Update: This statement came from the Nebraska athletic department:
“The University of Nebraska Athletic Department has been working collaboratively with the NCAA to review a matter concerning our football program. We appreciate the dialogue we have had with the NCAA and cannot comment further on specifics of this matter.”
Brett McMurphy of Action Network dropped a bombshell on Wednesday morning as he reported that Scott Frost and Nebraska Football are currently being investigated by the NCAA for improper use of analysts.
Nebraska & Coach Scott Frost under NCAA investigation for improper use of analysts, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ. Also, during pandemic, NU held unauthorized off-campus workouts under staff’s direction to avoid detection by school officials, sources said https://t.co/I8FGe1RAvo— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 18, 2021
Under NCAA rules analysts hired by the school cannot have contact with the players personally and may only communicate with the head coach and the assistants.
As reported in McMurphy’s article:
However, the school has significant video footage documenting the impermissible use of analysts and consultants while assistant coaches and Frost were on the field or on the sideline, sources said.
There is more in the article and I would suggest reading it.
Included but maybe not currently being investigated is that Nebraska was holding off-site workouts so the school would not notice. These workouts were held by the strength and conditioning staff.
It will be interesting to see what, if any, comments Scott Frost and Athletic Director Trev Alberts may have on the subject.