Nov 09, 2021 2:15 PM

Frost will stay for 2022-4 offensive assistants let go

Posted Nov 09, 2021 2:15 PM

By: NU Athletic Communications

In a span of just a few hours Monday, There were several big announcements regarding the University of Nebraska Football program. First Athletic Director Trev Alberts announced that Scott Frost will continue to lead the Cornhuskers in the 2022 season. Alberts released the following statement.

 Statement from Nebraska Vice Chancellor, Director of Athletics Trev Alberts:
"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."

Statement from Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost:
"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."  

Coach Scott Frost then announced that Four Husker football assistant coaches have been fired, effective immediately.  Those let go included Offensive Line Coach Greg Austin, Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick, Running Backs Coach Ryan Held and Quarterbacks Coach Mario Verduzco.  

 Head Coach Scott Frost issued the following statement.

“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,”...... “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.”   The Huskers are currently 3-7 on the season, 1-6 in Big 10 play,  and have lost 4 straight. 

Nebraska has a bye week this week. The Huskers will travel to Wisconsin, Saturday November 20 and finish the season at home vs Iowa on Friday November 26.  The Nebraska/Wisconsin game will kick off at 1:30 pm MT and will be televised on either ABC or ESPN.