Central Florida coach Scott Frost on Saturday issued a firm denial of a report that he’s “close” to a deal to move on to Nebraska.
"That is completely false," Frost said after UCF’s 49-15 win over Temple in Philadelphia, per the Lincoln Journal Star. "I can promise you no deal has been made."
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Nebraska notified UCF about its intention to court Frost, and Friday, Lars Anderson of Bleacher Report tweeted that Nebraska and Frost were “close” on a seven-year, $35 million deal.
In response to Frost’s denial, Anderson stood by his report and said odds are overwhelming that Frost signs with Nebraska.
I'd put it at 90 percent. The terms I mentioned yesterday are solid. https://t.co/h0c0XWC4pf— Lars Anderson (@LarsAnderson71) November 18, 2017
Frost to the Cornhuskers makes all kind of sense. Nebraska is his alma mater, and by turning UCF from a winless team in 2015 to an unbeaten team in 2017, Frost is one of the hottest coaching candidates in college football. His name has also been mentioned prominently Florida’s search.
Mike Riley is currently the coach at Nebraska, but 4-7 won’t cut it in Lincoln, so his ouster would surprise no one.
Also when Frost says “no deal has been made” is he really denying a deal is “close”?