A statement from President Carter on the selection of Matt Rhule as the next Husker head football coach:
“All of Husker Nation thanks Coach Mickey Joseph for his leadership of our football program over the past 2 ½ months. Coach Joseph stepped in at a difficult time, and he has been exactly the leader and fighter that our young men needed.
“With the trust and support of the Board of Regents and university administration, Trev Alberts has run a thoughtful, thorough search – exactly what he promised fans he would do. I am impressed with his process and fully support his selection of Matt Rhule as our next head football coach. Matt is a fierce competitor and leader of young men who will bring the right character and culture to our program. He knows what it takes to rebuild, because he’s done it before. I have full confidence that Matt will bring Husker football back to where we all want it to be.
“Finally, I want to thank our fan base – the reason this is one of the best jobs in college football. I know Husker Nation will join me in welcoming Matt, his wife Julie and their family to Nebraska as we begin this next chapter in Husker history. Go Big Red!”