Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin is searching for a new head coach to replace Jim McElwain.
One of the hottest names out there is Scott Frost from Central Florida and he is a top candidate at Florida. Whether you want Florida going after him or not, Florida will go after him and with that, we have to ask our self a few questions.
Will Scott Frost leave Central Florida?
The only one who can answer this question is Scott Frost. He has to feel good about what he’s built and how Central Florida is set up moving forward, his team is already in position, to be the top dog in the American Athletic Conference.
Fair or not fair, every non-Power 5 program has a ceiling and Scott Frost already met his in Central Florida. His 2018 recruiting class currently sits at No. 52 in the country and if Scott Frost wants to compete for a national championship, he’ll have to take the next step in his career.
Not every coach will jump ship right away, some will wait it out. Chris Petersen, stayed at Boise State for eight seasons despite multiple opportunities to leave, finally moving on to the Washington job a few years ago.
If he wants to compete at the highest level of college football, this is the best time to make a move.
Nebraska or Florida?
Scott Frost is a Nebraska alum and the Cornhuskers are expected to make a play for him, but that job is not on par with what Florida can offer in terms of recruiting reach, SEC exposure, and relatively recent national championships.
Yes, Florida is the best job on the market. The only way Scott Frost heads back to Nebraska is if he is that loyal and even so, Nebraska insiders think Scott Frost is heading to Gainesville.
Will he bring some guys with him to Gainesville?
Of course, Scott Frost brought former Oregon linebackers coach Erik Chinander with him to Central Florida to be his defensive coordinator and as he should, UCF gets all the national attention because of their offense - Well defensive wise, Central Florida ranks No. 33 nationally.
Scott Frost will probably bring offensive coordinator Troy Walters, who was the receivers coach at Texas A&M, N.C. State and Colorado before joining Scott Frost.
You can add Offensive line coach Greg Austin to the list of guys - who will follow Scott Frost.
Will he coach at Florida long term or short term?
Scott Frost is offered and takes the Florida job, I don’t see him leaving for another position. Think about it, why would he take the Florida job and then leave Florida for the Nebraska job? he doesn’t have to wait.
If he passes a job offer from Nebraska to coach for the Gators, bank on him signing up for the long haul.
[photo is from Omaha World Herald]