There’s no question that Nebraska head coach Scott Frost has an incredible amount of respect for his former coach Tom Osborne. And during Frost’s introduction to B1G Media Days on Monday, he believes his former mentor is the key to revitalizing a once-proud program.

Monday, Frost was asked about what it would take to be successful in Lincoln and how he could reestablish Nebraska as one of the premier programs in college football.

It didn’t take long for Frost to point to Osborne.

“Coach Osborne is my hero in this business,” Frost said. “He’s a Hall of Fame coach, but he’s the best man I know.”

Osborne won three national championships while at Nebraska, as well as 13 Big 8/Big 12 conference titles. He accumulated a 255-49-3 record while in Lincoln and took the Huskers to 25 bowl games.

Frost understands that Osborne had a recipe for success.

“Coach Osborne had the formula for Nebraska figured out,” Frost said. “The formula used to reflect the people of Nebraska. We’re going to use his method in a modern way.”

That has to be music to the ears of Nebraska fans, who have endured some long seasons under Mike Riley and Bo Pelini.

Though Frost isn’t promising success in Year 1, if he’s able to use Osborne’s method to revitalize Nebraska’s program and get the Cornhuskers back into the national spotlight, he’ll be welcome to stay on the sideline in Lincoln as long as his mentor.