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5 "Bold Predictions" For Scott Frost's 1st Season At Nebraska

Nebraska cheerleaders celebrate a score.

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 01: Cheerleaders of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrate a score against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Illinois 31-16. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Here are some bold predictions for Scott Frost's first season at Nebraska.

It's safe to say Nebraska fans are incredibly excited about the future of their program. That excitement can be traced to one man: Scott Frost.

The Huskers made the hire of the coaching carousel when they got Frost to leave an undefeated Central Florida program. He's coming back to his alma mater, where he won a national title.

What can we expect from the Huskers in their first season under Frost? Here are some "bold" predictions.

1. They won't go undefeated


But, no, they won't go undefeated.

On to the real ones.

2. Nebraska's spring game will be the most-attended in all of college football

Ohio State had more than 100,000 fans attend their spring game in 2016. Alabama had more than 90,000 in 2011. Georgia had 93,000 in 2016.

Nebraska will get close to those numbers this year. The Huskers should get close to 90,000 this spring.

3. Frost will start a true freshman at quarterback

The most-important recruit Frost has landed at Nebraska so far is Adrian Martinez, a four-star dual-threat QB in the 2018 class.

Frost loves him.

"When I was evaluating quarterbacks a year ago around the country, he was my favorite one. His ability to run and throw and his maturity as a kid are going to serve him really well, and for the offense that we run, I didn’t think there was a better fit in the country," Frost said.

There are more-veteran options in Patrick O'Brien and Tristan Gebbia, but no quarterback better fits Frost's system than Martinez.

4. Nebraska will win at least 7 games

The Huskers' schedule is pretty brutal. Nebraska has games at Michigan, at Wisconsin, at Ohio State and at Iowa, along with a home contest against Michigan State. Four of those five teams are expected to be preseason top 15 squads.

Nebraska will find a way to seven wins, though.

5. The Huskers will win their bowl game

Nebraska has won just two bowl games since 2010 - a Gator Bowl win vs. Georgia in 2014 and a Foster Farms Bowl win vs. UCLA in 2015.

Frost proved this year how great a coach he is in big games, upsetting Auburn in the Peach Bowl despite splitting his time between the Tigers and Nebraska.

If you give him a month or so to prepare, he's going to get a victory.


What are your predictions for the season?