Nebraska coach Scott Frost had a busy first week on the job. What we didn’t know at the time was how it would pale in comparison to his second week.
Frost’s second week on the job has had him crossing the country on multiple flights and living in multiple timezones. He’s busy preparing UCF for the Peach Bowl as the Knights’ proclaimed “game day head coach” and also doing work on the Nebraska recruiting trail. It’s an exhausting schedule to look at, but it’s one Frost is embracing as he works to do what’s best for both UCF and Nebraska.
Here’s a look at how Frost’s week has shaped up so far:
Frost’s first flight of the week took him from Lincoln to Wichita, Kan. He departed Lincoln at 5:34 p.m. CT and landed in Wichita by 6:12 p.m. CT.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, Frost was in Wichita specifically to see linebacker Will Honas. Honas, an inside linebacker for Butler County Community College, is considered the No. 1 junior college inside linebacker in the nation, per 247Sports.
Frost wasted little time offering Honas, extending a Huskers offer the day after he was officially hired. Honas is expected to take an official visit to Lincoln this weekend.
Departing Wichita at 9:21 p.m. CT, Frost, running backs coach Ryan Held and defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, made their way to Fort Worth, Texas, for an in-school visit with Mansfield safety Cam’Ron Jones the next day.
Frost, Held and Chinander met with Jones. Jones also confirmed he would take an official visit to Nebraska this weekend.
— CAM JONES (@camgonework15) December 11, 2017
At 4:34 p.m. CT, Frost departed Fort Worth for Kansas City, Mo. Frost, Chinander and defensive line coach Mike Dawson had an in-home visit scheduled with Independence (Mo.) Chrisman defensive end Daniel Carson on Monday evening.
— Daniel Carson (@sports__finest) December 12, 2017
Frost was later on a 9:33 p.m. CT flight from Kansas City to Orlando, Fla., landing just before 1 a.m. ET.
UCF’s first Peach Bowl practice was held Tuesday morning, followed by a press conference where Frost explained how he was making it all work. He was on a cross-country flight from Orlando at 2:23 p.m. ET.
Frost’s adventure stopped briefly in Lincoln at 4:48 p.m. CT before making the trek to Fresno, Calif. The Huskers landed in Fresno by 6:04 p.m. PT.
Frost and quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco made the journey specifically to see 2018 quarterback target Adrian Martinez. The former Tennessee commit told Frost and Verduzco that night that he instead would commit to Nebraska. Martinez later removed all mentions of Tennessee from his Twitter profile.
Frost and Verduzco hopped on an 8:47 p.m. PT flight from Fresno, stopping in Lincoln to refuel at 1:37 a.m. CT. Frost was on board again by 2:09 a.m., landing in Orlando just after 5:30 a.m. ET.
Frost was back in Orlando Wednesday morning for more Peach Bowl preparations with UCF. He didn’t stick around too long, though. He was on a flight by 5:03 p.m. ET. During that flight back to Lincoln, Martinez made his Nebraska commitment public.
— Adrian Martinez (@MartinezTheQB) December 13, 2017
Frost landed in Lincoln at 7:33 p.m. CT, where he went straight to Memorial Stadium for the Huskers’ “Homegrown Nebraska” event. The two-hour event was invite-only for key athletes and potential walk-ons from Nebraska.
He made time to meet with nearly every player in attendance one-on-one, including preferred walk-on commit Ryan Schommer. Schommer said he could tell Frost was tired but was still very much engaged.
“I was really appreciative of him going out of his way,” Schommer told Land of 10. “You can tell he’s a busy man but he’s making the most of it.”
Frost was back on a plane by 10:40 p.m. CT, which landed in Orlando at 2:16 a.m. ET Thursday morning.
As of now, Frost’s plane has no scheduled flights for Thursday, according to FlightAware. That’s bound to change, especially considering the miles he’s already put in since Sunday.
I just added it up, @coach_frost has spent 20.5 hours in a plane since Sunday night. Unreal.
— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) December 14, 2017
With the early signing period looming, Frost is doing what he has to do to make Peach Bowl preparations work in conjunction with Nebraska recruiting. Plus, with the dead period beginning on Monday, the cross country flights will cease soon enough.
Until then, it’s full-speed ahead for Frost and his staff, even if it means a little less sleep along the way.