What a happy, sad, grinning, winning, crying, sighing, exhilarating and excruciating day for the UCF Knights.
On one of the most conflicting, contradicting days any college program has ever experienced, the Knights said goodbye to head coach Scott Frost just minutes after finishing off a school-first unbeaten season with a euphoric 62-55 double-overtime victory against Memphis in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game.
It was one of the biggest victories in UCF history and one of the saddest days in UCF history all wrapped up in a big ball of rival emotions. One minute there are cheers after winning a game featuring the top two scoring teams in the country, who combined for 117 points and 1,479 yards. And the next minute, there are tears after losing your coach to his beloved alma mater — the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
As Frost hoisted the American Athletic Conference Championship trophy after the dramatic double-overtime victory, black-and-gold confetti rained from above just as the tears rained from Frost’s misting eyes.
“I think we’ve given a lot to this program and these kids, but this city, this university and these kids have given even more to us,” Frost said with a cracking voice.
Said freshman wide receiver Otis Anderson, who came to UCF because he wanted to play in Frost’s high-powered offense: “It’s bittersweet. Coach Frost
Article source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/open-mike/os-sp-ucf-scott-frost-mike-bianchi-1203-story.html
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