The UCF Knights are one of the hottest, and are certainly the most underrated, teams in college football today under head coach Scott Frost.
The former NFL safety and pupil of Chip Kelly’s at the University of Oregon has the Knights undefeated heading into Week 12. Considering UCF went 6-7 in his first year, and considering his meteoric rise the past handful of years to begin with, it’s not surprising the coach is being seen by many as a logical upgrade for some of the top schools in the nation.
One of those schools is reportedly Nebraska, which won’t fire Mike Riley until after the season per AD Bill Moos. According to Ryan Connors of Landof10.com, the Cornhuskers are hot on the trail of this young coach next year, however.
Another school that could potentially reach out to Frost is in his own backyard. Florida is in need of a replacement after parting ways with Jim McElwain. However, UCF president John Hitt takes issue with anyone looking to poach his guy.
Rather hilariously, we might add.
— Jack Stripling (@jackstripling) November 13, 2017
Chip Kelly is reportedly another hot name for the Florida gig, so president W. Kent Fuchs’ dogs are probably in the clear…for now.
It’s inevitable that Frost will end up moving on, however. He’s got the Knights running at top gear, featuring the highest-scoring offense in the nation. That type of heat doesn’t fade quickly, and we won’t be shocked if Frost is signed rather quickly to a top program before this winter is through.