Scott Frost will be headed to Nebraska to put aside everything else and focus on bringing his alma mater back to prominence, but not just yet. He’s going to keep his word and finish what he started at UCF this season.
The Knights, who are 12-0 and the only unbeaten team left in Division I, will play Auburn in the Peach Bowl on New Year’s Day.
They’ll be doing with Frost on the sidelines, as revealed by the Omaha World-Herald on Tuesday.
“There’s some unusual circumstances but we’re gonna handle this as we would any bowl game of this type,” Frost said, according to the Omaha World-Herald. “Our staff is completely committed and we’re going to do everything we can for this football team.”
Frost has had to work out a plan to wear hats for the Cornhuskers and Knights, but his commitment to this magical season in Orlando hasn’t wavered. Frost managed to take a program that was 0-12 two seasons ago and flip that to 12-0 and a berth in a New Year’s Six bowl.
“It’s an honor to be invited to this game. These players have poured their hearts out to accomplish a lot this year. There’s been a lot of circumstances swirling around this season and that’s been tough to navigate but they’ve been great with that. I’m grateful we have a chance to give them their best possible chance to put on the best show in Atlanta and win a football game.”
Frost returned to Orlando on Monday night to conduct bowl practices with UCF after being on the recruiting trail for Nebraska. This week, new UCF head coach and former Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel will be out recruiting for the Knights.
The game between Auburn (10-3) and UCF will kick off from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta at 12:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 1. The game will be televised by ESPN.
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