Scott Frost hires running backs coach

Scott Frost has hired Bryan Applewhite as the Huskers' running backs coach. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Scott Frost has hired Bryan Applewhite as the Huskers’ running backs coach.

Applewhite spent the last two seasons coaching running backs at TCU. Applewhite also has experience at Colorado State, Louisiana-Monroe, Montana State, Wyoming and Northern Colorado.

“Bryan Applewhite has proven himself as an outstanding running backs coach during his two decades in college football,” Frost said. “I know that our running back room will benefit from his knowledge and experience. Bryan is a great addition to our staff, and I am excited for him to join our other new offensive coaches. I couldn’t be more pleased with the additions to our coaching staff and look forward to working closely with all of them.”

In Applewhite’s two seasons with TCU, they ranked in the top 30 nationally in rushing for both seasons. In 2020, TCU averaged 214.7 rushing yards per game in 2020 to rank 20th nationally and finished 30th in the country in 2021 at 196.3 yards per game.

“It is an honor to join the coaching staff at Nebraska, one of the most storied and tradition-rich football programs in the country,” Applewhite said. “I am appreciative of the opportunity Coach Frost has given to me and my family, and I look forward to working alongside him and the rest of the coaching staff.  I can’t wait to get to Lincoln to meet the young men in our program and get to work.”

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