CHICAGO, Ill. (KMTV) After Scott Frost's playing days as a Husker, he said he would return to Nebraska two or three times a year. Many of those times, it was when the Big Red was struggling as NU has won only one conference title to its credit in the last 20 years.
It was a decline that Frost kept an eye on throughout his coaching stops.
"From afar, I've been frustrated a lot watching it fall to where it's fallen," Frost said at Big Ten Media Days. Frost referenced former head coach Frank Solich, who won 75 percent of his games while at Nebraska from 1998-2003.
"Frank won almost ten games a year," said Frost. "That wasn't good enough so they got rid of him. Probably a mistake. Then we took a right turn and tried to do it a completely different way and it wasn't very good results."
The new head Husker also discussed Bo Pelini, who was Frost's linebacker coach when he was with the Green Bay Packers.
"They won over nine games a year, wasn't good enough," Frost said about the Pelini era. "Took another right turn. Tried to do it a different way and it wasn't very good results."
Frost hopes he's now the one who can return his alma mater to elite status.
"It isn't like Nebraska football's gone away," Frost said. "We just need to be smart about how we're approaching things."
The Big Red begins the 2018 season September 1st against Akron inside Memorial Stadium starting at 7 p.m.