Despite a disappointing second season in Nebraska, coach Scott Frost received a two-year contract extension to 2026, the school announced Saturday morning.
Frost, who initially agreed to a seven-year contract with a coach worth $ 35 million. his alma mater is only 8-13 in the lead. The financial terms of his original agreement will remain in continuation until December 31, 2026.
"Coach Frost showed tremendous leadership at the start of the rebuilding of our football program," University Chancellor Ronnie Green and Athletic Director Bill Moos say in a joint statement. "We appreciate that a change of this nature will not happen overnight. We are committed to Scott and the direction in which he takes this program. Scott is the right coach at the right time for this program. We are excited by the heights up to which he will take on Nebraska football and the huge impact it will have on the development of our student-athletes. "
Nebraska started the 2019 season ranked 24th in the Associated Press Top 25 but enters in Saturday's game against Wisconsin at 4-5 overall and 2-4 in Big Ten play. The Huskies did not have three consecutive losing seasons after six straight seasons from 1956-1961.
Frost, 44, coached UCF until the 13-0 season and the Peaches Bowl Championship in 2017 when he received serious interest from Power 5 schools. He eventually chose to return to Nebraska, where he ended his college career, going 24-2 as a Huskers quarterback and helping the team participate in the 1997 national championship.