After a horrific loss to start the 2021 season, is it time for Nebraska football to move on from Scott Frost?
The 2021 Nebraska football season is off to an absolutely horrifying start as the Huskers looked like a disaster on the road against the Illinois Fighting Illini. Given that Scott Frost is now in his fourth season with the Huskers and they still look as rough as they did in his first season, should the Huskers start looking for a new head coach?
Some Nebraska football fans are certainly clamoring for a change of pace.
Add in the fact that there’s a new athletic director in Lincoln along with the fact that the Huskers are being investigated by the NCAA, it’s worth wondering how much longer Frost will have as Nebraska’s head coach.
Sure, there’s a big buyout that Nebraska will need to navigate, but that might be worth it when you look at how Frost has only managed to go 12-21 so far as the head coach at Nebraska. It’s at least worth considering, if nothing else.
Nebraska football: Should the Huskers start looking for a new head coach?
But, even if it does make sense to fire Frost, who should the Huskers hire to replace him? If Frost isn’t the guy that can get this program turned around, who is? On paper, the hire seemed like a great one when it was made. But despite the fact that pairing Nebraska with Frost seemed like a natural fit, it hasn’t resulted in many wins.
So, if Frost doesn’t get this season turned around and Nebraska football wants to enter into a new era, where should the Huskers turn after this?
Tangentially related: who would realistically be interested in the Nebraska football job right now?
While the Huskers were once able to boast one of the best programs in the country, a lot has changed since the late 1990’s. Nebraska isn’t the team that it once was and it’s not like today’s recruits have any sort of memory of when the Huskers were a national powerhouse.
That’s not to say that there aren’t coaches out there who would love to be in Lincoln, but finding someone who is a clear upgrade over Frost may not be the easiest task in the world.
We’ll see if Nebraska even needs to cross that bridge. There’s still time for this season to get turned in the right direction. Right now, the Huskers are working to get ready for their game against Fordham.