LINCOLN — Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green and Athletic Director Bill Moos announced Saturday a two-year contract extension for Husker football coach Scott Frost.
Frost's seven-year, $35-million contract through 2024 will remain intact, with an extension through 2026.
“Two years ago, we had the tremendous opportunity to bring Scott Frost home to Nebraska to lead our football program into the future. We are even more committed to that decision today," Green and Moos said in a joint statement.
“Scott is the right coach at the right time for this program. We are excited for the heights to which he will take Nebraska football and the tremendous impact he will have in the development of our student athletes.”
“People see where this is going, and we’re not going to lose sight of that,” Frost said earlier this season. “This group has done an unbelievable job getting this program turned — it’s certainly not happening as fast as I want it to — but we’re going to get it done. That’s why I’m here. We knew this thing wasn’t in great shape when we took over, and we knew we had a lot of things to fix. We’re in the process of doing that.”
For Nebraska’s program to be full blast again, Moos said earlier this season, Frost and his staff need two more recruiting classes and two more years of redeveloping the walk-on program.
“Recruiting, we’re doing a really good job, but we’ve got a lot of young players,” Moos said. “We need to be able to draw upon players who have been in the system two or three years who have been developed, and then they start to fill in the two-deep. You’d have Scott’s first and second recruiting classes evolving into junior and seniors.”
Frost's 2019 salary is fifth in the Big Ten and tied for 14th nationally, USA Today's annual head coaching salary database.