Nebraska Cornhuskers fire Head Coach Scott Frost

 | September 12, 2022

The team let go of Frost after a 1-2 start to the season.

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Nebraska fired football coach Scott Frost on Sunday, only a day after the 45-42 home loss to Georgia Southern.

Nebraska (1-2) had been a three-touchdown favorite coming into the game, so their performance was definitely lackluster.

Nebraska Vice Chancellor for Athletics Trev Alberts 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.”

The Associate Head Coach Mickey Joseph will take over for the remainder of the season.

Frost will receive his full $15m buyout, Alberts went on to tell reporters at a news conference.

Alberts continued: “We owed it to the players to give them a different voice, perhaps slightly different vision. Give them some confidence, an opportunity.

“I know how disruptive these changes are, but we needed to inject something into this team to give them the confidence and hopefully help them compete.

“Nothing would please me more than to see a pretty significant change and help this team get over the hump and win some games.”

Alberts went on to comment that the team will stop focusing on past successes.

“We'll just get really process-oriented, detail oriented and ultimately, when you start doing those fundamental championships habit-type things, those types of wins follow.”

Frost played at Nebraska from 1995 to '97, in 1997, he helped the Huskers go 13-0 and win the national championship, becoming 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.

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