He then took Central Florida to a different level this season, rolling to a flawless 12-0 record and then winning the American Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon with a 62-55 double-overtime victory over Memphis.
The University fired former head coach Mike Riley on November 25 after three seasons.
UCF has had some supporters in the College Football Playoff argument this year due to their undefeated record.
Meanwhile, Frost excelled the last two years at UCF in his first head coaching job.
It took a long, rumor-filled week before it finally became official, but in the end, Nebraska got the man they wanted by naming Frost as its 33rd head coach.
Super "Frost" moon this weekend
Nearby perigee full Moons appear about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than full Moons that occur near apogee in the Moon's orbit. Stargazers will get a chance to witness the first and only supermoon of this year Sunday night.
Frost and the Knights are 11-0 and remain one of only two unbeaten FBS schools at this point in the season.
"I am thrilled that Scott is returning to his alma mater to lead the Husker football program", Nebraska athletic director Moos said in a statement.
He then went to OR to work as receivers coach under Kelly, and when Helfrich took over as head coach in 2013, he appointed Frost as his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. "I truly believe that we have hired the premier young coach in the country and that exciting times lie ahead". Frost was then drafted by the Jets and played five seasons in the National Football League with New York, Cleveland and Tampa Bay. The Huskers have not won a conference championship in football since 1999 and have not contended for a national title since the early 2000s.
"I am appreciative of the confidence (athletic director) Bill Moos and our University leadership have in me to lead this program". He's also a Nebraska native, from Wood River. "When you win a lot, people are interested in you".
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