Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost got very honest with the media this week. Following his team’s 41-23 collapse against Illinois, the 45-year-old owned up to how embarrassing this weekend’s defeat was.
“We didn’t get as many hats to the ball on defense, we made mistakes over and over on offense, we made mistakes on special teams. I wasn’t happy with it,” Frost said.
“I didn’t really see it coming. It was almost like our team thought, ‘We won one game, we’re good.’ That’s not how it works in this league, it’s not how it works in life, it’s not how it works in football.”
Frost specifically noted a lack of preparation as a contributing factor to the end result.
“I don’t think we did a very good job as a coaching staff and a team settling in to the plan we needed to execute based on who was in there,” he acknowledged.
That said, he also suggested that the team needed more out of its passing game.
“We had some guys running open downfield,” Frost said.
“Whether it’s protection or vision or just trusting it and throwing it on time, we’ve got to be a better football team at throwing it downfield.”
A lot of people were excited about Nebraska’s big win over Penn State two weeks ago. This weekend confirmed that Penn State is just terrible, and that a win against them doesn’t mean as much as it used to.
This Friday’s showdown against Iowa will be telling. If the Huskers lose again, Frost’s seat will start to get very, very hot.