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Former Stanford QB to head Nebraska football program

 

Scott Frost, who spent two years as a Stanford quarterback, will return to his alma mater as Nebraska's head football coach after becoming one of the nation's most successful coaches the past two seasons. A member of two Huskers national championship teams, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos officially introduced Frost at a Sunday news conference in Lincoln.

Frost comes to Nebraska after two successful seasons at UCF, where he guided the Knights to a perfect 12-0 season in 2017, and an 18-7 record in two seasons in Orlando. 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.


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Moos said Frost is a rising star in the profession and a natural fit to lead the Nebraska program.

Frost is well-prepared to take over a tradition-rich program like Nebraska, Moos said, in part because of the coaches he has learned from during his football career, including Tom Osborne, Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, Jon Gruden, Mike Tomlin and Chip Kelly.

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

The 42-year-old Frost was a member of national championship teams at Nebraska in 1995 and 1997 and becomes the fifth former Husker to lead the NU football program, and first since Frank Solich.

"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 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. I am truly humbled to be here. The state of Nebraska and the Husker program mean a great deal to me. This is home."

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