UCF football head coach Scott Frost is easily one of the top big-name coaching candidates in college football.
Not only does he have his Knights at 6-0 this season, ranked No. 1 in the American Athletic East, but he has a great resume backing up his hype. Frost worked under Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich at Oregon, playing an instrumental role in the Ducks’ offensive success — first as a wideout coach and then as offensive coordinator. He was given the UFC gig in 2015 and has remained a hot name coaching candidate since.
There are plenty of schools looking for a head coach that may want to take a run at Frost, but one, in particular, seems to make the most sense. 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.
In his recent power rankings, Dodd dropped this bit of info on Scott and his former team.
The increasingly relevant question is whether Nebraska will wait for Scott Frost if the Knights play in a New Year’s Six bowl. I am told — at this moment — he would most likely go to Nebraska if offered.
Of course, Scott ending up at Nebraska is contingent on the Cornhuskers dumping current head coach Mike Riley, but that seems to be more and more of a likely possibility as time goes on.
The Huskers are currently 3-4 this season and they’re coming off of two-straight blowout losses to ranked teams in Wisconsin and Ohio State. Nebraska has far from lived up to expectations in the Riley era and in fact, the Huskers are only 18-15 so far in his time as head coach. He did go 9-4 last season, but at Nebraska, mediocrity is something that doesn’t go over well — especially in football.
Frost would be a huge get for Nebraska and it his hire would instantly revitalize the football program.
Whether or not that actually happens seems to be still up in the air, but at the very least, it seems like a very real possibility.