Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel believe Nebraska will soon compete for B1G, national titles
Everyone is pretty high on Scott Frost. After it was announced that the former Husker quarterback was returning to his old stomping grounds to take over, there’s been some serious buzz about the Nebraska football program returning to national prominence.
Even some of the best minds in the sport believe that Frost will have the Cornhuskers competing for titles in the near future.
On the most recent episode of The Audible podcast featuring Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel of The Athletic, the two college football gurus talked about their takeaways from B1G Media Days this past week. The two discussed Frost’s presence in Chicago and took a deeper dive into his return to Lincoln.
Both Feldman and Mandel believe Frost will have Nebraska competing for B1G titles sooner rather than later.
“I think they compete for the title by Year 3,” Feldman said. “I think they get to a bowl game, probably not a great bowl game, this year. I think 7-5, 6-6, but I think next year, I think they can push for eight or nine wins and by Year 3 I think they’re winning the (West) Division.”
“I agree, possibly even Year 2,” Mandel responded.
After answering the B1G Championship question, Mandel then asked if Nebraska would reach the College Football Playoff and compete for national titles within five years of Frost’s tenure.
Feldman said he believes that Nebraska will be in the College Football Playoff within the next five years, while Mandel was a little reserved on the idea.
“I’m not ready to go there quite yet, but I do think they will compete for and win the B1G, which is something that program, they haven’t won any conference championship since 1999, which is crazy.”
Nebraska has played in just one B1G Championship Game since joining the conference. The Huskers haven’t been much of a player on the national stage since the Tom Osborne years.
Frost certainly proved his worth at UCF, leading the Golden Knights to an undefeated season and a Peach Bowl victory. His success in Orlando has already led to some sky-high expectations back in Lincoln.