Scott Frost will be back at Nebraska next season.
In a statement issued Monday, Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts said that Frost has agreed to a restructured contract and will be back in Lincoln next season. The Huskers fell to 3-7 with a loss to Ohio State on Saturday, dropping Frost’s record to 15-27 over his four seasons as the head coach at his alma mater.
Despite a fourth consecutive season without a bowl appearance, Alberts believes Frost deserves to return in 2022.
“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,” Alberts said. “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.”
Details of Frost’s restructured contract were not immediately available. It would have cost the university a $20 million buyout had it decided to fire Frost.
The Huskers have been plagued by close losses during Frost’s tenure. Saturday’s 26-17 defeat to the Buckeyes was no different. Nebraska is 5-18 in one-possession games under Frost, including 0-6 this season.
Alberts said those close games are evidence of “incremental progress” from the football program.
“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,” Alberts said. “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…