B1G Media Days: Don't Bet Against Scott Frost

B1G Media Days: Don't Bet Against Scott Frost

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B1G Media Days: Don't Bet Against Scott Frost

Nebraska’s new head coach isn’t new to Nebraska.  And Scott Frost is already well on his way to making sure that the Cornhuskers make a commitment to something simple: doing things The Nebraska Way.

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Scott Frost is going to win at Nebraska.

He knows the blueprint and he’s implementing the 2018 version of it now.

His introductory press conference after his hiring in December was pitch perfect.

He’s hit all of the right notes ever since that bright day in Lincoln when he returned home.

His official introduction to the Big Ten at today’s Media Days in Chicago gave even more reason to think that, before too long, Frost is going to have the Huskers right back in the thick of things.

As he spoke about his hero, Tom Osborne, it was impossible to miss that he has an acute sense of the moment.

He’s on a mission and he understands what his responsibility is.

His repeated references to returning to “the Nebraska way of doing things” were obvious and compelling.

“I couldn’t believe it when I found out that guys weren’t doing squats…”

Was he serious?  Were Nebraska football players not really lifting weights?

He responded with a bit of a chuckle and said, “Well, they might have been doing them here and there – but they certainly weren’t doing them the way we did them when I was here.”

He added this, “…And we need to get guys here that are a lot faster…”

It sounds pretty simple – the Huskers need to be stronger and faster.

But the beef and the speed are only a part of what Frost has to instill in his program.

He must have said the word “unity” fifty times.

And every time he said it, it resonated.

He talked about culture and identity and tradition.

And when he spoke, his eyes didn’t have a “twinkle” – they were a bit squinted as if he was just slightly angry.

Let’s call it “determined.”

He spoke about all of the film he’s watched since he took over as head coach.

“It’s been pretty easy to see on film that our guys just haven’t been doing things the way they need to be done at Nebraska.”

He also spoke of how the kids today don’t even know – or care – about the way Nebraska won national titles and steamrolled over opponents in legendary fashion so long ago.

“The parents know about what Nebraska used to be like – but the kids don’t.  We need to win now and make sure that the kids understand what Nebraska is truly about.”

He was asked, “Why do you think things got so off track?”

His response was as authentic as he is: “I don’t know – I just want to fix it.  I want to fix all of it.”

It’s a safe bet that he’ll fix it.

Soon.

It’s the reason why he’s gone home.

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