Trev Alberts, athletic director of Nebraska announced Monday that Scott Frost will be back as Nebraska's coach in 2022 after a restructuring of his contract.
Frost is currently 15-27 at Nebraska. He will be missing a fourth consecutive bowl game as the Cornhuskers drop to 3-7 after Saturday's 26-17 defeat to Ohio State. Alberts was hired in July and has made enough progress to keep Frost, a former Nebraska quarterback for a fifth season. The seven Nebraska losses this season have been by nine or fewer points.
Alberts stated in a prepared statement that "we all recognize our record is not what anyone wants it be." "I made it clear that I was looking for incremental progress and that I have seen that in many key areas this season. Our team has competed at a high level. The young men in our program have shown great resilience and unified themselves, which is a reflection of Coach Frost's leadership.
Frost's terms were not announced by Nebraska immediately. Frost was granted a contract extension for the 2026 season in November 2019. He would have been owed $20M if he had been fired prior to January 1, 2022.
Alberts stated that Frost has a "clear plan and vision for Nebraska's future" and that he and Frost share a "love of Nebraska and this football team." Alberts was a star player at Nebraska and earned consensus All-America recognition at linebacker.
Frost stated in a prepared statement that "I appreciate Trev Alberts' confidence in me to continue leading this program." "I love the state and this football program and I am humbled to be the head coach at my alma matter." We are focusing on the games against Iowa and Wisconsin, as well as the chance to build momentum for the offseason and 2022. Although we haven't won at an adequate level, I believe our football program will continue to make progress."
Frost will be back in 2022. However, there are several changes expected to his staff, mainly on offense, according to ESPN sources.
Nebraska will be open for one week before it visits No. 20 Wisconsin on Nov. 20. The Cornhuskers will end their season against Iowa on Nov. 26.
Frost, 46, arrived from UCF and led the team to an undefeated year and a Peach Bowl title in 2017. Frost was a member of the Nebraska national championship teams in 1995 and 1997, and then he played in the NFL between 1998 and 2003.
Frost has never won more than five games at Nebraska in a single season and holds a 10-23 record for the Big Ten.
This report was contributed by Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Staff Writer.