Nebraska assistant coach Bob Elliott has resigned from his on field coaching duties. Elliott was hired this past winter to coach the Husker safeties after serving on the staff at Notre Dame. An official release cites personal reasons for the move but Elliott has a history of health issues. He battled a rare blood disorder while on the staff at Iowa in the late 1990s and later during at stint at Iowa State.
“We are sorry to see Bob Elliott leave our full-time on-field staff,” said Nebraska head coach Mike Riley. “Bob is a wonderful man and a great football coach and he has built a great rapport with our staff and the players in our program. We respect Bob’s decision and we are confident that he will continue to have a positive impact on our program.”
Elliott will serve as a defensive analyst next season and the Huskers have named Scott Booker as the safeties coach and special teams coordinator.
“It’s an unusual time to make a coaching hire,” Riley said. “But we are fortunate that Scott worked with our staff this past spring and brings great experience and energy to our program. We are confident that he will add to our program as a coach, teacher and recruiter.”