Ndamukong Suh: I wanted Scott Frost 3 years ago, but Shawn Eichorst 'made his own decisions that put us back'
Nebraska making the decision to bring Scott Frost back to Lincoln was universally well-received. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t believe it was the best move for the future of the program.
That includes former players, even the great ones like Ndamukong Suh.
Suh, who played for the Cornhuskers from 2005-2009 under then-head coach Bo Pelini, recently made an appearance on the Barstool Sports podcast Pardon My Take to talk about Frost’s return.
“Great decision. I wanted it to happen three years ago…I suggested it,” Suh said.
After Suh’s coach, Bo Pelini, was fired, Suh said he recommended hiring Frost to then-Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst.
“(Eichorst) went on to make his own decisions, which put us back in our program,” Suh said, referring to Eichorst’s decision to hire Mike Riley out of Oregon State.
But now that Frost is now at the helm of the Nebraska program, Suh believes the future is bright for the Huskers.
“Scott Frost has the mechanisms and he’s cut from a good cloth to be able to do it.”
Frost spent the last two seasons at UCF. He led the Knights to an undefeated season, an AAC title and a Peach Bowl victory over Auburn.
Nebraska opens the Frost era on Sept. 1 against Akron at Memorial Stadium. The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff with the contest being aired on FOX.