After weeks - and even months - of speculation, Nebraska made it official.
A University of Nebraska spokesperson announced today that Scott Frost will serve as the next head coach of the Nebraska Cornhusker football team.
The announcement came after a wild 62-55 double overtime victory for Frost and the University of Central Florida as the Knights claimed the conference title.
"I am thrilled that Scott is returning to his alma mater to lead the Husker football program," Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos said. "I truly believe that we have hired the premier young coach in the country and that exciting times lie ahead."
Frost, a native of Wood River, Neb., takes the reigns of the Huskers after leading Central Florida to the best regular season in school history, finishing 11-0 in the regular season and locking up a berth in the AAC championship game. That came in Frost's second season as the head coach after taking over a program that went winless.
"It is a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to return to Nebraska and to lead the Husker football program," Frost said. "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."
The Knights led the nation in 2017 in scoring offense and were among the national leaders in a number of offensive categories. For his effort, Frost was named the conference coach of the year.
Before joining the Knights, Frost was the offensive coordinator for Oregon, a team nationally known for their high-powered offense. He also spent time at Northern Iowa, Kansas State and Nebraska once before in various capacities.
As a player, Frost started his playing career at Stanford before returning to his home state Huskers. He quarterbacked Nebraska to a 24-2 record in his two seasons as a starter, including leading the Huskers to the 1997 national championship. He went on to spend six years in the NFL as a safety.