1. Scott Frost, Nebraska
The top name on this list is the least shocking of them all.
Scott Frost was brought to Lincoln to help bring the Nebraska Cornhuskers football program back to prominence. Frost made a name for himself in his two years as head coach of the UCF Knights. In 2017, they were a perfect 13-0, culminating in a Peach Bowl win over the Auburn Tigers. As it turns out, that will be his last winning season as a head coach.
The winning has yet to arrive for the Cornhuskers. In his first four years with the program, Frost has yet to build a winning team or a bowl game competitor. The most wins he has had in a season was five back in 2019, when the team was ranked as high as 24th by the AP at one point.
Frost is under contract until after the 2026 season and carries a $7.5 million buyout. But, Nebraska used to be a powerhouse in the Big 10. They have been anything but that. If the fifth year ends the same way for Frost, he will be out of the program.
For the 2022 season, he is already off to a bad start, as he squandered a 28-17 lead over the Northwestern Wildcats to lose 31-28, and it all began when he called an onside kick in the third quarter while up by 11 points.