It looks like it’s been a long, hard winter for the Nebraska football team. In fact, it’s only been a few weeks since Scott Frost was fired, Mickey Joseph was named interim head coach, and the state as a whole began moving forward with what they hoped would be the “return of the golden boy.”
Unfortunately, part of Scott Frost’s change was several rumors bubbling to the surface about the former National Championship-winning quarterback’s behavior once he got the job on the Nebraska football program. While some of the accusations, including that Frost was skipping meetings and recruiting visitors to drink or play golf, some truly incredible accusations emerged Friday afternoon around Herm Edwards’ failed Arizona State Sun Devils regime.
In a recent article by AtleticoDoug Haller, looks like the people who worked for Edwards were ready to finish working for Edwards. Some, according to Haller, were even trying to help opponents so they would turn around and beat the Sun Devils and Edwards was fired faster.
There are a number of reactions that occur to this particular Nebraska fan upon hearing this. The first is that at least things didn’t get so bad in Lincoln. I can’t even imagine the idea that Husker’s assistant coaches would be leaking information to opposing schools.
If this was happening, it certainly looks like whoever was doing this should not only have their Arizona State careers over, but they probably need a “timeout” when it comes to training in general. This goes so severely against the idea of sports in general that it’s hard to believe it could be true.
Of course, there have been other rumors that sound a little more believable, especially after hearing about the things that have come to light since Scott Frost’s firing. Sometimes coaches believe they don’t have to do the work because they can leave it to their assistants.
This was another allegation raised by Haller, who reported talking to people at Arizona State who weren’t sure whether Edwards had actually learned the rules of recruitment. This makes sense considering he is under an NCAA investigation for violating recruiting rules.
It’s certainly been an interesting trend this season to not only fire the manager, but also seemingly salt the ground behind them. While some of this sounds sour from people who maybe just didn’t enjoy working with Scott Frost or Herm Edwards, it also seems like, more than ever, people are comfortable explaining exactly why they didn’t enjoy their time with their boss. .
In that regard, it was refreshing to see Interim Nebraska football coach Mickey Joseph make it clear that he and his new team will not “sabotage” the program after Frost leaves.