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Frost Asks For Family Privacy

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Sorry if this was noted already, but thought I would post in all of the excitement from yesterday. We all know how much Frost loves to be back, but he doesn't want his family bothered going forward. I don't see this as much of a problem now that he was officially hired. Just a good reminder 

 

In post presser questions with the media Frost said “I’m going to lose it on you guys if you approach my family. It’s already happened.” Then is subsequently asked about what his parents told him after the UCF game. Frost says “Listen I told you guys, my family is off limits. I’m telling you that right now, I don’t want phone calls to my mother. I don’t want pictures of my son. This is about me and this is about these kids and this program, its not about them.”

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Has this ever been an issue before?  I don't remember ever really hearing about Osborne's kids or the families of other coaches.  Even Pelini's kids stayed out of the news.  There will always be rumors of what family members may or may not have done, but I don't recall the media tracking down family members once a coach is in place.

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And as I just posted in another thread, the fan base should be supportive of any attempts that he makes to keep things out that distract him and his team from turning this thing around.

How could anyone not be on board with that? Was it blunt and direct? Yes! It got the point across, it saved time. 

I want the guy as focused as possible on his job. If the media honors his request, he'll be able to do that more effectively. It's a no-brainer.

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4 minutes ago, funhusker said:

Has this ever been an issue before?  I don't remember ever really hearing about Osborne's kids or the families of other coaches.  Even Pelini's kids stayed out of the news.  There will always be rumors of what family members may or may not have done, but I don't recall the media tracking down family members once a coach is in place.

TO was a coach long before internet and social media made it easier to get crazy fans access where they shouldn't be.

 

Bo's, Callahan's, Riley's extended family didn't live here.  So, it wouldn't have been an issue with them.  


I do remember hearing horror stories about kids or assistant's kids being harassed at school...etc.

 

I could see idiot fans doing stupid stuff.

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I've got no problem with him laying down some ground rules. He has firsthand experience from when he was player. That Stanford stint didn't sit well with some folks and it caused added scrutiny of his parents. Plus there have been little personal things with our last 3 coaches and our recent AD. Think he's just being proactive. Our media is going to have to adjust to actually having a decent coach. Their MO was somewhat understandable considering that last 3 dogs we've had but they may have to relearn how things are supposed to work when you're not in constant next coach mode.

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1 minute ago, BigRedBuster said:

TO was a coach long before internet and social media made it easier to get crazy fans access where they shouldn't be.

 

Bo's, Callahan's, Riley's extended family didn't live here.  So, it wouldn't have been an issue with them.  


I do remember hearing horror stories about kids or assistant's kids being harassed at school...etc.

 

I could see idiot fans doing stupid stuff.

Fans will be fans unfortunately.  Frost's words were directed at media.  Has the media ever tried to get stories from family members that weren't "newsworthy" on their own merit?

 

I can understand why media asked family leading up the hire.  They were asked for the same reason assistant coaches, players, support staff, and salt-water aquarium guys were asked.  The reporters were looking for a source to tell them where Frost was going.  Now that he's here, why in the world would anyone ask Scott's wife what his plans are when they can just ask the coach himself?

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6 minutes ago, funhusker said:

Fans will be fans unfortunately.  Frost's words were directed at media.  Has the media ever tried to get stories from family members that weren't "newsworthy" on their own merit?

 

I can understand why media asked family leading up the hire.  They were asked for the same reason assistant coaches, players, support staff, and salt-water aquarium guys were asked.  The reporters were looking for a source to tell them where Frost was going.  Now that he's here, why in the world would anyone ask Scott's wife what his plans are when they can just ask the coach himself?

Frost's family (parents) have always been a topic of discussion in Nebraska's media along with him.

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I hope the media follows through with Frosts wishes. There really isn't a need for it. Fans too hopefully. I mean I'm sure Frost wouldn't care if a fan just passing by on the sidewalk said "Good luck" or something like that but leave it at that.

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50 minutes ago, BIG ERN said:

Sorry if this was noted already, but thought I would post in all of the excitement from yesterday. We all know how much Frost loves to be back, but he doesn't want his family bothered going forward. I don't see this as much of a problem now that he was officially hired. Just a good reminder 

 

In post presser questions with the media Frost said “I’m going to lose it on you guys if you approach my family. It’s already happened.” Then is subsequently asked about what his parents told him after the UCF game. Frost says “Listen I told you guys, my family is off limits. I’m telling you that right now, I don’t want phone calls to my mother. I don’t want pictures of my son. This is about me and this is about these kids and this program, its not about them.”

 

Concur.  He is a head coach duties only.

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The thing is...now that he is the coach there is no reason to chat up his family...the story at the time was "Will Frost Come To NU"

 

That story is done...there is no story anymore.

 

 

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1 hour ago, funhusker said:

Has this ever been an issue before?  I don't remember ever really hearing about Osborne's kids or the families of other coaches.  Even Pelini's kids stayed out of the news.  There will always be rumors of what family members may or may not have done, but I don't recall the media tracking down family members once a coach is in place.

IIRC Cosgrove and/or his family got death threats when things went south. But that was from crazy "fans" not from the media. 

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Unfortunately, this is mainly an issue because of (primarily) one media outlet's (WOWT) decision to be vultures and try to profiteer of the fact they contacted Frost's mother for an interview. It made them look stupid.

 

The vast majority of the media/press have been respectful of the Frost family. I also haven't seen any evidence so far that anyone was "camped" outside of Frost's parents home. It was a rumor perpetuated by media members in Florida.

 

That said, I understand Frost's reasons for doing this. He's basically saying don't get similar ideas. He was the one put in a tough spot thanks to some assignment editor/news director's stupid choice.

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3 hours ago, BIG ERN said:

Sorry if this was noted already, but thought I would post in all of the excitement from yesterday. We all know how much Frost loves to be back, but he doesn't want his family bothered going forward. I don't see this as much of a problem now that he was officially hired. Just a good reminder 

 

In post presser questions with the media Frost said “I’m going to lose it on you guys if you approach my family. It’s already happened.” Then is subsequently asked about what his parents told him after the UCF game. Frost says “Listen I told you guys, my family is off limits. I’m telling you that right now, I don’t want phone calls to my mother. I don’t want pictures of my son. This is about me and this is about these kids and this program, its not about them.”

Here, let me repost this.... this is great!

 

Does anyone not understand what he means?

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Frost is a passionate guy who will put protecting his players (and his family) first.

 

I think Frost will be much different than Riley when it comes to the media.  But he'll have Davison and Moos for support in that area.

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There also has to be very strong consequences for media members that don't adhere to what Scott is asking.  They do something stupid, they're gone. 

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21 minutes ago, ladyhawke said:

There also has to be very strong consequences for media members that don't adhere to what Scott is asking.  They do something stupid, they're gone. 

Perhaps even sent to the Pit of Misery!!

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1 hour ago, ladyhawke said:

There also has to be very strong consequences for media members that don't adhere to what Scott is asking.  They do something stupid, they're gone. 


Being that the media is not employed by the University of Nebraska that really probably isn't feasible. 

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Just now, Undone said:


Being that the media is not employed by the University of Nebraska that really probably isn't feasible. 

 

Well, they could lose their press credentials from Nebraska as an entire news organization.  Virtually the same thing.

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1 minute ago, In the Deed the Glory said:

 

Well, they could lose their press credentials from Nebraska as an entire news organization.  Virtually the same thing.


Agreed, good point.

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3 minutes ago, Undone said:


Being that the media is not employed by the University of Nebraska that really probably isn't feasible. 

Is banning them from University property something that can’t be done?

 I would think they could easily do that.

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4 minutes ago, Hayseed said:

Is banning them from University property something that can’t be done?

 I would think they could easily do that.


In the Deed pointed that out, yes.

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It's worth noting that if you watch the video where Scott tells the media to leave his family out of it, it's not out of no where. The media asked a couple questions about his parents' reactions to Scott taking the Nebraska job before Scott shuts down that line of questioning. So the media was already flirting with that line before Scott said, “Listen I told you guys, my family is off limits."

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1 hour ago, Undone said:


Being that the media is not employed by the University of Nebraska that really probably isn't feasible. 

True but the media bosses aren’t going to like being put in a poor light with Husker Nation. Public opinion is huge and since the media outlets depend on advertising via the public purchasing power they will take action against any reporter who doesn’t toe the line. Besides, if they want to know anything about Scott they can ask him. Anything else is irrelevant. I’m thinking in the near future Scott will introduce his new family or maybe a formal interview with his parents will be done but via Bill Moos or Matt Davison.  It will all be done via the University not public media. (Just my opinion.:))

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43 minutes ago, cheekygeek said:

IMHO, Scott & Ashley should take a look at this new Lincoln home listing. It's only a 19 minute commute to Memorial Stadium. Looks like the sort of place a Head Coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers could entertain and raise a family.

 

bah... for that kind of money I'd live somewhere really nice (read: secluded from media attention)  and have limo service to the U and back.  :D  

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2 hours ago, GamingGlen said:

 

bah... for that kind of money I'd live somewhere really nice (read: secluded from media attention)  and have limo service to the U and back.  :D  

 

Guessing you aren't the realtor selling that house?

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10 hours ago, cheekygeek said:

IMHO, Scott & Ashley should take a look at this new Lincoln home listing. It's only a 19 minute commute to Memorial Stadium. Looks like the sort of place a Head Coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers could entertain and raise a family.

 

 

God I really, really, really hope you aren't a realtor trying to do some sleazy thing that I can't even fathom :lol:

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18 hours ago, In the Deed the Glory said:

Well, they could lose their press credentials from Nebraska as an entire news organization.  Virtually the same thing.

 

18 hours ago, Undone said:

Agreed, good point.

 

18 hours ago, Hayseed said:

Is banning them from University property something that can’t be done?

 I would think they could easily do that.

Nebraska would have to be careful about trying to "ban" an entire news organization. Local media laws forbid an organization from banning an entire media outlet from public news conferences. The press credentials are namely for security purposes. Banning a reporter/outlet simply because they did something a coach/university doesn't like wouldn't fly unless there was something like a provable public safety concern. And, even then, only that individual reporter would likely be banned. Trying to keep the media outlet away would be challenging if not impossible.

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Frost's request for privacy for his family shouldn't just be read as directed at the media, every fan should understand this means them, too.  The Frosts deserve to live their lives quietly.  Scott is the public figure, not his wife, son or parents. 

 

Nobody is camping out by his parents' house, but nobody needs to start, either.  Leave them alone and let's just watch football. 

 

The sooner this whole conversation is forgotten the better.  It's a weird focus for a new coach based on one offhand phone call one member of the media made. 

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I understand his desire to make a strong statement about this from the beginning.

 

But I don't really understand the harm in asking him a question about how his parents reacted to the conference championship win or his being named coach. They're asking him, not bothering his parents.

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Totally on board with leave coaches' families alone. There are lots of ways to have said this, though, publicly or privately.  I think Scott would have commanded a lot of respect if he had stated his request instead of demanding it. I understand Scott probably has some feelings about the media here going a long, long time back. I don't think it's healthy for the program for him to already have this view that they're out to get him. Spend the honeymoon capital wisely.

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37 minutes ago, zoogs said:

Totally on board with leave coaches' families alone. There are lots of ways to have said this, though, publicly or privately.  I think Scott would have commanded a lot of respect if he had stated his request instead of demanding it. I understand Scott probably has some feelings about the media here going a long, long time back. I don't think it's healthy for the program for him to already have this view that they're out to get him. Spend the honeymoon capital wisely.

 

I attribute his response being a little sharp due to tiredness and probably a little hunger.  He said himself he hadn't gotten a lot of sleep or food in the last 24 hours.

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1 hour ago, GamingGlen said:

 

I attribute his response being a little sharp due to tiredness and probably a little hunger.  He said himself he hadn't gotten a lot of sleep or food in the last 24 hours.

Sam McKewon was the one who asked Frost about how his parents responded to his decision, and that's what caused Frost to make his edict of not bringing up his family.  McKewon is a professional and didn't take it as a negative.  He chalked it up to Frost being exhausted after a long 48-72 hours prior to the PC.

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I don't see the problem with what SF said - Let's not chalk it up to anything besides him saying his family is off limits.  He will more than likely answer any and all questions that deal with NU football and i'm guessing he will be an A+ character on and OFF the field.  But there is zero reason that his family should be brought into this - it is about him coaching and representing NU football.

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On 12/4/2017 at 0:38 PM, Undone said:


Being that the media is not employed by the University of Nebraska that really probably isn't feasible. 

SF is by no means required to ever answer any of their questions or give interviews to them again; seeing that he will hopefully be here for 20 years - that would be an awfully long time to attend press conferences knowing he will not acknowledge you

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