Scott Frost made an unexpected appearance to formally accept the Peach Bowl’s invitation to the University of Central Florida on Tuesday at Spectrum Stadium.
With Danny White at his side, Frost stated the plan for the leadup to the game and that everything will resume as it did before the AAC Championship, with all of the original coaching staff in place.
The issues that needed to be worked out to have Frost coach the Knights through New Year’s Day revolved around Frost’s schedule rather than his willingness to coach or Nebraska’s willingness to cooperate, White said.
The players wanted to have all the coaching staff to return to give them the best chance
The head coaches suite at Wayne-Densch will be used by new head coach Josh Heupel and his crew while Scott Frost and his staff will use remaining office space and open space in the academic center as the semester has ended. Heupel will be out recruiting will Frost coaches at UCF – neither have made a face-to-face connection as their flight schedules did not overlap.
White said no negotiations took place with Nebraska AD Bill Moos on the arrangement – the conversation was primarily between Frost and himself. The CFO for both UCF and Nebraska did, however, communicate for HR purposes.
Frost and his staff will be 51% UCF employees and 49% Nebraska employees through the New Year, per an agreement orchestrated by both universities. They will be paid by both schools, White said in addition to new lessons learned by the athletic director.
Less than a thousand tickets remain for UCF versus Auburn on New Year’s Eve – stay tuned with Knight News as we cover the leadup to the 50th Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.