Scott Frost is the coach of choice for many Gators fans in the Florida football coaching search. Chip Kelly is the flavor of the week for others.
What both of those camps probably can agree upon: Frost taking the Nebraska job would not be a good thing for the Gators coaching search.
Early Saturday, a report surfaced indicating Nebraska and the UCF coach were “close” to a deal. The report from Bleacher Report’s Lars Anderson even included terms of a deal (7 years, $42 million) that would bring the former Cornhuskers quarterback back home.
But Gators fans who are ready to jump off the building upon hearing that news may want to hang on for just a few more minutes. Following a 45-19 win at Temple that moved UCF to 10-0 on the season, Frost was asked to comment on the report that has him returning to coach at his alma mater.
Per Shannon Green of the Orlando Sentinel, the response likely was music to the ears of Gators fans.
“That’s just totally false,” Frost said UCF’s blowout victory. “I haven’t paid any attention to all of these whirlwind rumors and everything and I’m not going to. I’ve got an unbelievable team I’m coaching and I can promise you that no decision has been made.”
Even if the report is false as Frost claims, it does seem pretty clear that he’s destine to land a big-time Power 5 job by the end of the season.
The Gators have held information very close to the vest on the ongoing search to replace Jim McElwain as the coach in Gainesville. Interim coach Randy Shannon will finish out the season with the Gators against UAB and Florida State.