I actually kind of like this move if you still think he’s your guy. They’ve built quite the reputation for firing guys fast, or when they’ve been successful. They need to let recruits know they’re still behind him.
Nebraska football has never been the same since Lee Child's Jack Reacher novel "Worth Dying For" absolutely destroyed them. Just visualize Jack Reacher making pudgy ex-cornhuskers' knees bend the opposite way our Creator designed them to and you'll get the image. He's not a fan.