On Saturday, news broke that UCF coach Scott Frost was leaving the Knights to return to his alma mater, Nebraska.
Now, UCF needs to find a new head coach, and it may look to a former SEC mainstay to fill the open position.
According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and Andrea Adelson, the Knights are targeting former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin to be the team’s next head coach:
Sources tell Andrea Adelson and me that Kevin Sumlin is UCF's No. 1 target to be its next coach. CBS Tampa first reported the interest and that a deal could be reached today. UCF is looking to move quickly to replace Scott Frost, who Saturday left to… https://t.co/HjW4QF2WcG
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 3, 2017
That seems like a good fit for Sumlin, who would take over a team that is currently 12-0 only two years after going 0-12. And, according to the report, a contract could be announced as soon as Sunday.
Sumlin has also been connected to the Florida State and Tennessee openings, albeit loosely, so if he has a sure thing in UCF, he’d be smart to take it and continue to build the momentum Frost built with the Knights.