The Nebraska faithful are still waiting for the Huskers to breakthrough under head coach Scott Frost, but AD Bill Moos maintains that the turnaround is coming heading into Year 4.

Through three seasons in Lincoln, Frost has guided Nebraska to a 12-20 record overall and a 9-17 mark in conference play. To date, Frost is still searching for a .500 season and first bowl game at Nebraska.

For many, that is a tough pill to swallow for a program that has not won nine games since 2016 and has not won double-digit games since 2012. Nevertheless, Moos is still optimistic for the turnaround in 2021.

According to Sam McKewon with the Omaha World-Herald, Moos’ optimism is related to Frost’s development of the roster and the growth of quarterback Adrian Martinez. That optimism even comes on the heels of some notable departures from the program, including star wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson:

Moos said Wednesday that, despite a tough schedule that includes games against Oklahoma and Ohio State, NU will turn the corner in 2021 because of Frost’s development of the roster, the improved size and strength on the offensive and defensive lines and quarterback Adrian Martinez’s full comfort in Frost’s up-tempo offense.

Moos went on to say that the rebuild led by Frost was never supposed to be a one or even two-night process. It was always going to take some time and patience:

“It never was going to happen overnight, it wasn’t going to happen over two nights, it was going to look better over three nights and it should look really good on the fourth night,” Moos said.

Moos might see some progress in 2020, but some fans will also wonder what progress he is discussing after a 3-5 campaign that included a blowout loss at home to Illinois and another home loss to Minnesota.

Nebraska did finish off National Signing Day with the No. 20 class nationally which should be a good building block heading into the offseason. Hopefully, the Huskers do provide some more positive results this season.

You can check out all of Moos’ comments with the Omaha World-Herald here.