Tommie Frazier ripped Nebraska on Twitter during the Huskers’ 21-17 loss to Northern Illinois on Saturday, and he had more to say on Sunday.
Frazier joined Adam Carriker, another former Nebraska star, to talk about the loss on Facebook.
“If that’s how Nebraska plays, how they did yesterday, for the rest of the season, they may win two more games,” Frazier said.
Former Nebraska DE Adam Carriker, his guest on Sunday, echoed that sentiment:
“A couple [players] used the word hiccup,” Carriker said. “A hiccup is something my 2-year old has for 20 minutes. This isn’t going to get better in 20 minutes.”
However, Frazier does not think firing head coach Mike Riley will solve Nebraska’s problems:
“When you make a change at a Power 5 school, it usually takes 4-5 years to see the fruits of your labor.”
“Firing Mike Riley right now isn’t the answer.”
“I’ve always been of the mindset that we need to give Riley 4-5 years,” Carriker added.
“I think you see what happens and you see how the season progresses. I want to see what happens in 2018.”
“You know, I had a conversation with one of my good friends yesterday and he was at the game,” Frazier said. “He was texting me about how disappointing and embarrassing it was. One thing I said was that we went out and signed all these skilled players, but we forgot about lineman. Yes, we have some talented linemen, but not enough.”
Frazier on Northern Illinois beating Nebraska while playing its backup quarterback:
“That’s unheard of and that’s uncalled for.”
Frazier on Nebraska QB Tanner Lee, who threw three interceptions, including two pick-sixes. Lee finished the game 25-for-47 through the air for 299 yards.
“For me, with the way the offensive line was playing, you could have Patrick O’Brien … but it wouldn’t matter.”
“You can tell [Lee] wasn’t playing with a lot of confidence because he didn’t know what was going to happen.”
“If I was going to put him in, I would have put him in after the second pick-six,” Carriker added. “Maybe he’d provide a spark … At the end of the day, it starts in the trenches. We got beat up front.”
The former Nebraska quarterback provided a somber assessment of the team’s immediate future near the end of the show.
“They are not going to win the Big Ten West,” Frazier said. “I’m sorry. I’m sorry to say that.”