Frost says Huskers are prepared to look at other options if Big Ten cancels football

Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 1:03 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2020 at 7:23 PM CDT
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Afterwards, Head Coach Scott Frost addressed concerns.

“The virus is here either way, and I would contend our players are safer here doing what they love to do,” Frost said. “If we cancel football tomorrow, we’re throwing up a white flag and saying this can’t be done.”

With uncertainty abound, Frost said they have intentionally remained quiet on the speculation and stated he wished he had all the answers, but did not.

Regarding the possibility of the Big Ten canceling the season, Frost said the university is committed to playing no matter what and is prepared to look for other options.

“We want to play no matter who it is or where it is. So, we’ll see how all those chips fall. We certainly hope it’s in the Big Ten. If it isn’t, I think we’re prepared to look for other options,” Frost said.

Frost held up the importance of their players’ health and added if football was the main reason they could contract the coronavirus, he’d be “the first one to pull the plug.”

“Sometimes I think our players aren’t scared enough of this, I’m not sure our players respect this enough,” he said and added it was the University of Nebraska’s job to keep the players safe.

Players Dicaprio Bootle, Adrian Martinez, and Matt Farniok each commented on the situation.

“We feel really safe. As far as playing football this fall, that’s something we feel real strongly about. We want to play football,” Bootle said.

“I’m thankful I’m here. I’m thankful I’m part of Nebraska and this community. We want to play. I know for a fact Nebraska is taking care of us here,” Martinez said.

“We really want to play. We really want to show what we’ve been working for,” Farniok said.

6 News’ Brian Mastre spoke with fans about the possibility of no Husker season.

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