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Scott Frost news conference, 12/3/17

Scott Frost answers a question during a news conference after being introduced as the new Nebraska football coach Dec. 3 at Memorial Stadium.

As a high school legend at Wood River and a starting quarterback at Nebraska, Scott Frost got used to media members peppering him and his family with questions and interview requests.

That will not continue now that the former Husker has returned home to coach his alma mater.

"I know what I’m getting myself into. I’m going to lose it on every one of you (media members) if you approach my family. It’s already happened," Frost said Sunday. "I’m telling you right now, my parents, my wife, my child are off limits. I won’t answer another question if that happens."

It's certainly an understandable stance for Frost, only recently married and the father of a newborn son. He spoke on the topic matter-of-factly Sunday, barely raising his voice. But his point was clear.

Still, he said, his parents are happy to see him back in Nebraska. Larry Frost was Scott's head coach at Wood River while Carol Frost was Nebraska's first female Olympian and coached the Huskers' women's track team from 1977-1980 before working as a football assistant at Wood River.

"I think mom and dad are excited. I don’t think they’d have wanted me to come if they didn’t think it was right," Frost said. "You know, the difference for this job with me is, it’s not just a job. It’s personal. This is home. There’s going to be some great things about that and some tough things. And I think at the end I decided I was willing to deal with them because winning here would be the most rewarding thing I could do."

Reach the writer at 402-473-7436 or On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.


Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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