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It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
11/1/2023

It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?

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Bad WINNER

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Good

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Visitor
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Visitor

It's hard to coach a quality OL with subpar players

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Rob Powers
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Rob Powers

I don't think we know how good Donovan really is. If the S&C is making the linemen heavy, slow, and stiff there is only so much Raiola can do. Rhule knows OL and has a track record of identifying good young coaches, so I trust that he sees something here.

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john brandon
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john brandon

Trust Rhule on this one

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Justin Gardy
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Justin Gardy

He is only doing this to try and get Dylan.

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Ken E
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Ken E

For those saying there was no improvement, I disagree. You can not look at the line in a vacuum. Lots of injuries this year with your two best players out most of the year.

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Dick Plock
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Dick Plock

I think he is a good coach trying to make a bad situation better! And he will make it better!

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Richard Stotts
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Richard Stotts

lets see if DR with time can improve the OL.

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Roy Bishop
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Roy Bishop

Only if he brings his nephews,

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jerry reinhardt
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jerry reinhardt

My respect and confidence in Matt Rhule has dropped significantly!! This is the A #1 position /coaching that needed to be addressed IMMEDIAATELY!!

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Spot Ify
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Spot Ify

Is this a serious question?

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

The is the first and a huge stupid thing Rhule is doing. He needed to clean house. This looks like trouble but I hope I'm wrong.

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James Wyatt
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James Wyatt

Being a husker fan and seeing the way the o-line played tells you all you need to know why we shouldn't of kept Riola! GO BIG RED TILL I DIE!!

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Terry Darnall
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Terry Darnall

He had a whole year last to change the line and didnt do it! Bad choice by Ruhle!

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Doug Einsel
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Doug Einsel

We did not see much improvement this year on the Oline. I dont necessary think the fault is the players necessary, its the coach. I like Raiola, but, he is missing something. Maybe the weight room will help.

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David Weaver
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David Weaver

I've read the why's on the good side but reason I'm saying it's bad as it's so easy to blame in on talent and players which is why I almost voted good. Some of this belongs on Duvall for strapping on cement boots to our o-lineman but our o-line did NOT improve - the regressed so...bad move

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Jim Oswald
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Jim Oswald

Our OL was TERRIBLE! They couldn't run block and made up for it by not being able to pass block! There was not improvement in the OL as the season progressed, in fact, they got worse! With no good OL there is not improvement! THINK MATT!

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David Cassiday
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David Cassiday

O-Line was the weakest part of the whole team and showed zero improvement during the season. Total head scratcher.

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Brian Phares
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Brian Phares

I did not see improvement in the linemen throughout the year, which does not give much confidence. I realize we need substantially better players, but we also need a coach who can get every bit of talent from whomever is playing. I did not see that this year.

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Jeff Barker
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Jeff Barker

Was easily the worst position group on the team.... why would we keep the coach from that squad?

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Marty Norris Davis
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Marty Norris Davis

Our quarterbacks had .5 seconds to make a decision...

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Richard Johnson
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Richard Johnson

Worst performing position on the team. Coach or scheme, I don't know, but if that who MR wants, he has to live with results.

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Rick Shaneyfelt
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Rick Shaneyfelt

The offensive line showed no improvement under Riaola and in fact regressed in their run blocking. He is also very inexperienced compared to many other candidates including John Garrison. Rhule said " it starts in the trenches". Put your money where your mouth is!

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Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

This is honestly the first time I’ve seriously questioned Rhule. This makes 0 sense. The O line is 99% of the reason Casey got massacred this year. We would have been an 8-4 team at minimum with a serviceable O line. And don’t get me started on improvement, that was VERY minimal

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Michael Sandstrom
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Michael Sandstrom

There is very little upside to this choice. There are many qualified offensive line coaches that have produced at this level. I would look into getting one of them. I also believe that Raiola did very little to warrant him being retained.

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Alexanderthegreatandterrible
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Alexanderthegreatandterrible

Watch the season, what evidence do we have on the field that shows Rialo is right for Husker Nation in a rebuild year.

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Joe Hegarty
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Joe Hegarty

Bad unless Rhule is getting something or someone in return.

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Steven Waltman
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Steven Waltman

Dumb move should have kept Bill Busche.

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Bryan Petersen
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Bryan Petersen

Line was awful this year

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Bruce Neel
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Bruce Neel

They didn't play well this year

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Bill and Kathy Dalton
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Bill and Kathy Dalton

We need a proven OL coach that builds fast, agile and strong blocking graders

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VAHuskerFan
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VAHuskerFan

HELL NO!!!! Is this a trick question, that O Line was one of the worst I have ever seen, he needs to go

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Terry Darnall
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Terry Darnall

If you are coach with discipline methods of developement of the players, you can turn an offensive line around very quickly. Most of the same lineman are coming back. And now is he going to sell them on being tougher and more disciplined? I dont buy it! Very bad move by Ruhle!

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Larry Smith
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Larry Smith

Wasn't the season bad because the offensive line didn't do well? If so, then, why keep Raiole?

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Would you support adding a cell tower that would improve phone service at Memorial Stadium?

Would you support adding a cell tower that would improve phone service at Memorial Stadium?

Yes!

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No!

7

Yes!

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Bruce Jakubowski
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Bruce Jakubowski

They'll just get a sponsor...

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Loren Zimmerman
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Loren Zimmerman

Sometimes emergencies need attention.

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Joe racine
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Joe racine

Better coverage. Some point they'll figure out how to use the cell phones to enhance the game day experience. Perhaps they could take food/drink orders via phone.

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Joe Hegarty
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Joe Hegarty

Good long term investment for the fans

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Tim Brunswick
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Tim Brunswick

AB-SO-FRICKIN-LUTELY !!!!!! It's about time...When you have 85,000+ people probably trying to get on what they have now, this is a NO BRAINER !!!!

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Visitor
0
Visitor

Anything to make the experience more exciting

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K De Backer
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K De Backer

21st century amenities....

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No!

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Tom Cullinan
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Tom Cullinan

Sounds like something they would do in Austin or Boulder.

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Johnathon Cress
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Johnathon Cress

"Once, men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them." -Dune

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

Coverage is just fine for me. I don't stream much on my phone.

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Jay Pettijohn
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Jay Pettijohn

If it's going to cost NU $30 mil, our phones work fine enough as is. Watch the game & spend $ elsewhere. But, if Verizon, etc are flipping the bill and the athletic department has lease agreements lined up to make the school $ as claimed, I would have to say why not and move my vote to the yes side.

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Richard Johnson
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Richard Johnson

I go to watch a game, not chat with someone on my phone. It's just like the gym; waiting for a machine or weight stand while someone using said apparatus talks on their phone.

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Dan Larsen
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Dan Larsen

Watch the game live time! It is a sporting event not a movie......

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

I'm sick of seeing people with their head down in their phone and living in a little bitty world of trivial nonsense. Be at the game or don't come to the game.

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Were you surprised by the amount of restitution from the “Nebraska Game Day Experience” ticket scam?

Were you surprised by the amount of restitution from the “Nebraska Game Day Experience” ticket scam?

Yes

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No

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Yes

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Dick Plock
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Dick Plock

Hard to get money back from scams! We hope!

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No

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Tim Brunswick
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Tim Brunswick

Don't mess around with NEBRASKA football fans...You will receive the appropriate justice..

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Loren Zimmerman
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Loren Zimmerman

Only in Nebraska will justice be administered justly.

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