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Scott Frost named new head coach for Nebraska

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers have a new head coach in UCF's Scott Frost.

University of Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos made the announcement in a press release just moments ago.

He will be officially introduced at a press conference Sunday in Lincoln.

“I am thrilled that Scott is returning to his alma mater to lead the Husker football program,” Moos said. “I truly believe that we have hired the premier young coach in the country and that exciting times lie ahead.”

Frost is said to be one of the nation's most successful head coaches and was a part of two Husker national championship teams.

He returns to Nebraska after two successful seasons as head coach at UCF where he led the team to a perfect 12-0 season in 2017.

In the press release, Frost said: “It is a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to return to Nebraska and to lead the Husker football program. I have been fortunate to be at a wonderful school the last two years, but Nebraska is a special place with a storied tradition and a fan base which is second to none. I am truly humbled to be here. The state of Nebraska and the Husker program mean a great deal to me. This is home.

“I am appreciative of the confidence 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 great 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!”

We will have more on this story tonight at 10 on Siouxland News.

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