Scott Frost to Nebraska has been cited as a possibility for years, and today Huskers’ athletic director publicly addressed Frost’s candidacy.
Bill Moos, who took over at Nebraska earlier this year, held a press conference today after letting go embattled coach Mike Riley after three middling seasons in Lincoln.
Frost, a former Huskers quarterback, has been floated as a candidate to take over Nebraska since his time as Oregon offensive coordinator. However, his undefeated run with UCF this season has made him one of the hottest names in the coaching carousel this year. Florida is reportedly very interested in him as well, and Nebraska could get into a bidding war with the SEC power.
Moos had to know that Frost would come up today, and to his credit, he acknowledged that he is interested in the UCF head coach when asked.
Nebraska AD Bill Moos on Frost: "Scott is someone I am considering, but I'm being very sensitive to the fact he's still coaching a team and he's having a heck of a run."
— Max Olson (@max_olson) November 25, 2017
It is unlikely that Frost will leave UCF before the end of the season, with his team undefeated and likely bound for a New Year’s Six bowl. It’s no slam dunk that the Huskers can bring him in, over the Gators or whichever other teams get involved, but he definitely has to be right at the top of Nebraska’s list no matter what.