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Scott Frost Named Husker Head Football Coach

Scott Frost Aims to Unite the People of Nebraska Behind Husker Football

The UCF head coach will leave Orlando to take a job as Nebraska's next head coach.

It also allows Frost to come full circle as a player and now a coach, which Sheehy says will serve as an inspiration to both players and husker fans, "Every Nebraska kid has dreamed about playing for the huskers and I think Scott coming back and talking the position as head coach again is going to show those kids across Nebraska what they can accomplish if they stay to their dreams".

Frost met with the team before the news conference and said, "I saw a lot of fire in their eyes".

According to insider Brett McMurphy, the Cornhuskers agreed to a seven-year, $35 million deal with Frost, who just led Central Florida to a 62-55 win over Memphis in double-overtime in the AAC Championship game.

Frost met with his team for the first time Sunday morning.

He wanted his players to enjoy their moment in the championship spotlight and waited until 30 minutes after his postgame press conference to tell the Knights he accepted the Nebraska job.

Moos said Frost is a natural fit at Nebraska and is well-prepared to lead the Husker program.

He coached linebackers at Northern Iowa in 2007 and became co-defensive coordinator the next year.

Sources said UCF is also expected to consider Troy Walters, the team's offensive coordinator and current interim coach, for the open spot, according to ESPN. Riley's Huskers made two bowl appearances and were 1-1 in those two games.

"It is a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to return to Nebraska and to lead the Husker football program", Frost said.

AD Bill Moos introduced Frost at a noon news conference saying, "I got the pick of the litter", and clarified his sentiment saying, "We got the pick of the litter".

Frost played for and coached under some of the top coaches around.

UCF freshman Gabe Davis discusses his early success with the Knights, who play for an AAC title Saturday. If he takes over UCF, he'd be able to coach talented quarterback McKenzie Milton, who is a sophomore.