Nebraska got its man.
Scott Frost will be returning to the Huskers, this time as their head coach.
Frost, who has guided the University of Central Florida to an undefeated season, has agreed to return to Lincoln as the new head football coach, replacing Mike Riley who was fired after a disappointing 4-8 season.
Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos will introduce Frost at a news conference scheduled for Sunday at the University of Nebraska.
Frost holds an 18-7 record in two seasons at Central Florida, located in Orlando. UCF defeated No. 16 Memphis Saturday 62-55 in two overtimes to win the American Athletic Conference title.
Frost, who is 42, played on two Husker national championship teams: 1995 and 1997.
Moos selected Frost after consulting with UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green and NU President Hank Bounds.
“I am thrilled that Scott is returning to his alma mater to lead the Husker football program,” Moos said in a written statement released by the university. “I truly believe that we have hired the premier young coach in the country and that exciting times lie ahead.”
Frost is a semifinalist for the George Munger National Coach of the Year Award.
The Knights were ranked 11th in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 12 in the AP poll at the end of the regular season.
Frost served as an assistant at Oregon (2009-15) and Northern Iowa (2007-08) and served as a graduate assistant at Kansas State (2006) and Nebraska (2002).
The Huskers went 24-2 with Frost as the starting quarterback in 1996 and 1997, playing for Coach Tom Osborne. Frost led the Huskers to the 1997 national championship. He the first Nebraska player to rush and pass for 1,000 yards in the same season.
Frost is a native of Wood River. He and his wife, Ashley, celebrated the birth of their son earlier this month.
Frost agreed to a 7-year, $35 million contract.