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Nebraska names Frost as new head coach

03 December, 2017, 01:48 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Scott Frost hired as Nebraska's new head football coach

The current coach at UCF has reportedly agreed to a deal with Nebraska to take over the program with a seven-year, $35 million contract, according to USA Today and Brett McMurphy. This year the team is 12-0 after a double-overtime 62-55 win over Memphis in Saturday's American Athletic Conference championship game.

Under Frost, UCF became the first program in Football Bowl Subdivision history to go from a winless season to a flawless regular season in just two years. The Golden Knights were 0-12 the year before Frost took over.

Frost is a former Nebraska quarterback, winning a National title in 1997.

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. Frost will be officially introduced as Nebraska's head coach during a press conference on Sunday, Dec. 3, at noon. Frost's three predecessors had no ties to Nebraska, and his track record at OR and UCF has fans confident he is the right man to return the Huskers to their place in the college football hierarchy. 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.

The 42-year-old Frost will look to help NU return to dominant form.

"I am thrilled that [Frost] is returning to his alma mater to lead the Husker football program", Moos said. "That's what we've done", Frost said. Nebraska finished 4-8 this season, the team's worst record in nearly 60 years. He's also a Nebraska native, from Wood River.

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