Sign up today and save up to 67% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription

UCF Knights

Oregon offensive coordinator Frost is new UCF coach

Central Florida went west to find its next football coach.

The school announced Tuesday that it had hired Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost to take over a program that just finished a winless season.

"Scott is a winner and innovator who has directed one of college football's most exciting offenses at the University of Oregon," UCF athletic director Danny White said in a statement.

The 40-year-old Frost will be introduced at a news conference Wednesday.

The former Nebraska quarterback has been an assistant with the Ducks since 2009 and offensive coordinator since 2013. This will be his first time as a head coach.

He takes over a team...