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Why are Scott Frost, Nebraska football under NCAA investigation?



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The NCAA is investigating both Nebraska and head football coach Scott Frost for violations over the past 12 months, the Action Network reported. 

Brett McMurphy reports that the team is believed to have improperly used analysts and consultants for drills relating to special teams during practices, film room sessions and games. 

The report states that the NCAA has “significant video footage” that confirms the violations took place in front of Frost and other assistant coaches on the team. Frost could face a suspension for an unknown time as a penalty from the NCAA.

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Teams are allowed to have analysts and consultants speak to anyone on the coaching staff, but they are not allowed to work directly with the players at any point. The report states that the video footage Nebraska has is of the impermissible use of those analysts while members of the coaching staff, including Frost, were on the field. 

The NCAA has already interviewed Frost along with current and former staff members, administration officials and players about the possible violations.

That might not be the only issue that the Nebraska football program and Frost face. The report from the Action Network said the team is believed to have held unauthorized strength workouts off campus during the COVID pandemic in an effort to avoid being noticed by other officials from the school outside the program. However, it is unknown whether the NCAA is investigating those claims.

Frost was hired ahead of the 2018 season after a standout season coaching at UCF. Frost has underwhelmed so far at the helm of the Cornhuskers as the team has yet to record a winning season. He has gone a combined 12-20 in his three seasons there. 

 




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