Nebraska Football: Scott Frost returns to coaching … in the US Army Bowl

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Former Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost is back in coaching. Sort of. He will at least be coaching one more game this year. He’ll be taking up the mantle of head coach for one of the squads at this year’s annual US Army Bowl.

Since Nebraska football showed Scott Frost the door, he’s kept a relatively low profile outside of a few rumors here and there about his next landing spot. However, it looks like he’s found a way to get the spotlight again, at least for a few hours.

The US Army Bowl announced on Friday night that the former Nebraska football coach will be helming the Gold Team in next Saturday’s game that pit some of the best high school athletes in the country. These sorts of games usually have some celebrity coaches and that appears to be the case this year as well, as former Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Houston Nutt will be coaching against Frost on the Black Team.

And yes, there is more than a little irony that Nutt was once considered a candidate for the Huskers’ head coaching job.

Frost’s involvement in the US Army Bowl is a kind of crescendo after a week’s worth of events that are all geared toward helping these high school kids get their play in front of even more people.

The event will feature 80 high school players from around the country in the Gold vs Black game. There will also be a 7v7 event and a skills contest.

During the week, there will be other ways for potential prospects to show off how good they are for various colleges. That includes a couple of different combines.

The fact that former Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost is involved in this event is certainly interesting. Could it be that he’s ready to get his name back out there after having it drug through the mud for the last few months?

It will certainly be interesting to see what the ex-Nebraska football coach has up his sleeve after the US Army Bowl is over.