Nebraska football finishes with a fourth straight losing season and their third straight under Scott Frost. The Huskers are stuck with Frost.
It really felt like the Nebraska Cornhuskers hit the jackpot when they agreed to a seven-year deal with former Husker quarterback, Scott Frost, to be their next head coach. Frost had amounted to a lot during his two years at UCF and as a result, had the opportunity to return to Lincoln and be the savior of the football program.
We’re three years into the Frost experiment in Lincoln and it hasn’t gone well for either side. Frost is 11-20 as the head coach of the Huskers and has yet to reach a bowl game with the program (though we’ll see if a special exception is made in the ever-so-strange 2020 season). Not only is the program continuing to put up losing records, but the team is making the same mistakes every year and it really doesn’t appear that any progress is being made.
Unfortunately, the Huskers are likely stuck with Frost for a long time, as the university offered him an extension during his second season, despite having a losing record at the time. That tied Frost to Nebraska through 2026 and showed that Bill Moos is committed to sticking things out with Frost. The Cornhuskers made their bed and now they have to lie in it.
Scott Frost isn’t going anywhere, despite the lack of progression by Nebraska football.
Another big thing to consider here is that Frost cares about turning this program around. If he were to get fired, who else is going to want to come into Lincoln and be tasked with trying to turn around the Cornhuskers program? If Frost couldn’t get enough time to do so, what chance would another coaching prospect have? Frost played quarterback for the Huskers and he wants to do right by his college team.
It’s frustrating that the team continues to make the same mistakes year-after-year and that ultimately falls back on coaching. At times, it looks like this team is improving, but when push comes to shove, they’re not rounding the corner as quickly as we had hoped they would. Fans have a right to be upset, but Moos is committed to Frost and that means his job is safe.
Fans might not like the fact that we’re now three years into this thing and little progress is being made, but let’s face it — Scott Frost is here to stay.