Has there ever been a Power 5 program with a more massive burden to bear?I hope we don't have to find out, but Husker Nation will again be divided if that is the case.
Does anyone happen to know the last time a Power 5 coach was brought back for a 5th season after starting with four losing seasons? I suspect it is pretty rare in this day and age.
O'Brien at Penn St. for sure. Some other coaches that have inherited bad/difficult situations in the last few years include Tucker (CU, then Michigan St.), Schiano (Rutgers), Bielema (Illinois), and Fleck (Minnesota). That's just in the Big Ten, and most of those coaches (too soon to tell with Bielema) have shown improvement and returned the programs to respectability by year 2.Penn St.
This is a tough one to call. Not sure 5wins will be convincing enough. Even for the fans. We seem to be on a high right now based on a close games with OU and winning 2 of 3 against our 3 easiest opponents of the year. This thrill and feeling of progress will disappear if we don’t win half of our next 8 to become bowl eligible. Since we already lost to Illinois…..only winning 3 conference games is likely to put us near the very bottom in the west standings.I'd bet HCSF gets a Mulligan from TA and the powers even if we don't make a bowl game.
I don't disagree but the optics are probably bad for TA to be firing SF his first year as AD. I just think SF will get another year regardless of results this season. Having said that if however there is entire implosion and we don't win another game (unlikely imo) then yea it could force the administrations hand. I've been very unhappy (along with many fans) at HCSF's progress but there is a glimmer of hope at the moment. Going to try and remain positive and let the season play out without dive bombing coach Frost. GBRThis is a tough one to call. Not sure 5wins will be convincing enough. Even for the fans. We seem to be on a high right now based on a close games with OU and winning 2 of 3 against our 3 easiest opponents of the year. This thrill and feeling of progress will disappear if we don’t win half of our next 8 to become bowl eligible. Since we already lost to Illinois…..only winning 3 conference games is likely to put us near the very bottom in the west standings.
The eye test says more than than any analysis. This team the last three games has looked better than ANY game and ANY team I have seen since Frost got here. The defense has the ultimate bend-don't-break system, where we give up yards, but ultimately don't let the other team score. Our offense is starting to pick it up, and as the OL improves, so will the offense as a whole. We aren't going to start winning those close games overnight, but we are showing improvement in areas that have cost us games down the stretch, just a few more adjustments and a little bit more discipline will put us on the winning side of many of those gamesGood post. Although the Huskers did show up, a person could say, yea let’s let up on him a bit. But the truth is really more like this. because they played and GAVE the game to the Sooners only magnifies the issue that he is not the guy. They are not mentally prepared and that’s on the staff. Today Oklahoma dropped to 4th because they played Nebraska And won. That in its self should tell you why he’s on the hot seat, other than his record. We played them close analysis doesn’t count.
OK what? You agree with him or snarky ok (I assume the latter as that is your MO). What items on his list are not accurate? When all of that is going on, then a coach is going to be on the hot seat even one named Scott Frost. The winning percentage alone is enough to put any coach on the hot seat.
Has there ever been a Power 5 program with a more massive burden to bear?