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Look: Nebraska Assistant Coach Reacts To Getting Fired

Nebraska Huskers helmets on the field.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMPER 20: Nebraska Cornhusker helmets before their game at Memorial Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Miami 41-31. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

The Nebraska football program doubled down on its commitment to head coach Scott Frost on Monday, but reports warned that other personnel changes were coming down the pipe. Those rumors were confirmed a short while later.

The Cornhuskers released four assistant coaches on Monday with just two games left in their 2021 campaign. Nebraska dumped a significant portion of its offensive staff, including offensive coordinator Matt Lubick, offensive line coach Greg Austin, quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco and running backs coach Ryan Held.

Later on Monday, the latter addressed his firing.

Held, who joined the Huskers with Frost from UCF in 2018, took to Twitter to give his thoughts on getting let go. The 46-year-old expressed his gratitude to the head coach for taking a chance on him and shared his love for the entire Nebraska program.

"Thank you Coach Frost!" Held

Thank you Coach Frost! You believed in me! You gave me my chance to coach at the Div 1 level! I love Nebraska dearly. Always will! I wish the program nothing but success! Thank you to the coaches, players, and fans. There is NO Place like Nebraska. #GBRForLife

— Ryan Held (@CoachRHeld) November 8, 2021

">wrote on Twitter. "You believed in me! You gave me my chance to coach at the Div 1 level! I love Nebraska dearly. Always will! I wish the program nothing but success! Thank you to the coaches, players, and fans. There is NO Place like Nebraska."

Held and the three other offensive assistant coaches may be on their way out, but Frost will return in Lincoln for at least another year. Nebraska announced that the 46-year-old will stay head coach through the 2022 season and has worked out a new contract with a reduced salary and buyout.

“We all recognize our record has not been what anyone wants it to be,” Nebraska athletics director Trev Alberts said in a statement Monday. “I have been clear that I have been looking for incremental progress, and I have seen that in several key areas this season. Our team has continued to compete at a high level and the young men in our program have remained unified and shown great resiliency, which is an important reflection of the leadership of Coach Frost and his staff.”

The Huskers are 3-7 in 2021, but have had all seven losses come by nine points or less. Many believe that Nebraska is better than its record shows, so Frost will get a chance to prove that next season.