Former Nebraska football player JoJo Domann made a recent appearance on local radio where he diagnosed what went wrong under Scott Frost.
At this point, more than a few people have weighed in on what they think was the problem under former Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost. However, one thing that stands out in a recent interview with former Husker JoJo Domann is that it’s the first time one of Frost’s former players really shed light on how they feel.
Yes, it’s become trendy to rip into Frost. And I will admit it even feels like piling on Frost a bit to write this article. But it also feels like it’s important to get the voice of someone who was really on the inside, out there.
Domann talked to 93.7 The Ticket earlier this week, and he really didn’t hold back. Especially when he was asked why things went so spectacularly wrong at Nebraska football with Frost’s regime.
Domann took issue with the way Frost and his coaches spoke to the team over the years. Looking back, he doesn’t feel as though the men leading the program were particularly trustworthy.
"“How you talk to your players is everything. We’re like a sponge; we’re soaking up everything we’re saying. We’re believing you because we’ve been trained and conditioned to believe you. And if you’re not leading with authenticity and being 100 percent genuine in everything you do like you’re leading a whole team down this sideways path.”"
Domann also thinks he knows why things went wrong rather quickly and why they just kept getting worse and worse rather than better as the years went on under Frost.
"“It just felt like 1,2,3 a handful of things weren’t authentic, weren’t genuine and over time those things stack up. And you know you take one step off your path, you can take one step back on but you take one step off your path and you don’t realize you’re off your path you take 100 more steps. Now you’re way off your path and that’s what I kinda felt like what happened at Nebraska.”"
Former Nebraska football player says team took too many steps off their path
The comments from Domann are especially striking when you consider that he’s one of the players that was seen as benefitting the most from buying into the Scott Frost teachings. During his time in Lincoln, Domann was one of the more exciting defensive players to watch.
However, since moving on, he’s clearly realized that what he was being shown and told weren’t working.
It’s also worth noting that Domann isn’t saying anything that former Nebraska football coaches haven’t at least sort of owned up to. Earlier this spring, a couple of former assistants were anonymously quoted in an Athletic article where they admitted the staff didn’t work as hard as it probably should have.
At this point, the comments about how Nebraska football was under Scott Frost are hardly new. But it’s striking to hear from someone so candidly who was part of that culture.