Asked by Husker Max 3617 Votes Do you agree or disagree with the firing of Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander? 94% Agree Agree 56 6% Disagree Disagree 2 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Copy Link 94% Agree Add Comment Comment Share with friends 56 Comments 2 Mark Empson time to clean house Reply Reply Mark Empson I dont want to hear about Bo Pelini. His defense in the Big 10 was not much better. I was at the Big 10 Champ game when we were humiliated by Wisconsin. He won the games he should have won but did terrible in most of the important Big 10. So dont give me "bring back Bo defense". 1 Tony Reinsch I didn't like his bend not break defense when he arrived 5 years ago in Lincoln. We didn't have the athletes they had at Central Florida Reply Reply 0 Christopher Garabrandt UCF's defense the two years they were there, says it all. Reply Reply 0 Jax Theeler Nothing was changing on the defensive side of the ball. Something needed to change, put some fire under these guys! Reply Reply 0 RJ Heinen Worst ranked def I ever seen Reply Reply 0 Mike Petersen Defense was bad in every aspect. Reply Reply 0 Michael Graham 128 out of 130 Reply Reply 0 Chuck Chase Overall 4 years...25% good vs 75% bad Reply Reply 0 John Kudlacek Yep Reply Reply 0 Brian Machan The average ranking of our defense over the last 5 years has been very low. Reply Reply 0 Lynn Cooper No real changes. Gap issues every game. Slow and far away from lone of scrimmage. Reply Reply 0 Tim Butterfield Awful defense Reply Reply 0 Jay Reeder The D is ranked 128th. So your saying we have the 128th most talented defensive team? Nope, therefore no excuse. Reply Reply 0 Donald Gruenemeyer He was not getting results and he was Scott's DC. Need to get a DC that will follow Mickey's directions. Reply Reply 0 Gregg Smith This was an easy call because the defense doesn't seem to understand even basic offensive schemes. Good talent perhaps, but very substandard coaching. Reply Reply 0 K De Backer Coaching and being able to have an effective defensive scheme were not happening. Reply Reply 0 hm dude terrible defenses Reply Reply 0 David Ortman No adjustments and little creativity. Reply Reply 0 James Stiver He was never a good defensive coordinator. Even at UCF they just outscored the other team. He had a fair defense last year because of the super seniors. Why would he do anything to help the Huskers because he probably was going to be gone at years end. I am personally glad he's gone. Reply Reply 0 Russell Leier Even at UCF, his defense was not great. Winning games 62-55 showed that. Frost should have found better coordinators from the start and maybe he would still be here. Look how well Arkansas has down with great coordinators and good strength and conditioning coach. Reply Reply 0 Steve Willey Needed to be done Reply Reply 0 Alexanderthegreatandterrible Defense so bad, blame is on the leader and that is Chins. If the offense was as bad as the defense wouldn't we expect a change of play caller? Yes, same with DC, team can't close an automatic door let alone close holes created by o-lines. Reply Reply 0 Randy Wolf After seeing his salary (base salary $850,000) and what we were getting for it, I was going to send a ltr to Trev offering to do it for half of that. I'm sure the results would be the same but much cheaper. Reply Reply 0 Bob Hampl On pace to b worst defense ever at Neb.....also he has loyalty to frost like no other. Reply Reply 0 David Moshiri The DC is responsible for the defensive performance. Additionally, he has the people he recruited playing for him and they are not disciplined. Reply Reply 0 Loren Zimmerman Why so late? Reply Reply 0 Richard Byers UCF never had a better than average defense and we are near the bottom of the statistics in most categories with top 30 recruiting classes. The math doesn't add up. Reply Reply 0 Steve Hubert I'm surprised this is even a question. Reply Reply 0 Wade Williams Very likeable guy but let's be honest, his only good defense was last year and they weren't great by statistical measures. This year has been a complete train wreck. Carricker could've coached em' up better than this debacle. These guys are woefully lacking in basic fundamentals. He had to go! Reply Reply 0 Doug Einsel Chinander should have gone before Frost, as D is half if not more of the problem. The revolving door at NU is going to be a problem in getting any future coaches, in any specialty. Reply Reply 0 Glenn Suzuki The firing of Erik Chinander is long overdue. Many of the games were lost due to poor defensive performance. Reply Reply 0 donald henriksen He didn't get the job done Reply Reply 0 Andy Fields It's a results oriented job and the results suck. That's big time coaching jobs for you and I agree with it. Reply Reply Andy Fields Since I didn't address the timing, I'm ok with it. They gave Frost every opportunity to succeed. He kept Chinander and it cost him both their jobs. Win and we don't have this poll. 0 Kevin Schamel It had to happen everyone has lost faith including the kids in the scheme. Remember we kept Crosgrove to end the year and that was disaster. We had no fits from the secondary and that was Chins responsibility this week. I hate to see it but it is for the best, Reply Reply 0 Kevin Bolin the defense has been abysmal and no reason for that Reply Reply 0 Rolland Holliday Should have happened at the end of last season. This will make it very hard to recruit! Reply Reply 0 Phil Dalton NW 31, ND 17, Georgia S. 45, OK 49 Too many points, does not make any adjustments, defensive backs are playing too far off the line of scrimmage allowing the other teams offensive to get too many positive plays. Reply Reply 0 Visitor It should have happened a couple of years ago. I've never been a fan of his type of defense it's not aggressive enough. Reply Reply 0 michael daly part of coaching is anticipation and preparation of future situations. He knew he was pushing all the chips on his super senior d line and safeties and did little to prepare for this year. the linebacker falloff is surprising Reply Reply 0 Chris Foix We are dead last on D? What are we clinging to? Not the coaches and if players aren't giving effort we can let them out of their scholarship. UCLA had only hundreds of fans last Saturday. There are expectations with NU's level of commitment. Reply Reply 0 Doug Behrens Bring back Pelini! Best defense we've had in 20 years! Reply Reply michael daly bo was a good d coach but an overall disaster 0 David Warren Sherwood The defense has to be fixed Reply Reply 0 Troy Erickson Frost should never had brought his buddy with him from UCF. It was clear back then his defense didn’t work. Nobody seemed to question giving up 55 points to Memphis in 2017 because they won, but it was plain to see that Chinander was not a fit to coach blackshirts. Reply Reply 0 Darren Oestmann I didn't want him to come here in the first place. Reply Reply 0 Matt Anderson What took so long? Reply Reply 0 Brad Faller Should have been done a lot sooner. Doesn't matter if it's mid-season or not. Don't postpone the inevitable and move on. Reply Reply 0 lydia chapawilson see defense statistics for this season to date Reply Reply 0 Tom Hedlund Yes, Busch may not have much time to improve things, but it sounds like there were no tackle drills the past four years. Two weeks of fundamentals might to the D some good. Reply Reply 0 Richard Stotts going into year 5 you are supposed to have developed depth..problem is they left through the portal. Reply Reply 0 Rob Robertson You can't keep giving up 600+ plus yards and expect good results Reply Reply 0 Jason Cleveland His side other than 1 year has seemed to underperform. He may have been limited by his HC or not. At the end of the day, even at UCF, he didn't get the job done. 2 years as a Def Coordinator before NU, is too inexperienced for the B1G. By all accounts he's a great guy, just rose too fast maybe. Reply Reply 6% Disagree Add Comment Comment Share with friends 2 Comments 1 john cochran This whole thing should have been handled at the end of last season, or the end of this one. Doing it like this causes the program (players, recruits, staff, etc.) the most harm possible. When you’re going through Hell, don’t stop. Get through it, then act. We are snatching disaster from defeat. Reply Reply David Green why wait, no flag on this decision Jay Reeder It's already a disaster. You have a good point, but he was trying to give the Nebraska native one more chance, right or wrong. The native failed, badly. Larry Ewart I agree. I have never seen a program benefit from a mid year firing.