NCAA news: Scott Frost sacked as Nebraska head coach just three games into the new season
Nebraska’s athletic director Trev Alberts has announced the sacking of head coach Scott Frost following a poor start to the season.
The Cornhuskers endured a 45-42 defeat against Georgia Southern with some spectators chanting 'fire Frost' at the end of the match.
Frost leaves the side with a 16-31 record and a .340 winning percentage, which is the second-worst among Nebraska coaches who stayed in their roles for more than four years.
Frost was under pressure from the very beginning of his fifth season at the helm, and departs the side with a 1-2 record in the new campaign.
In a statement posted on the team's social media channels, Alberts said: "Earlier today I met with Coach Frost and informed him we were making a change in the leadership of our football program, effective immediately.
"After the disappointing start to our season, I decided the best path forward for our program was to make a change in our head coaching position. Associate Head Coach Mickey Joseph will serve as our interim head coach for the remainder of the 2022 season."
Frost first arrived in Nebraska from UCF where he helped the Knights to a perfect 13-0 record in 2017.
Joseph, who will mark his first game in charge against Oklahoma, is the first black head coach at Nebraska in any sport.
The 54-year-old is a former Cornhuskers quarterback, having played for the team between 1988 and 1991.