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What’s Wrong With Nebraska’s Offense?

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Hint: It’s Scott Frost.

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Nebraska’s offense is not a well-oiled points-scoring machine.

There’s no consistency. When I say this, I’m not talking about the executions of plays on the field. The offense seems to be all over the board, like there’s no plan for what’s supposed to happen next.

Why?

I believe it is Scott Frost’s inability to delegate responsibility for the offense to his Offensive Coordinator Matt Lubick.

Frost has a lot to handle. He has to manage a roster size larger than most other programs. He’s the one that has to field phone calls from the police at 2 AM. Are they going to class? Are they showing up at meetings on time?

During games, he spends time barking at the officials. When he does this, he falls into “Bo Pelini” Syndrome - letting his temper direct his focus to the officials rather than what’s happening on the field.

I am interested in hearing your thoughts on this.

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