Scott Frost is indeed heading home.
With speculation mounting throughout the week — and with one report during today’s game having his Nebraska coaching staff almost set — Frost’s UCF Knights dropped Memphis in a thrilling double-overtime affair to claim the AAC championship. Afterwards, Frost stated he was going to celebrate with his team when asked about the NU job.
However, the Omaha World-Herald, among others, have reported that Frost has agreed to a seven-year, $35 million contract to become the ‘Huskers next head football coach. That would make Frost the third-highest paid head coach in the Big Ten, behind Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and Ohio State’s Urban Meyer.
Frost and the university had reached an agreement on a contract earlier in the week but kept it quiet out of respect for UCF’s opportunity to not only win a conference crown but also clinch the Group of Five’s New Year’s Six bowl bid.
It’s expected NU will officially introduce — or reintroduce — Frost at a noon local time press conference Sunday.
Frost was born in the state of Nebraska and played his college football for the Cornhuskers. He is in his second season as the head coach at UCF; it’s unclear if he’ll finish out the season with the Knights.