Once again, the Nebraska DB coach is being floated for another job opportunity. This time, with the NFL.
A report by 247Sports's Josh Edwards is stating that Nebraska Cornhuskers Defensive Backs Coach Brian Stewart is being considered for a role with the Cleveland Browns and new Head Coach Hue Jackson.
That report was based on a Lorain County Chronicle-Telegram article stating that Stewart was in town for an interview possibly with Jackson.
The story states:
Stewart, 51, arrived in town Monday. He was defensive coordinator for the Cowboys in 2007-08 and worked in the NFL for eight years before spending the last six seasons in the college ranks. He was Defensive Backs Coach at Nebraska in 2015 after three years as defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at Maryland.
It’s unknown for what position Jackson is considering Stewart. The only staff announcement since Jackson was hired Wednesday is that special teams coordinator Chris Tabor will be retained for a sixth season.
It's hard to buy this story given that not only was Stewart in-home with Nebraska CB target Tony Butler (who announces Wednesday), but he flew to San Jose today to keep recruiting for Nebraska. One would think that if Stewart was going to leave Nebraska, he'd still be in Ohio. That being said, San Jose is near San Francisco, where the Niners probably need a new staff under new HC Chip Kelly.
This is not the first time that Stewart's name has been floated in leaving Lincoln, as it was reported that UTSA contacted Stewart about their Head Coaching position.
We will be keeping an eye on this story.
UPDATE: The more I think of this story, the more it's a bunk deal.
Mike Riley was with Stewart yesterday. He visited last night with Butler and Stewart, remember?
Could go see Cavs vs Warriors in Cleveland tonight, but I've got more important things to do here! #GBR— Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) January 18, 2016
So, either Brian Stewart did the best ever interview without his boss knowing, his boss let him interview and such, or else this is being pulled out of nowhere.
I'll let you guess my thought on that.
UPDATE #2: Bury it.
I can confirm there is no truth to the report linking Nebraska secondary Coach Brian Stewart to the Cleveland Browns job. #Huskers— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) January 19, 2016