AAC Championship Football

Central Florida head coach Scott Frost watches players warm up before the American Athletic Conference championship game Saturday in Orlando, Florida.

JOHN RAOUX, The Associated Press

Scott Frost has been named one of eight finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award.

Frost, who was hired by Nebraska over the weekend, led Central Florida to a 12-0 season and a spot in the Peach Bowl on Jan. 1.

Other finalists for the award are Bill Clark (Alabama-Birmingham), Lane Kiffin (Florida Atlantic), Jeff Monken (Army), Lincoln Riley (Oklahoma), Kirby Smart (Georgia), Dabo Swinney (Clemson) and Jeff Tedford (Fresno State).

The Eddie Robinson winner will be announced Dec. 14, and the official presentation will take place Jan. 6 in Atlanta.

On Tuesday, Frost was honored as one of five American Football Coaches Association regional coach of the year winners. Frost was the Region 1 AFCA honoree.

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