LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers approaches the sidelines in the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Scott Frost has yet to win a game at Nebraska, as the Huskers are off to an 0-6 start for the first time in program history, but one thing is extremely clear: he is not getting fired.It’s not up for debate and it’s not worth discussing – at all – but USA TODAY decided to write a story this morning about the possibility.“Nebraska would owe Scott Frost as much as $26 million if school decides to terminate embattled football coach,” they write.Nebraska would owe Scott Frost as much as $26 million if school decides to terminate embattled football coach https://t.co/jSJZx40LLa— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) October 14, 2018From the story:At present, moving on from Frost would mean the school would be obligated to pay Frost as much as $26 million. Frost’s contract originally was for seven years, through Dec. 31, 2024. Nebraska would owe him $5 million for each year remaining through Dec. 31, 2022, with any partial year paid pro-rata. Then it would owe him $2.5 million for each of the final two years.The final tab for Frost likely would be offset by income from his future employment, but the school also would be looking at obligations to his 10 assistants and his top strength coach, all of whom are under contract through Dec. 31, 2019. They would be owed all of the money remaining on their deals. So if none of them were retained, that would add up to at least another $4.875 million, also subject to offset from future employment.Nebraska is still paying both of Frost’s predecessors, Bo Pelini and Mike Riley. The payout for Pelini, which is being offset by his contract as Youngstown State’s head coach, continues through February 2019 at a rate of about $1.5 million annually. Riley was owed about $6.6 million when he was fired last year. He is now an assistant at Oregon State, but his pay there isn’t doing much to help Nebraska. His salary is $50,004; he got a $35,000 signing bonus and is scheduled to get a $35,000 retention payment in 2019.Unsurprisingly, the reaction to the story has been like this:You guys are ridiculous— Damon Benning (@damonbenning) October 14, 2018Man, that’s a dumb story— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) October 14, 2018Don’t think anyone is calling for him to be fired. Certainly none of the 20,000 plus fans who travelled to Chicago are. We are as frustrated as he is but know patience is required.— Timothy Farmer (@Tim_W_Farmer) October 14, 2018If only there was a penalty for poor journalism!! ???— StansB1GFan ???☠️♥️ (@saf2564) October 14, 2018This is premature. He hasn’t even been there a full season. Nebraska fans need to chill.— Jamesetta Cleveland (@sports_mom_u) October 14, 2018Nebraska, meanwhile, returns to the gridiron on Saturday. The Huskers are taking on Minnesota at 3:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be on BTN.
PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions runs onto the field with his team before taking on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Reports emerged this week that Penn State is one of several schools being considered for an HBO show produced in the same manner as Hard Knocks. Head coach James Franklin responded to those reports this week.According to the Centre Daily Times, Franklin found it “great” that his program was being considered. But he made it clear that no decisions have been made yet.“We consider all these options that we think are in the university’s best interest,” Franklin said Wednesday. “It’s great that we’re in that conversation, but no decision has been made at this time.“As you can imagine, there’s a lot that goes into it, not just with Penn State but with the Big Ten and a lot of other things that factor into it. So, at this point, we haven’t made a decision.”On Tuesday Penn State acknowledged that they were “exploring the prospects of working on this project” with HBO. Penn State is one of four programs being considered, along with Arizona State, Washington State, and Alabama.The Nittany Lions certainly have the potential to make for some compelling television.Since Franklin took over in 2014, Penn State has regained its status as one of the elite programs in college football.In the last three years, Penn State has gone 31-9, winning the Big Ten title in 2016 and finishing in the top 25 each time.On top of all of that, the Nittany Lions have developed plenty of NFL caliber talent. Over two dozen Penn State players have either been drafted or otherwise entered the NFL in the last five years.
OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett’s company has taken a new stake in Canadian firm Suncor Energy and trimmed its huge Apple stake.Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed a quarterly update on holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it owned 10.76 million Suncor shares at the end of last year. But these quarterly filings don’t make clear who made all the investments.Berkshire said it sold nearly 3 million Apple shares but it still held 249.6 million shares of the iPhone maker.Investors follow what Berkshire buys and sells closely because of Buffett’s successful track record. Berkshire officials don’t generally comment on these quarterly filings.Berkshire also sold the 41.4 million Oracle shares it disclosed last quarter and revealed owning 4.2 million shares of Red Hat.Josh Funk, The Associated Press