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Nebraska fires Scott Frost after 1-2 start three games into fifth season with Cornhuskers

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Nebraska coach Scott Frost was fired on Sunday three games into his fifth year with the program. Frost, who joined his alma mater as the nation’s hottest coach in 2018 after leading UCF to a 13-0 record the year prior, did not win more than five games in a single season and compiled a 16-31 (10-26 Big Ten) record in four-plus campaigns.

Under Frost, Nebraska finished no better than fifth in the Big 12 West from 2018-21. The Huskers did not play in a bowl game under their former signal caller with their best record standing as 5-7 in 2019. Nebraska’s lone win so far this season was over FCS North Dakota, 38-17 in Week 2. Its two losses both came by three points: 31-28 to Northwestern in Ireland (Week 0) and 45-42 to Georgia Southern at home in Week 2.

As such, Frost’s infamously terrible record in one-score games worsened to an astounding 5-22. Saturday’s defeat also marked the first time in 215 home games at Memorial Stadium that Nebraska lost while scoring 35+ points.

Associate head coach Mickey Joseph will serve the remainder of the season as Nebraska’s interim coach.

“Earlier today, I met with Coach Frost and informed him we were making a change in the leadership of our football program, effective immediately,” said Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts in a statement. “Scott has poured his heart and soul into the Nebraska Football program both as a quarterback and head coach, and I appreciate his work and dedication. After the disappointing start to our season, I decided the best path forward for our program was to make a change in our head coaching position.

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