(Lincoln, NE) -- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln football program and Head Coach Scott Frost are under investigation for reported NCAA rules violations.
On Wednesday, Brett McMurphy of the ActionNetwork reported Wednesday morning that Frost and the program are under investigation for improper use of analysts and consultants during practices and games. The NCAA doesn't allow consultants or analysts to have direct contact with players. The report cites sources who say there is “significant video footage” confirming that the violations took place in front of Frost and other assistants.
University of Nebraska Lincoln Athletic Director Trev Alberts issued a statement Wednesday morning before appearing during a brief press conference. “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.” Frost stood by Alberts’ side during the briefing, but didn’t make any comments. Alberts said he learned about the NCAA investigation after taking the athletic director job.
The reported violations date back roughly a year. Frost has been interviewed by the NCAA. It is unclear at this time if Frost or Nebraska will face any penalties.