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4-8, 5th in Big Ten - West

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nebraska spring game is set for April 21, a week later than originally planned. Reserved seats are $10 and will go on sale Feb. 6 to season-ticket holders; a day later for the general public. The school deftly notes in its news release that the spring-game attendance record at Nebraska is 80,149, set in 2008, months after Bo Pelini was hired. Very good chance that record will be broken. #FrostEffect

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Former Ole Miss defensive back Breon Dixon announced on Twitter Sunday morning that he's transferring to Nebraska. Dixon, who was ranked the No. 18 prospect in Georgia in 2016 by ESPN Recruiting, will have to sit out one season under NCAA transfer rules, unless he successfully appeals for a waiver from the NCAA. He had five tackles in six games last season.

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10dSam Khan

Frost named Bear Bryant Coach of the Year

Scott Frost, who led Central Florida to an undefeated season and a Peach Bowl victory prior to taking over full-time coaching duties at Nebraska, was named the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year on Wednesday.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

As he concludes his acceptance speech after winning the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award, Scott Frost says “It's time to turn the page. Charge On, UCF and Go Big Red.”

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Scott Frost, formerly of UCF, is the winner of the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award. It's his fifth major national coach of the Year honor after leading the Knights to a 13-0 season, including a win over Auburn in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Scott Frost is in a finalist for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award after taking UCF to an undefeated season and a win in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. The winner will be announced tonight in Houston.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Scott Frost, who's in Houston on Wednesday as a finalist for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award based on his run at UCF, was asked about Alabama coach Nick Saban's decision to bench Jalen Hurts for Tua Tagovailoa in the national title game. "It was a decision I don't know I would have been courageous enough to make. That's the answer you want to hear. The other answer is that he was pretty obviously better and they had 12 games to figure that out and didn't. Coach Saban is above criticism with everything he's accomplished, so I don't mean it that way, but I recruited Tua out of high school and knew what he could do and it doesn't surprise me that he did what he did. Jalen's a great player, too. That was a very bold and courageous move and I'm surprised it didn't happen earlier [in the season]." Frost's recruitment of Tagovailoa dates back to his time as an Oregon assistant.

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, in Omaha tonight to accept the Tom Osborne Legacy Award at the Outland Trophy Banquet, says he believes Scott Frost is the "perfect fit" for his new job at Nebraska.

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UCF backup QB following Frost to Cornhuskers

Backup QB Noah Vedral, who completed 22 of 29 passes for 276 yards and a TD in mopup duty for UCF this season, will transfer to Nebraska and sit out a season.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Vedral is following coach Scott Frost and his staff from UCF to Nebraska, the quarterback announced today. Vedral served as the backup to McKenzie Milton and played as a true freshman in 2017. Vedral is from Wahoo, Nebraska and was not recruited by the former staff in Lincoln. His father, Mike Vedral, played at Nebraska, as did uncles Mark and Jon Vedral in addition to uncles Matt and Seth Turman. Vedral must sit out in 2018 as the Cornhuskers find a new QB among a group that includes returning backups Patrick O'Brien and Tristan Gebbia and newly enrolled freshman Adrian Martinez.

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11dChris Low

The 10 best college football title games of all time

Vince Young and Texas taking down USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl remains the gold standard, but Alabama's incredible comeback over Georgia enters the top 10. What other classics rank among the best championship battles?

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Frost disappointed by CFP structure (0:41)
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12dAndrea Adelson

Beamer, Brown among 13 to enter Hall of Fame

Legendary coaches Frank Beamer and Mack Brown have been selected for the College Football Hall of Fame, part of a class of 13 that includes former players Ed Reed, Calvin Johnson and Charles Woodson.

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Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Former Central Florida coach Scott Frost accepts the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award in Atlanta. He guided UCF to a 13-0 record in his second season; Robinson led Grambling to a 9-0 record in his second season in 1942.

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16dTom VanHaaren

These top recruits will be instant-impact freshmen

Some teams, such as Florida, are in desperate need of a QB, and in steps ESPN 300 Emory Jones, while playoff contenders such as Georgia and Clemson have stars to replace. These freshmen should help.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska receiver Stanley Morgan announced — in his own, unique way on Twitter — that he's returning to play for coach Scott Frost as a senior in 2018. Morgan caught 61 passes for a school-record 986 yards in 2017 and led the Big Ten in receiving yards per game. His return marks a key victory for Frost in building a roster to compete in the coach's first season in Lincoln.

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Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterbacks Adrian Martinez, Jack West and Joey Gatewood practicing the offense at the Under Armour game. Martinez is signed with Nebraska and is heading to Lincoln after this game on January 5, West is signed with Stanford and Gatewood with Auburn.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The declaration of Tanner Lee to enter the NFL draft, announced Thursday by the QB on Twitter, comes as no shock. Lee was not a strong fit in the offensive system of new Nebraska coach Scott Frost. Though he threw for 3,143 yards and 26 touchdowns, Lee led the Big Ten with 16 interceptions as a first-year starter in 2017. A fresh start is now assured as true freshman Adrian Martinez joins the mix next month and will compete with fellow Californians Patrick O'Brien and Tristan Gebbia.

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26dESPN Recruiting

Midterm football recruiting class grades

The first early signing period is in the books. With almost seven weeks until national signing day, some grades are incomplete, but here's how teams have fared.

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29dTom VanHaaren

New coaches earn mixed results in early signing period

Coaches who took over at new schools had a tough task getting rolling before the early signing period. Some, including Chip Kelly and Dan Mullen, have survived, while others have a lot of work to do to salvage their classes.

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