Nebraska Fires Scott Frost After Home Loss to Georgia Southern, 1-2 Start to the 2022 Season

By George Eisner on September 11, 2022 at 2:43 pm
Former Nebraska head coach Scott Frost
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After suffering a 45-42 loss to Georgia Southern at home Saturday night in which the Cornhuskers gave up 642 yards of offense, Nebraska fired Scott Frost on Sunday.

The firing comes after a 1-2 start to the Cornhuskers’ season that also included a defeat to Northwestern in the team's opener.

The Cornhuskers had long awaited a return to relevance in the college football world, and many believed entering this season that Frost's fifth year on the job would be his best chance since he accepted the position in December 2017. Kirk Herbstreit even picked Nebraska to win the Big Ten West on the first episode of College GameDay this season.

Frost concludes his time as the head coach of his alma mater with a 16-31 record that included zero bowl game appearances, winning seasons or victories over ranked opponents. Arguably his best campaign came in 2019 when the team won five games, though many dubbed Nebraska “the best 3-9 team ever” a year ago after the Cornhuskers lost eight games by a score or less.

Speculation that the Nebraska football season may not play out as fruitfully as expected arose after a report from Evan Bland of in mid-August. Frost boasted that the team's offensive line had 15-20 vomits per practice under its new position coach, “not because they’re not in shape – he's just working them hard.”

The Cornhuskers' athletic department could have saved several million dollars by waiting to let Frost go until October, but after losing at home to a Sun Belt team, the Nebraska brass decided they had seen enough.

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