Garrett McGuire uses Honey Buns, Pop-Tarts to help build comradery with Huskers
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – At 24, Garrett McGuire has already played four seasons of college football at Baylor and has coached in the NFL.
And for 18 years, Nebraska’s wide receiver coach lived under the same roof as Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire.
“So, I spent 18 years with the best coach I know,” McGuire said during a Thursday press conference.
Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule is also one of McGuire’s “biggest influences.”
McGuire played under Rhule at Baylor and coached with him at the Carolina Panthers.
“We have a process, and I believe in our process because I was a part of it,” he said. “I saw it work, you know. I trust it.”
Part of that process is developing relationships with the players.
“I want to know what they’re like, I want to know what their parents are like, you know,” McGuire said. “I want to know their classes.”
About 10 minutes before McGuire took the stand on Thursday, he said, six players were in his office “just hanging out.”
“And I was like, ‘Hey guys, I got Honey Buns, I got Pop-Tarts,'” he said.