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Scott Frost Officially Introduced as UCF's New Head Coach

UCF Hires Scott Frost

UCF head football coach Scott Frost poses for a photo at Bright House Networks Stadium following his introduction on December 2, 2015. (Photo: Jeff Sharon/BlackandGoldBanneret.com)
UCF head football coach Scott Frost poses for a photo at Bright House Networks Stadium following his introduction on December 2, 2015. (Photo: Jeff Sharon/BlackandGoldBanneret.com)

UCF officially introduced Scott Frost as its new head football coach at a news conference Tuesday.

After Frost, A.D. Danny White and UCF President Dr. John Hitt made statements and took questions, we scored a quick one-on-on with Coach Frost (Thanks to Brian Ormiston and Andy Seeley for that). Here it is:

Here's the full audio of the press conference, courtesy of UCF Athletics:

You can read a transcript of the press conference here.

(L to R) UCF President Dr. John Hitt, head football coach Scott Frost and athletic director Danny White take questions at a news conference, December 2, 2015 (Photo: Jeff Sharon/BlackandGoldBanneret.com)
(L to R) UCF President Dr. John Hitt, head football coach Scott Frost and athletic director Danny White take questions at a news conference, December 2, 2015 (Photo: Jeff Sharon/BlackandGoldBanneret.com)

I got in a question during the presser about UCF's recruiting issues in Central and South Florida. UCF was nice enough (Thanks, guys!) to pull the video clip of Coach Frost's answer here:

Here are a few more interesting quotes from Coach Frost and Danny White.

On why UCF:

Danny White on how UCF and Frost will assemble a staff:

On how the offense works:

On choosing the right opportunity to go after as a head coach:

Here's my favorite:

A few notes:

  • Frost might sound low-key, but he sold his offense throughout the morning. This is music to fans' (and recruits') ears.
  • Frost essentially starts immediately. Based on what he said, he will likely not coach Oregon in their bowl game.
  • UCF released the terms of Frost's contract agreement (not the contract itself). I'm combing through that tonight.
  • Props go to Andy Seeley, Brian Ormiston, Megan Herboth, Eric DeSalvo and the rest of the UCF Communications staff for pulling everything together in such short notice. Another flawless event.
  • Danny White is doing two jobs at once - Finishing up at Buffalo and running things at UCF. I think he has a twin that we don't know about who is helping him.
  • On a personal note, and make of this what you will, but it was nice to see some old friends again today with smiles on their faces. There was a palpable positive energy that I haven't seen or felt in a while from them. That was nice.

The buzz was back in the air at UCF this morning. Frost said all of the right things. He gets it. Then again, a guy who played for Walsh, Osborne, Parcells, Belichick, Gruden and Kelly certainly would.

Now the hard part starts.

Welcome, Coach Frost!