Few college football coaches, if any, will head into the 2021 regular season with more of a pressure-filled spotlight than Scott Frost.
Frost is heading into Year 4 at Nebraska. The first three years have been…not good. Nebraska is 12-20 through three years with Frost.
The Huskers are dealing with some off-the-field issues, as well. Nebraska is reportedly under investigation for some NCAA violations, including an alleged misuse of analysts and improper practice time.
Some have speculated that the leak of the NCAA violations could be a ploy from the Huskers to bring Frost’s buyout down.
Scott Frost’s contract, if he were to be fired without cause, would require a $20 million buyout if done Jan. 1, 2022.
That’s a hefty sum. I get the feeling with this report we’re seeing a similar thing to what just happened at Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/0KfHQsBhlp
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) August 18, 2021
Not everyone is buying that, though.
Huskers insider Brian Cristopherson of Husker247 said he doesn’t buy that theory.
“On the surface, I don’t think it’s going to be a big deal. And I know there are some big opinions outside our bubble of what it means and if there is some buyout scheme at play. I could be naive. I don’t think that’s what happening. I just think it was a deal where — did Nebraska use an extra analyst for practice of something like that? Was there a workout that shouldn’t have been? I think it’s that kind of subject matter. I don’t how much meat is on the bone yet, though I can’t say that there is nothing going on. But my initial reaction is not one of this is going to be a showstopper when this is all said and done,” he told 247Sports.
Frost is certainly facing a lot of pressure, but it’s still probably highly unlikely that he’s truly on the hot seat. Nebraska understands that this could be a long rebuild. And if Frost isn’t the right man for the job, who is?
Still, the Huskers need to deliver results in 2021. A winning season and a bowl game trip would be a nice step for the program.
Nebraska opens the season on Saturday, Aug. 28 against Illinois.
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