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 Sunday's episode, Carriker discusses what he likes about what Scott Frost has already done.

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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.

Today, I want to talk to you about the press conference with Bill Moos, Scott Frost, what’s going to happen for the Husker football program going forward, and what is next.

First off, keep in mind, for those who booed Scott Frost in 1996 that the next time you boo a Husker player, 21 years later you might want him to be the next head coach here at the University of Nebraska.

Yes, I am aware that I have pink eye. Bob Costas, I remember you from the Olympics. I’m a competitive guy, I always have to win, and Bob I’m coming for you, my man.

Now, for the press conference itself. You can see that Scott Frost was emotional. He just had a baby boy not long ago. And an emotional win yesterday. Conference championship. From 0-12 to 12-0. He was tired and hadn’t gotten a lot of sleep. But he handled it well. You could see that he was a guy that’s used to talking to the media. I loved his answers. You could almost see that he didn’t want to be there. Not that I didn’t want to be there, but you can see he is a former player who is a coach, who just wants to coach. He wants to be around the players, in the weight room, and on the practice field.

To me, it was written all over his face and, frankly, I kind of loved it. I can relate just a smidge.

He said that Tom Osborne was very key in getting him to come back to the Huskers. One thing I like is that Scott is obviously the head coach, but if he needs somebody to lean on, he has one of the greatest of all time. He can go right to coach Osborne. A guy that used to send him texts when he was with the Jets. 'Hey, Scott, how are you doing?' How is your rookie year going?' Scott can send him a text anytime he has questions about anything.

Not that he’s going to have a whole lot, I’m sure he knows exactly what to do.

When it comes to the UCF bowl game, he has already done some recruiting.

He’s already offered some 4-star recruits and hit the ground running. He wants to do that for the next two weeks until the dead period in recruiting hits and then he would, hopefully if everything works out, go back and coach UCF in the bowl game. In his words, he doesn't want to leave them without a head coach. Immediately, he would get back to recruiting and working with the team at Nebraska.

My thoughts are this. I’m a little bit conflicted about coaching UCF in the bowl game. I understand you don’t want to leave them without a head coach, but it’s hard to wear two hats at the same time when you only have one head. Ultimately, it’s his decision and he and Bill Moos will do what’s best for everyone involved.

As far as recruiting, I already mentioned, then hit the ground with the boots running. He likes some of the recruits that Riley already had committed. He is just going to continue that and that’s one of the things he’s going to do right off the bat, as soon as he left the press conference from what I understand.

One of the things he said about recruiting was “There are too many kids from this state right now playing at other schools.” Boom. I could not possibly agree anymore.

He also says he wants to get the walk-on program back to what it once was. He also said that he wants to unify the passion of the Husker program across the state of Nebraska and he wants the program to be something that fans and former players can get behind and be proud of.

He didn’t name any of his assistant coaches when he was asked, but he said that he likes the staff he had at UCF and he expects the majority of them to come and join him here at Nebraska. My first thought was, that did not work out very well with Riley.

But when you look at him and his staff, they got .500 results before and they did the same here. No disrespect in any way, shape or form to his staff. The facts are what they are.

Scott Frost and his staff have had a little better success at UCF, so if he wants to bring them with him, he knows what to expect. Trust, loyalty, continuity. I have no issues with that. My only question is, they didn’t play the greatest defense down there at UCF, so I hope he brings and defensive coordinator on board who can get the Blackshirts rolling.

When he was asked about possibly modifying his system for the Big Ten, and I love this, his quote was, “I hope the Big 10 has to modify for us.” I love it. That’s the type of mentality we need at Nebraska.

He met with Bill Moos face-to-face in Pennsylvania, the night before the Penn State game. He officially accepted the Nebraska Job earlier this week.

Now, ladies and gentlemen, what’s my take? He had so many great quotes, he was very direct, honest and forthcoming. Here’s one of my other favorite quotes that he had.

“I met with the team and told them to take Christmas off. When we come back, we’re going to work harder then everybody else. We’re going to get in the weight room and lift. We might not win every game, but we are going to be stronger, more physical and tougher than other teams. That’s what Nebraska football is all about. It’s going to take a lot of work and we are going to have more fun than they’ve ever had. I’ve seen it work before, and that's what we’re going to do here.”

So here’s my take, ladies and gentlemen. Scott Frost gets it. He even said it, football hasn’t changed a ton. It has evolved over time, but it hasn’t changed a ton. We need to get back to doing the things that made Nebraska so successful for so long. That’s what Nebraska is all about. The future is bright. They are going to build this thing right. They are going to build the program back right, so even if we do so stub our toe, it’s not going to come down like a house of cards.

I am going to continue to preach patience and unifying our passion across the state of Nebraska. There’s so much to talk about in the weeks to come and I can’t wait. Go Big Red and always remember… to throw the bones!

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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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