VIDEO: Husker football, Scott Frost under NCAA investigation
The report says Frost and the Huskers face NCAA violations for improper use of analysts and consultants during practices and games. It also says Nebraska held off-campus workouts when the NCAA prohibited organized athletic activities because of the pandemic, under the direction of NU's strength and conditioning staff.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Scott Frost and Nebraska football are under an NCAA investigation.
Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts confirmed a report by the Action Network on Wednesday. Though Alberts couldn’t give many details during a press conference on Wednesday, the report says Frost and the Huskers face NCAA violations for improper use of analysts and consultants during practices and games. It also says Nebraska held off-campus workouts when the NCAA prohibited organized athletic activities because of the pandemic, under the direction of NU’s strength and conditioning staff.
Nebraska’s two analysts at the time were Jonathan Rutledge and chief of staff Gerrod Lambrecht, both of whom have now left the program in the past eight months.
Alberts and Frost held an awkward moment with the media while addressing the report. Alberts didn’t commit any information about the investigation, though he did admit he didn’t know about it until after he was hired as athletic director earlier this year.
“We have complied 100% with the NCAA,” Alberts said. “We’ve been very collaborative in our approach with them in terms of all of their investigation. We will continue to do whatever the NCAA has asked us to do. And our coaches, including coach Frost, have done a great job and have been very accessible in working with the NCAA as we’ve worked through these allegations.”
Frost was asked about allegations that NU’s strength staff supervised off-campus workouts, illegal at the time by the NCAA, during the pandemic.
“Everything we did was approved by athletic department administration and campus administration,” Frost said.
Nebraska opens the season on Aug. 28, at Illinois. Frost says the Huskers are completely focused on that game, not this investigation.
“Our players have been laser-focused on Illinois,” Frost said. “They’re still laser-focused on Illinois. Nothing’s going to change there. Feel good about where the team is right now.”