Scott Frost had a message for Nebraskans when he appeared on Sports Nightly on Tuesday evening. The Huskers head football coach continued to urge people in the state to rally around each other during the ongoing pandemic involving COVID-19.
“Nebraska people really need to rally around each other,” Frost said on Tuesday evening, according to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald.
The public health crisis has forced the B1G and the NCAA to cancel all spring activities, including spring football. That has forced college programs to get creative with how they’re communicating with coaches, players and prospective recruits.
Like everyone else, Frost is anxious for the time to arrive when everything gets back to normal. But right now, he’s more focused on the health and well-being of his players and staff.
“We’re frustrated, concerned, a little bit bored and anxious to get back to a normal state of affairs,” Frost said.
It’s unknown when that might be happening. With the 2020 Olympics now postponed until the summer of 2021, there’s some real concern that the ongoing coronavirus concerns could delay the start of the college football season, or potentially cancel it altogether.
There are still five months until kickoff, but it’s still become a concern among coaches and athletic directors. We’ll likely find out in the coming weeks and months if the season will be affected.
In the meantime, however, Frost is continuing Nebraskans to rally around each other and provide support any way they can during this time. He’s already impressed with what’s been happening in his state.
“Nebraskans are following orders, staying away from each other,” Frost said. “I’m really proud of Nebraska, and the leadership, and the people here.”