Nebraska football made a bit of a surprising move on Saturday, giving head coach Scott Frost a two-year extension, tying him to the program through 2026.
When Scott Frost agreed to become the next head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the excitement level was through the roof. He had led UCF to an undefeated season and was the hottest coach on the market that offseason before agreeing to return to his alma mater on a seven-year deal.
Now, not even two years into his deal, Frost has already been extended, and honestly it’s bit of a baffling move. Prior to the game against Wisconsin, the Cornhuskers have gone 8-13 under Frost and it’s been disappointing to say the least.
Last year started off incredibly rough, as the Huskers started 0-6 under Frost, but finished strong with a 4-2 run. That gave fans hope that the program would be in better shape in 2019, but injuries and a lack of discipline has resulted in mixed results. Nebraska has gone 4-5 and very well might miss out on a bowl game yet again.
Two “meh” seasons might make one wonder why the program opted to extend Frost, but it clearly shows they believe in him and what he could do moving forward. I’m not sure how many people were legitimately campaigning for Frost to be fired, but now this puts those rumors to bed.
Even if this season doesn’t result in another win, Nebraska showed they believe in Scott Frost and expect him to turn things around and lead them to great things. It takes time to build something special and fans just need to be a little more patient while we wait for the right recruits to come in.
I won’t lie – I was surprised by this move because Nebraska didn’t HAVE to do it. Frost was under contract through 2024 and it was unlikely that the program would have parted ways with him before the contract ended due to what he means to the city of Lincoln. But the Cornhuskers wanted to prove to their head coach that they believe in him and that’s pretty cool.
Hopefully this show of support, which comes before a game where the Huskers are two touchdown underdogs to Wisconsin, helps turn things around for Frost and ends up being a brilliant move.
What do you think of this extension, Husker fans? Do you think this was a smart move or should Nebraska have let the next few years run its course?