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Blobaum POY 2018

Scott Frost high-fives fans during the Unity Walk before his first game as Nebraska's head coach against Akron on Sept. 1, 2018 at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska football coach Scott Frost isn't exactly tempering offseason optimism about his team.

During a recent post-signing day visit to Kansas City, the second-year Husker coach said his program "is miles ahead of where we were a year ago."

Nebraska finished 4-8 in 2018 after beginning the season 0-6.

“We have everything we need to put Nebraska back on the map and get us winning at the clip people are expecting,” said Frost, according to the Kansas City Star. “First years are hard, trying to reset everything, to set a new direction and have everybody pulling in the right direction. It’s pointed in the right direction now.

“I think we’ll surprise people with how much better we get and how quickly it happens. We didn’t have the type of (first) year we wanted but by the end of the year we were playing with about anyone in our conference.”

This past Saturday, the official Huskers Twitter account announced the April 13 Red-White scrimmage had been sold out, meaning Nebraska is poised to have a similar draw to the school-record 86,81 attendance for last year's game.

"We have smart football fans," Frost said. "They saw the improvement, and the way we progressed (last season) was pretty clear."

Reach the writer at 402-473-7440 or ssipple@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraSip.

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Steven, a lifelong Nebraskan, newspaper enthusiast and UNL grad, joined the Journal Star in 1990 and has covered NU football since 1995.

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