Frosty the dead man

Shot.

Contrast that with Nebraska on Wednesday, which acknowledged publicly that its football program is being investigated by the NCAA after a report by the Action Network raised allegations of organized off-campus workouts during the COVID-19 pause and other practice violations, including improper involvement by analysts.

This is now, on the eve of a critical season for Nebraska coach Scott Frost, going to be a significant cloud hanging over his future. The NCAA will have to launch an expensive investigation that could take years to resolve before the school is assessed penalties, most of which will impact people who are long gone from Nebraska.

Chaser ($$).

If you want to truly understand the NCAA’s existential crisis, all you need to know is that Wednesday offered an example of the only practical use remaining for any of the organization’s rules: Giving schools who handed out idiotic contract extensions a path to wriggle out of paying the buyouts.

Hey, at least it’s good for something.

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20 responses to “Frosty the dead man

  1. Hobnail_Boot

    Someone was taking notes on Knoxville.

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  2. Ran A

    If Nebraska fires him on January 1st, the buyout is $20MM without cause. He just handed them cause.. Dumbass

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  3. 79dawg

    Some of the stories seem to indicate that Frost’s defense is that the former AD knew/approved of the workouts, which could complicate things…

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  4. Biggen

    I haven’t taken the time to verify, but I was listening on the radio yesterday that Frost has only won 12 games in 4 years. Man, that’s an awful stat if true.

    Why was this guy given an extension?

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  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    And that ‘use’ of the organization’s rules is only because they were put into a contract between two willing parties. The NCAA couldn’t mandate that as cause any more than I could.

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  6. Hogbody Spradlin

    Did you see the added bit about all assistant coach contracts. Roughly: if he goes, you go, tough enchiladas.

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  7. “improper involvement by analysts”

    Were they improperly washing his Mercedes?

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  8. stoopnagle

    Nebraska is dead and is never coming back.

    The best thing that can happen to Scott Frost at this point is he gets fired, goes to the Saban School for Wayward and Disgraced Coaches for a year or two and then finds another HC job somewhere near recruits with reasonable expectations. Then he’ll be right back to his old UCF days of kicking ass and taking names.

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    • theorginaldawgabides

      I think the best they can hope for is an Iowa level of consistency. I don’t think they can even achieve Wisconsin’s level. They’ll never be a national power again and it will take a generation turning over for their fans to accept it.

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      • miltondawg

        Iowa-level consistency might even be a stretch at this point. Iowa hasn’t had a losing record in the last decade other than the 4-8 2012 season (which was also the only season in the last decade that they didn’t play in a bowl). But I get your point. Winning 6 or 7 or 8 games and having an occasional 9 win season is about the best Nebraska can hope for in this era of college football.

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    • While Frosty is getting a ton of cash in Lincoln, he probably should have stayed in Orlando, piled up AAC championships, and left for a job where he could be successful (think FU after Dopey/Goofy gets canned or he could have waited for the F$U job to open after the Willie Taggert Experience closed up shop).

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  9. Quite possibly, the best headline you’ve come up with in my time of reading, Senator.

    Frosty looks like he’s getting ready to melt, but I had to use an updated clip with the 2010s version of Frosty:

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  10. W Cobb Dawg

    Deny everything and do your best to frustrate the investigators. The penalties only get worse if you try to be helpful or indifferent.

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    • miltondawg

      This might be a Baylor type of situation where you fire everyone and hope that the future penalties are mild since you were proactive and canned everyone’s ass that was involved for cause.

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  11. Dawg19

    Nebraska….the Tennessee of the Big Ten.

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  12. 69Dawg

    This is becoming a pattern: 1. sign coach to extension, 2. have buyer’s remorse, 3. self investigate team/coach 4. self report to NCAA in order to fire coach with cause. Rinse and repeat. Sexton better go for a better contractual exit in his next round of extensions.

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