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Scott Frost On Sports Nightly - The Biggest Losers, A Quarterback Competition, And A Second Public Practice

Frost said a lot of things last night.

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Scott Frost was on Sports Nightly last night with Greg Sharpe.Brian Christopherson of 247 tweeted out a break down of Frost’s appearance. I listened via the Tune In Pro Radio app on the iPhone. I didn’t tweet because I am really slow in translating speech to text. I would be a horrible computer, even if we were back in the Apple II days.

Frost called some of his own guys fat...

That’s how I’m going to take that. I’ve watched many episodes of “Biggest Loser”. Some people go through an amazing transformation. If one wanted to over-analyze... and make more of this comment than it really is... one might point out how many times on “Biggest Loser” that contestants talked about how they used food as a comfort for feeling insecure, or having low self-esteem.

Could it be that the new regime’s strength and conditioning program will do the same to our beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers? Could they rid them of their “losing” ways and be teaching them how to win while getting them in shape at the same time?


YOU WANT IT TO BE. This was clearly a strategic quote from our beloved new coach Scott Frost.

No doubt Jillian Whatsherbucket will show up wearing tight clothes to yell at people and sell a work out video.

I have no idea why you’d do this. I would think that watching last year’s film would be a giant waste of time, but college football coaches probably work about 20 hours a day... so you’d figure they’d stick this in somewhere.

I can only imagine comments and notes they make while watching.

“That guy doesn’t know how to tackle.”
“That guy can’t turn his hips.”
“Why does he take a step back when he’s blocking?”
“That guy... what the... hell...”

(I’d like to point out that these are much milder than what I believe they’d be saying. I’m thinking streams of profanity while all the while maintaining the public persona of people who do not swear because Nebraska football = religious connotations.)

This is just common sense. I’m sure we (people who write about this Nebraska team) will all speculate as to what a depth chart will look like because that’s what we do.

When I heard this comment from Frost, I couldn’t help but think of Bo Pelini’s repeated lines about “competition”, and how competition was constant. Remember also that Pelini didn’t release a depth chart, at least before the season started.

Will Frost do the same?

Again, common sense, but if he doesn’t sub offensive linemen are we going to start complaining about it the way we did with that last coach.. you know.. the guy we couldn’t stand because he didn’t have a rotation?

I’m just sayin’...

I missed this part.

“Recruiting players from other teams” is code for “paying players to come to our SEC school”.

One might assume that when he’s saying this, Frost envisions an offensive line that blocks. One might also assume that Frost’s offensive is as full of misdirection as they come, and that both Tristan Gebbia and Patrick O’Brien can get that many yards before anyone realizes they have the ball.

Six or seven?

That’s way more than two or three.

Nebraska was 89th nationally in third down conversions last season over the season and 99th in the month of November.

Husker fans have spent an inordinate amount of time the past few years going mad over what might happen on third and two.



HEYOOOOOO, there will be a new Martinez to kick around this spring! Adrian Martinez is the new guy on the block, remember?

Do you suppose this quarterback competition will be like the last one involving Taylor Martinez in that Frost will refuse to name a starter before the first game in which the new quarterback starts?

Most everyone thought Zac Lee would be the starter going into the 2010 season. Surprise! He wasn’t!

Waiting until the opening game to announce a starter would be fun and annoy the media at the same time. I doubt it happens, but if it does, we will love it because Scott Frost.

That’s nice of Frost to say that, mostly because there’s really no need to say anything derogatory about the guys that came before you. Their records did their talking for them, and whatever happened is in the past.

Best just forget about them, laugh at yourself, and hope for a great future. (Note I said, “laugh at yourself”, not “continue to jab that one guy who thought Mike Riley was going to be successful because you have to have the last word, always be right and it’s not your fault you’ve been divorced three times”.)

He used the same quote about Christmas break.


Maybe it will be a catch phrase for the 2018 Nebraska football season. It’s not bad. It’s certainly better than last year’s catch phrase, which apparently was “...”

Are they gonna check and make sure that people who come to the second practice aren’t those who made it to the spring game?

The logistics would be interesting. The bars and restaurants and the Haymarket Area would love it. Perhaps you would too.

Just to check, it looks like prices on spring game tickets have at least come down to somewhere more normal - shows tickets at $28. They’re not great seats... the good seats range from $80 to $178, so, yeah, it would be kind of more than nice to have a second open practice.

We’ll wait and see, just like everything else going on with Nebraska football.