The Florida football program is in search of its next head coach following the firing of Jim McElwain earlier this month.
Many believe the Gators’ top target is former Oregon and NFL head coach Chip Kelly, but it could ultimately end up being a former Kelly assistant according to the latest rumors.
If Florida misses out on Kelly, which is seeming more likely by the day with the UCLA job opening, Bleacher Report’s Lars Anderson says the Gators could turn their attention to UCF head coach Scott Frost, who served as wide receivers coach under Kelly in Oregon before being promoted to offensive coordinator and ultimately taking over at UCF.
According to Anderson, the Gators could put together a “crazy” offer for Frost near $8 million a year.
In his second season as UCF head coach, Frost has led the No. 13 Knights to a 10-0 record. This weekend, Frost and company take on No. 22 South Florida. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.