Central Florida head coach Scott Frost met with the media for his weekly press conference ahead of the Knights American Athletic Conference championship game matchup with Memphis.
It wasn't long before the questions turned to the rumors swirling about Frost and Nebraska's vacant coaching job.
"I'm not going to say much," Frost said when asked about the job. "I can't tell you how much I care about these players, and that's been true of my past and it's going to be true every year that I'm coaching. Our entire staff is that way. These guys are special. They deserve my best, I've said that all year. They deserve our coaching staff's best.
"Every year in college football there's tough decisions to make. Those kind of things happen, and when the time's right we'll make them. I know it would be really hard to leave this team because of how much love I have for this group of guys and how much effort they've given us."
The game against the Tigers might represent a bit of a reprieve for Frost and staff given that schools are making coaching changes and Frost represents the hottest young coach on the market. He said his only plans for the day were to go back to his office and watch film, but the Huskers came up again during the press conference.
"I'd be hurt if Nebraska wasn't interested in me," he said in response. "We're undefeated, I'm from there. When you win a lot of people are interested in you. That doesn't matter. What matters is these players and what they've accomplished. They deserve the focus to be on them."
Frost added that he didn't plan to address the speculation about his future with his players, hoping they would "just continue to see me work."
UCF and Memphis play Dec. 2 in Orlando at 11 a.m. CT. The game will be carried on ABC.
Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity’s first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.