Report: Here's what a buyout would look like under Scott Frost's new extension
Scott Frost is not going anywhere anytime soon as he continues to rebuild Nebraska, but the buyout details of his new contract extension were reported on Tuesday.
It’s no secret the first two years under Frost have been disappointing. A bad losing streak to begin his tenure, an eight-loss campaign in his debut season, and a third straight season without a bowl for the Cornhuskers (two with Frost) is one of the worst stretches in program history. However, most people around the program still believe in the direction of things under Frost.
That belief was exemplified by leadership with a contract extension handed out in November. The updated contract now runs through 2026 with Nebraska chancellor Ronnie Green and athletic director Bill Moos voicing their support for Frost.
On Tuesday, more of the details of Frost’s extension have filtered out. According to Sam McKewon with the Omaha World-Herald, the buyout for Frost’s extension will be at $5 million per year through 2024. After that, the buyout would cut in half per year for the final two seasons of the deal:
Received addendum to Scott Frost's contract.
Includes the 2-year extension; contract runs through Dec. 31, 2026.
Buyout is $5 million per year through 2024, but drops to $2.5 million per year in the final two years. #huskers
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) December 10, 2019
Frost was not likely to go anywhere anytime soon. However, such a buyout number likely guarantees he will be in Lincoln for the foreseeable future.
Hopefully, the team is able to begin turning things around in 2020.