Scott Frost fired as head coach of Huskers
LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - Scott Frost will no longer serve as the head coach of the Huskers Football Team.
According to Nebraska Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Trev Alberts, Nebraska Athletics has put in a new interim coach for the remainder of the season.
“Earlier today I met with Coach Frost and informed him we were making a change in the leadership of our football program, effective immediately,” Alberts said. “Scott has poured his heart and soul into the Nebraska football program both as a quarterback and head coach, and I appreciate his work and dedication.”
Associate Head Coach Mickey Joseph will be an interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
“After the disappointing start to our season, I decided the best path forward for our program was to make a change in our head coaching position,” Alberts added.
“I hoped this day would never come,” Alberts said in a Sunday afternoon news conference.
In the conference, Alberts gave reasoning for the decision to remove Scott Frost as head coach. Alberts said accountability was one factor.
“Accountability has to matter…16-31 is not a record acceptable to us.”
Alberts also said Frost was understanding of the decision.
Nebraska Athletics will pay out Frost’s $15 million contract - which would have been reduced to $7.5 million by Oct. 1.
The program will begin a national search for a new coach, with Alberts mentioning interim coach Mickey Joseph potentially becoming a candidate.
“Love to see Mickey grow into an obvious candidate and he’ll be part of that conversation.”
“Great coaches are people of character, people managers, grinders, people who players want to follow.”
Alberts added that Frost did not lack those characteristics.
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