Thanks to Nebraska's first win in 2020, Urban Meyer says life can return to normal for Scott Frost
Inheriting an 0-12 UCF Knights team, Scott Frost orchestrated a quick turnaround in Orlando, leading the program to a 6-7 (4-4 American Athletic) mark in 2016, followed by an unblemished 13-0 (8-0) campaign the next year.
One of the hottest names on the coaching circuit at the time, Frost elected to return to his alma mater, accepting the Nebraska Cornhuskers job on December 2, 2017.
The potential change of fortunes for the Lincoln-based program, however, has not been as immediate.
Posting a 4-8 (3-6 Big Ten) record in 2018, Frost’s Cornhuskers improved slightly last fall, recording a 5-7 (3-6) season.
Dropping each of their first two games in 2020, Nebraska registered a tally in the win column on November 14, topping the Penn State Nittany Lions, 30-23, at Memorial Stadium.
“You can start eating solid food again. You can start going to sleep at night,” the coach, who won the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship in 2014, began.
“I saw his comments, I always say this with great respect to coaches and players because I’ve been there, when you lose a couple of games, I’ve got a feeling I know Coach Frost pretty (well). His lifestyle has not been normal since he’s not used to losing.”
Hoping to parlay the confidence gained from the Penn State game into back-to-back wins, the Cornhuskers host the Illinois Fighting Illini (1-3) on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET on FS1.