Scott Frost: I'd be hurt if Nebraska wasn't interested in me
It sounds more and more like UCF head coach Scott Frost will be headed back to Nebraska when the 2017 season officially ends.
While there hasn’t been any confirmation on a deal between the two sides, it sounds like Frost is extremely interested in the vacancy. And athletic director Bill Moos is certainly intrigued at bringing the former Husker back to his home state.
During a news conference for UCF’s upcoming AAC title game, Frost was asked about his future, but didn’t provide a response that had too much insight. But Frost did say that — in a roundabout way — he hopes he’s at least considered.
“I’d be hurt if Nebraska wasn’t interested in me,” Frost said, according to ESPN. “We’re undefeated. I’m from there. When you win a lot, people are interested in you.”
Spoiler alert: Nebraska is interested in you, Scott.
Though Frost said on a couple of occasions that he wasn’t interested in talking about his future, he did say that he’ll have to make a decision in the near future.
“Every year in college football, there’s tough decisions to make,” he said. “And those kind of things happen. And when the time’s right, we’ll make them. I know it would be really hard to leave this team because of how much love I have for this group of guys and how much effort they’ve given us.
“So all I’m going to do is go back to my office and watch more film. This shouldn’t be about me. I know the questions are going to come, but these guys have earned the right to have the conversation be about them.”
Nebraska fired Mike Riley on Saturday, one day after the Huskers were clobbered 56-14 by Iowa in the season finale. The Huskers finished the year 4-8 and were 19-19 during Riley’s three seasons.
Frost has coached UCF to a perfect 11-0 record and has the Knights ranked No. 15 in the country. They will play Memphis on Saturday in Orlando for the AAC title.
Frost is expected to be the top candidate to fill the vacancy in Lincoln.