Scott Frost’s Central Florida team has been the subject of a lot of debate in the last week after beating Auburn in the Peach Bowl to finish an undefeated season.
UCF is claiming a 2017 national championship while plenty of analysts and college football fans are arguing Frost’s team deserved a chance in the College Football Playoff.
So what would Frost’s solution be to this dispute? An expanded playoff field.
Speaking with ESPN’s SportsCenter on Sunday morning, Frost said he would “love” to see an eight-team College Football Playoff.
“I think eight could include five conference champions and three at-large teams. And if one of the Group of 5 teams has a season like we had at UCF, then maybe they deserve to get in,” Frost said. “I like any sport — and I heard [Alabama] coach [Nick] Saban say this — I like any sport where things are decided on the field, it’s not subjective, the champion isn’t decided by 12 people sitting in a board room.”
Frost was speaking from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the site of Monday’s National Championship Game between Georgia and Alabama and also where UCF beat Auburn on New Year’s Day. The new Nebraska coach received the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award in Atlanta on Saturday night.
More of Frost’s comments on SportsCenter can be watched here. Frost will be back on ESPN as part of the network’s pregame coverage for the CFP title game on Monday night.