I promised last week I’d get something up during the bye week on Scott Frost’s UCF offense, so here we go. A couple of disclaimers first. One, I’m not advocating for a coaching change at this point. If we do make one, though, Frost wouldn’t be in my first tier of coaches. Doesn’t mean I don’t like him a lot, doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want him at Nebraska if we struck out at the first tier level. But after a 15-year freeze on the program, it’s time to start acting like a blue blood in how we hire head coaches. Shoot for the moon. The Big 10 has given us 51 million reasons to try and hire an established head coach with a half decade or more of relevant success. If we miss, then Frost would be in my second tier, and I’d certainly be optimistic he could succeed in Lincoln IF GIVEN THE APPROPRIATE TIME to do so. I capitalize that last part because any coach in 2018, whether Mike Riley, Scott Frost, or anyone in between, will need time to turn over this roster before we can come close to consistently competing with the Ohio States of the world.
The second disclaimer is that I’m assuming Frost would run the same, or a substantially similar offense, in Lincoln. I think that’s a pretty fair assumption given that coaches rarely make a sea change in their offense or defense during their careers, but then again Frost did play under a head coach in Lincoln who did very much that over his 29 years calling plays in Lincoln. Perhaps Frost would do the same, but for now, we’ll take a look at what he’s running down in UCF and assume it’s pretty close to what we’d see in Lincoln.
Because this is a hot topic right now, I’m going to make this a two-part series on UCF. Here is Part I. Continue reading “Let’s Talk Scott Frost . . .”