Scott Frost hired as Nebraska's new head football coach

Scott Frost hired as Nebraska's new head football coach

Scott Frost hired as Nebraska's new head football coach

A native of Wood River, Neb., Frost and his wife, Ashley, celebrated the birth of their son earlier this month.

The Nebraska Huskers have hired Scott Frost as their new head football coach Nebraska Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Saturday, Dec. 2. Riley spent three seasons as the head football coach in Lincoln and finished with a 19-19 record in his three years at the helm.

Now, Frost takes control of the top football post at his alma mater. UCF's wild double overtime 62-55 victory over high-powered Memphis in the AAC Championship Game closed the books on a 12-0 season as the Knights prepare for their bowl game, which will likely be the Peach Bowl against an at-large power-conference team. After his standout high school career as an option quarterback and track star, he began his college football career at Stanford.

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Not long after the game, Nebraska confirmed the news. And in 1997, he powered a unit that led the nation in total offense, scoring and rushing yardage. Before taking over as head coach at UCF, Frost spent time as an assistant at OR (2009-15) and Northern Iowa (2007-08) and served as a graduate assistant at Kansas State (2006) and Nebraska (2002).

Though he had to make the change from quarterback to safety to make it in the NFL, Frost ended up playing six pro seasons with the Jets, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Notable coaches Frost has either played for or coached with include Tom Osborne, Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, Jon Gruden, Mike Tomlin and Chip Kelly. UCF again improved by six victories with its ideal 12-0 record, marking the first undefeated regular season in UCF and AAC history.

One of them was his alma mater, and now, 20 years after he left as one of the top quarterbacks in NU history, he returns as its head coach.

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Frost and the Knights are 11-0 and remain one of only two unbeaten FBS schools at this point in the season.

Success has followed Frost throughout both his coaching and playing career.

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