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Mickey Joseph Becomes the First Black Head Coach in Nebraska Sports History

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers finally ended the Scott Frost era and then made history by naming Mickey Joseph interim head football coach for the remainder of the season.

Joseph, a former Nebraska quarterback, now becomes the first Black head coach in Nebraska history. Not Nebraska football history, but in the entire history of Nebraska sports according to KETV Omaha.

The 54-year-old coach joined the program this season as the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach. Now he will lead the team for at least the next nine games.

The team currently sits at 1-2 after losing another close game, this time to Georgia Southern of the Sunbelt Conference.

After another horrible loss, Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts knew he had to make a change.

“After the disappointing start to our season, I decided the best path forward for our program was to make a change in our head coaching position,” said Alberts in a statement. “Associate Head Coach Mickey Joseph will serve as our interim head coach for the remainder of the 2022 season.”

It was a move that the school supported.

“Difficult as this decision is, I fully support AD Alberts’ path (forward), and I have complete confidence in Interim Coach Joseph. There’s lots of football left to be played. Now is the time to rally around our players and give them our full support,” said University of Nebraska President Ted Carter.

Like Joseph, Frost was a former Cornhuskers quarterback. He was hired in 2018 after leading UCF to a perfect 13-0 record and a Peach Bowl win.

Unfortunately, he never duplicated that success at Nebraska. He failed to have a single winning season in his five years with the team, posting a final record of 16-31 before his firing on Sunday evening.

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