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Nebraska Football makes strong hire in Glenn Thomas



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Nebraska football has found a quarterbacks coach. The program is hiring Glenn Thomas to coach the position according to multiple media reports.

Huskers offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield will stay as the offensive coordinator, and move to the tight end coaching position.

Thomas spent the last couple seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was the offensive assistant for the organization beginning in 2023. Prior to his stint with the Steelers, Thomas was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Arizona State in 2022.

There is a connection with Matt Rhule here. He was the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Baylor from 2017-2019, and was also with role at Temple in 2015 and 2016. He served the roles of quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator while there.

P.J. Walker had a high level of success under center for Temple during those seasons. Walker had a standout year in 2016 as he passed for 3,295 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Thomas has a bevy of experience coaching quarterbacks, as he did so first for Midwestern State from 2005-2007. He also was the quarterbacks coach with the Atlanta Falcons from 2012-2014.

Thomas had also managed to guide some high-level football players at the next level. He worked with quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan threw for more than 4,500 yards and 26 touchdowns in the three seasons he worked under Thomas.

What does this mean for Nebraska Football?

This is certainly good news for Nebraska football. For one, the program needed a dedicated quarterbacks coach. There is talent coming in at the position, and they need to develop. Quarterback development has been a problem for the program over the past couple seasons. Now,  the Huskers have two bona fide  stars at the position and Dylan Raiola and Daniel Kaelin However, both of those players are young. Having somebody like Thomas help them learn the ropes is never a bad thing.

Quarterback development has been a problem for the program in recent coaching regimes. Now, it seems like it won’t be as big of an issue. The amount of young talent in this room is unlike anything Nebraska has had in recent memory the program needs to make sure that they are doing everything they can to develop the group. Thomas provides that.

Thomas certainly has the resume and the body of work as an experienced coach and mentor. That was missing at the quarterback position last year, and it became evident early on that the position, and its future development, was something that needed to be focused on for Nebraska to have success in the coming years.

Overall, this was a very strong hire for Nebraska. At the very least, it should help the quarterback position take the next step.

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Danny is a Nebraska athletics fan and writer. He also enjoys writing about recruiting in his free time. Danny has been following the Huskers for the last five years. Find him on Twitter @NebCornholio.