Agree that he has a long leash. But not a forever leash. They're building a new $150M football complex next to the stadium? Something like that.He does A LOT wrong but has a long leash. That program is really struggling under him though.
My wild guess is that some amount of boosters feel something like: "if we can't make it work under this guy [Frost] ...... then this really is the end. We'll never be a major football school again."
A beloved former player and alumni, who had an awesome season at Central Florida. No one is going to be more passionate about returning Husker football to the glory of the late 90's.
If he can't do it .... then who can??
I personally really do believe that even Nick Saban can't just pick up and go to any P5 school and turn it into a national championship program. There's more to it than just him being him.
I believe he would not be able to get the elite of elite players at Nebraska, or Minnesota, or Washington State, or etc. etc. There's something like a cabal on landing the elite of the elite. The top 5 or 10 get most of those players, no matter what.
It's a nearly impossible barrier of entry, to get over that last hurdle. Ask Wisconsin. They just can't get over that last hurdle to get to Ohio St's level, because while they get great players, they can't get the elite of the elite players to come to Madison at the rate and consistency needed to get to that highest level.
I think Lincoln is the same deal. I think Osborne bent rules and maybe even broke them, to get players that wouldn't be possible to get now.