For at least one more weekend, the lights are on at Spectrum Stadium and UCF head football Scott Frost is still home, with an opportunity to lead his team into the American Athletic Conference Championship game on Saturday.
Be that as it may, though, that hasn't stopped Floridians and college football nerds alike from getting a head-start on the grieving process that comes with bidding adieu to a winning head coach, arguably days before any sort of deal could be finalized — and that's only if Frost decides to leave UCF for another program after all.
Where would Frost go after coaching the Knights to their best outing in the program's history (11-0, so far this season)?
What comes next after a talented young coach turns around an 0-12 program in 2015 to a thus far undefeated team in 2017?
Well, the natural progression in the sports world would be for Frost to take on the challenge of coaching a bigger, more established program.
of ESPN writes:
While Frost's accomplishments have been celebrated, success like this often means the head coach becomes a hot name on the coaching carousel. Naturally, that has happened with Frost, who has drawn interest from a variety of schools. But with Nebraska added to the mix, the discussion point about Frost and his future has become inescapable, especially this week.
Though it's of no help that Huskers fans are already doing their fair share of trolling via memorabilia, before their prodigal son has even accepted an offer to return home:
Some die-hard Huskers fans went even further, such as how a man named Michael Fitzpatrick had 15,000 "Hire Scott Frost Now!" drink coasters made and handed them out at two dozen Omaha, Nebraska, bars:
Going with the emotional plea, UCF fans fired back:
Some of whom had already decided they were going to break down weeks in advance, no matter the fact that UCF still had several games left on their schedule:
While others took to the old fashioned way, via signatures:
Still, persistence aside, there's no telling where Frost will end up until the echo of the final whistle come Saturday evening.
As of earlier today, the Florida State University Seminoles' head coaching gig opened up after Jimbo Fisher
jumped ship for a reportedly 10-year, $75 million contract with the Texas A&M University Aggies, and some even speculated that Frost could end up with the University of Florida Gators until Dan Mullen
accepted the position earlier this week.
But let's be frank: in terms of Frost's future, all likelihood points towards his alma mater, the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. The program, which is adorned in the legacy that comes with winning (and often, at least until recent years), fired head coach Mike Riley
late last month. And if that wasn't indicative of what the future may hold on its own, as a starting quarterback for the 'Huskers in 1997, Frost led the team to a shared national championship season with the University of Michigan Wolverines.
Regardless of what's to come of Frost's tenure at UCF, one thing is for sure in the eyes of UCF fans: no matter how warm the winter, it'll be a cold day in Orlando without coach Frost.