Nebraska’s football program and head coach Scott Frost were hit with punishments from the NCAA on Monday afternoon, after it was determined a special teams analyst was providing technical and tactical instruction during practices, as well as decisions during competition.

Because of the NCAA’s findings, Frost has been slapped with a 1-year show-cause order, the school has been hit with a $10,000 fine and Frost must serve a five-day suspension during the championship season.

Shortly after the NCAA announced its ruling, Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts released a statement.

“I am appreciative of the diligent efforts of our University of Nebraska staff is working to bring this matter to a close. We have had outstanding collaboration with the NCAA, and I want to thank the NCAA staff for their time and professionalism throughout this process,” Alberts wrote.

“It is important for the Nebraska Athletic Department and football program to put this matter behind us and turn our full attention to the upcoming season. We are pleased with the outcome and believe the negotiated resolution is fair and equitable. At Nebraska we are committed to running an athletic department that is fully compliant with all NCAA rules.”

Per a release from the NCAA, the head coach and NCAA enforcement staff acknowledge that a former special teams analyst provided “technical or tactical instruction to student-athletes during practices and film sessions.” He was also found to have made tactical decisions during games.

“The Nebraska football program violated NCAA rules for countable coaches and the football head coach (Frost) violated head coach responsibility rules, according to an agreement released by the Division I Committee on Infractions,” the statement read.

Nebraska and Frost will face the following consequences as a result (from the NCAA):

  • A one-year extension to the current probationary period (through April 2023)
  • A $10,000 fine
  • A one-year show-cause order for the football head coach, plus a five-day suspension from all coaching duties during the championship segment of the 2022 football season
  • A reduction in the number of football countable coaches by one for two days of practice during the 2022 season
  • All noncoaching staff members will be removed from practice and competition for five consecutive days during the championship segment of the 2022 season

The Huskers are coming off a 3-9 season in 2021. Under Frost, Nebraska has posted a 15-29 record in four years.