Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley added four assistant football including offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf, running backs coach Reggie Davis, defensive line coach Hank Hughes, and secondary coach Charlton Warren, who will return for his second season. Warren helped put together a defense that was pretty solid against the pass. Langsdorf was quarterbacks coach for Eli Manning of the New York this season, but prior to that he was Riley’s offensive coordinator for nine seasons at Oregon State. Reggie Davis worked the last four seasons under Jim Harbaugh at San Francisco. Hank Hughes is a 36 year coaching veteran.
Langsdorf’s Oregon State offenses were regularly among the most productive in the Pac-12 Conference, and nine of OSU’s top 13 single-season yardage outputs came under Langsdorf’s coaching. Langsdorf also worked with Riley at Oregon State in 1997 and 1998, before stints in the professional ranks with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos and the New Orleans Saints.
Warren will be in his second season at Nebraska as the secondary coach in 2015. His 2014 secondary helped the Huskers rank among the nation’s top defense against the pass. Nebraska ranked fifth nationally in pass efficiency defense, and held nine of 13 opponents to less than 50 percent passing and ranked second nationally in opponent pass completion percentage.
Davis spent the 2014 season as San Francisco’s offensive line coach, following three seasons working as the tight ends coach.
Hank Hughes comes to Nebraska after spending the 2014 season as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Cincinnati under Head Coach Tommy Tuberville. A 36-year veteran of the coaching profession, Hughes has served as a defensive line coach for 27 of those seasons. Hughes’ one season at Cincinnati followed a 13-year tenure on the defensive coaching staff at the University of Connecticut. With the Huskies, Hughes served as the defensive line coach for all 13 seasons and was the defensive coordinator for four years, while he also served as assistant head coach from 2005 to 2010.