Scott Frost hot seat watch: Nebraska coach ripped after Huskers upset by Northwestern
Scott Frost’s fifth year in Nebraska is off to a very rough start. Nebraska was upset by Northwestern on Saturday in Dublin, Ireland, falling 31-28.
For Frost, that drops his record in his Cornhuskers tenure to 15-30 in 4-plus seasons. Frost entered the 2022 season on the hot seat, coming off of a 3-9 showing from Nebraska in 2021.
The hope for the Huskers was that they would start strong in 2022 with a mostly favorable early schedule. In November, they close the season against Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa.
There was optimism around Nebraska this offseason. Frost turned to the transfer portal to address personnel issues on the roster. He also reshaped his coaching staff, bringing in some big-name assistants.
Unfortunately for Frost and company, it does not seem to have made much of a difference, as 2022 starts with another disappointing loss. Adding insult to injury, it was another close loss after a blown lead.
As expected, Frost is getting torched on social media. Here’s a small sample of the reaction:
Is Scott Frost going to be allowed on the plane home?
— Barstool College Football Show (@BarstoolCFB) August 27, 2022
Scott Frost gets an 11 pt lead and immediately thinks "sure I'm 3-20 when trailing at the half, but why not go for an onside kick?"
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) August 27, 2022
If Nebraska loses this game, everyone will blame the Scott Frost onside kick call for the loss –
When in reality it has everything to do with Nebraska's d-line getting blown off the ball every time Northwestern calls a run play
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) August 27, 2022
Nebraska now has lost two double-digit leads in this game. Impressive.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) August 27, 2022
Nebraska D gassed. 11 1/2 minutes left.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) August 27, 2022
They might leave Scott Frost on Ye Olde Tarmac.
— parker (@statsowar) August 27, 2022
New year, same Nebraska.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) August 27, 2022
21st one-score loss for Scott Frost at Nebraska
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 27, 2022