Scott Frost on Northwestern’s final drive: ‘I don’t call the defense’
Nebraska was close to winning its first game of the 2018 season on Saturday against Northwestern.
So, eerily close. Up by 10 points with less than 3 minutes remaining close. However, close doesn’t cut it.
The game went into overtime and eventually, Nebraska failed on a 4th-and-1 attempt, leading to a game-winning Northwestern field goal. The Huskers are now 0-6 on the season.
It’s exactly what coach Scott Frost and every Nebraska fan in the world could have feared: 2018 has been a mess.
After the game, Frost addressed the media for the sixth straight time after a loss. He’s obviously over it. On the final drive in regulation for Northwestern, the Wildcats drove the ball 99 yards down the field to get the game to overtime.
There were a number of missed opportunities for the Huskers to end the game. Frost of course was asked about it by reporters:
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) October 13, 2018
Ouch. Frost isn’t taking any responsibility. And sure, maybe he doesn’t call the defense. But when a team starts a season 0-6, taking a little bit of the blame wouldn’t be the end of the world.
It’s Year 1 and Nebraska pried Frost away from an undefeated UCF team for a reason: The Huskers believe in him.
Taking a little responsibility here and there is just something a coach does.