Nebraska Football & Scott Foster Being Investigated by NCAA

The University of Nebraska announced earlier this week that the NCAA is looking into its football program amid alleged violations concerning the Cornhuskers coaching staff and head coach Scott Frost.

According to a report from the Action Network, the allegations surround the coaching staff improperly using analysts and consultants in which Frost was aware and moving workouts off-campus last year when such activities were banned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

nebraskaThe NCAA investigation includes Nebraska’s impermissible use of experts running special teams drills. Analysts are not among the 10 full-time on-field assistants and are not allowed to speak with players.

During a press conference after practice this week, Frost noted that any workouts were approved by his superiors.

“Everything we did through COVID was in the best interest and health of our players in mind and everything we did was approved by athletic department administration and campus administration,” Frost said after practice.

Trev Alberts, who was named as Nebraska’s latest athletic director on July 14, stated the investigation began before his hiring was announced and that he found about it after he started in the new role, the AP reported.

The Action Network’s original report outlined that the program has “significant video footage” confirming practice violations that occurred in the presence of Frost and other assistant coaches.

The NCAA has interviewed Frost as well as current and former staff members, administrators, and football players. Frost has hired an attorney, according to the AP.

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“We want you to know we have complied 100% with the NCAA, been very collaborative in our approach with them in terms of all of their investigation,” Alberts said. “We will continue to do whatever the NCAA has asked us to do. Our coaches, including coach Frost, have done a great job and have been very accessible in working with the NCAA as we’ve worked through these allegations.”

Frost is under contract through 2026, and his current buyout is $20 million.

To read the full story from The Action Network about the investigation into Nebraska, click here