UCF head coach Scott Frost accepts Nebraska job

  • UCF head coach Scott Frost accepts Nebraska job

UCF head coach Scott Frost accepts Nebraska job

Scott Frost is expected to be named the next head coach at Nebraska, sources confirmed to ESPN Saturday.

During the week, speculation kicked into overdrive as all signs pointed to Frost becoming Nebraska's new coach. "We're undefeated, and I'm from there", Frost said last Monday. I would not have the opportunity to be in this position without a lot of great people who have helped me throughout my career. When he initially took over the Knights in the winter of 2015, they were coming off an 0-12 season. When Frost was asked about the reports after the game, he would only say that he wanted to talk to his team first.

This season the improvement has continued at a record pace. Frost has guided a high-powered UCF offensive attack that leads the nation in scoring at 49.4 points per game.

Following his official retirement from the National Football League in 2003, Frost got his first college job as the linebackers coach and then co-defensive coordinator at Northern Iowa from 2006-08.

Frost was equally successful as a player. At Stanford he was coached by Hall of Famer Bill Walsh, and of course Tom Osborne at Nebraska. He was the quarterback for the Cornhuskers during their 1997 national championship run, and is also a Nebraska native.

As a senior in 1997, Frost was an Academic All-American and a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Frost is highly coveted in coaching searches around the country, particularly by Nebraska. The Huskers are going to make one heck of a commitment to Frost, giving him a seven-year contract.