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I wouldn’t say he hadn’t done anything. He was just awarded National coach of the year.Well again, I put less stock in Frost's time at UCF, as I said at the time and several times after. That was accomplished in a conference (AAC) that commonly plays little to no defense. UCF was winning games with scores like 63-48. I also downplayed the win over Auburn, as that Auburn team went into that game after being knocked out of the playoff by losing the SEC championship game. No better team to play than the one who had their hopes dashed at the end of the regular season. I needed convincing what happened at UCF translate well in the Big Ten. Didn't say it couldn't or wouldn't -- but I'm typically a very skeptical person in general. Never been a true Koolaid drinking fan. I also admitted to being a bit disgusted by Huskermax turning into a UCF forum for much of 2017.
When Frost was hired, he was crowned king from the start. That rubbed me wrong. Reality told me, it would be very difficult for Frost to live up to the expectations of "In Frost we Trust" t-shirts and hats -- and a print I saw with Osborne, Devaney, and Frost as the NU coaching gods. We placed him on a pedestal before he'd done anything. Huge mistake. Fortunately, I think most fans are more realistic with Rhule. But when I see some predicting 8-9 wins in 2023, I realize not everyone has grasped reality.