Nebraska Officially Announces Brian Stewart As Defensive Backs Coach
The departure of Secondary Coach Charlton Warren from the Nebraska Husker coaching staff left many people scratching their heads. He was regarded as one of the best recruiters in the Big Ten, and he was the lone coach that was retained from the previous coaching staff. Warren announced last week that he would be heading for North Carolina, following former Husker defensive coordinator, John Papuchis. So new Head Coach Mike Riley was forced to make yet another hire.
He did not have to look far, as he poached fellow Big Ten member Maryland's coaching staff. Brian Stewart was officially announced as the new secondary coach by the Nebraska athletic department today, and Coach Riley has kept his promise of hiring "experts in their fields" as coaches.
Coach Stewart brings in experience from both college and the pros, and has had great success at both levels. Before spending three years as the Maryland defensive coordinator and DB coach, Coach Stewart was the DC for the University of Houston, helping the Cougars to a 13-1 season in 2011. He was the DC for the Dallas Cowboys for two seasons, as well as spending time as an assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles, the San Diego Chargers, and the Houston Texans.
"I couldn't be more excited to be a part of the Nebraska football program," 50-year-old Stewart stated. "The opportunity to coach at Nebraska is awesome. My first impression is 'wow'. From the weight room to walking down the hallway and seeing the national championship trophies, Nebraska is what you think it is…a football powerhouse. The most important thing for me in my coaching career is my family. Coach Riley and his staff have been together so long, and you can just see the loyalty and trust. I'm proud to be a part of that."