Scott Frost addresses potential of Nebraska playing in bowl game this year
It’s a question a lot of head coaches and teams in college football will have to consider this year. If given the opportunity, do you want to participate in a bowl game?
While Nebraska’s record at 3-5 may not indicate the Huskers are a hot commodity for a bowl game, the school’s rabid fanbase, the lack of bowl qualifications and a number of teams opting out this season, Scott Frost’s squad might receive an invitation for a postseason game. But will they take it?
After Nebraska knocked off Rutgers 28-21 to close out the season, Frost was asked that specific question when addressing the media. It sounds like he’ll leave that decision up to the guys playing the games.
“Some of our guys haven’t seen their families since March or April,” Frost told reporters after the game. “It’s been a long haul. …I’m going to let the kids decide what they want to do.”
With the COVID-19 protocols in place, student-athletes really haven’t had much opportunity or interaction with friends and family. After 8 to 10 months without having that, players may decide to forgo a bowl game and start looking ahead to the 2021 season.
Bowl game destinations are expected to be announced on Sunday, when the College Football Playoff selection committee kicks things off by naming the four teams competing for a national championship. Then, the pieces will start to fall into place for other bowl games.
If the Huskers get the invite to a postseason game, it’ll be the players’ decision.