UCF HC Scott Frost has resigned from his position and will take the head-coaching post at Nebraska. Frost guided UCF to an 11-0 record and an American Athletic Conference championship this season, and the Knights are the only remaining unbeaten team in the FBS.
"Going undefeated isn't just improbable, this is impossible", Frost said.
Frost and his staff will coach the Golden Knights in their bowl game - likely the January 1 Peach Bowl - even as several assistants, including future Husker defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, follow Frost to Nebraska. When Frost was asked about the reports after the game, he would only say that he wanted to talk to his team first. Sumlin may choose to wait for a more prominent job instead.
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".
Sources said UCF is also expected to consider Troy Walters, the team's offensive coordinator and current interim coach, for the open spot, according to ESPN.
Landing Sumlin would be a big win for UCF. The Knights were 0-12 the year before, but finished 6-6 his first season and went to a bowl game. Riley's Huskers made two bowl appearances and were 1-1 in those two games.
Frost will lead a Nebraska program in the midst of a two decade slide from national prominence that's included the firing of four coaches since 2003. Under Frost and new defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, Griffin was moved from safety to outside linebacker and become the AAC's 2016 defensive player of the year.
AD Bill Moos introduced Frost at a noon news conference saying, "I got the pick of the litter", and clarified his sentiment saying, "We got the pick of the litter".
"I gotta tell you I thought it would take a lot longer than this to get it to this point".
Frost played for and coached under some of the top coaches around.
UCF QB McKenzie Milton previews Memphis and chats about blocking out the outside distraction surrounding Scott Frost's coaching future.