Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost knows a little something about playing for a college football National Championship.
In 1997, ( in his senior year ), Frost engineered Tom Osborne’s Cornhusker team to an undefeated season and a national championship crown before taking his talents to the NFL.
So, when the University of Oregon announced Monday the Ducks had signed a home and home series with the University of Nebraska for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, it seemed appropriate to talk to Frost and get his take on the new deal.
“Both programs have a great tradition,” Frost said on Monday.
“Obviously a lot of Oregon’s tradition is newer, Nebraska’s got a lot of great tradition going back, but it’s two top programs in the country and I’m sure nothing will change between now and then. That will be a great matchup.”
The series will begin in Lincoln, Neb., on September 17, 2016 where five of the previous six games between the two schools have been played.
The two teams met for the first time in history in 1952 in Portland.
In the second game of the newly signed deal, Nebraska will then make its first ever appearance at Autzen Stadium on Saturday September 9th, 2017.
“We are thrilled to be able to add a school with a rich tradition like Nebraska to our schedule,” Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens said in Monday’s release.
“Our scheduling philosophy has revolved around ensuring we have at least one game each season against a major non-conference opponent. With the Pac-12 having a nine game conference schedule, we are fortunate to be well-positioned through 2021 against some of the best in college football, which will serve us very well with the implementation of the playoff system next season.”
Although Oregon and its fans have welcomed Frost as one of their own, he still has significant ties to the cornhusker state and would certainly enjoy making a trip home as a member of the Oregon coaching staff.
“Nebraska is home,” Frost said.
“Right now Oregon is home, but Nebraska will always be home to me. Like I said, that game ( 2016 ) is three years down the road,…I might be coaching at St. Louis High School in Honolulu. I always love going home,…but it’s so far down the road that it’s hard to tell where anybody will be by then.”
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