Scott Frost's buyout numbers explained following overdue firing
The timing of the Scott Frost firing was rather unfortunate for Nebraska’s program.
Nebraska could have saved $7.5 million if it waited until Oct. 1 to fire Frost. His buyout was set to dropped from $15 million to $7.5 million on Oct. 1.
Scott Frost buyout today: $15,000,000
Scott Frost buyout October 1st: $7,500,000
Yeah, money ain’t a problem for Nebraska.
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) September 11, 2022
Frost was fired after a 1-2 start to the 2022 season with losses to Northwestern and Georgia Southern.
Frost joined his alma mater in 2018 after lighting up the football world in 2017 with an undefeated season with UCF. From there, he never had a successful season with the Cornhuskers. He went 4-8 in 2018, 5-7 in 2-19, 3-5 in 2020 and 3-9 in his last full year a season ago. His firing seemed inevitable, it was only a matter of when.
Frost had the chance to start his season off successful. He led by 11 in the second half in Nebraska’s Week 0 game against Northwestern, but a string of questionable coaching decisions, including an onside kick in the third quarter, lost him the game.
The loss to Georgia Southern Saturday was the breaking point for Nebraska. Mickey Joseph now takes over as interim head coach.