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Scott Frost takes blame for Huskers ending up in hospital after extreme workout

Frost is still in the midst of recruitment issues, arising from his choice to coach UCF through its bowl win and "national championship" claim.


Kahron Spearman


Per a Lincoln Journal Star report (h/t CFT-NBC Sports), Nebraska head coach Scott Frost has confirmed that two of his players - wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey and defensive lineman Dylan Owen - were hospitalized after a winter workout last week.

The teammates were treated for rhabdomyolysis, a soft tissue condition caused by overwork that can lead to kidney damage. 

Anything that happens in our program is ultimately my responsibility. Our strength coach and training room were coordinating to do absolutely the best they could to make sure the transition went smooth, but two kids that exerted themselves too far and had (rhabdomyolysis).

Scott Frost
Head coach, Nebraska

Last year around this time, the University of Oregon had a similar crisis to put down, as offensive linemen Doug Brenner and Sam Poutasi and tight end Cam McCormick all went down with rhabdo, after a strenuous workout. 

The head coach Willie Taggert was criticized for ultimately not taking blame, as the event occurred under his watch. Taggert was recently announced as the head coach at Florida State.

Frost has many issues, on top of the Huskers' medical situation, including serious recruitment issues stemming from his choice to coach Central Florida through its bowl win and "national championship" claim.

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