How big of an improvement must Frost show? Well, Nebraska AD Bill Moos provided a ballpark figure for wins during a media session on Tuesday.
Frost has yet to win more than five games in a season with the Huskers, but Moos says “8-9” wins is a “realistic expectation” for 2021.
Moos calls the #Huskers' schedule the toughest in the country when asked what record would signal a successful season.
Says "realistic expectation" in Frost's fourth year should be the 8/9 win range. Wants to "protect home field." Wants to be in contention for B1G title game.
— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) April 27, 2021
We agree with Moos that eight or nine wins would constitute a successful season, we’re not sure how realistic it is given Nebraska’s schedule, which is among the toughest in the country.
In addition to traditional Big Ten West foes Iowa, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Minnesota, Purdue and Illinois, the Huskers have to play Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State in crossover matchups and Oklahoma in a non-conference game.
Buffalo and Southeastern Louisiana “should’ be wins, but Nebraska would need to go 6-4 or 7-3 in its other 10 games to meet Moos’ benchmark. Considering how much the Huskers have struggled thus far under Frost, we’re skeptical they can do that.