Imperial and Ogallala included on Nebraska’s Husker Nation Tour next week

Athletic Director Bill Moos, Head Coach Scott Frost and members of the Nebraska football staff will be on a Husker Nation Tour next week presented by First National Bank. 

Ogallala and Imperial are on the two-day, 26-town blitz that will take place on Monday and Tuesday, June 11-12.

While Frost and Athletic Director Moos won’t be in Ogallala and Imperial, Husker Assistant Coaches Erik Chinander and Frank Verducci will.

Chinander and Verducci will be in Ogallala on Monday night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Open Range Grill.

The two assistants will  then meet with the public in Imperial on Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the new 4-H building at the Chase County fairgrounds.

Husker officials say the free event will give Nebraska fans a chance to meet the coaching staff as preparations continue for the 2018 football season. 

Coach Chinander is defensive coordinator for the Huskers, the position he also held at University of Central Florida (UCF) before following Frost to Nebraska. 

Chinander has coached in three national title games and was a 2016 Broyles Award (nation’s top assistant) nominee.

Veteran coach Verducci is a senior offensive analyst and in his first season on the Nebraska staff. 

He also followed Frost to Lincoln after serving as an offensive analyst in 2017 on Frost’s staff at UCF. 

From Imperial the pair will travel to McCook and then Lexington.

The statewide tour will kick off Monday with Frost, Moos and Associate A.D. for Football Matt Davison highlighting a trip to Scottsbluff and Alliance. 

The trio will be at the Gering Civic Center for a mid-day event on Monday, followed by an early evening event at Newberry’s in downtown Alliance.

Other Husker assistants will also be in O’Neill, Aurora, Seward, Kearney, Hastings, Geneva, York, Norfolk, So. Sioux City, West Point, Blair, Wahoo, Fremont, David City, Beatrice, Falls City, Auburn and Plattsmouth on Tuesday.

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