Nebraska AD explains why program did not wait to fire Scott Frost
Nebraska surprised many college football fans with the Sunday announcement of Scott Frost’s firing. Frost’s seat was so hot it had caught fire after years of disappointment in Lincoln, but it was widely publicized that the buyout dropped by 50% on Oct. 1.
Nebraska paid an extra $7.5 million to keep Frost from coaching 1-2 more games (the Huskers have a game scheduled on Oct. 1). Trev Alberts, Nebraska’s athletic director, addressed the buyout situation with reporters.
Alberts felt the team was owed a coaching change, per Bruce Feldman. He added that there was no negotiation with Frost, indicating the coach will receive the full $15 million buyout.
Nebraska AD Trev Alberts on why now not wait till Oct. 1 when Frost’s buyout drops from $15M to 7.5M. “We owed it to the players to give them a different voice and perhaps a different vision. We needed to do something.” Adds that “There is no negotiated settlement.”
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 11, 2022
Interim head coach Mickey Joseph has quite the Game 1. The Huskers host No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday. Nebraska is off in Week 4 and returns to Big Ten play on Oct. 1 against Indiana.