Scott Frost has been a busy man over the past few months, coaching UCF, recruiting for Nebraska and then topping Auburn with the Knights in the Peach Bowl last weekend.
He’ll be adding one more thing to his schedule this Monday, Jan. 8, when he takes part in ESPN’s pregame coverage for the College Football Playoff Championship Game.
Oddly enough, he’ll be going on with Tigers coach Gus Malzahn, who he just defeated. New Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey will also be on the broadcast.
If Frost is sticking with Malzahn’s schedule, they will appear on ESPN’s College GameDay at 3 p.m. ET, then on Championship Drive at 5 p.m. before another appearance on the show right before the game at 7 p.m.
Frost, who went undefeated with the Knights, who are now calling themselves national champions, had said earlier this week that the CFP Committee made a ‘conscious effort’ to keep his former team out of the playoff.
“It looked like a conscious effort to me to make sure that they didn’t have a problem if they put us too high and a couple teams ahead of us lost,” Frost said after the Peach Bowl. “And oh, no, now we have to put them in a playoff. But we just beat a team that beat two playoff teams and lost to another one by 6 points and we beat them by 7.
“And Auburn is a great team. I’m not taking anything away from them. I give them a ton of credit. But these guys deserve everything they get, and they deserve more credit from the committee than what they got.”
It’ll be interesting to see how he interacts with Malzahn and if his opinion has changed over the past few days.
Alabama and Georgia will meet in the title game at 8 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia.