Scott Frost smiling
Scott Frost was fired following a stunning 45-42 home loss to Georgia Southern.

On Sunday morning, Nebraska fired head coach Scott Frost after four seasons. The move comes following a 1-2 start to the season and a 45-42 loss to Georgia Southern last night.

The Huskers had been favored by three touchdowns over the Eagles.

“Earlier today I met with Coach Frost and informed him we were making a change in the leadership of our program, effective immediately,” Nebraska Director of Athletics Trev Alberts said in a statement. “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.”

Frost finished his tenure with a record of 16-31. His .340 winning percentage is the worst by a Nebraska coach since 1948. His time at Nebraska was marked by the Huskers’ inability to win close games, as Frost was 5-22 in one-score games. The Huskers have lost ten straight one-possession contests.

Frost came into the program with high expectations after coaching the University of Central Florida to an undefeated season in 2017. Frost was the starting quarterback for the Huskers during their 1997 championship season.

After last season, Frost agreed to have his buyout cut from $15 million to $7.5 million on Oct. 1. Notably, the decision to fire Frost comes before that deadline. There was no immediate word of a negotiated settlement.

Effective immediately, Associate Head Coach Mickey Joseph will take over the reigns as interim head coach. Joseph is the first Black coach in Nebraska history.


Nathan Hawkins is a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Sports Media and Communications. He's passionate about sports and story-telling, and he's often looking for ways to combine the two. When he's not writing or watching sports, you could find him watching an old movie or spending time outdoors with friends and family.