Sadly, there are pro basketball players who won’t heave up a shot with the clock running down so they don’t diminish their shooting percentage for contract negotiations. Safe to say new Central Florida (UCF) head football coach Scott Frost is not that kind of guy. He’s not afraid. The former University of Oregon offensive coordinator, who ran one of the most dynamic offenses in the nation for the Ducks, has signed on to turn around Central Florida’s listless football program. UCF did not win a game this season, going 0-12 under just-retired coach George O’Leary.
Taking over at UCF is not a recipe to start your head coaching career with a good winning percentage. It’s been a sharp decline for the Knights, who just two seasons ago went 12-1 with a Fiesta Bowl win over Baylor. Conversely Frost’s Oregon teams set records for offensive firepower. In a single game against Cal this November the Ducks gained 777 yards on offense. The UCF Knights gained 3,220 total last year. But Frost won’t melt. He’s definitely willing to heave that shot at the buzzer, stats be damned. In a statement the new head coach said: “UCF is an excellent opportunity for me because our student-athletes can succeed immediately, both competitively and academically.”