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Mike Dawson added to Nebraska football coaching staff

Posted: 9:56 AM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 12:20:58-05
Mike Dawson added to Nebraska football coaching staff

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Mike Dawson has been hired to coach Nebraska’s outside linebackers, the program announced Thursday.

Dawson returns to Nebraska’s staff after a stint coaching outside linebackers for the New York Giants of the National Football League.

Dawson previously coached Nebraska’s defensive line for the 2018 season. He also has experience working for head coach Scott Frost, having served on Frost’s coaching staff at UCF in 2016 and 2017.

“I am excited to rejoin Coach Frost and the rest of the Nebraska staff in Lincoln,” Dawson said. “The opportunity to coach at a school with Nebraska’s football tradition and commitment is special. I am fired up to represent the N, and sell Husker Football and the University of Nebraska to young men around the country.

“Our family fell in love with Nebraska during our one year here. The passion of the fans and the culture Coach Frost has brought is extraordinary. We look forward to making it home again.”

Nebraska also announced contract extensions for assistant coaches Greg Austin, Travis Fisher and Ryan Held, extending each of their contracts through 2021. Austin has added the title of Run Game Coordinator in addition to his role as Offensive Line Coach. Fisher and Held each received salary increases, with Held adding the title of Recruiting Coordinator.