Nebraska has parted ways with head coach Scott Frost, the program announced on Sunday.

Frost and the Huskers lost at home Saturday night to Georgia Southern, 45-42. The Eagles scored the game-winning touchdown with 36 seconds left, driving 75 yards in 11 plays and 2:29 to win the game in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska had been 214-0 all-time when scoring at least 35 points in a game at home. The loss to Georgia Southern marked the first time they’d ever lost such a game.

But it was hardly the first bit of history for Frost. He began his Nebraska career 0-6 in 2018. Nebraska went 5-7 in 2019, then 3-5 in 2020 and 3-9 last season, losing every game by single digits. Nebraska (1-2) lost to Northwestern in Ireland to open the season.

“Earlier today I met with Coach Frost and informed him we were making a change in the leadership of our football program, effective immediately,” Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts said in a statement. “Scott has poured his heart and soul into the Nebraska football program both as a quarterback and head coach, and I appreciate his work and dedication.”

Wideout coach Mickey Joseph takes over as the interim head coach. Nebraska hosts Oklahoma on Saturday.

Frost went 16-31 as the head coach at Nebraska.

A former National Championship-winning quarterback at Nebraska, Frost got his coaching career rolling as an assistant under Chip Kelly at Oregon. He left in 2016 to take the head coaching job at UCF and in two seasons took an 0-12 team in 2015 to 13-0 in 2017.

After last season’s struggles, Frost fired four offensive assistants, had his pay cut from $5 million to $4 million, and agreed to a reduced buyout that would drop from $15 million to $7.5 million on Oct. 1. It’s unclear if a settlement was reached.

This is the second year in a row a blue-blood program has fired its coach in the first month of the season. USC fired Clay Helton a year ago this time and spent the rest of the year preparing to hire Lincoln Riley. Coincidentally, it was Helton coaching up Georgia Southern to beat Frost’s Huskers on Saturday.