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Nebraska football has filled one of the remaining full-time assistant positions.

Head coach Scott Frost announced Monday morning that Bill Busch has been hired as special teams coordinator. He was on staff last season as a defensive analyst.

Bill Busch

“Bill Busch is a strong addition to our full-time coaching staff,” Frost said. “Bill has brought a veteran presence to our staff over the past year in his role as an analyst. I look forward to him coordinating all aspects of our special teams moving forward. Bill’s experience and track record as both an outstanding coach and recruiter speaks for itself.”

Busch, in his third stint with Nebraska, has more than three decades of coaching experience at the collegiate level. He was a graduate assistant with Nebraska from 1990 to 1993 and a full-time assistant from 2004 to 2007.

“I worked my entire professional career to get the opportunity to coach football at the University of Nebraska,” said Busch, who is from Pender, Neb. “Now, I have been blessed to do that twice—how cool is that?”

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Frost also announced that Mike Dawson will continue to coach Nebraska’s edge rushers while adding the duties of tutoring the interior defensive linemen. Dawson previously coached the NU defensive line in 2018.

The hiring of Busch leaves one full-time assistant position to fill. Frost currently has nobody designated for running backs to replace Ryan Held, one of four offensive assistants fired late last season. 

Busch's full coaching experience is below.

  • 1989: Nebraska Wesleyan (graduate assistant)
  • 1990-93: Nebraska (graduate assistant, defense)
  • 1994: Wisconsin (graduate assistant)
  • 1995-96: Northern Arizona (secondary, co-defensive coordinator, 1996)
  • 1997-2000: New Mexico State (defensive backs)
  • 2001-03: Utah (secondary)
  • 2004: Nebraska (special teams coordinator, outside linebackers)
  • 2005-07: Nebraska (special teams coordinator, safeties)
  • 2009-10: Utah State (defensive coordinator)
  • 2011-12: Utah State (special teams coordinator, safeties)
  • 2013-14: Wisconsin (defensive backs, special teams)
  • 2015: Ohio State (defensive quality control)
  • 2016-17: Rutgers (defensive backs, co-defensive coordinator, 2017)
  • 2018-20: LSU (safeties)
  • 2021: Nebraska (defensive analyst)
  • 2022: Nebraska (special teams coordinator)