AAC Championship Game

Central Florida coach Scott Frost celebrates with his players after winning the AAC championship game Dec. 2 in Orlando, Florida.

Scott Frost wants to don the UCF black and gold one more time.

Nebraska's new football coach said there's still some talking to do as it relates to the Knights' bowl game, but it appears he'll be running out with his team on Jan. 1 in the Peach Bowl.

The No. 12 Knights (12-0), who earned a New Year's Six bowl berth by being the highest-ranked Group of Five team, will play No. 7 Auburn in Atlanta.

"I don't want to leave the players down there without a coach," Frost said during his introductory news conference Sunday at Memorial Stadium. "They deserve to have the best chance they possibly can, especially in the bowl game they qualified for.

"So if it all works out, I've got to go back and help those kids one more time."

If Frost does coach UCF in the bowl game, he has the support of Nebraska's athletic director.

Bill Moos said it would be hard to pass up a chance to go 13-0. Plus, Moos said, the bowl game would be a great — and long — commercial of sorts for Nebraska football.

Right now, Frost's focus is on shaping the Huskers' 2018 recruiting class. The Dec. 20-22 early signing period is fast approaching.

"We're behind a little bit, because with this early signing day, it’s tough," Frost said. "We've got a couple weeks here. But there was an outpouring of excitement that we saw yesterday that really fired me up, and guys that were excited about hearing that we were coming here."

The recruiting dead period, when no in-person contact is allowed between coaches and recruits, starts Dec. 18 and runs through Jan. 11.

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Clark Grell is sports editor.

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