And then UCF hit the afterburners for the current campaign - Frost's crew rolled to an 12-0 record, capped off with Saturday's wild shootout win over Memphis in the AAC Championship Game.
The 42-year-old Frost, who will be introduced at a Sunday news conference, takes over for Mike Riley, who was sacked last Saturday. At UCF, Frost amassed a record of 18-7, including an undefeated regular season.
Scott Frost has been named head football coach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At the time, the Knights were an out-and-out mess and were coming off an 0-12 season.
In a press release, Moos said he hired Frost because "he is a rising star in the profession and a natural fit to lead the Nebraska program".
"I'm staying dialed in by doing my job".
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Frost was a former Huskers quarterback under legendary coach Tom Osborne.
Previously, Frost was the offensive coordinator for the University of Oregon.
1998-2003 - drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft by the New York Jets in 1998, played (mostly safety) for the Jets, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He started all four of his seasons at Wood River, was the state high school player of the year as a senior in 1992 and one of the nation's most highly recruited quarterbacks. The Huskers have not won a conference championship in football since 1999 and have not contended for a national title since the early 2000s.
After playing for legendary coaches Bill Walsh, Tom Osborne, Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick and Tom Gruden during his collegiate and National Football League career, Frost served as a graduate assistant at his alma mater Nebraska under Frank Solich in 2002.