After being unable to find success in four-plus seasons at his alma-mater, Nebraska has decided to part ways with head coach Scott Frost.
After a home loss to Georgia Southern, Frost was fired on Sunday, only three games into his fifth season with the program.
The game was proved to be the corn-straw that broke the camels back, as the Huskers allowed an 8-yard touchdown with 36 seconds left to fall to 1-2 on the season.
The loss broke a streak of 214 straight victories for Nebraska when scoring 35+ points at home in Memorial Stadium. It also goaded Frost to 5-22 in one-score games overall.
Nebraska had been a three-touchdown favorite.
In a statement, Nebraska’s vice chancellor of athletics said:
“Earlier today I met with Coach Frost and informed him we were making a change in the leadership of our football program, effective immediately.
Scott has poured his heart and soul into the Nebraska Football program both as a quarterback and head coach, and I appreciate his work and dedication”
Frost had promise to be the perfect head coach to replace Mike Riley in 2017. He played at Nebraska from 1995-1997, and in ’97 he helped the Huskers go 13-0 and win the national championship.
He was the first quarterback in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards and pass for more than 1,000 yards in the same season. It would be Nebraska’s last National Championship.
Frost who joined the cornhuskers as the nation’s hottest coach in 2018 after leading UCF to a 13-0 the year prior just could not seem to get the huskers going. From the beginning of his tenure in 2018, Nebraska, at one time a regular bowl team, never had a winning season under Frost. The most stressful part about it all was the sheer number of tight games loss.
Poor guy had a tough run of it…
Though, upon seeing his buyout, one can’t feel too sorry for the guy.
According to CBS Sports:
By firing Frost on Sept. 11, the Huskers are now required to pay him a hefty $15 million buyout. That sum would have been cut by 50% had Nebraska waited to fire Frost until Oct. 1.
The Huskers are now in position to hire a coach soon after the 2022 season and hit the recruiting trail running.
One fan took to Instagram upon seeing the news:
“About damn time.”