Nebraska AD Bill Moos still confident after disappointing streak: 'We need to be patient'
Things have not gone as expected for Scott Frost and the Cornhuskers this season.
After a 4-8 season in 2018, Frost and company were hoping for a better performance heading into 2019. Unfortunately, a three-game losing streak has derailed what started as a promising year.
Nebraska now sits with a record of 4-5 on the year and still maintains a goal of getting to a bowl game this season. In order to do so, the Cornhuskers must win two of the final three games against Wisconsin, Maryland, and Iowa.
During a Tuesday evening appearance on Sports Nightly, Nebraska AD Bill Moos addressed the sluggish year for the football team and an 0-2 start for the men’s basketball team. Obviously, Moos is hoping for better results, but he also acknowledged that turning the program’s around will take time.
Chris Heady with the Omaha World-Herald shared Moos’ comments:
“We need to be patient and let these programs take their course, especially the most visible ones, because that’s how we’re being judged around the country,” Moos said on his monthly appearance on Sports Nightly. “I’m here to tell you, I didn’t come in to Nebraska to finish in 8th and 9th place. We’ve got a project here, we got the right people in the right place, we got good leadership on campus, we have a lot of things going in our favor. And we need to be patient.”
Obviously Frost, and men’s basketball head coach Fred Hoiberg, are still very early in their time with the Cornhuskers. However, fans may not be feeling particularly patient for a variety of reasons. Nebraska football hasn’t won nine games since 2016 and they haven’t won 10 games since 2012 under Bo Pelini. The last bowl win came in 2015.