Scott Frost is in a tough situation at Nebraska, and his job security is very much in doubt, especially long term.

But a new report from Sports Illustrated that detailed the hiring of Dan Mullen at Florida suggests that, “As for Frost, his homecoming at Nebraska has gone awry. He won 12 games in his first three seasons, is now under NCAA investigation and, many feel, is likely to be fired by Christmas.”

Frost is under NCAA investigation for improper use of analysts, sources told Brett McMurphy of the Action Network he reported about a month ago. Also, during the pandemic, Nebraska held unauthorized off-campus workouts under staff’s direction to avoid detection by school officials, sources said.

This season got off to a rough start with a loss at Illinois to open the season, but Nebraska bounced back with a 45-point win over Fordham. Did that represent progress?

“I would say so,” Frost said, per the Associated Press. “We won a game.”

Then last week, the Cornhuskers knocked off Buffalo 28-3.

Now comes the toughest test to date, a road trip to Oklahoma and the 50th anniversary of the 1971 “Game of the Century” that helped Nebraska to its second straight national title.