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Scott Frost fired at Nebraska following embarrassing loss vs. Georgia Southern

Jack PIlgrimby:Jack Pilgrim09/11/22

The man who did his best to ruin Wan’Dale Robinson’s career by making him a between-the-tackles running back has been fired at Nebraska.

Scott Frost, in his fifth season as the head coach of the Cornhuskers, is out after leading his team to a 1-2 start in 2022. His most recent embarrassment? A 45-42 home loss to Georgia Southern.

Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts announced the news Sunday.

“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,” Alberts said. “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.”

Mickey Joseph, Nebraska’s associate head coach, has been named interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Frost finished his time in Lincoln with a 16-31 overall record, including a 5-22 record in one-possession games. The Cornhuskers never reached a bowl game under Frost, winning no more than five games in a single season (5-7 in 2019).

It will be a costly breakup, as Frost’s buyout is set at $15 million. That was set to drop to $7.5 million on October 1, but following a home loss to Georgia Southern, Alberts had no choice. Money well spent.

Robinson signed with Frost and the Huskers out of high school, where he went on to catch 91 balls for 914 yards and three touchdowns to go with 134 rushes for 580 yards and four scores. He combined for 1,494 yards from scrimmage in two years in Lincoln.

Looking for a change of scenery — one where he wouldn’t get destroyed by defensive linemen and linebackers every snap, preferably — he transferred to Kentucky for his junior season. There, he became the program’s single-season receiving leader with 104 catches for 1,334 yards and seven touchdowns to go with seven rushes for 111 yards.

Following his record-breaking year in Lexington, Robinson declared for the 2022 NFL Draft, where he was selected in the second round with the 43rd pick by the New York Giants.

Impeccable decision on Robinson’s part to part ways with Scott Frost. Luckily for Nebraska, the Cornhuskers made that same decision Sunday.

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