After consulting with university leaders, Moos made a decision to seek a new coach for the storied football program, which finished with a disappointing 4-8 record in 2017. During his time at the helm of the program, he held an overall record of 19-19, translating to a record of 12-14 in the Big Ten.
In a statement from the athletic department announcing the termination, Moos said the department wants to pursue a higher level of competitiveness for the program. Riley said he was so thankful for his experience at Nebraska. Moos said Frost is trying to win a championship at UCF and these coaching searches can be a distraction.
Moos spoke with members of the media at a scheduled press conference on Saturday. "After a thorough review of all aspects of our football program, I have chosen to move in a different direction".
Moos did not give a timeline for when the next Nebraska head football coach might be named, but said that they're now in a full-fledged search for the next head coach. Scott is someone that I am considering, but I'm being very sensitive to the fact that he's still coaching a team and he's having a heck of a run.