Scott Frost hired as Nebraska's new head football coach

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Scott Frost is the new head football coach at the University of Nebraska. And then UCF hit the afterburners for the current campaign - Frost's crew rolled to an 12-0 record, capped off with Saturday's wild shootout win over Memphis in the AAC Championship Game. On the same day that Frost led UCF to an undefeated season and AAC championship, Nebraska announced that Frost would be coming back to Lincoln to coach the Cornhuskers.

On Dec. 1, 2015, Frost was hired as head coach at Central Florida.

In the National Football League he played for Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick with the New York Jets and Jon Gruden with Tampa Bay. The 42-year-old Frost has led a remarkable turnaround at Central Florida;.

Athletic Director Bill Moos praised Frost and said he was one of the premier coaches in the country, "the pick of the litter". I am truly humbled to be here.

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

"I don't see us going 12-0 next year, but I know he will get energy from the kids and get the program enthusiastic and hopefully just have a better season next year than we had this year", said husker fan Rick Sheehy.

Scott Frost hired as Nebraska's new head football coach

"I would not have the opportunity to be in this position without a lot of great people who have helped me throughout my career", he said.

"Coach (Osborne) has been a mentor to me my whole life, he definitely played a part in this".

While rebuilding the husker football program back to its former glory will take time, David Kracman hopes Frost can do it quickly, "I think it's going to take a little bit of time, I know people are patient, but I think he's shown he can do things pretty fast in a different location".

Frost will face pressure right away to earn his money.

The school is looking to replace Scott Frost, who Saturday accepted the coaching job at Nebraska, his alma mater. Next year's schedule includes games against traditional conference powerhouses Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin.