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.