Nebraska is in the market for a head coach after the dismissal of Mike Riley, who was fired on Saturday, hours after the Cornhuskers completed their worst season since 1961. Riley, brought in from Oregon State to replace Bo Pelini, went 19-19 (12-14 Big Ten) in three years.
Nebraska faces a crucial juncture, having failed to make much of an impression so far as a Big Ten member. The school hired athletic director Bill Moos in October largely in order to get this hire right.
College football reporters Andrea Adelson and Mitch Sherman join me on ESPN's search firm to dissect the Nebraska situation. It's clear who is at the top of Nebraska's list: UCF coach Scott Frost, a former Huskers quarterback and Wood River, Nebraska, native. But is Nebraska as high on Frost's list of potential suitors?
There's plenty to discuss about this once-elite job and the other candidates who will be in play in case Frost doesn't return to Lincoln.