Scott Frost is going home — heading to coach at his alma mater, Nebraska, after two years at UCF. But he’s not going yet because he’s got unfinished business.
White: Frost and the entire current staff will coach UCF’s bowl game. “His mind is very focused on preparing this team to compete in the bowl.”— World-Herald Big Red (@OWHbigred) December 2, 2017
Troy Walters will handle UCF day to day. The possibility of Scott Frost coming back to coach in the bowl game is still being figured out.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) December 2, 2017
This isn’t exactly a rarity — it’s much more common for coaches of actual Playoff contenders to stick around and coach their teams through the national championship game. Both Kirby Smart and Jim McElwain did that for Alabama. Lane Kiffin attempted to, but we all remember how that ended.
It’s nice to see a coach who is moving on attempt to see things through like this with his squad, and there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of hard feelings at UCF.
#UCF AD Danny White: "I don't think (Frost) left for a bigger and better program, I think he left for his alma mater"— Kyle Cassandra (@RadioKyle) December 2, 2017
This will be slightly different than other coaches sticking it out with their former teams with the early signing period coming a few days before Christmas. Coaching two teams is hard enough, and we’ll see how Frost & Co. will balance trying to actually get part of a recruiting class signed rather than just keeping tabs on them and making contact over the phone.