UCF targeting Kevin Sumlin to replace Scott Frost
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Dec 04, 2017,
Dec 04, 2017, 0:40
Scott Frost is indeed coming back to coach the Nebraska football team. "I have been fortunate to be at a wonderful school the last two years, but Nebraska is a special place with a storied tradition and a fan base which is second to none".
"What I felt that Scott wanted the most was enough time to get this done right", Moos said. "Specially, I would like to thank Coach Osborne who has played such an integral role in my life over the past two decades, both on and off the field".
UCF defeated No. 16 Memphis on Saturday in Orlando to capture the American Athletic Conference title, his first as a head coach and his seventh in 11 seasons as a full-time coach.
Frost met with the team before the news conference and said, "I saw a lot of fire in their eyes". "These things happen at the wrong time". This season was fun.
One of his first moves as a head coach was to add players' names to the back of their jerseys again after O'Leary removed them. "When I was here under Coach (Tom) Osborne, there was unity of objective, unity of belief and understanding and support for this program and what it stood for and what it was accomplishing".
He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Nebraska before taking the same job at Kansas State.
UCF is also expected to consider offensive coordinator Troy Walters for its coaching vacancy, according to sources. The Panthers gave up just 107.1 yards per game on the ground that season. "A lot of coaches when they get a bigger job, or change from one school to another think they need to go out and hire some different people; the guys that helped us when there can help us when here and I expect the majority of them to join me". Frost also said "we still have some talking to do" as it relates to him returning to UCF to coach the Knights' bowl game.
Frost, 42, is leaving the Knights after two seasons to become Nebraska's sixth head coach since his idol and former head coach Tom Osborne retired in 1997. In 2015, the season before Frost took over, UCF finished with a record of 0-12.