Alberts Explains Timing of His Decision to Fire Frost

Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts said a national search will be done to find the Huskers’ next football coach. 

Alberts spoke to the media yesterday afternoon after firing Scott Frost and naming associate head coach Mickey Joseph as interim coach for the rest of the season.

The move was made only three weeks before Frost’s $15 million contract buyout would have been cut in half.  Alberts was asked about the timing of the decision. “We owed it to the players to give them a different voice,” Alberts said.  “Perhaps a slightly different vision.  To give them some confidence and opportunity.  We have nine games.  We have seniors on this team that have invested a lot for a long time.”  

Alberts thanked Frost, who went 16-31 at NU, saying he “worked really hard.”  He also thanked Joseph and said he “would love to see Mickey grow into” the role as Nebraska’s next head coach.  Joseph has a tough test this Saturday as the Huskers host No. 6 Oklahoma.  Kickoff is set for 11:00 a.m.