AD Bill Moos lays out 'realistic' expectations for Scott Frost's 4th season at Nebraska
The 2021 season is a big one for Scott Frost.
Hired after the 2017 college football season, Frost came to Nebraska with sky-high expectations awaiting. After leading UCF to a perfect season and a win over Auburn in the Peach Bowl, he seemed like the right guy to catapult the Huskers back into relevancy.
So far, things haven’t quite gone as planned. In three years, Nebraska is just 12-20 under Frost with no winning seasons and zero bowl appearances. The closest the program to playing in the postseason was in 2019, finishing 5-7. Last year, the Huskers were 3-5.
Tuesday, athletic director Bill Moos talked about expectations for Frost and the Huskers entering the fourth year of his tenure. While the AD pointed to Nebraska having a tough schedule, he still has his hopes set on winning a lot of games.
According to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald, Moos says the Huskers should be winning 8 to 9 games during the upcoming season. He wants the program to “protect home field” and be in contention for the B1G title game.
Asked how many wins would be a success in 2021, Nebraska AD Bill Moos cites tough schedule. “It would be great to get into that 8-9 win” range. Calls that a “realistic” expectation. #huskers
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) April 27, 2021
Moos calls the #Huskers' schedule the toughest in the country when asked what record would signal a successful season.
Says "realistic expectation" in Frost's fourth year should be the 8/9 win range. Wants to "protect home field." Wants to be in contention for B1G title game.
— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) April 27, 2021
Nebraska’s struggle on the field has been a bit of a mystery. Frost has recruited well since arriving in Lincoln and appeared to show some significant improvement at the end of the 2018 season and heading into the 2019 campaign. The Huskers did improve, going from 4 wins to 5 victories, it still hasn’t been consistent.
It sounds like Moos is ready for Frost and the Huskers to start delivering a consistent product on the field every week. Nebraska will have its work cut out for it, opening the season against Illinois in Champaign, and having Oklahoma and Buffalo on the nonconference slate.
In league games, Nebraska will have crossover games against Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State and will have to play Iowa, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Minnesota and others in division play.