Whether it was a reflection of market forces or simple leverage, Nebraska pushed a lot of chips into the middle of the table with the hiring of Scott Frost as head coach on a 7-year, $35-million deal. Where does Frost's deal rank compared to his conference contemporaries?
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Scott Frost had tears in his eyes as he celebrated with his University of Central Florida football team, after the unbeaten Knights wrapped up the American Athletic Conference title Saturday afternoon.
Once it became inevitable that Scott Frost was going to become Nebraska football coach, the intrigue started to shift toward how much money NU was going to pony up.
If you understand how a meeting in Philadelphia came to be, then you can understand how Frost wound up sitting, clean-shaven, in a gray suit and red tie, on the third floor of Memorial Stadium in front of hundreds of people Sunday, sleepless and hungry but also intent on turning around a program gone awry since he quarterbacked a national championship team here 20 years ago.