Scott Frost hired as Nebraska's new head football coach

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The UCF Knights continue to march toward a ideal season. The program's rise to an undefeated record follows an 0-12 mark in 2015.

Previously, Frost was the offensive coordinator for the University of Oregon.

He then took Central Florida to a different level this season, rolling to a flawless 12-0 record and then winning the American Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon with a 62-55 double-overtime victory over Memphis.

"I am thrilled that Scott is returning to his alma mater to lead the Husker football program", NU athletic director Bill Moos said in a statement. "I truly believe that we have hired the premier young coach in the country and that exciting times lie ahead".

In a press release, Moos said he hired Frost because "he is a rising star in the profession and a natural fit to lead the Nebraska program". Scott Frost to Nebraska is looking likelier and likelier as the week goes on, but in case you needed one more indication that Frost is coming back to Lincoln, Huskers fans, here you go. Frost finished his Nebraska career with 2,677 pass yards, 1,534 rush yards and 46 total touchdowns.

Riley went 4-8 this season in his third as the Cornhuskers' head coach. The turnaround from 0-12 to 12-0 in two years is the quickest of its kind in major college football history. Still, news that this is an inevitability dropping as he's on the sidelines coaching UCF in the AAC championship game is less than ideal timing. The state of Nebraska and the Husker program mean a great deal to me.

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