The pressure is on for Trev Alberts and Nebraska after firing head coach Scott Frost.

Since 2018, the Huskers were never able to get on track under Frost. He was finally fired Sunday in the middle of his fifth season with the program, and now Nebraska must find the right guy to fill the void.

While Alberts was quick to point out in his Sunday press conference that he is conducting a national search and is planning to speak with a number of coaches, Lars Anderson is reporting that Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell is the “primary target” for the Huskers.

Anderson – a former SI writer and faculty member at Alabama per his bio – also indicated it is “HIGHLY” expected Campbell will eventually become the next head coach for Nebraska.

Stay tuned.

Campbell has gone 44-34 since 2016 with the Iowa State program. The Cyclones won 9 games and produced a Fiesta Bowl win in 2020.