Here is what Big Red Report does know right now. After athletic director Tom Osborne's press conference, he met with a group of reporters in the hallway.
Osborne said at this point they have not reached out to any hiring firms or individuals about helping with the coaching search, but that it is definitely not off the table. Osborne would not share any names of people he would call in the future for help.
When asked if he would have to hard sell the program to a coach, Osborne felt it would be a mistake.
"I think if you have to sell it, it's probably not a good fit," said the former legendary football coach. "You want to have somebody who wants to come here and is enthusiastic about doing it. If you have to twist their arm, it's probably not a good start."
Osborne was asked why the program has struggled for a long time now and what can be done to fix it.
"Maybe that's true, I don't know," the AD shared when talking about the lack of commitment to the basketball program – pointing out an old Devaney Center and before now a lack of a practice facility.
"The first thing that I wanted to do was the Student Life Center and the second was the practice facility. I think we have those two things in place," said Osborne. "Obviously Nebraska doesn't have a large number of Division One basketball players, but obviously the ones we do have we have to keep. That's important.
"I have done enough recruiting all over the country to realize you can get good athletes to come here."
One of the biggest questions marks when talking about a new possible coach has always been how much can Nebraska afford to pay?
Doc Sadler was earning $900,000, one of the lowest salaries in the Big Ten. To bring a high level coach to Lincoln, it will likely cost much more.
"We will certainly be competitive," said Osborne. "Where that will be will vary on the person and where they are at."
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Notable: Marshall currently has the Shockers No. 14 in the country with a 27-5 record. He inherited a program that went 11-20 in his first year, but has improved in all five seasons. In 2009, they went to the second round of the CBI. In 2010, it was a first round loss in the NIT. Last year, the Shockers beat Alabama in the NIT Championship game to finish 29-8 overall. Marshall should be one of the most highly sought after mid-major coaches this offseason and is likely to get a run from South Carolina if the Gamecocks decide to fire current head coach Darrin Horn. Marshall is a native of Greenwood, South Carolina. Currently he makes as much as Doc Sadler, so a big pay raise would likely be in order.