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Scott Frost: ‘I’d be hurt if Nebraska wasn’t interested in me’

UCF second-year coach Scott Frost says he would 'be hurt' if Nebraska -- his alma mater -- weren't interested in him for its coaching vacancy.
UCF second-year coach Scott Frost is widely considered the front-runner for the job at Nebraska, his alma mater. (JOEY KNIGHT | Times)
UCF second-year coach Scott Frost is widely considered the front-runner for the job at Nebraska, his alma mater. (JOEY KNIGHT | Times)
Published Nov. 27, 2017
Updated Nov. 27, 2017

Instead of offering a nebulous statement about his football coaching search, new Nebraska AD Bill Moos surprised many over the weekend by saying he's interested in Scott Frost.

Perhaps even more surprising was Frost's reaction Monday to Moos' comments.

"I'd be hurt if Nebraska wasn't interested in me," UCF's second-year coach told reporters Monday in Orlando. "We're undefeated, I'm from there."

Frost's future, naturally, was brought up as the 12th-ranked Knights (11-0) prepare to host Memphis in Saturday's American Athletic Conference title game at Spectrum Stadium.

Depending what which report you believe, Frost — a Wood River, Neb., native and quarterback of the Cornhuskers' 1997 national title team — already has reached an agreement in principle to become the Huskers' coach or is the undisputed favorite for the job.

Frost reiterated he wants this week's focus to be on his players and what they've accomplished, but hinted he'll have a career choice to make in short order.

"Every year in college football there's tough decisions to make, and those kind of things happen," said Frost, trying to lead UCF to a 12-0 season only two years after the Knights went 0-12.

"And when the time's right, we'll make 'em. I know it will be really hard to leave this team because of how much love I have for this group of guys and how much effort they've given us."