There’s a new man leading Nebraska’s Cornhuskers Athletic Department. Could that be an issue for Scott Frost as the Nebraska football team is still searching for success?
As Scott Frost and the Nebraska Cornhuskers search for success, there’s got to be a pretty good chance that he Huskers have to start winning sooner rather than later. That has to be especially true as Nebraska welcomes a new Athletic Director to town as the hire of Trev Alberts was announced Wednesday afternoon.
Former Athletic Director Bill Moos welcomed Frost, a former Huskers quarterback, back to town in hopes that he would be able to turn the Nebraska football program around. Unfortunately for Frost and Nebraska football fans, the Huskers have struggled for a while.
In fact, Bo Pelini was the last truly successful head coach that Nebraska has had, but it really hasn’t been since Frank Solich was coaching in Lincoln that the Huskers were truly great.
So, what does Alberts do with the struggling Nebraska football program?
How long should he give Frost to try and turn this program around? At the end of the day, the Nebraska football team is what matter the most to many in the state. Alberts is ultimately responsible for that program’s success.
How long should new Nebraska Athletic Director Trev Alberts give Huskers head coach Scott Frost to improve the Nebraska football program?
The Huskers aren’t what they once were, that is certainly clear. It’s going to take time to turn that program around, but how much should NU trust Frost to be the guy to get this team moving in the right direction?
So far, there’s little to indicate that Frost can turn the Huskers into a consistent winner any time soon. During his three seasons in Lincoln, Frost has compiled a 12-20 record. If you count Frost’s time at UCF, he’s got an overall record of 31-27.
Still, despite those struggles, Alberts seems to be content with the direction that the Nebraska football team is headed.
It doesn’t hurt that Alberts himself is a former Husker himself, just like Frost. The two are likely very familiar with each other and if Frost has Alberts in his corner, then he can probably survive pressure from boosters and fans for a little while longer.
But the question remains: how much longer should Nebraska’s new AD give to his head coach?