Huskers to hire Syracuse’s Tony White as defensive coordinator, ESPN reports

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska and Matt Rhule have found their new defensive coordinator, an ESPN source said Thursday.

Tony White, the current defensive coordinator at Syracuse, has agreed to a three-year deal, according to the source.

He chose Nebraska over “multiple offers,” ESPN reporter Pete Thamel wrote.

White is in his third season leading the Orange’s defense and has also held coaching positions at New Mexico, San Diego State and Arizona State.

This season, White helped lead Syracuse to the Pinstripe Bowl, which will be played against Minnesota.

White will bring a 3-3-5 defense to Nebraska, which is similar to the scheme Rhule used at Baylor, Thamel said.

Nebraska has been without a permanent defensive coordinator since week four of last season, when Erik Chinander, was fired after the blowout loss to Oklahoma.

Special teams coach Bill Busch then took the reins of the defense, helping the team to wins over Indiana, Rutgers and Iowa.

Rhule has announced the hiring of some coaches, including offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield.

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