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Scott Frost is officially the head coach at Nebraska. 

Now, one of the many remaining questions is how much involvement he'll have as Central Florida prepares for its bowl game, which is likely to be the Jan. 1 Peach Bowl in Atlanta. 

"Scott and his staff are committed to this team through the bowl game, and we'll figure out what that means later this week," UCF athletic director Danny White said in a Saturday evening news conference. 

"We've got two things happening. We're looking for a new coach and a new direction for 2018 and beyond, and for recruiting. But the current football staff and Scott are committed as they should be. They understand that these kids deserve their commitment, because we've got a really special opportunity to make this season even more historic by winning the New Year's Day bowl game that we're expecting to be invited to." 

White did not say which assistant coaches will be following Frost to Lincoln, though several are expected to eventually. In the meantime, he named offensive coordinator Troy Walters the Knights' interim head coach and said Walters would be in charge of day-to-day operations.

"We've got to figure out exactly how that plays out," White said. "(Frost's) mind is very focused on preparing this team to compete in the bowl. This whole staff is preparing our team to play in the bowl and (the current staff) will coach in the bowl. There's nobody else that can do it. You can't bring in new coaches and expect us to be as competitive as we want to be." 

The calendar can help piece together when Frost may have some time to return to UCF and help with bowl preparations. 

He and the staff he hires will undoubtedly be recruiting for the Huskers in the coming days and weeks, but a dead period begins Dec. 18 and extends through Jan. 11, spanning the Dec. 20 early signing date. During a dead period, coaches are allowed to call recruits and communicate in writing, but are not allowed to meet them face-to-face, visit their high schools or watch any live competition. 

In addition, NU's fall semester ends Dec. 15.

With the Huskers not playing in a bowl game and the dead period in recruiting, UCF's final two weeks of preparation for a bowl game seems a natural time for Frost or any other coaches that make the move to Lincoln to work with the Knights.

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