Nebraska football: What UCF’s hiring of Josh Heupel means for the Huskers

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Nebraska football program might be pulling a good recruiter away from Josh Heupel as well

With the hiring of Josh Heupel, it appears as though all of Scott Frost’s assistants will be free and clear to join him on the Nebraska football team’s staff. In addition to Troy Walters, that also means tight ends coach and UCF lead recruiter Sean Beckton.

As is the case with Walters, it’s entirely possible Heupel could offer Beckton a job. Considering the former Mizzou offensive coordinator doesn’t have a ton of ties to UCF, it might do him some good to bring some of the old coaches back.

Just like Walters, Beckton would have to want to come back. If he were to be offered a job with Scott Frost, that job would almost assuredly pay more than what he could make for the Knights.

This is the dilemma a mid-tier program is always going to have when it comes to going toe-to-toe with a power five conference team. It is possible that the Knights’ new coach could offer Beckton a kind of promotion in order to get him to stay.

The Orlando Sentinel has been told by some of its sources that Frost believes he’s going to be able to put his entire staff back together. That’s not great news for Nebraska football fans who were holding out hope Keith Williams might be the lone member of Mike Riley’s staff brought back.

If Williams isn’t brought back, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that Frost and Josh Heupel would basically do an assistant coach trade.