Frost is looking at a seven-year deal that will pay about $35 million, USA TODAY Sports reported. The former OR offensive coordinator initially signed on with UCF in the winter of 2015. The Golden Knights were 0-12 the year before Frost took over. In his inaugural season with the team a year ago, his squad went 6-6 in the regular season before falling to Arkansas State in the Cure Bowl. This year the team is 12-0 after a double-overtime 62-55 win over Memphis in Saturday's American Athletic Conference championship game.
In a press release, Moos said he hired Frost because "he is a rising star in the profession and a natural fit to lead the Nebraska program".More news: Nigeria draw Argentina for 5th time
Frost replaces former head coach Mike Riley.
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Previously, Frost was the offensive coordinator for the University of Oregon. The 42-year-old Frost has led a remarkable turnaround at Central Florida;. Riley spent three seasons as the head football coach in Lincoln and finished with a 19-19 record in his three years at the helm. The Huskers have not won a conference championship in football since 1999 and have not contended for a national title since the early 2000s.
Now Frost returns to his alma mater charged with returning to prominence a program teetering on the edge of national relevancy. "That's what we've done", Frost said. "I would not have the opportunity to be in this position without a lot of great people who have helped me throughout my career", Frost added in his statement. Specifically, 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.More news: Critics Bash First Lady Melania Trumpâ??s White House Christmas Decorations
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