HEADLINE

Scott Frost not on board with UCF title claim

The Sports Xchange

May 05, 2018 at 2:20 pm.

The distance between the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Central Florida in Orlando is about 1,400 miles. The distance between the two football programs last season was much greater.

The Cornhuskers went 4-8, spelling the end of the Mike Riley era. The Knights went 13-0, defeated Auburn in the Peach Bowl and staked their claim to the national title, spelling the end of the Scott Frost era.

Athletic director Danny White claimed the Knights — the only perfect team in the FBS as national champs. UCF maintained the claim, even after Alabama won the College Football Playoff national title

Meanwhile, Frost got a big contract to return to his alma mater and now he isn’t totally sold on the Knights’ claim as the nation’s best last season.

“I completely get behind their argument,” Frost told USA Today. “I do think it was almost criminal how low they kept UCF in the rankings, and I think it was intentional. But at the end of the day, the playoff system is that the national champion is the team that wins the playoff.

“All I’ll say is if we had stayed there, I would have had a hard time getting behind it. I think it was smart by them because it has kept UCF in the media and in the conversation. But you know, like our rings, I kind of wish my ring just said ‘Undefeated Season’ and ‘Peach Bowl Champion.'”

UCF fans are unhappy that Frost and his offensive coordinator Troy Walters, who followed Frost to Lincoln, are no longer behind the idea of the Knights being national champs.

A week ago, Walters tweeted a photo of his ring, referring to it not as his national title ring but his “Peach Bowl and AAC Championship ring.”

Two former coaching legends disagree with Frost, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Steve Spurrier told a Sentinel sports columnist that “UCF is a darn good team. They’re the only undefeated team in the country and they beat the team [Auburn] that beat the teams [Georgia and Alabama] who played in the national-championship game. Why shouldn’t they be national champions?”

And Bobby Bowden told the Omaha World-Herald: “I’ll be honest with you; they [UCF] deserve the national title in my opinion.”

 

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

SCARBROUGH'S TAKE

College Fans, Beware The Man in the Bottle.

ALL  |  NFL  |  College Football  |  MLB  |  NBA