Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos hit a home run bringing Scott Frost back to Nebraska. And he knows it.
Saturday evening, after reports confirmed that Frost was leaving UCF to become the next head coach of the Huskers, Nebraska Athletics released an official statement on the situation. And Moos had plenty of great things to say about his new head football coach.
“I am thrilled that Scott is returning to his alma mater to lead the Husker football program,” Moos said, via Huskers.com. “I truly believe that we have hired the premier young coach in the country and that exciting times lie ahead.”
UCF capped a 12-0 season with an AAC Championship on Saturday afternoon, beating Memphis 62-55 in double-overtime. In two seasons, Frost turned a winless program into the best Group of Five squad in the country.
Because of that success, Frost was highly attractive for many programs. But the call of his alma mater was too much, though, and he’ll be returning to Lincoln. Frost will receive a 7-year, $35 million contract with the Huskers.
In two seasons at UCF, Frost tallied an 18-7 record. He will be the 30th head coach in Nebraska’s history.