It’s going to be a tough week in Lincoln.

Nebraska head coach Scott Frost had said the Huskers spent the offseason focusing on errors and mistakes that resulted in Nebraska’s 12-20 record, and trio of fifth-place finishes in the B1G West Division under his guise.

And the critics are out in force, particularly ESPN’s Paul Finebaum, who had plenty to say on how Frost and the Huskers blew the start of the season. Along with what he thinks need to happen now

“This is a disaster. And there’s no way to sugarcoat it. That was the most important game, I think, of Scott Frost’s career out there for a lot of reasons,” said Finebaum on McElroy and Cubelic. “When you play in Week 0, you have the whole country to yourself. You can make an impression, even beating Illinois. Winning a game at Champaign will not really help your career anywhere but in this particular case. But it would’ve gotten everyone off his back for a couple of weeks until the trip to Norman and it would’ve calmed the waters. Instead, he has just told Jim Harbaugh, ‘Get outta the way, man. I’m No. 1 on the coaches hot seat right now.”

But Finebaum wasn’t done, “I don’t know how you can make a really strong case for his survival because a game like that hurt him in recruiting, hurt him across the board. If you’re a high school player out there and you have not made up your mind about where you’re going to school, why would you choose Nebraska? You already have a fanbase that is as delusional as any I have encountered in my career. They still think it is the mid-1990s and Tom Osborne is the king of this program. It’s changed.”

At the time Frost came back to Lincoln, Finebaum agreed it was the right move.

“We are talking about one of the premier all-time programs, and under Scott Frost they are about to hit the iceberg and capsize Having said all that, I don’t blame the university for bringing him back. What choice did they have? Every program in the country that had availability wanted Scott Frost four years ago.”

But Finebaum thinks it’s time to look ahead and make a move.

“I don’t think they have any upward mobility. I just think this program is close to being dead. I hate to say that, because I’m a traditionalist. …If it’s not working, you have to make a change, and it’s not working out there. It’s clearly a mess and as a result of that, you have to figure out a way to correct it. You just have to look around the country and find somebody who can recruit better and develop talent. In Year 4, when you’re making the mistakes we saw on Saturday, your program has not improved one bit.”