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Scott Frost on the Central Florida sideline during the American Athletic Conference championship game last Saturday. Frost was named head coach at Nebraska a few hours later.

In an appearance on ESPN's "Golic and Wingo" radio show Friday morning, new Nebraska coach Scott Frost said he and his staff are not yet locked into coaching Central Florida in the Peach Bowl but expects details to be sorted out "today, tomorrow, this weekend."

Frost said coaches will travel back to Orlando next week for three practices, which would have been their plan had they remained with UCF following a 12-0 season and American Athletic Conference title. The team would have taken this week off anyway, Frost added, considering it played 12 straight weeks when Hurricane Irma forced it to restructure its schedule in September.

"We wanna do it," Frost said of coaching UCF against Auburn in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Day. "We just gotta make sure both sides are OK with it and we can work it out. It's touchy and there's no good way to break up. A lot of our staff is up here in Nebraska recruiting already and our kids are down there and they're hiring new staff and there's new people in my office. We just gotta make sure all those things will work out."

Frost also agreed with co-host Mike Golic that UCF reached a "glass ceiling" with regards to the College Football Playoff rankings. It was not lost on him, for example, that the Knights were passed over by two-loss squads like Washington and Washington State and a three-loss Stanford, even as his Group of Five program continued to win convincingly.

UCF is 12th in the final CFP rankings and is the only unbeaten FBS school remaining this season.

"I think, to be honest with you, I think the glass ceiling was put there intentionally," Frost said. "It was apparent to me that every single week the committee made a decision, 'We have to keep them at a certain place in the rankings so that we don't run into the trouble of having to move them up if people ahead of them lose.' And every week, a new two-loss team or a new three-loss team was moved ahead of us.

" ... I think a lot of assumptions were made. And to answer your question, I really think if it was an eight-team playoff, we might be No. 6 or 7, UCF might be No. 6 or 7. Because at that point, the committee might say, 'OK, now that there's eight teams, it's OK to have a Group of Five team in.'"

Frost touched on a variety of other topics during his 11-minute interview. A few highlights:

>> Frost was asked to choose what excited him most between winning a national title at Nebraska in 1997, going 12-0 this season with UCF or the Cubs winning the World Series last year. He said it was the birth of his son last month, calling it "the most special thing that could ever happen to a guy."

>> Over the last month, the priority for Frost has been to his UCF players first and his coaching staff second. When he chose to come to Nebraska, he said he wanted to give each of his fellow coaches the chance to follow him.

"I watch a lot of other coaches take the next step and get jobs and they leave people behind," Frost said. "And they say, 'You were good enough to help me win there but you're not good enough help me win at my next one.' Like I said, my priority was the (UCF) players first and then making sure that my staff that helped us be 12-0 was taken care of."

>> Frost said there are "a lot of messages" he wants to send to current Nebraska players. Chief among them are that the team will have fun, but will work harder than anyone on the field and in the weight room.

"I don't want to make it about me, I don't want to make it about the past," Frost said. "It's about these kids, it's about the here and now. But I want our players to know there are standards at Nebraska that we're going to expect and the people here expect. And we're going to have a tough team, we're going to have a physical team.

>> Golic inadvertently called Frost the "new coach at Alabama," between questions. Frost quickly responded, "Alabama?" before Golic corrected himself with a laugh and moved on.

Evan Bland covers Nebraska football, baseball and other sports for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @EvanBlandOWH.

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