We’ve gotten a glimpse of what Scott Frost will do as head coach of Nebraska football now that the first ever early Division I National Signing Day is in the books. Husker fans are anxiously waiting for round two in February, but before that, Frost will lead UCF against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in what has become sort of a bowl game by proxy for Big Red Backers.
The nation has obviously taken notice of what Frost did during his short tenure at Central Florida, lavishing him with praise and multiple Coach of the Year awards this season. Clearly, the vast majority of the college football world thinks Nebraska’s new head man is doing something right.
One person who agrees is FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt. he joined the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, hosted by the former FOX college football writer. Klatt began by saying:
“I hope he kills it. He’s a good man. He’s a good family man, but that’s not obviously what makes a great coach. I think what makes a great coach is balance and it’s the ability to look into your past and understand things about your entire program.
I’m just going to outline exactly how I landed on why I thought Scott was gonna be so great. If you just take a look at his pedigree, he played originally (and no one really remembers this), but he originally went to Stanford as a quarterback.
That was when Bill Walsh was the head coach at Stanford. Now, he ended up leaving Stanford and he went back into his home state and he played for Tom Osborne. So there’s all of a sudden one of the great pro-style offensive minds, maybe ever in Bill Walsh, plays for him.
Then he goes to a guy that never won less than nine games at Nebraska and ran the option and he wins a national championship for him. Now, he’s not a great passer, so he’s got to go to the defensive side of the football in the NFL and he goes and he plays for some of the best minds in all of the NFL.
He played for Bill Belichick when Bill Belichick was a defensive coordinator. I mean, he’s got history with Mike Tomlin, he’s got history with (Bill) Parcells. There’s a lot of guys that he crossed paths with on the defensive side. All of a sudden, he gets into coaching and he gets into it on the defensive side because that’s where he finished playing.”
To hear the rest of Klatt’s take on Frost at Nebraska, visit The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast page at Kentucky Sports Radio. Klatt begins discussing Frost at the 41:37 mark.
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