Florida appears ready to amp up its pursuit of former Husker Scott Frost to fill its coaching vacancy, according to an ESPN report.
Florida officials are expected to meet with Frost, currently the coach at Central Florida, in Orlando this weekend. Frost and his undefeated UCF team faced Southern Florida on Friday afternoon.
The Gators are preparing to move on from Chip Kelly, believed to be the Gators’ top target to replace the fired Jim McElwain, but Kelly has reportedly decided against going to Gainesville. Kelly, the former Oregon coach who was out of college football this season, is expected to take the UCLA job.
Frost would likely be Nebraska’s top candidate should it part ways with current coach Mike Riley. Friday’s game against Iowa is expected to be Riley’s last as the coach in Lincoln.
Frost, who quarterbacked Nebraska’s 1997 national championship team, has been linked to the potential opening in Lincoln for weeks.