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Nebraska Extends Scott Frost Two Years, Deal Now Runs Through 2026

November 16, 2019

Bill Moos remains resolute. 

Scott Frost is the man to lead this Nebraska program well into the future. 

Nebraska’s Athletic Director and UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green, in a joint statement of support Saturday morning, announced the university had come to an agreement with Frost to extend his head coaching contract two additional years. 

Frost signed a seven-year, $35 million deal in December of 2017. Initially, the life of the contract took him through the 2024 season. Now, Frost is locked in through 2026. The remainder of the original terms of the deal remains intact.

It’s peculiar timing, to say the least. Frost is 8-13 to begin his tenure, with a 4-8 record in Year 1 and a 4-5 record with three games to play in Year 2. Nebraska has lost three in a row and four of its last five. The news comes ahead of a home clash with No. 14 Wisconsin. The Badgers are a 14-point favorite. 

Still, Moos has maintained Frost’s rebuild process has been and will be a lengthy one with no quick fixes. On Sports Nightly this week, Moos said his expectation this season remains six wins and a bowl game, but that he still has confidence in Frost. 

The statements provided by Moos and Green Saturday reflect that same sentiment.

“Two years ago, we had the tremendous opportunity to bring Scott Frost home to Nebraska to lead our football program into the future,” the two said, per a press release. “We are even more committed to that decision today. 

“Coach Frost has shown tremendous leadership in beginning to rebuild our football program.  We appreciate that a change of this nature will not happen overnight.  We are committed to Scott and the direction he is taking this program. 

“Scott is the right coach at the right time for this program.  We are excited for the heights to which he will take Nebraska football and the tremendous impact he will have in the development of our student-athletes.”

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