Scott Frost has likely coached his last game at UCF per multiple reports. After months of rumors linking him to Nebraska, an announcement is expected Sunday on his future. Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman reported Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos is telling recruits Frost already has 90 percent of his staff in place, the majority of coaches coming from his current UCF staff.
Frost declined to comment all week on reports he had agreed to terms with Nebraska prior to UCF’s AAC Championship matchup with Memphis. Frost took over a winless UCF team, and led the program to an undefeated regular season in just his second year in Orlando. During his two seasons at Nebraska, Frost threw for 2,677 passing yards and 18 touchdowns. He was the quarterback for the Cornhuskers during their 1997 national championship run, and is also a Nebraska native.
When Frost declined to meet with Florida representatives about the Gainesville vacancy, it became clear the former Nebraska quarterback was headed to Lincoln. As an Oregon offensive coordinator, Frost had eyed the UCF opening as a prime location to run his version of the Oregon offense, turning down jobs from Power Five institutions like Syracuse and Maryland to take the UCF gig. However, the pull to turn around his alma mater lured him away from Orlando after just two seasons.
Bleacher Report’s Lars Anderson reported the contract is a seven year, $35 million deal. It remains to be seen who will coach UCF in the Knights bowl game. Heavy will have updates from Frost’s UCF post-game press conference. Click here to learn more about how Frost turned around UCF, and what kind of coach Nebraska fans can expect.
Under Frost, UCF’s offense transformed to the third highest scoring unit in the country, and is headed to a New Year’s Six bowl game if the Knights can hold on to their fourth quarter lead against Memphis in the AAC championship game.