Pete Scullies son, Peter Scull, will be the Nebraska football coach.
The news was announced Sunday morning by Nebraska’s athletic director, John Curley.
The announcement comes as Nebraska looks to rebuild its program after a disappointing 8-5 season that was marred by injuries to quarterback Dylan Thompson and wide receiver Ty Montgomery.
Pete Sculli is the latest in a line of coaches to leave after a season at Nebraska, which went 11-3 in 2016.
Nebraska lost four players to graduation or transfer this offseason, and it lost wide receiver Deontay Green-Beckham to the NFL Draft.
Butler coach Scott Frost, who also played at Nebraska from 1987-89, is a graduate assistant and has been the Huskers offensive coordinator since 2014.
He is the fifth head coach to leave the program since 2011, according to Nebraska athletic department records.
A Nebraska spokesman declined to comment on the new hire, saying only that Scullie will lead the Cornhuskers for the first time in 2016, after a four-year tenure with the Cornshoes.
Sculli, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, spent four seasons as a graduate assistants at Wisconsin from 1989-90.
He was the offensive coordinator for the Badgers’ 2009 bowl victory over USC.
The Huskers are the first FBS program to hire Scullys son, and they were the first program to offer the position.
Scullies father, Pete Sculla, is the son of former Huskers quarterback Pete Sculley.
He played for Nebraska from 1982-86, earning two national championships with the Husker football team in 1988 and 1989.
He has won a number of Super Bowls with the Packers and was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994.
After leaving Wisconsin, Sculls son, Tom, served as the head coach at Minnesota from 1990-94, winning three Big Ten championships.
Tom Scull was also a quarterback at Minnesota.
This is a developing story.
We will update it as more information becomes available.