Jan 16, 2020 3:46 PM

Husker Homecoming: Dawson returns from NFL

Posted Jan 16, 2020 3:46 PM

Lincoln (NPPost) - Its another homecoming for a member of the Huskers. 

Scott Frost earlier today announced that Mike Dawson would be returning to the team after spending one season in the NFL. He will be returning as the outside linebackers coach. He will replace Jovan Dewitt who will take an assistant position at North Carolina. 

Dawson spent the 2019 season as the outside linebackers coach for the New York Giants. Before that, he was the defensive line coach for the Huskers in 2018 and was the defensive line coach with Frost at Central Florida.  

Frost and the university also annouced that they were extending the contracts of assistant coaches Greg Austin, Travis Fisher and Ryan Held. Each has a contract now running through Dec. 31, 2021.

Austin will become the run game coordinator in addition to his role as offensive line coach. Held, the running backs coach, added the title of recruiting coordinator. Fisher is the defensive backs coach.

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