Comparing the state of Nebraska football prior to Scott Frost’s arrival versus where it stands today, we have already seen significant changes. The Huskers’ historically poor beginning to 2018 in contrast to their impressive rebound along with unprecedented offensive success showed that the program is on an upward trend. However, looking even deeper will help you appreciate just how much work Frost has done since his arrival.
During Mike Riley’s tenure, the administration was littered with red tape, and not the kind Husker fans want to see at a national championship parade. Former Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst was extremely keen on underscoring the academic success of Nebraska’s football program. As a result, the recruitment of junior college transfers was essentially forbidden. Riley never signed a single one.
A February 2018 article by the Omaha World-Herald’s Sam McKewon put it succinctly saying, "At least some of the internal issues during Eichorst’s tenure tied to what he thought needed to be done to be Big Ten compliant and friendly..." Riley, being the extremely agreeable sort and enjoying what Nebraska offered, unfortunately saw his program overrun with checks and balances that often stood in his way. Frost, on the other hand, has complete control. What he says goes.