Nebraska gives Scott Frost much deserved extension

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Yahoo has an article on coaches on the hotseat.
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/2021-c...ches-facing-win-or-else-season-033254061.html

Here are their comments on Frost.

12-20 entering Year 4

No school has been as defiantly committed to paying egregious buyouts as Nebraska, where the cash giveaways to departed coaches have been the athletic department’s most relevant claim to fame for the past decade. The school spent nearly $28 million in buyout money over a 15-year span, according to reports last year.

Since then, Nebraska has even shown a rare commitment to paying the people who are paying the wrong people. Former AD Bill Moos was allowed to walk away with $3 million after – cough, cough, cough – retiring from his job. Giveaways are practically part of the school’s muscle memory.

Nebraska certainly appears ready to part ways with Frost and, potentially, engage in a protracted legal battle to lessen his $20 million buyout. The news coming out via the Action Network that the NCAA is investigating Nebraska for holding illegal workouts and illicit use of analysts doesn’t bode well in any way for Frost, who is 9-17 in Big Ten play.

Frost getting dragged in front of the media by new athletic director Trev Alberts to address the story is also a bad sign. Frost is chilly even in good moments, and his temperament will be closely watched this year.

During Frost’s time at Nebraska, the program has failed to establish anything close to an identity. There’s been far more misses than hits, including a home loss to Troy, and losses to Ohio State by an average of 38 points the past two years.

If Nebraska loses its Week 0 opener at Illinois, it’s hard to see Frost surviving until Christmas. Frost also can’t let Nebraska get run off the field in its final three games – Ohio State, at Wisconsin and Iowa. (Nebraska lost 115-58 combined the last time it faced each.)

Bottom line: Any manufactured optimism for this season appeared to exit with the potential NCAA issues. Alberts was brought in for a reason, and continuing the status quo of irrelevance wasn’t one of them.
 

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Yeah, his latest press conference was...chilly. Basically 20 questions is ten minutes, loads of single syllable, short responses. They also didn't release their two-deeps for the Illinois game. Frost is wired tight and a few early losses are going to pull him to the breaking point.
I worry that he’ll get canned, and Nebby hires someone competent.

But…having to fire the favorite son is going to be a back breaker.
 

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Yeah, his latest press conference was...Frosty. Basically 20 questions is ten minutes, loads of single syllable, short responses. They also didn't release their two-deeps for the Illinois game. Frost is wired tight and a few early losses are going to pull him to the breaking point.
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I worry that he’ll get canned, and Nebby hires someone competent.

But…having to fire the favorite son is going to be a back breaker.
Even if they do hire a competent coach, they’ll fire him after few years anyways. It’s what they do.
 
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Yahoo has an article on coaches on the hotseat.
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/2021-c...ches-facing-win-or-else-season-033254061.html

Here are their comments on Frost.
You buried the lede!

Bottom line: Unless the results change drastically on the field, Harbaugh is veering off the exit ramp in Ann Arbor. Expect the Matt Campbell/Luke Fickell/PJ Fleck/Bill O’Brien/Tony Elliott debates to eventually drown out another forgettable November.
Sounds like another nice, quiet fall on social media.

(Also, a Pete Thamel article got published using the word “air” instead of “err.” I don’t know whether to blame the journalist, editor, or the general downfall of media, but… my goodness.)