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Athlon Gives Nebraska's Hire Of Scott Frost An 'A+'

Nebraksa fan holds sign welcoming Scott Frost.

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 24: A fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers holds a sign in support of coaching prospect Scott Frost (not shown) during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Scott Frost made his long-anticipated move to Nebraska after leading UCF to an undefeated season and Peach Bowl win. In just two years, he took the Knights from winless to undefeated.

It seemed like Frost was always set to end up back at Nebraska. He played quarterback for the Huskers back in the 1990s.

The transition from UCF to Nebraska was pretty much seamless. Both schools seemed pretty content with how things went down, which you can't always say, especially for the school losing its coach.

Nebraska wasn't the only school after Frost, however. Florida made a serious pass at him, but ultimately the alma mater ultimately won out.

Florida went with Mississippi State's Dan Mullen. He was previously the offensive coordinator in Gainesville under Urban Meyer.

That hire is also getting pretty high marks. Athlon has it down as an 'A.'

Frost to Nebraska is the only hire that Athlon was higher on. Here is what they had to say.

In terms of fit and need as it relates to the 2017-18 college football coaching carousel, it doesn’t get much more perfect than Frost at Nebraska. The Nebraska native and former Cornhusker quarterback returns to his home state after a successful two-year stint at UCF. After a winless 2015 season, the Knights improved to 6-7 in Frost’s first year. And Frost capped his UCF tenure with a perfect 13-0 season, a Peach Bowl victory over UCF and a No. 6 ranking in the final Associated Press poll. Prior to his two-year stint in Orlando, Frost worked as Oregon’s offensive coordinator from 2013-15, calling the plays for one of college football’s top offenses. And he also worked with the Ducks from 2009-12 as a wide receivers coach and had a stint at Northern Iowa (2007-08). Considering Frost’s ties to the program as a former player, he knows what it takes to succeed in Lincoln. Nebraska needed to make a big move in order to become a Big Ten power and close the gap on Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin. Frost’s arrival will certainly do that in his return to Lincoln.

Chip Kelly to UCLA was also given an 'A' by Athlon. Texas A&M and Florida State each received an 'A-' for their hires of Jimbo Fisher and Willie Taggart, respectively.

Unsurprisingly, Arizona State's unconventional pick of Herm Edwards finished last. Athlon gave it a 'D-.'