowns whereas passing for 909 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Teaching expertise
2022: Nebraska, Affiliate Head Coach (Extensive Receivers/Passing Sport Coordinator)
2020-21: LSU, Assistant Head Coach (Extensive Receivers)
2017-21: LSU, Assistant Coach (Extensive Receivers)
2016: Louisiana Tech, Assistant Coach (Working Backs)
2014-15: Grambling State, Assistant Coach (Extensive Receivers/Particular Groups Coordinator)
2013: Alcorn State, Assistant Head Coach (Extensive Receivers/Particular Groups Coordinator)
2011-12: Langston College, Head Coach
2008-10: Langston College, Assistant Coach
2006-08: Need Road (New Orleans) Academy, Head Coach
2004-05: Central Oklahoma, Assistant Coach (Working Backs)
2001-03: Nicholls State, Assistant Coach (Quarterbacks)
2000: Alabama State, Assistant Coach (Extensive Receivers)
1999: Tulane, Graduate Assistant
1998: Archbishop Shaw (La.) Excessive College, Assistant Coach (Quarterbacks)
1997: Wayne State School, Assistant Coach (Run Sport Coordinator)
1995-96: Omaha North Excessive College, Assistant Coach (Quarterbacks/Extensive Receivers)
Applewhite
Position: Working backs
Alma mater: Northern Colorado (1998)
What stands out: Expertise. Applewhite has over 20 years of faculty teaching expertise, lots of these years spent overseeing working backs. That sort of information might be much-needed at Nebraska, which has query marks on the place heading in to the 2022 season.
Do you know: A standout fullback at Northern Colorado from 1994-98, Applewhite performed on groups that received two NCAA Division II Nationwide Championships (1996 and 1997), competed within the Division II Playoffs for 4 straight seasons (1995-98) and received North Central Convention crowns throughout his junior and senior seasons.
School teaching expertise
2022: Nebraska (Working Backs)
2020-21: TCU (Working Backs)
2015-19: Colorado State (Working Backs/Recruiting Coordinator in 2018-19)
2010-14: Louisiana-Monroe (Working Backs, Recruiting Coordinator)
2009: Montana State (Working Backs)
2003-08: Wyoming (Working Backs)
2000-2002: Northern Colorado (assistant coach)
1999: Northern Colorado (graduate assistant)
Contact the author at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.

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Parker joined the Journal Star because the College of Nebraska soccer beat author in August 2017. He beforehand lined Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Each day Chronicle and graduated from the College of Wisconsin in 2012.
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