Nebraska gives Frost 2-year extension

Nebraska is sticking with Scott Frost for the long haul, announcing a two-year extension for the coach on Saturday morning.

The new deal extends the seven-year, $35 million deal Frost signed in 2017 and runs through the 2026 season.

The financial terms for the two additional years were not revealed.

“Coach Frost has shown tremendous leadership in beginning to rebuild our football program,” a joint statement from chancellor Ronnie Green and athletic director Bill Moos read.

“We appreciate that a change of this nature will not happen overnight. We are committed to Scott and the direction he is taking this program. Scott is the right coach at the right time for this program.”

Taking the long view

Nebraska (4-5, 2-4 Big Ten) has underperformed this season after opening at No. 24 in the AP Top 25. In his first season at Nebraska, the Cornhuskers were 4-8 (3-6 Big Ten) but rebounded from an 0-6 start.

Frost previously coached Central Florida, where he posted a 19-7 record in two seasons, including an undefeated 13-0 mark in 2017.

Frost, 44, was the starting quarterback for the Cornhuskers for two seasons, leading them to a 24-2 record and a share of the 1997 championship during his senior season.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)