Nebraska fired Scott Frost, and had to pay his $15 million dollar buyout clause before letting him go. His severance pay adds to an impressive total of buyout money that the program has given out since 2005 per Evan Bland of the Omaha World-Herald.

The new total is now more than $50 million, says Bland. The numbers come from a study done by Athletic Director U in 2020, when the total was close to $28 million. The number now grows  after Frost’s firing and what Nebraska had to pay former AD’s Steve Pederson ($2.2 million), Shawn Eichorst ($1.7 million), and Bill Moos ($2.9 million).

If Nebraska had just waited until Oct. 1, it would have had to only had to pay him a $7.5 million buyout as opposed to the $15 million he was paid instead.

The Cornhuskers have not had a head coach finish with a record above .500 since Bo Pelini (67-27, 2003-2008). Barney Cotton (0-1, 2014), Mike Riley (19-19, 2015-2017), and now Scott Frost (16-31, 2018-2022) have finished their tenures with at least a .500 record or lower.

A new era in Nebraska football is currently underway.