The University of Nebraska has fired football coach Scott Frost, with the final nail in the coffin coming Saturday night, as the Cornhuskers, as a three-touchdown favorite, lost to Georgia Southern 45-42. The student section at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, by the end of the night, chanted “Fire Frost”.
In four complete season and three games into his fifth year, Frost struggled at Nebraska, failing to bring the Huskers back to the glory days of Tom Osborne and Bob Devaney, as a .340 winning percentage and 16-31 record did him in.
The interim head coach at Nebraska will be 54-year old Mickey Joseph, who like Frost is a former NU quarterback. He becomes the first Black head coach in any sport at the university. He played for Coach Osborne from 1988 to 1991.
Former Nebraska linebacker Trev Alberts is the current athletic director for the Cornhuskers, now facing a critical hire in the university’s desire to return the football program to past glory, currently as a member of the soon-to-be 16 school Big Ten Conference.