There were many interesting tidbits to come out of Trev Alberts’s press conference. One thing that was talked about in regards to hiring a new athletic director was the new regime change would potentially warrant a coach being on the hot seat. As far as the football program goes, Scott Frost appears to be safe, at least initially.
Alberts expressed his support for Frost on Wednesday, and indicated that he would do whatever it would take to help Frost succeed. For a football program that is looking to find success after a long drought of losing, these words are certainly welcome.
Not only that, it appears that Frost has confidence in Alberts as well.. As revealed by Alberts Wednesday, Frost supports the new athletic director, and was doing so even before the hiring announcement was formally made.
The support for Frost is there
I was encouraged to hear support for Frost the part of Alberts. Obviously , if Frost does not start winning, there could be a regime change. However, I would rather see Frost fired after not having success then to be fired because a new athletic director decides that he wants his own guys in. We all know that this upcoming season should be a pivotal one for Scott Frost. The coaching staff, fans, players, and the coaches all want this program to succeed.
It appears Alberts wants that to happen as well.
“I know I will be all in to helping (Frost) and that staff to be successful,” Alberts said. “It’s important to the university and it’s important to the state of Nebraska. And he needs to know that I will be all-in to supporting his success.”
“Scott expressed to me privately his interest and desire and support in having me in this role,” Alberts said. “He wants to go to work together. So that’s my perspective as well. I think Scott is a tremendous football coach. I think he has a lot of great football coaching ahead of him. My job is to maybe help on some of the peripheral and allow him to do what he does best. It’s really hard to say what those things are. But we’ll dive in.”
Don’t get me wrong, winning is still going to be paramount here. If Frost and the football program do not start winning, then we may see some changes. It’s been far too long for Nebraska to not at least have some form of success at this point in time.
With that being said, Alberts is not holding frost’s feet to the fire right now so to speak. In fact, his ringing endorsement may buy the coach a little bit more time.