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Central Florida coach Scott Frost waves to fans before Friday's game against South Florida in Orlando, Fla. Frost has been linked to several jobs, including Nebraska's.


No. 14 Central Florida's head coach Scott Frost appeared on an Orlando radio show Thursday morning and again addressed the open Nebraska head coaching job and the presumption that he'll be the person to fill it. 

As you would expect, he didn't directly say he was leaving UCF. Like his Monday news conference, he talked mostly about making difficult decisions and how much he's enjoyed his time leading the Knights. 

Asked by show host and Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi if he wished the Husker job weren't open, Frost said, "I don’t know. There’s only a couple of places in the whole country that I would even think about coaching. Decisions come up and we’re going to have to make some hard decisions and I can tell you that it’s not easy.

"It’s not all about money for me. It never will be. The quality of life here is second to none and these players are like family to me. Life always affords you tough decisions and we’ll see what happens. But I can't tell you how much I love this place and these players." 

Update: Bianchi wrote a column after the interview and called it a farewell to Frost. You can read it here.

Frost also reflected on his two seasons at UCF. The Knights are still playing this fall, of course, and face No. 20 Memphis in the American Athletic Conference title game at 11 a.m. Saturday in Orlando. 

"It’s hard to put in words in such a short amount of time," Frost said when asked what UCF had meant to him. "I turned down some other jobs when I was at Oregon because I loved that place. There was a tear in my eye when I got on the plane to fly down here, but this place has been exponentially better than I even could have expected. The fans here, the community, these players. This is a special place and it’s only going to keep getting better.

"I’m glad that I was the one to help get this place back to where it should be. This place should compete for conference championships every year because of what it is. People in this community have been so great to me with the birth of my child and I can't tell you how many bouquets and gifts and phone calls we got and, you know, I’ll always cherish the decision I made to come down here. I’ll be a UCF guy the rest of my life."

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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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