'What a Hire!': Reaction to Scott Frost's Hiring
From Huskers past and present, to a national championship coach, a Super Bowl winning coach and national college football analysts, the Scott Frost hire at Nebraska has been universally praised. And why not? Frost is a proven winner who captured two national titles as a Husker, has coached in two national championship games and has averaged 11 wins per season and won seven conference titles in his 11 years as a full-time coach. Below is but a sampling of what people are saying about Scott Frost returning home to lead the Husker football program.
Tom Osborne, Nebraska Hall of Fame Coach Who Coached Frost from 1995-97
“Scott brings a lot to the table. He has a varied background. He's been a college defensive coordinator and an offensive coordinator. He's played at a high level as a quarterback in college football, and he's played at a high level as a defensive player in the NFL. Very few people have that kind of combination of experience and abilities.
“He's articulate and has really good values to go with everything else. Scott has a very good grasp on things that need to be done here to be successful.”
Jason Peter, Three-Time National Champion Defensive Lineman at Nebraska Who Played with Frost From 1995-97
"I'm beyond thrilled with the hire of Scott Frost as the new Head Coach at the University of Nebraska! There were a handful of 'elite' coaches out there this offseason and Scott was the best of 'em all! Being a teammate and friend of Scott it wasn't surprising at all to see him take a winless UCF team to an undefeated regular season in a mere two years! I know that he'll instill a work ethic and passion into our players that will make all Husker fans proud of this storied program! I'm confident that Scott will create an environment of accountability and in no time at all...The Red Sea and Memorial Stadium will be a place opponents wish not return! Welcome Home Coach Frost!
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, Who Coached Frost in Tampa Bay
“Coach Frost is not only an incredible coach but more importantly he is an incredible individual. I am happy for him, and I am happy for Nebraska. The most important compliment I could pay to Scott is it would be an honor and there would be no hesitation to leave my child with him as a coach and mentor. Knowing him for the length of time that I have, it is easy to say that.”
Joel Klatt, Fox Sports
“Coach Frost is one of the best and most prepared coaches I've ever covered. His experience as a player and coach on both sides of the ball has uniquely prepared him to be as balanced a young coach as there is. His passion for his players is obvious and I'm confident that his return to Lincoln will be successful.”
Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN
“What a hire! Scott Frost's experience as a championship quarterback in Lincoln combined with his impressive resume as both an assistant and Head Coach make him the perfect fit to bring Nebraska back to national relevance!”
Chris Fowler, ESPN
“Scott Frost is the perfect hire. Strong Nebraska roots, National championship pedigree, but a thoroughly modern coach. I've watched him guide the Oregon offense and polish a Heisman Trophy winner and then turn winless into undefeated at UCF. Impressive every step. The Huskers have their man.”
Paul Myerberg, USA Today
"Even if you ignore the ties to the state and the program, Scott Frost is uniquely qualified to bring Nebraska football back onto the national stage. With college football's most explosive offense, an ability to relate to student-athletes and that rare capacity to communicate a clear vision for his program that extends beyond Xs and Os, Frost is college football's most impressive young coach and the right fit at the right time for the Cornhuskers. Nebraska should be excited about what the future holds.
Nebraska Offensive Lineman Jerald Foster
“I just feel like everybody's coming together. We're all pushing forward for one goal. That's what you need as a program. Being able to see it all come together, it is a special thing. I really am excited about what's about to happen.”
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota, the 2014 Heisman Trophy With Frost as His Offensive Coordinator at Orgon
"Coach Frost is an unbelievable coach but an even better man. His teachings extended far past the football field. I'm truly grateful for the time we spent together, and I'm blessed to call him a friend. I wish him the best in his homecoming."
“We're going to work harder than anybody else. That's what Nebraska is all about. We're going to be more united than anybody else. That's what Nebraska is all about." @Coach_Frost gets it. #huskers pic.twitter.com/XwVaHBFgI1— Curtis Tomasevicz (@ctomasevicz) December 3, 2017
I would pay for another season under @coach_frost— Tommy Armstrong Jr. (@Tommy_Gun4) December 3, 2017
Turn back time if I were a current or future D1 football recruit I'd kill to be a part of this program right now. #GBR— Spencer Long (@slong_61) December 3, 2017
Native son, former two-time national championship Husker football athlete, Academic All-American, and proven leader. Welcome home, Coach. pic.twitter.com/4MywVXrFJo— Ronnie D. Green (@RonnieDGreen) December 3, 2017
Home Run hire by Nebraska to bring home Scott Frost. I've known Frost for quite a while. I may not know football, but I know the real thing when I see it. Scott Frost is the real thing. pic.twitter.com/bOPTJch5J1— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 4, 2017