Nebraska has 141 players on their roster. Not all 141 are buying the message that Scott Frost and his coaching are delivering. Frost is advancing with the players who are buying in.
The Huskers' 14-point home loss to Purdue in Week 5 pushed the Huskers to 0-4 for the first time since 1945. The program, being led by their fifth head coach in the last 16 seasons, is in danger of winning three or fewer games for the first time since 1961, hasn't won a game since last October and is one of four winless FBS teams.
Things aren't great in Lincoln, yet Frost is more confident than ever.
"They brought this coaching staff in here to get this fix. We're in the process of getting it fixed," he said on the Big Ten coaches' teleconference this week. "I have more confidence than ever of where we can take it. It's just taking a while. There are a lot of things that need to get fixed — attitudes, culture, strength and conditioning, talent level and team. Everything needs to get fixed."
Buy-in needs to be fixed. More specifically, the refusal to buy in needs be weeded out.
"Most of the guys are buying in and doing what we're asking. Some aren't," Frost said, without, obviously, giving specifics. "And like I said after the game, we're looking forward to going ahead with the guys that are gonna do what we ask them to do."
Nebraska visits Wisconsin in Week 6 and Northwestern in Week 7.