Scott Frost

Scott Frost is no longer the head coach of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers after the program fired him last week. You would not know that, however, solely based on Twitter trends.

The Huskers are hosting their ancient rival, the Oklahoma Sooners, on Saturday. Things started well for new interim-head coach Mickey Joseph with the Huskers scoring on their opening drive to stake themselves to a 7-0 lead.

Unfortunately for Huskers fans, it’s been all Sooners ever since. Oklahoma rattled off an unanswered 35 points in Lincoln. Given those numbers, it’s easy to see why Huskers fans were chanting “We Want Urban [Meyer]!” before the game.

And though Frost is no longer the coach, that didn’t stop the CFB world from mentioning him throughout the game:

“Scott Frost would not have gotten boat raced like this,” Alex Kirshner declared. “He would have had a three-point lead in the fourth quarter and then sent out the punt team with nine men on the field to give up a 78-yard touchdown return to lose by four.”

“I see Nebraska is really moving on from the Scott Frost era,” said Extra Points‘ Matt Brown. “Now, instead of losing in excruciating fashion late in the fourth quarter, they’ll simply lose by a lot.”

“With Scott Frost gone, it looks like Nebraska might finally stop losing every game by one score,” said the r/CFB Twitter account.

“Maybe Scott Frost was the only thing keeping Nebraska competitive just saying,” said football analyst Matt Hinton.

“Need to drag Scott Frost out there to take this picture for posterity,” said CBS CFB reporter Shehan Jeyarajah.

Maybe the Huskers will mount a comeback. But as of this writing, it doesn’t look good. Oklahoma leads, 49-7, late in the second quarter.

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D.J. Byrnes is a terminally online sports journalist living in Columbus, Ohio. He enjoys bicycling, reading and writing in his spare time.