After weeks of speculation, even during what turned out to be his last game in his now former school, he is officially official.
In a press release, Nebraska announced that Scott Frost has been hired as the next football coach of the Cornhuskers. Mike Riley who retired after three disappointing seasons at Lincoln last month.
Frost will be officially presented at 1 p.m. press conference on Sunday afternoon. UCF, Frost's old school, is expected to hold a press conference on Saturday night to address the game.
"I am very pleased that Scott returns to his alma mater to direct the Husker football program," NU athletic director Bill Moos said in a statement. "I really believe that we have hired the first young coach in the country and that exciting times await us."
Born and raised in the state of Nebraska, Frost played his college football for the Cornhuskers and was a quarterback for two national championship teams. His first job as a coach in a Power Five program came in Oregon, where he spent six seasons (2009-15).
Inheriting a UCF team that was 0-12 in 2015, Frost won six victories in 2016 and then turned into a perfect 12-0 regular season in 2017, capped by an AAC championship.
It is unclear if Frost will train the Knights in their Six-Bowl New Year's game, although that should be clarified during tomorrow's press conference. 19659002] "It is a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to return to Nebraska and lead the Husker football program," said Frost. "I've been fortunate to be in a wonderful school for the past two years, but Nebraska is a special place with a legendary tradition and a fan base that is unrivaled, and I'm really honored to be here. Husker program means a lot to me, this is home.
"I appreciate the trust that Bill Moos and our university leadership have in me to lead this program. I would not have the opportunity to be in this position without a lot of excellent people who have helped me throughout my career. Specifically, I would like to thank coach Osborne, who has played such an integral role in my life over the past two decades, both on and off the field. Go Big Red! "
The university also confirmed that Frost will receive a five-year, $ 35 million contract, and the details are expected to be published sometime in the not too distant future.
UPDATED 6:08 pm ET : At the UCF press conference, sports director Danny White declared that Frost will train the Knights in his bowling game.