Nebraska announces new special teams coordinator

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have promoted special teams quality control coach Joey Connors to the position of special teams coordinator.

Connors is taking over for Bill Busch, who was promoted to defensive coordinator.

Busch has more than 30 years of coaching experience.

He served as Nebraska’s special team coordinator from 2004 to 2007 before rejoining the staff in 2021.

Connors was the defensive line coach for Greensboro College in 2020.

He joined Nebraska’s coaching staff in 2021.

Connors has a connection to former head coach Scott Frost.

Prior to becoming a coach, he was a defensive lineman at UCF from 2015 to 2018, where he played under Frost.

Across four seasons, Connors recorded 85 total tackles, 12 passes defended, 11.5 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks.

Special Teams Quality Control Joey Connors has been promoted to the position of Special Teams Coordinator.



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