Mike Riley, the new head coach at Nebraska, was in New Orleans yesterday checking in with a couple of future Huskers. Kendall Bussey from New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman got a visit and his father talked about the meeting with the new head coach.
"We had a great meeting," Bussey Sr. said. "He seemed like a very nice man. It seemed to me like Nebraska made a good hire. People I have spoken with really like him.
"We talked about the offense that they were going to run and he said it was going to be a smorgasbord of sorts. Kendall is a space player. He can play in a pro-style, but he's always playing in a spread offense."
There weren't a lot of specifics to speak to when it came to the type of offense Nebraska would run. Bussey has really only played in one style of offense his whole life.
"We were told it was going to be multiple. We need to get all of the facts about the offense because Kendall has played in a spread offense all of his life.
"As a defensive back, you can go and play in any type of defense. That's just something that they can do. Running backs are different though."
Bussey was in Lincoln for the Illinois game, but took his unofficial visit that weekend. Having that official visit to take is critical to them finishing up the process.
"We still have our official visit to take to Nebraska," Bussey Sr. said. "We will take our official visit to Nebraska in January and go from there."
Coach Riley and Nebraska have announced four hires for the coaching staff. Two spots that Bussey is concerned with are the running backs coach and offensive coordinator. There may be some news this week on the running backs coach soon.
"We talked about it. I think that he has a few guys in mind for the running backs coach position including the current coach at Oregon State. I think that he has a couple of guys in mind for the coordinator spot."
"He told us that they are going to be good hires at both position. He said that we would be impressed. It's likely that the running back coaching spot is hired in the next week he said."
People wonder where things are with the Bussey's. It's clear with this statement and now it's about trying to get that new relationship developed.
"We love Nebraska; the tradition, Bo Pelini, Ron Brown and Rich Fisher. But now we have to build new relationships. I have so much respect for Bo. I think that Nebraska made a good pick and he's a very humble man."