Scott Frost attends Oregon's win over Washington State
Scott Frost was in Eugene on Saturday for Oregon’s 38-24 win over Washington State.
DuckTerritory’s Matt Prehm snapped a photo of Frost on the sideline standing just behind athletic director Rob Mullens. Frost was an assistant coach at Oregon from 2009-15 before taking over as the head coach at Central Florida in 2016.
Could be the case of a football guy taking in a good football game. But it’s worth pointing out that after four-plus years as the head coach at his alma mater (Nebraska) Frost is still looking for his next job.
(Oregon’s defensive line coach, Tony Tuioti, also worked with Frost on his Nebraska staff.)
Spotted Scott Frost on the sidelines of today's Oregon game. pic.twitter.com/rf1iTLLM4O
— Matt Prehm (@MattPrehm) October 21, 2023
Frost was Oregon’s wideout coach from 2009-12. In 2013, the former national championship-winning quarterback took over as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterback coach.
He coordinated the Ducks when Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy in 2014 and Oregon advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship game against Ohio State.
Frost helped UCF to a perfect season in 2017. He took over a team that had gone winless in 2015 and, in Year 2, took the Knights to 13-0. Led by McKenzie Milton at quarterback, UCF beat Auburn in the Peach Bowl and finished the year ranked No. 6 in the AP poll.
He moved to Nebraska after that year and struggled under the weight of what were enormous expectations. Nebraska was coming off one of its worst years in program history and Frost was never able to steady the ship.
Three games into his fifth year, Frost was fired. Had the Huskers waited a month, Frost would have been owed $8.7 million in a buyout. But a day after a 45-42 home loss to Georgia Southern, Nebraska had seen enough and paid a $16.4 million buyout to move on.
Frost has been out of college football since.
Scott Frost back at Autzen Stadium pic.twitter.com/n5RmsOcr43
— Trevor Denton (@trevordenton37) October 21, 2023