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New Report Reveals Why Scott Frost Turned Down Florida Job

Head coach Scott Frost of the UCF Knights walks up to the stadium with his team before pregame of the 2017 AAC Championship.

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 2: Head coach Scott Frost of the UCF Knights walks up to the stadium with his team before pregame of the 2017 AAC Championship against the Memphis Tigers at Spectrum Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Following the conclusion of the 2017 college football regular season, former UCF head coach Scott Frost became the hottest name in coaching. After leading the Knights to an undefeated season, several major programs reached out to Frost.

Among them was the Florida Gators.

Florida reportedly turned its attention to Frost after getting turned down by Chip Kelly. However, the Gators were left wondering what happened when they couldn't land Frost, who took the Nebraska job instead.

According to a new report, the Gators made an error in their recruitment of Frost.

Former UCF and current Nebraska assistant coach Sean Beckton revealed, at least in part, why Frost turned down the Gators.

Were there other factors that aided Frost in his decision? Most likely, but this is a surprising admission from an assistant coach.

In the end, Nebraska scored by landing Scott Frost, and the Gators got a solid man in Dan Mullen.