On Monday, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost received a one-year show cause for violating the NCAA’s rules regarding countable coaches. He was also hit with a five-day suspension that’ll take place during the “championship segment” of the 2022 season.
The NCAA discovered that former special teams analyst Jonathan Rutledge coached Nebraska players during practices and film sessions. That violates the NCAA rules because analysts are not permitted to provide on-field instructions.
So, what do these NCAA violations mean for Frost’s coaching future? Since he’s still employed at Nebraska, not much will change for Frost.
“For those asking, a show-cause penalty from the NCAA means little in this situation because Scott Frost is already employed,” Mitch Sherman of The Athletic tweeted. “In the event that he were to work for another school in the next year, he would be subject to the same (minor) penalties.”
For those asking, a show-cause penalty from the NCAA means little in this situation because Scott Frost is already employed. In the event that he were to work for another school in the next year, he would be subject to the same (minor) penalties.
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) May 2, 2022
In addition to the one-year show-cause order and five-day suspension for Frost, the Cornhuskers received a $10,000 fine and a reduction of countable coaches for two practices this spring.
Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts released a statement on this matter, saying, “It is important for the Nebraska athletic department and football program to put this matter behind us and turn our full attention to the upcoming season.”
The Cornhuskers are entering Year 5 under Frost.
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