Let’s talk about Glenn Thomas
It feels like we should talk about Glenn Thomas.
Nebraska football has made it official and announced the hiring of Glenn Thomas as its co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
“I am honored for the opportunity to join a tradition-rich football program at the University of Nebraska,” Thomas said in a statement on Wednesday. “I have been fortunate to work for Coach Rhule in the past and appreciate the chance to join him and his outstanding staff at Nebraska. I can’t wait to get to Lincoln and go to work with the Husker offense.”
Reports about the move started to trickle out shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Buffalo Bills on Monday, and the official word felt imminent from Nebraska. Thomas served as an offensive assistant coach for the Steelers in 2023.
His connection with Nebraska coach Matt Rhule spans back to 2015 and the Temple Owls. The two spent two seasons together with the Owls — Thomas as the quarterbacks coach in 2015 and offensive coordinator in 2016 – before both departed for Baylor. Thomas was Rhule’s co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2017-19 in Waco.
Thomas spent the 2020 and 2021 seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UNLV before taking on the same roles at Arizona State in 2022. He then moved to the Steelers, which means we’re all caught up to the present day.
To make this easy, let’s break this down into what we know and what we don’t know.