Nebraska Football Restructures Scott Frost’s Contract and Fires Four Offensive Coaches

Nebraska football cannot catch a break! This whole season has felt like the movie Groundhog Day for the team, and its fans, as each of the team’s seven losses has been by nine points or less. Whether it’s been having special teams problems or quarterback Adrian Martinez and the offense struggling to finish, Nebraska fans have almost had the last straw with head coach Scott Frost.

Although Frost may be on the hot seat, Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts announced last week that Frost will return to coach in 2022. Alberts also mentioned that there has been some give and take with this news as Frost’s contract was restructured. Now, Frost’s paycheck dropped from $5 million to $4 million, and his payout is downsized from $15 million to $7.5 million.

As a lifelong Huskers fan and soon-to-be graduate from the University of Nebraska, I’m not surprised over these adjustments. Frost has been the head coach since I started college, and every season has been unfulfilling promises.

In his first season, Frost and the Huskers went 4-8, with five losses being less than a touchdown. The following year was met with a 5-7 record with four losses being by a touchdown or less. Then, in 2020, Nebraska went 3-5 with all three wins being by at most 10 points and three losses by a touchdown or less.

The day after the announcement of Frost’s contract being restructured, Nebraska athletics also announced the firing of four offensive coaches after the Huskers’ heartbreaking 26-17 loss to Ohio State. The fired coaches included quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco, offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Matt Lubick, running backs coach Ryan Held, and o-line coach/run game coordinator Greg Austin.

The news of these firings comes as a shocker, especially since Nebraska has two games left. How will the Husker offense manage without four of their coaches? Will Scott Frost be calling the plays himself? We’ll find out this Saturday when the Huskers go on the road to Madison to take on the number 18 ranked Wisconsin Badgers at 2:30pm CT.

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