The Scott Frost Era at Nebraska has been an unmitigated disaster. After coming over from UCF with all the hype in the world, the 45-year-old has consistently disappointed during his time with the Huskers.
On Saturday, the letdowns continued. Fresh off a memorable 30-23 victory over Penn State last week, some thought that Nebraska might enter their showdown against Illinois with momentum. Nope. Despite being a terrible one-win team as well, the Fighting Illini jumped out to an early lead over the Cornhuskers and never looked back.
Illinois eventually emerged from the outing with a 41-23 victory.
Needless to say, fans were not happy.
Entering season, I thought Nebraska’s OL and QB position would be the primary strengths. I was wrong on both counts.
As season unfolded, I figured maybe Frost could lean on Blackshirts as offense scuffled. Wrong again.
I’m at a loss.
Program’s at a loss.
This is a bad loss.
— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) November 21, 2020
Barring a miracle, this is going to go down as the worst loss of Frost’s tenure. Getting demolished by one of the worst teams in power 5 at home.
fully in on Frost since day 1..But if this was downright inexcusable during any of our last 5 coaching tenures,it’s inexcusable now.
— HuskGuys (@HuskGuys) November 21, 2020
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 18, 2020
Do you guys realize how horrendously bad and unacceptable this performance is on all cylinders? This is an atrocity of a football game by a fragile as hell football team. And Scott Frost deserves a lot of blame. #Huskers
— Jake Sorensen (@937JakeSorensen) November 21, 2020
It pains me to say it but I’m starting to think Frost’s UCF run was a fluke. He must have caught lightning in a bottle because we have looked really bad the majority of time the past 3 years. Can’t really point to progress anywhere.
— Clint (@ClintGoelz) November 21, 2020
Some people also took joy in Frost’s failures due to how adamant he was about wanting to play football this year.
Nobody was more adamant about playing football this year than Scott Frost. As a result of getting his way, nobody’s coaching reputation has suffered more.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 21, 2020
Lol can we please atop hyping up Nebraska and Scott Frost every offseason. The Huskers are trash now and have been for the last 8-10 years pic.twitter.com/oPJclJegyZ
— Jamison Moss (@MossJamison) November 21, 2020
lmaoooooo Nebraska stomped its feet and yelled and screamed that they wanted to play football and then
GOT FETTY WAPPED
BY ILLINOIS pic.twitter.com/ut6h4wyggO
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) November 21, 2020
The year before Mike Riley got fired by Nebraska he recorded a nine-win season. Bo Pelini regularly won nine or ten outings per year. Bill Callahan recorded both eight and nine-win campaigns. Frank Solich amassed 58-19 mark.
Paulina Gretzky knows how to celebrate. https://t.co/CH5WJHxifE
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 20, 2020
Meanwhile, since joining the program in 2018, Frost has yet to record a six-win season. By any objective measure, he has not given any indication that he has the tools necessary to turn things around.
At this point, his firing is inevitable. It’s not a matter of if. The question now is simply when?