Scott Frost

UCF coach Scott Frost, linebacker Shaquem Griffin and quarterback McKenzie Milton (10) celebrate with the trophy at the conclusion of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Knights defeated Auburn 34-27 in Frost's final game with the program.

TODD KIRKLAND, The Associated Press

Scott Frost said after the Peach Bowl that he thought the College Football Playoff committee should have given his Central Florida team more credit during the season.

He said it appeared as though the committee intentionally held down the Knights' ranking so as not to find itself in position to have to consider putting them in the four-team national title playoff.

UCF, of course, beat Auburn on Monday and capped off a 13-0 season.

The committee might have slighted Frost's team, but athletic director Danny White will not be accused of doing the same.

After the game, UCF's official Twitter account showed White on the field saying, "National champions. Undefeated." Then, he's announced that the Knights will hang a national championship banner at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando.

He's since raised the ante even further, saying Wednesday on Twitter that Frost and the coaching staff were informed this week that they would be receiving national championship bonuses.

Frost's UCF contract called for a $200,000 payment for a national title, though some reports indicate he may already been near an annual bonus cap.

The school also announced Wednesday that it will be hosting a celebratory parade at nearby Disney World on Sunday.

No word on whether Frost and other coaches will be there. The schedule for the next few weeks here is still coming together. Current players and early enrollees will begin arriving back on campus it the coming days and class begins Jan. 8. The recruiting dead period ends Jan. 11.

There's probably time for a parade in there.

Either way, it's clear White is putting his money where his mouth is.

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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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