Scott Frost leaves UCF to become head coach at Nebraska

Written by Brett Korpi


Late in the fourth-quarter of UCF’s 62-55 double-overtime victory over Memphis in the AAC Championship game, former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy reported what had been speculated for weeks; that Knights head coach Scott Frost had agreed with Nebraska to be the next head coach of the Cornhuskers replacing Mike Reilly.

Shortly after the game Nebraska officially announced the hire through Twitter.

Frost, 42, leaves Orlando to return to his alma-mater where he quarterbacked Nebraska to a National Championship in 1997 under the school’s legendary head coach Tom Osborne.

After celebrating in the locker room after his team capped an undefeated regular season with a conference championship, Frost had to face the media.

“I’m going to talk to the team first. They are hard decisions and they don’t give you enough time to make them. I love Orlando and no matter what I do, I’m going to retire here. UCF, Orlando is an unbelievable place with unlimited potential.”

Frost leaves UCF after turning around a program that went 0-12 in 2015, the year before he arrived. In 2016, the Knights went 6-7 returning to a bowl game and quickly improved to one of the nation’s best offenses averaging 45.8 points-per-game in their undefeated conference championship season.

Frost and Nebraska reportedly agreed on a 7-year $35-million deal.

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