Scott Frost unfazed by high expectations: They've been 'way too low in Lincoln for way too long'
Scott Frost isn’t the slightest bit worried about the expectations surrounding his Nebraska squad.
Frost took over for the Cornhuskers heading into 2018 with expectations instantly mounting after he turned around the UCF program quickly. Unfortunately, a four-win season is all the team could muster in Frost’s first season in Lincoln. The offense played well behind freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez, but a porous defense plagued the team all season long.
Despite the lack of consistent results last season, many people are expecting a big jump from Nebraska in 2019. The Huskers were ranked in the preseason AP Poll with some analysts predicting a trip to the B1G Championship Game at the end of the season.
When asked about those expectations during his BTN Bus Tour appearance, Frost didn’t bat an eye. He made it clear he believes expectations are a healthy part of Nebraska football. In fact, he believes the expectations have been low for too long:
“You know, I hear people worried about expectations for us,” said Frost. “I’m not too worried about it. I actually think it’s good for our football team. I think expectations have been way too low in Lincoln for way too long. Having expectations was just kind of life around here. I think it helps our guys. We need to be confident. We need to expect a lot out of ourselves.”
Winning the wide-open B1G West will be no easy task. But at least the Cornhuskers are believing in themselves and owning up to the expectations around them.
Be sure to check out all of Frost’s comments from his Bus Tour appearance:
— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) August 19, 2019