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Scott Frost to leave UCF for Nebraska's head coaching job, ESPN reports

03 December 2017
Scott Frost to leave UCF for Nebraska's head coaching job, ESPN reports

The University fired former head coach Mike Riley on November 25 after three seasons.

He then took Central Florida to a different level this season, rolling to a ideal 12-0 record and then winning the American Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon with a 62-55 double-overtime victory over Memphis.

In a press release, Nebraska announced that Scott Frost has been hired as the Cornhuskers' next head football coach.

After achieving a flawless regular season last Friday against the University of South Florida, the Knights beat the Tigers 62-55 in double overtime Saturday, winning their conference championship.

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. "I hope I'm wrong, but there's little question in my mind now that Frost will be the next head coach of 'Huskers".

NU athletic director Bill Moos said he's considering Frost for the job following the dismissal of Mike Riley, but also wants to respect Frost's duties with the Knights in the title game.

Frost was a former Huskers quarterback under legendary coach Tom Osborne. Riley spent three seasons as the head football coach in Lincoln and finished with a 19-19 record in his three years at the helm. UCF, Frost's old school, is expected to conduct a press conference Saturday evening to address the departure. I am truly humbled to be here.