UCF hires longtime Pac-12 assistant as its next head coach

The coaching carousel for the year 2015 has been like no other, and things got turning once again on Tuesday morning. UCF, who ended things with its longtime head coach in George O’Leary in late October, has finally found its new head coach. The Knights have hired Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost as its new head coach.

Frost first arrived at Oregon in 2009, after a two year stint at Northern Iowa in 2007, first as a linebackers coach and then was promoted to offensive coordinator. He arrived at Oregon to coach the wide receivers in ’09 when now Philadelphia Eagle Chip Kelly was head coach, and current Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich was still the offensive coordinator.

His wide receivers in 2014 helped engineer an offense that averaged better than 500 yards of total offense for the fourth year in a row. Additionally, Oregon’s 291.5 passing yards-per-game represented its highest output in eight seasons.

Prior to Frost’s coaching career, he enjoyed a six-year career in the NFL, and was coached by some of the legendary football coaching minds of all time, including Stanford’s Bill Walsh and Nebraska’s Tom Osborne, as well as the New York Jets’ Bill Parcells in the NFL.

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