Nebraska retaining coach Scott Frost with restructured contract, Huskers part ways with key offensive staff

Scott Frost will be retained as the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers beyond the 2021 season, athletic director Trev Alberts announced on Monday. Frost, who is 15-27 in four seasons at the helm, has also agreed to a restructured contract, which will reduce his salary from $5 million to $4 million in 2022. Additionally, his buyout will drop from $15 million to $7.5 million. 

“In my four months at Nebraska, I have closely observed our football team, and had several productive discussions with Coach Frost,” Alberts said in a statement. “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.”

Frost’s overall record includes a 10-23 mark in Big Ten play. The Cornhuskers have finished fifth in the Big Ten West in each of his first three seasons.

“I appreciate the confidence Trev Alberts has shown in me to continue to lead this program,” Frost said. “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.”

News of Frost’s retention did not prevent a mid-season change from occurring, however. In a separate release, the program announced four offensive staff members were relieved of their duties, effective immediately:…

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