Is Nebraska Firing Scott Frost After Disastrous Loss to Purdue?
Is Nebraska firing Scott Frost after his disastrous loss to Purdue on Saturday?
Heading into this season expectations were high for Frost and the Cornhuskers. Some suggested that they might even compete for the conference crown.
Unfortunately, Nebraska never even got close to those lofty goals and are now on the verge of missing a bowl game for the third consecutive season.
In a year filled with embarrassing defeats, this weekend’s sad showing versus a 2-6 Purdue group playing with their backup quarterback takes the cake.
Nebraska now sits at 4-5 on the season with games against No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 19 Iowa and a scrappy Maryland team still on the agenda.
ESPN has Frost’s odds of beating those teams at 14.4 percent, 44 percent and 22.6 percent, respectively.
If Nebraska loses all three of those outings and finishes 4-8, they will match last year’s win total.
Following the Huskers’ latest loss, Nebraska legend Tommie Frazier was livid.
“This is sad. Just do your job. Football 101,” he tweeted.
He was not alone in his assessment of what had transpired.
Fox Sports radio host Aaron Torres openly wondered whether Frost was the most overrated coach in the nation.
Jim Harbaugh will almost certainly get his 4th 9-win season in 5 years at Michigan. Has a chance for his 4th 10-win season as well. Scott Frost’s best win this year is over Illinois and has lost to Purdue and Colorado. Who is the most overrated coach in college football again?
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) November 2, 2019
“Jim Harbaugh will almost certainly get his 4th 9-win season in 5 years at Michigan,” he said.
“Has a chance for his 4th 10-win season as well.
“Scott Frost’s best win this year is over Illinois and has lost to Purdue and Colorado.
“Who is the most overrated coach in college football again?”
Frost began his Nebraska tenure with an 0-6 record that included defeats to Troy and Colorado. However, after the team finished 4-2 down the stretch with victories over Minnesota and Michigan State, folks thought things had taken a turn for the better.
Apparently they haven’t – and the obvious question now is whether it’s time for the Huskers to cut their losses with Frost.
More likely than not Frost will get one more year with Nebraska. But if things do not improve next season – this divorce could get ugly quick.