Scott Frost opens up about UCF being left out of the College Football Playoff
Scott Frost is clearly not a fan of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.
The former UCF and new Nebraska head coach said on Saturday that his team was “insulted” by its final No. 12 ranking from the committee, according to a CBS Sports report.
He also said there was a “concerted effort” to keep UCF out of the playoff, shortly after accepting the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award in Atlanta.
“I didn’t want to talk about it during the season,” Frost reportedly said. “But I understand the argument of whether or not UCF should have been in the championship, but I know a lot of people in our program, myself included, felt insulted by the rankings.
“I don’t know whether our team deserved to be in the playoff or not,” he added. “To us, it appeared like it was a concerted effort to keep us a reasonable distance away from the top four to avoid controversy.”
While UCF only defeated two Power Five teams — one of those being 4-8 Maryland — it did down Auburn 34-27 in the Peach Bowl, thus proving that it could play with the nation’s best teams.
“To me, this year more than any other year watching those rankings come out, seemed like opinions,” Frost said. “I’m not a fan of sports where it’s a judgment. I used to watch gymnastics when I was young in the Olympics and somebody had a perfect routine. But the East German didn’t like it and gave them a 7.2.”
Perhaps Frost’s team was given a 7.2 by the committee?