New Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos did a radio interview with college sports analyst Nick Bahe on Thursday afternoon. During their conversation, Bahe brought up one of the hottest names in college football: Scott Frost.
Frost is the current coach at UCF, where the Golden Knights are 7-0, ranked No. 15 in the country and have the nation’s highest-scoring offense. He’s also a name being thrown around for every potential Power 5 job opening, including one in Lincoln.
Frost is a former Nebraska quarterback and potential replacement for Mike Riley if the Huskers part ways with their current football coach. Moos, who took over at Nebraska earlier this month, was asked for his thoughts about Frost, and he didn’t hold back.
Moos showed his admiration for Frost in the answer, saying that he thinks Frost will be a Power 5 coach “sooner than later.” Moos was the athletic director at Washington State when Frost was Oregon’s offensive coordinator, so he’s familiar with the 42-year-old coach and said he has a “great resume.”
“I do know that he did a fabulous job at Oregon especially as the offensive coordinator with developing a Heisman trophy winner (Marcus Mariota) there and a team that played for a national championship. So he’s got the full package,” Moos said of Frost. “…Of course he does have the roots here, raised in the state of Nebraska and playing for the icon that Tom Osborne is.”
Moos added that he has never really had the chance to meet Frost, but just admires him from afar. Here is his full answer about Frost:
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Nebraska is one landing place for Frost, who is in his second season at UCF, but other Power 5 teams could make a run. They include Florida, which recently parted ways with head coach Jim McElwain.