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Scott Frost returning to Nebraska after leading UCF revival

Scott Frost returning to Nebraska after leading UCF revival

It took a long, rumor-filled week before it finally became official, but in the end, Nebraska got the man they wanted by naming Frost as its 33rd head coach.

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

Frost is a former Nebraska quarterback, winning a National title in 1997. Just two years later, Frost led the Knights to an 11-0 record in the regular season, and a win in the AAC championship game. I am truly humbled to be here.

While he's only been a head coach for two seasons, Frost has a wide range of coaching experience as an assistant, particularly his time at OR working under Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich. In 2015, the season before Frost took over, UCF finished with a record of 0-12. Frost, a 42-year-old Wood River native, also faces the pressure of being the popular prodigal-son choice of fans who bought "Frost Warning" t-shirts and started "Bring Scott Frost Back to Nebraska" Facebook pages. The coaches did vote Nebraska No. 1, and MI was crowned champion by The Associated Press. 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.

1998-2003 - drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft by the New York Jets in 1998, played (mostly safety) for the Jets, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.




Now Frost returns to his alma mater charged with returning to prominence a program teetering on the edge of national relevancy.

Frost will be the first person since Frank Solich to both play and coach at Nebraska.

UCF has had some supporters in the College Football Playoff argument this year due to their undefeated record.

"I am appreciative of the confidence (athletic director) Bill Moos and our University leadership have in me to lead this program".


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