By staff reports
The Scott Frost era is over at Nebraska.
The morning after Nebraska’s upset loss to Georgia Southern, Athletic Director Trev Alberts pulled the plug.
The press release landed in newsrooms at 12:30 Sunday afternoon. It took only five minutes for the state to buzz with the news of the former star quarterback who returned home to revitalize a sagging program was no longer at the helm. Alberts then named another former Husker quarterback as the interim head coach: Mickey Joseph, who left LSU last season to become the Huskers’ passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach.
Joseph has nearly three decades of coaching experience, including time as a collegiate head coach at Langston University in Oklahoma.
Alberts set a press conference for 3 p.m. Sunday to meet with the media.
“Earlier today I met with Coach Frost and informed him we were making a change in the leadership of our football program, effective immediately,” Alberts said in a release. “Scott has poured his heart and soul into the Nebraska football program both as a quarterback and head coach, and I appreciate his work and dedication.
“After the disappointing start to our season, I decided the best path forward for our program was to make a change in our head coaching position. Associate Head Coach Mickey Joseph will serve as our interim head coach for the remainder of the 2022 season.”
Nebraska is 1-2 on the season and was favored in its two losses. It’s one win was closer than expected, 38-17, over FCS North Dakota.
Ted Carter, University of Nebraska president, issued a series of Tweets Sunday afternoon:
“We’re grateful for everything Scott Frost has done for the University of Nebraska and the Huskers — as a player, coach and leader of our young men.
“Unfortunately, the results on the field just aren’t there. Nebraskans expect us to compete for championships, as do I.
“We had all hoped to see our program move in the right direction, but w/ Oklahoma & Big Ten play still ahead of us, it’s clear we need to make a change. Difficult as this decision is, I fully support AD Alberts’ path fwd, & I have complete confidence in Interim Coach Joseph.
“There’s lots of football left to be played. Now is the time to rally around our players and give them our full support.
“All of us at the University of Nebraska wish Coach Frost and his family the very best. We look forward to continuing to cheer on our Huskers.”