Scott Frost worked wonders within his two years with the program, and he expects to do the same in a short period at his new job with .
Frost inherited an 0-12 team when he took over as Knights coach in 2016 but immediately made his imprint with a 6-6 season. The 43-year-old followed that up with a brilliant campaign in 2017, as UCF finished the year as the only undefeated team in the country.
The task isn’t quite as daunting with Nebraska, but Frost is taking over a team that won just four games last year, its lowest mark since 1961. Despite that, the new man doesn’t seem fazed by what lies ahead.
“We’re going to be better this year and judging by what I saw this spring, by year two, we’re going to be really dangerous,” Frost toldon Wednesday. “I think we had enough talent on this team a year ago to probably have a better record and accomplish more than what was accomplished.”
The Cornhuskers’ offense will likely see the earliest improvements under Frost. The offensive guru took over UCF’s 126th-ranked scoring attack and improved it to 66th after one year and catapulted it to first in the entire country last season. Nebraska ranked 84th in scoring for the 2017 season, so Frost’s system could improve drastically on that number right away.
As for how Frost plans on turning his beloved Nebraska program around? It’s all about getting back to its historically dominant roots.
“Nebraska fans are probably tired of hearing me say it, but there’s pieces of the formula that worked at Nebraska for a long time and there’s a reason that Nebraska was great for a long time,” Frost said. “In my opinion, it probably wasn’t a great decision, but Nebraska backed off from a lot of the things that made Nebraska what it was for a long time. We are going to do everything we can to re-introduce those things to our culture and the way we do things.”
The first chance for Cornhuskers faithful to see just how much Frost has improved the team will come on Sept. 1st when Nebraska opens the season against.
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