Replacing: Assisting Barney Cotton/Assuming Ron Brown's duties
This promotion boggles the mind.
Garrison was a letter-winning center for Nebraska during his playing days from 1999-2002.
Aside from being taught by legendary Cornhusker offensive line coach, Milt Tenopir, what does he bring to the table?
Another question that’s brought up with the promotion of Garrison from intern status is can’t Barney Cotton take care of the offensive line on his own?
Is this not the purpose of having a coach strictly devoted to one of the most important aspects of a football team?
Nebraska did have a dual-offensive line system back when current athletic director, Tom Osborne, was head coach, but this isn’t the 1990s.
The argument can be made that Mike Ekeler and John Papuchis came from LSU with no assistance coaching experience and things worked out fairly well.
Papuchis remains on staff and Ekeler finds himself holding a second job within the Big Ten.
In regards to having Garrison coaching tight ends, there is some logic to the idea, believe it or not.
He knows the ins and outs of proper run/pass blocking from his playing days.
His internship was based on breaking down plays of opposing teams' defenses
Having Fisher and Garrison work with Nebraska's tight ends could help them be blocking machines while making clutch catches.
In theory, that is.
This may turn out to be a brilliant move with Garrison being some manner of coaching wunderkind.
Still, It’s hard to think that several Nebraska fans aren’t going to take a page out of the state of Missouri’s playbook and say, “Show me.”
Grade: D (A very generous one at that)