Weekend of huge changes for Nebraska football; Scott Frost rumors galore

Nebraska football-athletic director Bill Moos

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Big changes ahead

Nebraska fired coach Mike Riley was fired on Saturday after three seasons at the helm of the Huskers’ football program. It wasn’t a cheap decision, but it was one athletic director Bill Moos felt was justified in order to get Nebraska back in championship contention.

As for the current state of the program, linebackers coach Trent Bray is now interim head coach and there are a couple of support staff members still helping to recruit.

What’s next?

The coaching search has officially begin for Nebraska, but it’s likely been in the works for a while now. In fact, ESPN’s Chris Fowler says UCF coach Scott Frost is a done deal for the Huskers. That news came after a report stated Frost turned down an opportunity to meet with Florida.

And it was reported that former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne called Frost, but Osborne denied the report.

Thanks, Florida

Florida was reportedly very interested in Frost, but the Gators have hired Dan Mullen instead. That appears to make the path for Frost to Nebraska a little clearer.

Big Ten champs

Nebraska volleyball clinched a share of the Big Ten title on Saturday night. The Huskers split the title with Penn State, whom Nebraska beat earlier in the season.

With that said, the Huskers also secured the No. 5 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament despite many feeling Nebraska should’ve been in the top 4.

A recruiting update

How did Nebraska recruits react to the firing of Riley? Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca compiled a list. Beyond their thoughts, there were still some recruits in action Friday night and that’s all been compiled, too.

Topping Long Beach State

Nebraska earned fifth place in the AdvoCare Invitational after topping Long Beach State 85-80 in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday afternoon. Glynn Watson Jr. had a season-high 26 points and 6 steals.

What Twitter is saying

Miss anything on Twitter last weekend? Here’s a quick list of the more notable tweets in the last 48-plus hours:

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