Nebraska coach Scott Frost said he believed Nebraska's 56-10 loss to Michigan was "the bottom right here" for the Huskers. In his post-game comments on Saturday, Frost shared his message to the team after the loss.
"We're really going to find out who loves football, who loves each other and who bands together," Frost said. "We've got a chance to reset next week. This was a really good team and we get a game that we could win next week. We've got to find a way to get better. We're not ready to beat a team like this yet, but the keyword is yet. It certainly is not going as quickly as I would like but I'm kind of excited because it's not going to get worse than this and it's only up from here."
"The game" Frost was speaking about was Purdue. The Boilermakers may be 1-3, but their one win came from a 30-13 victory over then-ranked No. 23 Boston College this past Saturday.
On Monday, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm was asked about Frost's comments.
"I think that obviously he was talking after a loss that he didn't like very much. So I get it," Brohm said, "But no, I think everything that's said is heard, and our team needs to respond and understand that we've got to show up ready to play and this team will be licking their chops trying to get us."
Brohm also said he and Frost know each other and that he has a "great deal of respect for him." He spoke a little about how difficult it is for a new coach taking over a program right away, but he believes Frost will put in the work and time needed for Nebraska.
And while Nebraska is 0-3 to start the season, Brohm isn't ready to call it an easy matchup.
"It will be a tough challenge because his team will be hungry and they will be angry and they will be out for blood this gamem" Brohm said. "We're going to have to hang in there and play stuff and still do the small things in a visiting environment and see if we can get it in the fourth quarter."