Bernie Masterson | 1946-47 | 5-13 (.278)
Masterson only won five games in two seasons, but he did have a .500 record against Big Six foes. He was signed to a five-year contract, which paid out $8,000 in his first season, $9,000 in his second and $10,000 over each of the final three. The former Husker, who played under Dana X. Bible, said “It’s going to be good to get back to Nebraska.” He was the athletic board’s top choice. However, after two tough seasons, pressure from fans and a tirade on the radio, Masterson quit in March 1948.