LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Bill Callahan, Bo Pelini and Mike Riley have come and gone the last 14 years, none able to return Nebraska to its traditional place in the college football hierarchy.
Enter Scott Frost, the back-to-the-future hire hailed from border to border in a state where football is the year-round passion.
The hottest coach in America came home in December and announced he would return the program to its roots by bringing back much of the master plan Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne devised to pile up wins at a dizzying rate from the 1960s through the '90s. It was just what the fans longed to hear after watching the finesse offenses and often poorly coached defenses fail to produce championships under the previous three staffs.