Scott Frost returning to Nebraska after leading UCF revival

No. 14 UCF wins OT thriller in AAC title game

After dispatching of South Florida in one of the best college football games of the season, UCF know will host Memphis in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game.

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

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.

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The Nebraska Huskers have hired Scott Frost as their new head football coach Nebraska Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Saturday, Dec. 2. 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. Nebraska has plenty of work to do as an offensive outfit, but Frost has already proven capable of turning a program around and the overwhelming optimism regarding his hire in Lincoln is completely justified.

Frost's success has happened with a dynamic offense he dubbed "UCF-Fast" and averaged a nation-best 48.3 points per game entering Saturday's game. Nebraska won the National title in 1997 with Frost at the helm. 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. Frost was then drafted by the Jets and played five seasons in the National Football League with New York, Cleveland and Tampa Bay. "I would not have the opportunity to be in this position without a lot of great people who have helped me throughout my career", Frost added in his statement.

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

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