When Nebraska football players make mistakes, the coaches will not yell at them. They will not cuss at them.
Those reactions would go against one of the team’s main philosophies, which states, “Have a desire to excel with no fear of failure.”
New coach Scott Frost talked more about this principle during a news conference Wednesday, two days before the Cornhuskers begin spring practice.
— Dan Corey (@DanCorey1011) March 14, 2018
“If someone misses a tackle or drops the ball, they don’t need to be yelled at. They need to be taught the right way to do it so that it doesn’t happen again. And once you take away that fear of what might happen when you make a bad play, it really frees you up to go make great plays. I want our team to always play with a desire to excel and no fear of failure.”
Frost is just a few months into his new job, but he played and excelled at the highest level of college football. As the starting quarterback for Nebraska in 1996 and 1997, he led the Cornhuskers to a 24-2 record and a national championship.
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit praised Frost’s coaching philosophy on Twitter. A starting quarterback himself at Ohio State, Herbstreit believes Frost has an accurate sense of what current college football players are going through and how he can help them realize their full potential.
Love this approach from a guy who’s played the game at the highest level and gets what goes through players minds. Freeing them up. Love it!! Great message. https://t.co/Pbf5qwQBdX
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) March 15, 2018