UCF's new head coach will be Oregon offensive coordinator and former Nebraska QB Scott Frost.
*** NOTE: This story will be updated throughout the day. ***
Brandon Helwig was first to drop this bomb early Tuesday morning:
I'm hearing Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost will be UCF's new head coach. More info to come at https://t.co/WBnJOTyC4r.— Brandon Helwig (@UCFSports) December 1, 2015
Confirmed via multiple sources, both inside and outside UCF: Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost will be UCF's next head coach.— Brandon Helwig (@UCFSports) December 1, 2015
The reaction came swiftly, and it was overwhelmingly positive.
Here's a quote from a friend with Oregon ties:
"He's the guy that helped develop our Heisman QB as both his QB coach and OC, so you are getting a bright offensive mind. Players supposedly love him and he's going to be missed more than fans might realize it today."
Another quote from a former UCF player:
"He's definitely going to put butts in seats. I think he could have similar success like Tom Hermann at Houston. I'm excited!"
The "Back to the Future" references are in full swing now:
The official announcement:
Danny White weighs in:
Frost's college coach, the great Tom Osborne:
Frost arrived in Orlando Tuesday, and here's the proof:
The press conference is set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bright House Networks Stadium. More on the way regarding Frost's background later today.