Scott Frost and Nebraska received the punishment from the NCAA for improper use of an analyst when practice restrictions were in place during the pandemic.

The NCAA investigation first came to light last summer, and at the time, Frost said any workouts were approved by his superiors.

The rule Nebraska violated centers on “countable coaches” and the NCAA announced that the university, football head coach and NCAA enforcement staff agreed that a former football special teams analyst provided technical or tactical instruction to student-athletes during practices and film sessions. He also assisted in tactical decisions during games. Because he was a noncoaching staff member, his instruction of student-athletes caused the program to exceed the number of permissible coaches in violation of NCAA rules.

Here’s a breakdown of the penalties:

  • A one-year extension to the current probationary period (through April 2023).
  • A $10,000 fine.
  • A one-year show-cause order for the football head coach, plus a five-day suspension from all coaching duties during the championship segment of the 2022 football season.
  • A reduction of the number of football countable coaches by one for two days of practice during the spring 2022 season.
  • All noncoaching staff members will be removed from practice and competition for five consecutive days during the championship segment of the 2022 season.