LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost & the Huskers program is reportedly under NCAA investigation for the improper use of analysts and consultants, according to Brett McMurphy.
Last season, then-NU special teams analyst Jonathan Rutledge was not allowed to have on-field contact with players since he was not an official assistant coach. McMurphy's report claims there is video evidence proving analysts had contact with players.
Rutledge was fired by Nebraska back in January.
NU athletic director Trev Alberts released the following statement in response:
“The University of Nebraska Athletic Department has been working collaboratively with the NCAA to review a matter concerning our football program. We appreciate the dialogue we have had with the NCAA and cannot comment further on specifics of this matter.”
Following Wednesday's practice, Alberts and Frost addressed reporters. Alberts said he became aware of the investigation after he was hired mid-July.
McMurphy's report also claims that Frost was the main persontrying to get NU out of playing the Oklahoma game this fall. Frost disputed those claims Wednesday.
"I've never made one single phone call in regards to our schedule," Frost said. "That's not my job."
Watch the full briefing from Alberts and Frost Below:
3 News Now sports director Adam Krueger was at the press conference. Follow him on Twitter for more updates:
Frost & Trev Alberts meeting media. #Huskers pic.twitter.com/0l2SeaEnZ8— Adam Krueger (@AdamKruegerTV) August 18, 2021
Alberts says they can’t talk specifics. #Huskers— Adam Krueger (@AdamKruegerTV) August 18, 2021
Alberts says he became aware of allegations AFTER he was hired. #Huskers— Adam Krueger (@AdamKruegerTV) August 18, 2021