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Nebraska sacks Scott Frost after disappointing 1-2 start

Nebraska sacks Scott Frost after disappointing 1-2 start

Sep 12
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers kicked off the new football season with a poor 1-2 start. The Cornhuskers’ most recent defeat was a 45-42 loss against the Georgia Southern Eagles on their home turf, Memorial Stadium.

After losing the game at home to the Eagles, the entire Nebraska students chanted “Fire Frost.” This week, their wish was eventually granted when the program announced it had fired head coach Scott Frost.

Nebraska’s athletic director Trev Alberts shared in a press conference that he had reached out to the former pro turned head coach about him coaching the program. Under Frost’s leadership, since he began his tenure in 2018, the team recorded a concerning overall record of 16-31.

Throughout the years, Nebraska ended up as a regular bottom standings team. Alberts said 16-31 was not “acceptable to” the once-promising Cornhuskers as these numbers made the team and Frost among the worst-performing in the Big-10 Conference and the NCAA.

“You run a professional organization that has high standards, (and) accountability has to matter. Scott and I talked about this: 16-31 was not at a level that was acceptable to us,” Alberts said.

As Frost’s replacement, associate head coach Mickey Joseph will now serve as Nebraska’s interim coach. Alberts seemed to have huge faith in Joseph, who once played quarterback for the program from 1988–1991.

“I won’t meddle in Mickey’s decision-making process. I encouraged Mickey to be the head coach and make decisions as the head coach. There’ll be some structural changes and things that I think Mickey believes in,” Alberts said.

Last November, the Cornhuskers brought Frost back to the lineup. The move was questioned by many as the 47-year-old was unable to help the team back to its proper footing and had just returned from yet another humiliating finish in the 2021 season with a 3-9 record.

Frost seemed like the perfect candidate to restore Nebraska’s glory after Mike Riley was fired in 2017. In his second year as head coach of UCF, Frost led the Knights to a 13-0 season, a self-proclaimed national championship, and became one of the hottest coaching candidates. Despite Nebraska’s lack of sustained success since he played there, the lure of returning home was irresistible.

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Alberts told reporters at a news conference Frost will receive the full $15 million buyout. On Oct. 1, the buyout amount would have dropped to $7.5 million. For the benefit of the players and all those around the program, Alberts told reporters a change must be made now.

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"We owed it to the players to give them a different voice, perhaps slightly different vision," Alberts said. "Give them some confidence, an opportunity. I know how disruptive these changes are, but we needed to inject something into this team to give them the confidence and hopefully help them compete. Nothing would please me more than to see a pretty significant change and help this team get over the hump and win some games."

- Trev Alberts

"You run a professional organization that has high standards, (and) accountability has to matter."

- Trev Alberts

  • Scott Frost

    Scott Andrew Frost is an American football coach and former player. He was the head football coach at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from 2018 to 2022. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska,

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  • Nebraska Cornhuskers

    The Nebraska Cornhuskers are the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The university is a member of the Big Ten Conference,

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  • Mike Riley (American football)

    Michael Joseph Riley is an American football coach who is the head coach and general manager for the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League .

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