It’s Only Been 3 Games
A few Huskers fans are about ready to jump off a ledge due to the Huskers’ poor start this season. I would counsel calm and patience since Scott Frost inherited a very poor situation from his predecessor and has been successful wherever he has coached in the past.
Let’s not forget that the Huskers are coming off a 4–8 season in which the defense gave up 54 or more points in the last three games. It’s pretty evident that the team quit on Riley and his staff late in the 2017 season.
Well informed sources have told me that under Riley, there were no repercussions when players missed weight lifting sessions and didn’t go to the training table for their meals. That would explain last year’s bad losses. The team literally got beat up in the second half of the season.
Unfortunately, Riley also wrecked the Oregon State program. When he left Corvallis in late 2014, the cupboard was bare. In his last season at Oregon State, Riley went 5–7 and the Beavers finished last in the Pacific 12 North. There was talk that he would’ve been fired in 2015 if he didn’t turn things around.
Oregon State still hasn’t recovered from Riley’s tenure. In 2015, the Beavers went 2–10 and 0–9 in the conference. Since Riley left Corvallis, the Beavers have gone a dismal 8–32.
Frost may have inherited a similar bad situation in Lincoln. Already, Frost has begun to overhaul the roster. He has brought in 50 news players, including 38 true freshmen.
I wish I had better news for you but it’s going to take time for Coach Frost to return Nebraska to glory. Let’s remember these words from the school fight song: “ We’ll all stick together, In all kinds of weather, For dear old Nebraska U.” Go Big Red!