Scott Frost has reportedly been hired as Nebraska’s head football coach.
ESPN confirmed multiple reports of Frost’s hiring on Saturday. The news was scrolled on-screen during ABC-TV’s coverage of the latter stages of Frost’s UCF team beating Memphis 62-55 in double-overtime to win the American Athletic Conference championship.
The 42-year old Frost guided the Knights to a 12-0 season. When asked by ESPN’s Todd McShay about the Nebraska coaching job immediately after UCF’s win, an emotional Frost only said, “I want to go celebrate with my team.”
Frost is a Wood River, Nebraska native and quarterbacked the Huskers to the 1997 co-national championship in Tom Osborne’s final season as NU’s head coach.