Frost hosts Zoom meeting, talks COVID-19, BLM & football in 2020
In his first interview since March 9, Scott Frost talked a series of questions from local reporters in a Zoom meeting on Tuesday. Frost discussed COVID-19, racial inequality, voluntary workouts and the upcoming college football season.
Frost says most of his team is on campus and participating in strength and conditioning activities. Frost adds that the University of Nebraska has been extremely rigid in its safety protocols with student-athletes on campus.
"Our kids are not scared of this (COVID-19)," Frost said. "I'd be shocked if there was a team or an organization in sports that has been more careful and followed protocol more strictly than we have."
Frost is entering his third season as Nebraska's head coach. He says the Huskers' team chemistry is high, despite a shortened spring season. Nebraska only completed two of its fifteen allowed practices. Frost is hopeful for an NCAA proposal that would permit teams to hold a mini-camp starting July 13.
"The challenge of this virus has brought our team closer together," Frost said. "I feel like through adversity, our team as tight as its been as long as I've been at Nebraska."
On the topic of racial inequality, Frost says the Huskers locker room is a place of inclusion. Nebraska's players are encouraged to speak out against social injustice.
"A football team gives you an environment for people of all races and backgrounds to come together and learn about each other and work together," Frost said. "Football teams are an example that a lot of people could follow. We need to be an example because of our influence at Nebraska football."
The Huskers' schedule, at the moment, is unchanged with the season opener scheduled for September 5th Frost, along with administrators and health experts, continue to monitor COVID-19 trends.
"I have a finance degree and a background in coaching," Frost said. "I don't know much about medicine. I'll follow what they suggest."