Former UCF football coach Scott Frost, who led the Knights to an undefeated record and win over the Auburn Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl this season, has officially taken over as head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
But while Frost is now set to take over a Power Five program, he’s not ready to forget about the little guys.
Frost has been a supporter of College Football Playoff expansion since his unbeaten Knights were never given a fair shot at a national championship, and he appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Sunday to share his thoughts on how to make the playoff system better.
The 43-year-old coach believes the playoff field should expand to eight teams, with the five Power Five conference champions securing automatic bids.
The final three spots would go to at-large teams, opening the door for a Group of Five team to compete on the biggest stage.
“I’d love to see it go to eight (teams),” From said. “I think eight could include five conference champions and three at-large teams, and if one of the Group of 5 teams has a season like we had at UCF, then maybe they deserve to get in.
“I like any sport – and I heard Coach Saban say this – I like any sport where things are decided on the field and it’s not subjective, the champion isn’t decided by 12 people sitting in a board room.”
Check out his appearance below:
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While Frost and UCF did not get to play for the national title — despite beating Auburn, which knocked off Georgia and Alabama earlier this year — his team celebrated their undefeated campaign with a “national championship parade” at Disney World in Orlando.
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