Could Scott Frost turn down a potential Nebraska job offer?
Nebraska is 4-7 and it appears that Mike Riley won’t be back for a fourth season as head coach. Riley has lost 18 games in his three seasons in Lincoln, which is more than Tom Osborne lost in his last 11 seasons.
Fans are throwing around different potential candidates for the job, but the one person who’s name is wanted by the majority of fans is University of Central Florida head coach and former Nebraska star quarterback Scott Frost.
But the Omaha World-Herald examines why Frost might not want the Nebraska job and quoted someone close to him:
“If I’m Scott Frost, one of the things I have to consider is what if I fail? Everybody talks about the second coming and we’re back to the glory days, but if Scott Frost, unlike any other coach in the country, comes to Nebraska and fails, he would be vilified. … They can bring in whoever else and he can fail and he can go back home and that’ll be the end of it. But (Frost) almost has to succeed. That’s a heckuva lot of pressure.”
Frost is in his second season at UCF, which is also only his second year as a collegiate head coach. He is 10-0 this season, after going 6-7 last year. Frost is the hottest name in college football and will likely draw interest from multiple schools.