Scott Frost heads home to revive Nebraska football program

Former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost prepares to take a snap in the 1998 Fiesta Bowl against Tennessee. (KHGI)

Frost is heading back to where it all began. The Wood River native was a 2 year starter at quarterback for the Huskers compiling a record of 24–2 and leading Nebraska to the 1997 national championship, the 5th in program history. He's spent the last 2 years as the head coach at Central Florida orchestrating one of the biggest turnarounds in college football history. Frost took over an 0–12 team and in his 2nd year the Knights have gone 12–0 and won the American Athletic Conference Championship in a thrilling contest over Memphis, 62–55 in double overtime. The new face of the Husker program released a statement after the University announced his hiring.

"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.

“I am appreciative of the confidence Bill Moos and our University leadership have in me to lead this program. I would not have the opportunity to be in this position without a lot of great people who have helped me throughout my career. 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. Go Big Red!”

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