Former Huskers tweeted throughout the season to stand by the Nebraska coaching staff. They held out faith.
But after yet another one-score loss, this one a home upset at the hands of Georgia Southern, some hit their breaking point. Then the university’s decision came down. Former players, some with ties to Frost, shared their feelings on social media.
Ndamukong Suh, the last Husker to finish in the final three for the Heisman Trophy, simply let followers know he was available.
If anyone’s asking I’m ready to be head coach.
— Ndamukong Suh (@NdamukongSuh) September 11, 2022
Will Compton stopped in Lincoln for the home opener against North Dakota. He brought his mobile podcast studio to Memorial Stadium, pretended to play trumpet among the University of Nebraska Marching Band and tweeted through anxieties. The Georgia Southern game finally got to him.
— Payoff Willy (@_willcompton) September 11, 2022
Fabian Washington, a standout defensive back for the Huskers 20 years ago, saw enough in the fourth quarter of the Georgia Southern game.
Scott actually coached me and I have amazing ties to his program but I’m ME. And I’m never changing. I want him out my building. https://t.co/IRcJeetmNA
— FABIAN WASHINGTON (@FABEWASH31) September 11, 2022
Washington tweeted on Sunday morning that the university’s choice to move on from Scott Frost was “the right decision.”
NFL running back Ameer Abdullah was silent on Sunday. After all, he had a game. But he tweeted frustrations after Nebraska’s opening loss to Northwestern.
Man I’m typically closed mouth on my opinions on coaching, but that’s just poor complimentary football, you have to play the field position there. Regardless if we even recover that ball, it’s a horrible call. No way you can think you’re closing a game out in the 3rd quarter. https://t.co/ayr0Ge2qGE
— Ameer Abdullah (@Ameerguapo) August 27, 2022
Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch lent his voice. He and Frost are both former quarterbacks at Nebraska who moved positions during their NFL careers. Both are Nebraska natives. So Crouch empathized with Frost and the program.
I just want to win again. Tough day for Scott, but better for both parties. Stay focused on OU players! https://t.co/yJ0PyUifF8
— Eric Crouch (@croucheric) September 11, 2022
Retired receiver Quincy Enunwa also chimed in.
Sheesh. Kinda shocked but not really https://t.co/m9l1cBotkQ
— Quincy Enunwa (@QuincyEnunwa) September 11, 2022
Some, like former defensive back Scott Shanlee, focused on optimism for a new era. He was excited by interim head coach Mickey Joseph, another former Husker.
Really wish it would have worked with Scott but it's the business of winning. I'm excited about the opportunity for Mickey Joseph @daboot02! Former Husker who was an electric player and has been a heck of recruiter and coach. Lot of season left… go big red! pic.twitter.com/lWbniOvrHF
— Scott Shanle⁵⁸ (@scottshanle) September 11, 2022