Huskers introduce football head coach Scott Frost
LINCOLN, Neb. —
New head football coach Scott Frost was introduced to Husker Nation on Saturday by athletic director Bill Moos.
Frost told the room that he was happy to be home in Nebraska.
“Words can’t describe how much it means to me to be back here,” Frost said.
“I saw the best of this place, I also saw some hard times that maybe other people haven’t,” he said.
Frost said the response from recruits has already has been tremendous, and he hopes he can get the passion of fans going in the right direction.
When asked about the Huskers’ most recent seasons, he said, “From afar, it didn’t look like the Nebraska that I knew.”
He said he wants to grow the walk on program and said kids from Nebraska would be dedicated to Nebraska football, and too many are leaving to go to other states to play.
Frost also said he plans to turn the football program around.
“That doesn't mean were going to win every football game, but I want it to be a team the fans can get behind,” he said.
He then gave credit to his fellow coaches at the University of Central Florida, saying the school has “unbelievable coaches with unbelievable character.”
“I expect the majority of them to join me,” he said.
When he was asked how he will modify his system for the Big Ten, he responded with, "I'm hoping the Big Ten has to modify their system for us."
Athletic Director Bill Moos said when choosing a new Husker coach, he said wanted to have a face-to-face meeting with Frost before he offered him the job. He also wanted to keep distractions at a minimum for Frost as he coached undefeated UCF team.
“I did not offer the job to anybody else,” Moos said.
Frost went on to share his plans for the future of the Husker football program.
“We’re going to take this place back to where it needs to be,” he said.
“We’re going to do things in a way that the people of Nebraska are going to be proud of.”
Frost said they won't win every game, and they might make mistakes - but Nebraskans will be able to get behind him, players and coaches.
“People here are passionate, and nobody knows that better than me,” Frost said.
Frost said there has been a lack of unity and purpose about this place for a while.
“There are no quick fixes, we will build this program on solid ground,” Moos said.
“At the end of the day, this is where I want to be,” Frost said.