Nebraska reveals restructured contract details for Scott Frost
It was announced earlier on Monday that Nebraska head coach Scott Frost would be returning as head coach in the 2022 season. Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts felt that there was finally progress in the fourth season with Frost as head coach.
Shortly after that announcement, reports surfaced that Frost was cleaning house on the offensive side of the ball. Nebraska is ditching 4 offensive assistants, effective immediately to finish 2021.
As a part of the agreement to return, Frost’s salary will be reduced next year by $1 million to $4 million. There would also be a significant change to his buyout clause next year as he would receive $7.5 million instead of $15 million if he is out as head coach.
Mitch Sherman with The Athletic shared the contract details:
Scott Frost’s salary will be reduced next year from $5 million to $4 million and his buyout in 2022 from $15 million to $7.5 million, according to AD Trev Alberts.
“In a way, Scott’s bet on himself,” Alberts said.
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) November 9, 2021
In 4 seasons as head coach of Nebraska, Frost has accumulated an overall record of 15-27 (10-23 in B1G play). This season, Nebraska has accumulated an overall record of 3-7 (1-6 in B1G play). How Nebraska finishes next season will determine if Frost will return as head coach in 2023.
Nebraska has not had a winning record or a postseason bowl appearance since 2016.