Scott Frost will remain coach at Nebraska after this season but with a renegotiated contract, athletic director Trev Alberts announced Monday.
The Cornhuskers are 15-27 in the four years under Frost, including 3-7 this season, and their future has been the subject of speculation.
“In my four months in Nebraska, I have watched our football team closely, and have had many fruitful discussions with Coach Frost,” Alberts said in a statement. “Scott has a clear plan and vision for the future of Nebraska football and has agreed to a renegotiated contract.”
Details of the new contract were not immediately disclosed. Frost originally signed a seven-year contract paying $5 million per year. Two years ago, they got an extension till 2026.
Frost is a native Nebraskan and was the quarterback for the Huskers’ 1997 national championship team. He coached Central Florida to an undefeated season in 2017 before returning to Lincoln, which had not won a conference championship since 1999, to handle a Blue Bloods program.
“I appreciate the confidence Trev Alberts has shown in me to continue to lead this program,” Frost said. “I love this state, this football program and am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve as head coach at my alma mater.”
The Huskers ended 26–17 at home with a home loss to No. 6 Ohio State, which assured a defeat for a fifth consecutive season, and a fourth consecutive finish under Frost. They play Wisconsin No. 20 on November 20.
“I am excited to continue working closely with Scott,” Alberts said. “We share the love of Nebraska and this football program and want nothing more than Nebraska football to compete for the championship again.”