The Nebraska football team is coming off their worst season since 1961.
The Huskers were 4 and 8 last season, but help is on the way.
New head coach Scott Frost has deep roots in the state.
Frost attended Wood River High School in Wood River, Nebraska from 1989 to 1993. Frost began his collegiate career as a two-year letterman at Stanford in 1993 and 1994 before transferring to Nebraska in 1995. Frost and Nebraska went on to win the 1997 national championship with a 42-17 Orange Bowl win.
"I think the fact that Scott had a year under his belt, he had been at Stanford and that was more of a dropback passing scheme," said Tom Osborne. "Then he transferred back. The ’96 season he played well, but he played really well in ’97."
"Tradition’s a wonderful thing when you have it and we have it here because of guys like coach Osborne," said Frost. "Every time we put the jersey’s on when I was playing, we were doing it for the guys that came before us and the guys that were going to come after us."
Following his collegiate career, Frost was selected in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, where he played safety and special teams from 1998 to 2000. His professional football career included stops in Cleveland, Green Bay and Tampa Bay.
He was an assistant coach at Kansas State, Northern Iowa and Oregon. In 2013, Frost became the offensive coordinator for the Ducks and was a finalist for the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant.
In 2015, Frost accepted the head coaching job at Central Florida, turning the program around in two years, leading the Knights to an undefeated season.
Frost held his first fall practice on Friday.
Nebraska opens the season against Akron, on September 1st at 7 o’clock.