Dewitt Leaving Huskers Coaching Staff for NC

One of the original members of Scott Frost’s Nebraska coaching staff is leaving for a new program.

Jovan Dewitt, special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach for the Huskers since Frost arrived in 2018, is taking a new role at North Carolina under coach Mack Brown. There, Dewitt will reunite with co-defensive coordinator Jay Bateman, with whom Dewitt worked at Army in 2014 and 2015 as linebackers and special teams coach.

NU presumably has already begun its search for a replacement and may not have to look far if Mike Dawson — who left Nebraska for the New York Giants last February — is interested in returning.

Dawson coached the Huskers’ defensive line in 2018. The Giants coach who hired Dawson, Pat Shurmur, was fired in December. With New York, Dawson coached outside linebackers, the same position just vacated by Dewitt. Dawson’s salary at Nebraska in 2018 was $475,000, the same amount Dewitt made this past season.