Scott Frost to remain as Nebraska coach, announces staff changes

Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 2:15 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2021 at 4:39 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - The Nebraska athletic department released statements on Monday showing its commitment to Scott Frost as head football coach for the 2022 football season.

Frost agreed to a restructured contract, the release states. Trev Alberts on Sports Nightly said the salary will move from $5 million to $4 million next season and the buyout will be cut in half from $15 million to $7.5 million.

Additionally, Frost announced offensive coordinator Matt Lubick, quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco, running backs coach Ryan Held, and offensive line coach Greg Austin are all no longer with the program.

“I appreciate the work and sacrifices these men have made for the University of Nebraska and this football program and wish all of them well,” Frost said. “They are all men of outstanding character and good coaches, but as we strive for better consistency and execution, we needed fresh ideas and voices on our offensive staff.”

Frost and Athletic Director issued the following statements Monday afternoon:

“In my four months at Nebraska, I have closely observed our football team, and had several productive discussions with Coach Frost. Scott has laid out a clear plan and vision for the future of Nebraska Football and has agreed to a restructured contract. I am excited to continue to work together with Scott. We share a love of Nebraska and this football program and want nothing more than Nebraska Football to again compete for championships.

We all recognize our record has not been what anyone wants it to be. I have been clear that I have been looking for incremental progress, and I have seen that in several key areas this season. Our team has continued to compete at a high level and the young men in our program have remained unified and shown great resiliency, which is an important reflection of the leadership of Coach Frost and his staff.”

Nebraska Vice Chancellor, Director of Athletics Trev Alberts

“I appreciate the confidence Trev Alberts has shown in me to continue to lead this program. I love this state, this football program and am honored and humbled for the opportunity to serve as the head coach at my alma mater. Our immediate focus is on the two games ahead against Wisconsin and Iowa, and the opportunity in front of us to build momentum heading into the offseason and 2022. I understand we have not won at a high enough level, but I am confident our football program will continue to take steps forward.”

The Huskers are sitting at 3-7 overall this season. The program is 15-27 in Frost’s four years as head coach.

Nebraska is on a bye week this week. They finish the season at Wisconsin on 11/20/21 and at home against Iowa on Black Friday.”

Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost

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