For those of us old enough to remember, the Nebraska Cornhuskers were both once a great football program and one that ran the option to near perfection. Current UCF head football coach Scott Frost is a part of that program's lore, as he was one of the last iterations of those fancy, and yet dynamic, scrambling gunslingers.
You know who doesn't need a reminder about that? The UCF football team, as Scott Frost recently played some scout team quarterback to help his players get ready for an option-heavy opponent.
Here is the beautiful bean footage:
“I love option football,” Frost told the Associated Press. “I lived it. I feel like option quarterbacks now are kind of like giant pandas, they only exist in zoos and military academies now.”
What a great quote. A legit “LOL” moment.
Anyway, Scott Frost and UCF has been in the news for other reasons lately. The university has announced a funding program to help compete with some of the power programs across the country.
Called the UCF Football Excellence Fund, the program is “pursuing gift commitments ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 annually to further enhance the program’s operating resources.” Frost himself has already committed his own money to the fund.
“I’m very excited about the success we’ve had in our time here and I’m committed to helping this program continue growing,” Frost said in a statement. “I’m happy to be part of the UCF Football Excellence Fund. We need more resources to keep taking this program where we want it to go. I’m hopeful my support will be a catalyst for others to jump on board and take part.”
Selfishly, I hope more programs go back in time to use traditional triple-option offenses. They are the best.