Nebraska will be working with an outside search firm, Collegiate Sports Associates, to find the program’s next head coach, athletic director Trev Alberts said.

Nebraska fired former head coach Scott Frost after Week 2 and elevated Mickey Joseph to interim head coach. For Joseph, his debut as the interim coach was a rough one. Nebraska lost 49-14 to Oklahoma in Week 3.

This will be an important task for the firm to find the right fit for Nebraska. The search firm will help Nebraska conduct the search over the next few months. It must have been difficult for Alberts to dismiss Frost after 3 games. Frost was a former player at Nebraska and was hired in 2018 to turn around the program.

Nebraska is looking for a head coach who can bring the program back to national prominence. Nebraska’s last winning season came in 2016 when Mike Riley was the head coach. That was Riley’s 2nd season and he was fired after the 2017 season. Frost replaced Riley that offseason.

The next head coach could be announced from now until the end of the season. There will be recognizable names attached to the job due to Nebraska’s history.

Nebraska will return to action on Oct. 1 against Indiana.