We’ve all heard it before. Nebraska has a late lead and finds a way to lose a game in heartbreaking fashion. It never seems to end for the Huskers. They went 3-9 last year under Scott Frost and lost all nine games by less than 10 points. Frost wasn’t discouraged before this season, though. But, it has continued. They blew a winnable game to Northwestern this year in week zero, before limping to a win over North Dakota, which isn’t even the best football program in North Dakota, in week 1.
But, what will be remembered as the loss that made Scott Frost a lame duck will be this one to Georgia Southern. The Huskers once again took a 4th quarter lead, only to allow a long Georgia Southern touchdown drive. But, with only :37 to work with after the Georgia Southern touchdown, Nebraska put together a drive to get them into fringe field goal range. Of course, it missed and Nebraska lost, 45-42.
FIELD GOAL IS NO GOOD! 😳@GSAthletics_FB TAKES DOWN NEBRASKA 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/SCt74TpGVC
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 11, 2022
Nebraska is now 1-2, and Scott Frost is about to be unemployed. His buyout notably reduces by $7.5 million on October 1st.
The College football world has a range of emotions following the latest Nebraska loss
This reddit post by a fan of Husker rival Wisconsin sums up the Nebraska experience perfectly.
Not sure this is quite how Nebraska football would like to be must-see TV, but if it works? pic.twitter.com/I5J3AeaRh3
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 11, 2022
This Husker fan account rightly believes that Nebraska fans deserve better.
We don’t deserve to be put through this every Saturday. Our fans show up for everything, and we’re just so done.
— Barstool ‘Skers (@BarstoolHusker) September 11, 2022
Alex Kirshner brings up a good point. The Huskers have to decide whether $7.5 million is worth this embarrassment
Nebraska has a call to make on the timing. The Frost era is over, whether they fire him tomorrow or in a few weeks. Buyout savings are good if they wait a little, but they also need to signal to their fanbase that they have a pulse, and it’s good to be in the market early
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) September 11, 2022
For me, it’s not. Scott Frost should be fired Sunday.