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To assess the impact former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne had on Scott Frost becoming the current coach, a baseball term comes to mind. Osborne helped the Huskers record a huge save Friday night when Frost had serious second thoughts about following through with an agreement he had reached on Nov. 27 to come to Lincoln.

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I’m looking at the face of karma. It’s got a ruddy face, scruffy beard, tears welling up under reddish blond hair. Scott Frost will be called a lot of things at Nebraska. Savior. Innovator. Icon. Hero. Coach, best of all. But as the world around me celebrates, I’m thinking about karma. Frost karma. Husker karma.

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Twenty-five years later, here we go again. Scott Frost is the coach at Central Florida and the leading candidate to coach at Nebraska. He’s the golden boy, and the obsession over his next move resembles a reality TV show. But for all the distractions and scrutiny, Frost can’t possibly feel more stress than he did as a 17-year-old in Wood River, fielding seven phone calls in one day from Tom Osborne, only to tell him sorry.

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As the Huskers flounder in the Mike Riley's third year, there’s much speculation on a pending coaching change in Lincoln. And for many Husker fans, Frost tops the wish list of replacements. But he wasn't always a favorite son in his home state.

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