Scott Frost was busy on Friday afternoon, coaching Central Florida to another win as the Golden Knights beat South Florida 49-42 in thrilling fashion. But as Frost was on the sideline getting his current team to 11-0 in 2017, there was plenty of speculation on the internet about where Frost will coach next season.
Yahoo’s Pat Forde reported that Florida — which already has a coaching opening — was preparing to move on from Chip Kelly during its search, and it was “likely” that the Gators would target Frost. ESPN published a report a few hours later saying that Frost was meeting with officials from Florida this weekend.
After UCF’s game, Frost had a chance to respond to those reports at his postgame press conference, and he shot them down.
“I’m my own representative, and I’m going to be with my wife and baby (this weekend),” Frost said when asked about meeting with Florida.
— Joe Kepner (@JKepnerWFTV) November 25, 2017
Frost also said that he and his players “don’t even think about” coaching rumors surrounding him.
Scott Frost on coaching rumors: "We don't even think about it. I owe these players that have given me their all my 100 percent. That's what I'm giving them, and I'm going to keep giving it to them."
— OnlyGators.com 🐊 Florida Gators news (@onlygators) November 25, 2017
Otis Anderson says that Scott Frost has addressed the team about the reports regarding Florida & Nebraska. Frost told them to "not worry about it." #UCF
— Christian Bruey (@CBrueyWFTV) November 25, 2017
Frost is also one of the most likely candidates to take Nebraska’s job if the Cornhuskers part ways with Mike Riley. Riley and Nebraska finished the 2017 season with a 56-14 loss against Iowa. On Friday evening, Bleacher Report writer Lars Anderson said that Frost going to Nebraska was a “done deal.”
Frost, 42, played quarterback at Nebraska from 1995-97 and is a fan favorite in Lincoln. He has quickly risen up the coaching ranks. Frost was hired by Oregon in 2009 and eventually was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2013. He was hired by UCF ahead of the 2016 season and is 17-7 as a head coach.