Not many folks envisioned an 0-4 start for Nebraska. Though nobody really expected the Huskers to return to glory overnight, you’d be hard pressed to find many people who anticipated a start this bad.

Still, Big Red Nation has continued to show its support each and every week. Head coach Scott Frost is really appreciative of that.

On his weekly television show, Frost took time to thank Nebraska fans for their unwavering support and patience through the rocky start.

“I can’t thank the fans enough,” Frost said, according to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald. “I appreciate their patience. Sometimes there’s got to be a forest fire before the new trees can grow. And unfortunately that’s kind of what we’re going through.”

The Huskers are off to their worst start since 1945, when the team began the year 0-5.

Despite the winless start, Nebraska has actually been in three of the four games. It suffered a pair of one-possession losses to Colorado and Troy. On Saturday, the Huskers’ offense was hanging with Purdue, but suffered from too many mental mistakes.

Nebraska’s lone blowout loss was a 56-10 laugher against Michigan.

Big Red Nation is considered to be one of the most passionate fan bases in all of college football. Frost has taken notice. And he’s appreciative of the support, even through one of the darker periods in program history.

The Huskers travel to Madison this weekend to take on No. 16 Wisconsin.