UCF’s Scott Frost has long been rumored to be a top candidate for Nebraska football should the Huskers part ways with coach Mike Riley at the end of the season, and this report from CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd will only add to the speculation.
Dodd’s latest college football power rankings include this nugget of information:
“The increasingly relevant question is whether Nebraska will wait for Scott Frost if the Knights play in a New Year’s Six bowl. I am told — at this moment — he would most likely go to Nebraska if offered.”
Frost, a former Nebraska quarterback, has led UCF to a No. 18 ranking in the latest AP Top 25 and a 6-0 record in 2017. He’s been successful enough that UCF has started a “football excellence fund” to hold on to Frost as long as it can.
Sports Illustrated‘s Bruce Feldman reported Nebraska’s interest in Frost was “more than a rumor” last month.
Of course, Nebraska would still have to fire Mike Riley for this to really get going.
The Huskers hired Bill Moos as their new athletic director earlier this month, and Riley’s team is 3-4 after a 56-14 loss to Ohio State. He’s on the hot seat just about anywhere you look, and Nebraska is a 6.5-point underdog against Purdue.