Nebraska reportedly hiring UCF's Scott Frost as new head coach


Bleacher Report's Lars Anderson reported on Friday that he's already begun to put together his coaching staff and is looking at houses in Lincoln.

Frost comes to Nebraska after coaching the University of Central Florida for two seasons. When he initially took over the Knights in the winter of 2015, they were coming off an 0-12 season. Both teams had over 30 first downs, both teams rushed for over 200 yards and both teams passed for over 400 yards (471 for Memphis' Riley Ferguson, 494 for UCF's McKenzie Milton).

A finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as a senior who became just the 10th player in college football history to rush and pass for more than 1,000 yards in a season, Frost was drafted by the New Jets with the 67th overall pick in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. Darrell Henderson turned in a 36-yard gain for the first down, putting Memphis well in range of a field goal.

There were big plays aplenty with longs of 48, 50, 66 and 68 yards between the two teams. With the victory the Knights will be the highest ranked Group of 5 team in the nation.

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Memphis' possession came down to a 4th-and-7, the Tigers completed an out route to Anthony Miller for the huge first down. Memphis matched UCF in offensive explosion and actually led 31-24 at halftime after intercepting Milton twice in the red zone in the second quarter.

UCF punted, and Memphis had a chance to play for the win. The Knights subsequently threw an interception, and the game went to overtime.

Frost was the unanimous selection for the AAC Coach of the Year and is now a semifinalist for the George Munger Coach of the Year. Adrian Killins responded with a two-yard UCF touchdown. Now, after their downfall, they'll be heading back to a major bowl, needing a win against a Power Five opponent to finish undefeated.