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

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

The current coach at UCF has reportedly agreed to a deal with Nebraska to take over the program with a seven-year, $35 million contract, according to USA Today and Brett McMurphy. The former OR offensive coordinator initially signed on with UCF in the winter of 2015. He took over a Knights team that didn't win a game in 2015 and went 6-7 and earned a bowl bid in 2016. In his inaugural season with the team past year, his squad went 6-6 in the regular season before falling to Arkansas State in the Cure Bowl. Nevertheless, all of this was leaked while UCF is on the field competing in the AAC Championship Game, which it won 62-55 in dramatic fashion in double overtime against Memphis.

In a press release, Moos said he hired Frost because "he is a rising star in the profession and a natural fit to lead the Nebraska program".

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

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The New York Jets drafted Frost in the third round in 1998, and he spent six seasons as a safety with four National Football League teams.

UCF has had some supporters in the College Football Playoff argument this year due to their undefeated record. His coaching career began taking off at OR, where he was Chip Kelly's receivers coach from 2009-12 and Mark Helfrich's offensive coordinator from 2013-15. The 42-year-old Frost has led a remarkable turnaround at Central Florida;. Nebraska finished 4-8 this season, the team's worst record in nearly 60 years.

"It is a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to return to Nebraska and to lead the Husker football program", Frost said in a statement released late Saturday afternoon. He's also a Nebraska native, from Wood River.

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