The following is a statement issued by Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini, regarding the departure of Marvin Sanders, who was going into his third season as the Husker Secondary Coach. Sanders also served the same position in 2003 when Frank Solich was the head coach and Bo Pelini was then the defensive coordinator:
“Marvin Sanders has resigned his position on our coaching
staff for personal and family reasons. Marvin has decided the most important
thing for him at this time is to take a break from coaching and spend more time
with his family.
“Marvin is an excellent football coach, and he has been a key
part of our defensive success here at Nebraska. The success of his secondary on
the field speaks for itself, and he has a great rapport with his players and
other members of the staff.
“I am working toward finding a replacement for Coach Sanders,
and we will have an announcement on that once the University hiring process is
With Sanders out, the question is who will take his place. But we probably already know the answer to that question, following the comments made by Indiana Head Coach Kevin Wilson, who during his signing day press conference, announced that Corey Raymond, a defensive coach for the Hoosiers who also coached under former Husker safety coach Bill Busch at Utah State, would be assuming the position of secondary coach with the Huskers.
Pelini was asked about Wilson's comments yesterday during his own signing day teleconference. But Pelini said no decisions had been made regarding any coaches, and he would not comment any further.
While Pelini seems to maintain that nobody is officially in for the position of secondary coach, the common belief is now that when it comes to Raymond being named, it's just a matter of time,