Davison catches spot as part of Frost’s support staff

Scott Frost has not announced any of his assistants at Nebraska, but he did make it clear that many of his aides at Central Florida will be joining him in Lincoln. Here he walks with UCF defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, right, as they arrive for the American Athletic Conference championship game.

LINCOLN — Matt Davison is headed for a role inside Nebraska’s athletic department.

The former Husker receiver and current Husker Sports Network color commentator for football and men’s basketball doesn’t quite have a firm definition for it.

He’s a close friend — perhaps the best friend — of new Nebraska coach Scott Frost, and he helped Athletic Director Bill Moos land Frost from Central Florida. His new role will be “some sort of associate athletic director for football” position that’s designed to have Davison serving both Frost and Moos.

“I’m going to be there to support Scott and support Bill,” Davison said.

Davison has been around Husker football since he arrived as a player in 1997. He played four seasons for the football team and played for Danny Nee’s basketball team, too. Davison said he’s believed for at least 10 years that Frost would eventually become coach at Nebraska. The timing was right now.

“I know he’s a special guy,” Davison said. “He has an ability to relate to players and get the most out of them, and he’s brilliant on the X’s and O’s. It’s a really good combination.”

It’s still unclear whether Davison would continue in his role as a Husker Sports Network analyst.

Pool for aides is $5 million

Nebraska’s new assistants — most of whom will follow Frost from UCF to Nebraska — are about to cash in.

Husker Athletic Director Bill Moos said the salary pool for the 10 new assistants — plus a strength coach — will be $5 million.

According to USA Today, that salary pool — minus the strength coach’s salary — is among the nation’s highest. In 2016, LSU led the way at nearly $5.8 million, while Clemson was No. 2 at nearly $5.4 million.

No. 1 in the Big Ten? That was, in 2015, Ohio State, at $4,853,100.

“Everything that Scott was talking through with his agent was to take care of his assistants,” Moos said. “He wanted to make sure he had a big pool ... to Scott’s credit, that wasn’t about him.”

Moos said it was his choice to have a seven-year contract for Frost.