Did you ever feel like you cared more about Nebraska football than Bill Callahan? What about Bo Pelini?
I think the answer to all three of those questions is a resounding “Yes.” At least it is for me.
Now what about Scott Frost? Do you think you care more about Nebraska football than him?
I don’t think so.
If you haven’t already, take a few moments and watch this video, courtesy of Nebraska 24/7, of Scott Frost’s post game press conference.
I think he probably cares more than you. And that is why he chose to come back home to Nebraska instead of staying at UCF. I think staying at UCF would have been easier, but he chose the more difficult road.
And boy is that road looking harder and harder.
And just like Coach Frost is looking for players who love football and that want to go to battle for Nebraska, as fans we should take solace in the fact that the man who was hired to get us out of this mess will do whatever it takes to make Nebraska a winning program again.
I have no doubt Frost will be successful because for once in a long time we have a coach here who cares just as much as we do.
Frost’s words elicit hope, but historic loss makes job that much tougher - Steven Sipple: Lincoln Journal-Star
Sometimes in the midst of small talk, somebody says something that stops you in your tracks.
It happened to me at Cheddar’s in Lincoln the other night.
Frost: Huskers look ‘like one of the most undisciplined teams in the country’ in home loss - Parker Gabriel: Lincoln Journal-Star
Look at the raw numbers, and it would be almost beyond comprehension to imagine a playcaller as disgusted as Scott Frost was Saturday afternoon when he stepped to the podium at Memorial Stadium after Nebraska’s most recent loss.
Emotional Frost says lack of discipline on his team 'kills me' - Brian Christopherson: Husker 24/7
Scott Frost’s voice wavered as he spoke, the pain of another Saturday’s wound dripping off each word.
It was the kind of deep, raw emotion that comes when a person knows there are so many people counting on you to set something right. And believing you will. And yet...
Martinez ‘grew up’ in loss to Boilermakers - Michael Bruntz: Husker 24/7
Adrian Martinez played his best game as a Nebraska quarterback, but it wasn’t enough to overcome mistakes and an efficient Purdue offense in Saturday’s 42-28 loss.
Nebraska Is Failing Football Math and That Adds Up to 0-4 - Brandon Vogel: Hail Varsity
Nebraska, right now, is quite bad at football math. It’s bad at other things, too, but right now it’s the math that matters most. The Huskers are bad at balancing equations. Except when they’re good. When they’re good at balancing football equations it has tended to be at exactly the wrong time.
With Huskers’ Losses and Mistakes Pilling Up, Scott Frost Seems Fed Up - Derek Peterson: Hail Varsity
Scott Frost is fed up.
That much was evident following a 42-28 loss to Purdue on Saturday. The defeat dropped Nebraska to 0-4 (0-2 in Big Ten play) in Frost’s maiden voyage and meant the Huskers have now lost eight straight games for the first time in program history. Afterward, Frost was as raw as he has ever been as a head coach.
Nebraska Undisciplined, But Scott Frost Still Sees Plenty of Warriors - Erin Sorensen: Hail Varsity
Nebraska is 0-4. There’s really no sugar coating that. Coach Scott Frost wasn’t in the mood to sugar coat anything after Saturday’s 42-28 loss to Purdue, especially when he said he has players who look like they “love losing.”
Frost has an undisciplined team. He knows it. He said it.
Purdue 42, Nebraska 28: All About Recovery - Travis Miller: Hammer & Nails
Last week Purdue was pretty much in control throughout. Boston College scored on its second drive to tie it, but from there Purdue’s defense put on the clamps and didn’t give up anything until late in the fourth quarter.
Today was different. It was about recovery. Purdue had to answer a lot of different challenges throughout. There is no question Nebraska is not the Nebraska of old. This lose marked the first time in their history they have lost eight consecutive games. Still, there is some cachet in Nebraska. They have a passionate fanbase that makes it tough to play.
Bill Murray on Nebraska sidelines Saturday - Michael Bruntz: Husker 24/7
Actor Bill Murray takes in the Husker game. But Why?
Nebraska has lost a school record eight straight games and hasn’t won a home game in more than a calendar year.— Matt Reynoldson (@Matt_Reynoldson) September 29, 2018
You have to feel bad for a fan base that cares this much.
Media Thoughts on the Press Conference
That Frost Presser was absolute fire... he said so much... the biggest thing I got from it was that he cares as much as the fans bc he’s one of us... he loves this team & University as much as we do. Everything will be fine in time. #Huskers— Nick Gregath (@Husker_Nick) September 30, 2018
We’re gonna remember this press conference in 5 years.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) September 29, 2018
Fiery stuff from frost. Emotional.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 29, 2018
Tbh I don’t know if I’ve ever heard a head coach this emotional after a game.— Josh Peterson (@joshtweeterson) September 29, 2018
Pumped to See Devine Ozigbo Play So Well
Sure wasn't from a lack of want-to from Devine Ozigbo. The senior played his heart out. Finished with 170 yards on 17 carries.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) September 29, 2018
Devine Ozigbo is averaging 10 yards per carry— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) September 29, 2018
He has 170 rushing yards.
"He's a warrior, and I'll go to battle with him," Frost said of senior RB Devine Ozigbo. Said he played as much as he did because Washington missed practice all week with illness and Ozigbo practiced better than anyone else. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) September 29, 2018
Devine’s been the best for multiple years. Not even a question.— B. Reilly (@brandonreilly87) September 29, 2018
So About Those Officials...
Press box announcer.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) September 29, 2018
"All kinds of penalty flags here."
Under no circumstance should Bo Pelini be coaching at Nebraska, but I wish he were coaching at Nebraska right now. There would be blood.— John M. Bishop (@JohnBishop71) September 29, 2018
Frost was staring the ref down from the sideline as the team walks to the other end of the field. He's livid.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) September 29, 2018
This is the most I’ve seen the memorial stadium crowd get after refs for a long long time.— Jack Mitchell (@JackMitchellLNK) September 29, 2018
Nebraska has 10 penalties for 126 yards after three quarters. Some of them well deserved off bonehead plays. A couple others, especially in the last five minutes, that offer validation to the boos.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) September 29, 2018
The final tally: 11 penalties for 136 yards for the Huskers.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) September 29, 2018
But Mistakes Are Huge And Have Been Killing Nebraska
Seven of 11 of the penalties Nebraska got on Saturday were of the 15-yard variety.— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) September 30, 2018
Coming into this season, Nebraska was 28-4 since 2004 in games where they averaged over 6.0 yards per rush. They have twice been over 6.0 YPC this season and lost.— John M. Bishop (@JohnBishop71) September 30, 2018
Some Quotes from Frost After the Game
"I appreciate the people of Nebraska so much," Frost said. "Nobody hates this more than I do."— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) September 29, 2018
Frost: "I appreciate the fans here so much, because I walk out of that tunnel at 0-3 and little kids still want to slap our hands. And people are saying, 'You'll get 'em going Coach.' And we will. It's going to happen." #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) September 30, 2018
Frost on Adrian Martinez: “That’s my guy and I’m going roll with him.” #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 29, 2018
Frost mentions Ben Stille, Devine Ozigbo, Adrian Martinez, J.D. Spielman, Stanley Morgan, and Luke Gifford by name as guys he knows truly want to get better. Said there are many others.— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) September 29, 2018
Problem is they need so many more.
Frost said he has an idea why the team is undisciplined but doesn’t want to say. It’s his team. “It all comes down to caring about doing things right.”— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 29, 2018
Frost on why all of the mistakes continue to happen:— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) September 29, 2018
"I’ve got a sense of why, but I don’t want to say why, because this is my team and not somebody else’s team."
Frost: “In three of our games we’ve played well enough to wins a game. ... in my honest opinion we look like one of the most disciplined teams in the country.” #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) September 29, 2018
Thoughts from the Players
Jerald Foster: It’s got to be, “either you don’t (make mistakes) or you don’t play. That’s me included.” #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) September 30, 2018
Ben Stille on teammates holding each other accountable: “That’s the part that’s been missing since I’ve been here. It’s definitely being worked on.” #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) September 30, 2018
Luke Gifford says he was “terrible, brutal” as a pass rusher Saturday. Said he needs to find something that works.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 30, 2018
DiCaprio Bootle on Frost's emotional leadership:— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) September 30, 2018
"Emotional, fiery, yeah, I wouldn’t want to have it any other way. I don’t want a coach who is just gonna go up there and sit down and be like, ‘Oh it’s ok that we lost.' Nah. I’m behind Coach Frost 100 percent."
Thanks to all the fans... Promise we will never lay down. #GBR ❤️— STAR CAP (@_flightsdelayed) September 30, 2018
This Ain’t Your Momma’s Purdue
With today’s win over Nebraska, Jeff Brohm is 9-9 at Purdue. May not sound like much, but recall that Purdue under Darrell Hazell went 9-39 over the previous four seasons.— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) September 30, 2018
Some Various Fun Stuff
Before today’s game, I caught up with Ben Stille’s grandma Dorothy and she shared something that feels very relevant right now:— Erin Sorensen (@erinsorensen) September 30, 2018
“As long as you’re living your dream and having fun, everything will fall into place.”
I really needed that today. pic.twitter.com/difnpRzpoF
Just watched the press conf. & some complained about the “Looks like they love losing” comment like he was solely blaming the players.— CornNation (@CornNation) September 30, 2018
He said that after talking about players talking trash to the other sideline & players dancing on the sideline while down 13.
Come on people