Scott Frost says Nebraska's searching for 'more of a killer instinct' after string of close losses
Following a 3-9 season in 2021, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost is looking to avoid losing close games in this upcoming season.
In close games, Nebraska failed to overcome small margins and win tight games. Frost wants his team to be more aggressive and have a winning record. While speaking at the B1G Media Days, Frost outlined what it will take for the Cornhuskers to play better:
“We had a good enough team last year to do better than we did. That falls on me. It falls on the whole coaching staff. It falls on the whole team,” Frost said.
One game that slipped away from Nebraska was the loss to Ohio State in November. Frost talked about what went wrong against the Buckeyes:
“Compliment Ohio State, they came into Lincoln with a really good football team, and we were right in the game and we didn’t win it, and that seemed to happen quite a bit,” Frost said. “It would be easy if it’s one thing. It’s a little harder because it’s a little something different in every game. More than anything, I think we just need to have a little more of a killer instinct to finish games, and we get in those close games, we need to finish them.
Look forward to competing this year. I’m sure we’ll be in some more, and we’ve got to find a way to come out on top.”
Nebraska lost all 9 games by single digits in 2021. 7 games were lost by 7 points or less. If Nebraska can find ways to win close games, they could be one of the best teams in the conference.