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Frost reacts to canceled Wisconsin game, Big Ten denying non-conference contest

Posted at 9:31 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 22:35:55-05

LINCOLN (KMTV) — On Monday, Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost reacted to last week's Wisconsin game getting canceled and also the Big Ten denying the Huskers a chance to schedule a non-conference contest.

"The kids are kind of like I am," Frost said. "They're kind of callous to the whole thing. We had to scramble to try to find an opponent to fill the game and so we just want to let our kids play. The kids just want to play. Not everybody was available, so in about a few hours we came up with one that's going to be able to PCR test their kids on a Thursday and Friday and fly here and we could test them again. We told the kids we were going to try. We told them it was probably going to go to a vote of the Big Ten, whether they're going to let us or not. We tried to do it the right way. I don't think they were very confident when they heard that, and they were right so we didn't get to play. You know the kids kind of laugh about those things now. More than anything, they just want to be on the field competing and hopefully we get a chance through this Saturday.”

The head Husker said he's not worried about his team's morale despite the cancellation.

“I haven’t thought about that one time, because I just don’t see it," Frost said. "If we get two or three more games canceled, I don’t know. But I don’t think we have the type of guys that are going to throw their hands up and give up. They just want to play so we are trying to let them play. This is such a broken, messed up year. I see some college teams that have six or seven games played already. Shoot, my kids trick-or-treated on Saturday and I was able to go. That was the one positive out of this. But it’s November and we’ve played one game. They just want to play.”

Nebraska visits Northwestern on Saturday starting at 11 AM on BTN.