Frost was the unanimous selection for the AAC Coach of the Year and is now a semifinalist for the George Munger Coach of the Year.
While he's only been a head coach for two seasons, Frost has a wide range of coaching experience as an assistant, particularly his time at OR working under Chip Kelly and Mark Helfrich. After it was over, the second-year coach and Nebraska native was asked about reports that he would become the Cornhuskers next coach. Regardless, it was a great deal for Frost and one well worth the price for Nebraska.
If this was the end it was quite a sendoff. Defense was optional, but two teams that entered the game ranked No. 1 and No. 2 nationally in scoring more than lived up to the billing.
UCF had the ball first in the second overtime and scored on a 1-yard run by Otis Anderson.
After falling behind by 14, Memphis responded with a 66-yard Tony Pollard touchdown and a 10-yard Ferguson pass to Anthony Miller (who finished with 195 yards) to tie the game at 48 with 4:13 left. UCF answered with a four-play drive for the score. From the Memphis 9-yard line, quarterback Riley Ferguson was pressured and hit, throwing an interception and likely sending UCF to the Peach Bowl.
Milton threw for 494 yards on 28-of-40 passing Saturday, and has thrown for 3,795 yards and 35 touchdowns on the year. The Knights recovered and scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to seize the momentum. He also apparently had "serious cold feet" leading up to the decision. They are winless in six trips here, including twice this year.
Frost comes to Nebraska after coaching the University of Central Florida for two seasons.