Scott Frost is coming home.
The 42-year-old Frost, a former quarterback who led the Cornhuskers to a share of the 1997 national championship, has led the Knights to an 11-0 record heading into Saturday’s American Athletic Conference championship game against Memphis.
He will replace Mike Riley at Nebraska. Riley was fired after three seasons, with Nebraska going 4-8 this season.
UCF made Frost, who was the offensive coordinator at Oregon, a first-time head coach in December 2015 after the Knights finished 0-12. He has led the Knights to a 18-7 record in his two seasons.
Source: Scott Frost has agreed to 7-year, $35 million deal with Nebraska, but in days leading up today’s AAC title game was still having some “serious cold feet & remorse.” @LarsAnderson71 previously reported contract figures
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 2, 2017