While Scott Frost’s undefeated Central Florida team soaked in a conference title, and potentially the first undefeated season in school history, Husker players took to social media to welcome their new head coach with open arms.

Even before the official announcement by Nebraska officials, players considered the Frost hiring a lock.

“Bill Moos official, let’s get to work!” Nebraska cornerback Eric Lee said on Twitter, just moments after the Knights' victory against Memphis in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game.

As Memorial Stadium lit up the scoreboard with “Welcome Home”, many Husker players offered their optimism about the Nebraska native and now Husker head coach.

De’Mornay Pierson-El’s eligibility is used up, and he expressed his emotions, saying, “just give me one year.”

Backup quarterback Patrick O’Brien broke out the Chuck Norris thumbs-up, showing his opinion of his new leader.

Former players weighed in, and addressed Husker Nation as well.

Nebraska alum Josh Mitchell, now a cornerback with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts, has not been shy with his tweets in the past about his alma mater. That didn’t change Saturday.

“Very anxious to see how the Nebraska fans treat one of their own as head coach, hope he comes in hot & has a legendary career but if it gets shaky at some point please don’t do what has been done in the past...thank you #GBR,” Mitchell tweeted.

Along with the hiring, Husker players were open about their goals with Frost at the helm.

“It’s on us now!! We got our dude & its time to work. Road to Indy starts now,” JoJo Domann tweeted, quoting a "SportsCenter" tweet about the report of Frost’s hire.

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