No. 14 UCF is one of the hottest teams in the country, currently sitting at 9-0. As head coach Scott Frost gains national attention with his rising program, intrigue from top schools continues to reportedly grow. And that includes Nebraska, which hasn’t fired Mike Riley just yet, but is reportedly nearing in on a deal with Frost:
Frost, a former quarterback, started his college career at Stanford before he transferred to Nebraska in 1995. As a two-year starter for the Huskers, Scott went on to throw for 2,677 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was an integral part of Nebraska undefeated 1997 team that went on to share the national championship with the Michigan Wolverines, and if there’s ever a chance for him to get back with the Huskers, according to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, the current UCF coach would take it.
After inheriting a winless team, Frost led the Knights to a bowl game during his first season.
While UCF continues its current run, it likely means the coach will have his pick of numerous coaching vacancies at bigger programs. Frost has already been linked to the Florida and Tennessee jobs, although returning to his alma mater could be more enticing.
Nebraska is currently fourth in the Big Ten West division with a 4-6 (3-4 conference) record, which includes a two-game losing streak, as well as losing four of its last five games.
Jim McElwain is another name being tossed around for the Nebraska gig, should a deal with Frost fall through.