Another year has come and gone for Nebraska football. The 2019 season marked Year 2 of Scott Frost's tenure with the Huskers, but the rebuild proved to be tougher than originally anticipated.
Nebraska ended its 2019 season 5-7 (3-6 Big Ten) and missed out on a bowl game for the third consecutive year.
“We certainly would have liked to get our young guys more practices," Frost said following Nebraska's 27-24 loss to Iowa to conclude the regular season. "That said, it doesn’t seem like it right now, coming off this game, but I know how much ground we’ve covered already. There’s a lot of things that needed to get fixed and I think a lot of those have been addressed. I think when you plant a seed, you don’t necessarily see sprouts right away. There’s a lot going on underneath the ground before you see things shooting out of it. I know a lot of things have gotten better.
"We still have a lot of work to do, and we’ll evaluate a lot of that. I know there’s a lot of people around here that are hungry to get that little bit better so we can win some of those close games.”
Plenty will be said about 2019 and Nebraska football (heck, we tried to break down as much as we could here, here, here, here, here and here) but Frost is ready to turn the page to Year 3 and 2020. He’s confident in what lies ahead.
"Just that it’s coming. We all know it’s coming," Frost said. "The guys in the locker room know it’s coming, the coaches know it’s coming. There’s no timetable for it. Sometimes it happens quicker than you think, sometimes it takes a little longer. I know we’re doing the right things and getting the right guys in here, developing guys the right way, and it’s coming."
Until then, let's take one last look back at the year that was for Nebraska football through the lens of Hail Varsity staff photographers John Peterson and Eric Francis.