Scott Frost accepted the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award on Saturday night in Atlanta. He won the honor presented by the Football Writers Association of America for leading Central Florida to an undefeated regular season and American Athletic Conference title.
Scott Frost accepts Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award
— American Football (@American_FB) January 6, 2018
Frost, who took the Nebraska head coaching job in early December, returned to UCF for the Peach Bowl and helped the Knights beat Auburn on Jan. 1. This week, UCF claimed a national championship for its season after being left out of the College Football Playoff.
After beating Auburn, Frost said that there was a “conscious effort” to keep the Knights out of the four-team playoff, and he spoke out more on Saturday night about non-Power 5 programs deserving a shot.
Scott Frost, who just received the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: "I hope the season UCF had at least starts a new conversation about where (Group of Five) teams should be ranked."
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) January 6, 2018
Frost also paid tribute to the award’s namesake while accepting the honor.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 6, 2018
Frost was also named the Associated Press and Home Depot Coach of the Year for the 2017 season.