Tom Osborne on Nebraska firing Scott Frost, Husker fan support

Nebraska Cornhusker football legend, former coach and Athletic Director Tom Osborne said the changes happening in the football program are an unusual time for him. In an exclusive phone interview Monday afternoon, Osborne told KETV NewsWatch 7: “This is kind of a different time for me, knowing both of them, I like them a great deal and I think both of them have great chances to work out. It’s past-tense for Scott, but for Mickey, I wish Mickey well.”About Scott Frost:”I feel really bad about Scott. He had a lot of things going for him in Central Florida and then maybe he didn’t have the best talent when he got here, and then the pandemic, he probably had more bad bounces than good bounces, but he’s a good coach and a good person.”About Mickey Joseph:”He’s a very hard worker and an aggressive guy who has dedicated his life to football. I think Mickey has a lot of head coach qualities, he’s never been one, but he has a lot of those qualities. I wish him well.”About the Cornhusker fanbase:” I remember coming into the North Dakota game and the seats were all filled and that was coming off a loss to Northwestern. You wouldn’t see that anywhere else in the country.””We’ve had some tough years and yet still they (fans) come. I don’t know of any other place in the country, even Alabama or Ohio State, where that would happen.””The mood of the state, or for many people, seems to be dependent on how the football team goes. Maybe it shouldn’t be that way, and not with everybody, but with a pretty large number of fans. Sometimes you get complaints from fans, but that goes with passion.”Osborne said it would be premature for him to say who he would prefer the next head coach to be and added that he knows the search by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Athletic Director Trev Alberts will be fair and thorough.

Nebraska Cornhusker football legend, former coach and Athletic Director Tom Osborne said the changes happening in the football program are an unusual time for him.

In an exclusive phone interview Monday afternoon, Osborne told KETV NewsWatch 7:

“This is kind of a different time for me, knowing both of them, I like them a great deal and I think both of them have great chances to work out. It’s past-tense for Scott, but for Mickey, I wish Mickey well .”

About Scott Frost:

“I feel really bad about Scott. He had a lot of things going for him in Central Florida and then maybe he didn’t have the best talent when he got here, and then the pandemic, he probably had more bad bounces than good bounces , but he’s a good coach and a good person.”

About Mickey Joseph:

“He’s a very hard worker and an aggressive guy who has dedicated his life to football. I think Mickey has a lot of head coach qualities, he’s never been one, but he has a lot of those qualities. I wish him well.”

About the Cornhusker fanbase:

“I remember coming into the North Dakota game and the seats were all filled and that was coming off a loss to Northwestern. You wouldn’t see that anywhere else in the country.”

“We’ve had some tough years and yet still they (fans) come. I don’t know of any other place in the country, even Alabama or Ohio State, where that would happen.”

“The mood of the state, or for many people, seems to be dependent on how the football team goes. Maybe it shouldn’t be that way, and not with everybody, but with a pretty large number of fans. Sometimes you get complaints from fans, but that goes with passion.”

Osborne said it would be premature for him to say who he would prefer the next head coach to be and added that he knows the search by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Athletic Director Trev Alberts will be fair and thorough.

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