All year round, former Husker and NFL veteran Adam Carriker is taking the pulse of Husker Nation. In the "Carriker Chronicles" video series, he breaks down the latest NU news, upcoming opponents, player updates and recruiting information, and he offers his insight into the X's and O's and more.

In Thursday's episode, Carriker discusses Scott Frost winning a national coach of the year award for the Golden Knights' undefeated season and what Husker fans' expectations should be for his Nebraska tenure.

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Here's a transcript from the show:

Welcome everybody to the Carriker Chronicles, the people's show, where we're checking the pulse of Husker Nation, brought to you by the Nebraska Spine Hospital, and it looks like #pinkeyegate is just about over. Thank God.

And yes, I'm fully well aware that I'm wearing the same shirt two days in a row. I just seems so appropriate for the topic of today's show. It's kind of like college all over again. At least I didn't pick it up off the floor this morning, when I got up, or did I?

Anyways, Scott Frost is the National Coach of the Year. First off, not a surprise, but well deserved. Congratulations to Scott Frost. He has taken UCF from 0-12 to 12-0. He's the National Coach of the Year, so the question that is on my mind is what is the reasonable amount of time to give Scott Frost to turn the Husker program around and make them into contenders once again? The general rule of thumb is anywhere from three to five years.

Now, if you're in that three-year camp, you're not wrong. That's kind of what people generally look at, but I'm not looking at a band-aid. I'm not looking at a quick fix, ladies and gentlemen. If that's what you're looking for, in three years, we might be looking for a new head coach, and I'm not saying that's what's going to happen. I believe Scott Frost is the right guy, but I err more towards five years.

He had seven years on his contract for a reason. They wanna give him a long runway. They wanna give him the opportunity to build this up the right way.

Now, he's got a good recruiting class. Mike Riley left him with a good class. Scott Frost and his crew have been recruiting like crazy. So in theory, he could redshirt all the players from this year's recruiting class, and in five years, they'd all be redshirt seniors, and every guy on the entire roster would be someone that Scott Frost had brought in, coached and developed through and for his system, from the walk-ons to the scholarship guys to the freshmen to the seniors.

You want him to build it from the ground up. You want him to build it the right way.

He's a young coach. He could be here for a long time. This is for the long-term and the long haul, ladies and gentlemen.

Now, I had a question on my mind because, at the press conference last Sunday, they referenced a couple times with Scott Frost and Bill Moos. They referenced a couple times why this is the right time for him to come in.

I'm like well, it's kind of obvious, ain't it? He's got coaching experience. He's turned a program around. He knows what it takes, but the more I thought about it...

Three years ago, Scott Frost never got a call, but let's say he had gotten the call, and he'd been the head coach of Nebraska. It wouldn't have been a bad thing. It would've been a great thing, but you look at how different the landscape was of Husker Nation back then. The expectations, the patience, maybe a little lack there of, but if you didn't win nine games, you were going to be gone. You were going to be gone quick, and that's what I want the expectations to be back again. Don't misunderstand me. Nine, ten, eleven wins, competing for championships, year in and year out.

But, what I'm saying is if things didn't work out right away, he might have been gone a lot quicker. Now, Husker fans, the expectation a little bit different. Two of the past three years, we've had losing seasons, very unfortunate. This past year we've had the most amount of losses we've had in 60 years. You look at the Minnesota game. They dropped 50-plus points on us, and then, they go out the next eight quarters and don't score a single point.

Feels like rock bottom. Okay, but there's always a silver lining, and there's a silver lining to rock bottom.

Now, Husker fans, they're not going to look back and say, "Well, he's not my guy. Is he gonna work out or not?" And, I'm not mocking Husker fans. I don't mean to be disrespectful, but what I'm saying is that Husker fans want Scott Frost to work out. He's one of our own. He's a native son. He understands what Nebraska's about. He's got a good future ahead of him. He is the most highly sought after free agent college football coach of the entire off-season, and we got him, and he's a Nebraska guy.

My point is it's the right time because he's going to get that long runway. He's going to get the opportunity to build this up the right way.

Look at next year's schedule, for instance. It's one of the toughest schedules I've ever seen a Husker football team have. If he just makes a bowl game, ladies and gentlemen, that's going to be considered a success, and then, he can build up to seven, eight, nine, ten win seasons.

Ladies and gentlemen, Scott Frost is the right coach, the right guy, at the right time.

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Adam Carriker is a Husker Hall of Famer and NFL veteran. The former Blackshirt and Hastings native was NU's 2004 lifter of the year and in 2005 was NU's defensive MVP and a first-team All-Big 12 pick. He was a first-round pick in the 2007 NFL draft.

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