(Neb)-Frost's First News Conference A True Homecoming Listen
LINCOLN - Scott Frost was formally introduced yesterday as the new head coach of the Huskers yesterday in a Lincoln news conference.
The hiring of the former Husker All-American and Academic All-American who quarterbacked them to the 1997 National Championship with a 7-year $35-million dollar contract was announced Sat shortly after his #12 Central Florida Knights completed a 12-0 regular season by beating #16 Memphis 62-55 in the American Athletic Conference title game.
Before introducing Frost, athletic director Bill Moos...himself hired only about a month ago...described him as the best young coach in the country and everyone's top choice for vacancies this year, adding that "we got the pick of the litter."
Frost told the news conference it felt right to be back with the Huskers and that he looked forward to leading a new era of Nebraska football and channeling all the love, energy, and excitement of Husker fans into a positive direction.
Frost said he would rely on the basic formula that made Nebraska so successful during the Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne eras: "a lot of good people that care about this place working real hard, it's toughness, it's dedication, it's work ethic - that's what Nebraska is, that's what the people of Nebraska area, and that's what this place is going to stand for while I'm here."
While many Nebraska fans wanted the Huskers to hire Frost, then the offensive coordinator at Oregon, instead of Mike Riley 3 years ago, Frost said he was never contacted and is very happy he wasn't because the time is right now and it wasn't then.
In a rare show of respect, sportsmanship, and cooperation...Nebraska, Frost, and Central Florida have all agreed that Frost and his current staff will coach the Knights in the Peach Bowl against Auburn on New Year's Day.
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