By the time Zac Taylor's playing career at Nebraska came to a close, Scott Frost had already long wrapped up his NFL playing career and was setting out on a foray into college coaching.
Still, the Nebraska quarterback fraternity is a relatively small one, and Frost on Wednesday said he was happy to see Taylor, 36, become the first former Husker in the Super Bowl era to land an NFL head coaching job.
“I know Zac pretty well," Frost told reporters during his National Signing Day news conference, two days after Taylor was formally introduced as the Cincinnati Bengals' head coach. "I would actually talk to Zac when he was playing here. It’s kind of a Nebraska quarterback brotherhood that exists with most of us."
Aside from the Nebraska connections, Frost also played for Mike Sherman in Green Bay and Taylor married Sherman's daughter, Sarah.
Each of the former signal-callers have rocketed up the coaching ranks in recent years.
"All I know about Zac is that he is a football guy," Frost said. "Everything I’ve ever heard about him is how much he loves the game, so he would be a reason to try and root for him and Cincinnati a little bit, and we wish him nothing but the best.”