Nebraska was once one of the leading programs in college football.

In the 1990s, under Tom Osborne, the Cornhuskers won 3 national championships. Now, they’re a shell of their former selves, winning just 16 games since 2018 and having not finished with a record over .500 since 2016.

Scott Front on Sunday was shown the door, and now the Huskers will have to hit the reset button once again. On Monday, 247Sports analysts Carl Reed and Blake Brockermeyer discussed the state of the program, where things went wrong with Frost, and if Nebraska can return to the heights it enjoyed in the mid-1990s.

“It was never a good fit from the beginning,” Reed said. “How Scott Frost plays, and the kind of system he wants to run, do not fit at the University of Nebraska. He had a ton of success at Central Florida…[and] as an OC at Oregon, recruiting great athletes from warm weather cities where they throw the ball and spin the ball around a lot. But that is not Nebraska Cornhusker football.”

“Whenever you bring back alumni, the fanbases always love that, but it doesn’t always work out,” Brockermeyer added. “I think hitching his wagon to Adrian Martinez really cost him over the long haul because he didn’t turn out to the quarterback that I think Nebraska wanted him to be, a very good runner of the football but you’ve got to be able to throw it a little bit if you’re going to run Scott Frost’s offense.”