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Scott Frost's ex-UCF quarterback: Nebraska's talent 'not close' to undefeated 2017 Knights

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It didn't work out for Scott Frost at Nebraska, but his quarterback at his last stop doesn't believe the coach's reputation should be tarnished. 

Instead, McKenzie Milton is shifting the attention to what he deems a talent gap between his 2017 undefeated UCF Knights and the Frost-era Huskers. 

On the same day that Nebraska fired Frost after a 1-2 start to the season, Milton took to Twitter to offer his thoughts about Frost. The duo guided the upstart Knights to a 13-0 record and Peach Bowl championship in 2017.  

Milton praised Frost for his offensive brilliance and the success he achieved at Oregon and UCF. 

Once the replies started rolling in, Milton went to bat for his former squad and Frost. A thread ensued about why Nebraska didn't measure up to UCF in Frost's coaching stint with his alma mater. 

Milton cited Nebraska's jarring amount of one-possession losses while adding that his UCF squads had far superior talent than the Big Ten program. 

During Frost's two seasons as UCF's coach (2016-17), he amassed a 19-7 record. UCF claimed the national title in 2017 and hosted a parade at Magic Kingdom.

Amie Just and Luke Mullin return to Memorial Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, to discuss the firing of football head coach Scott Frost.

Meanwhile, Frost floundered with a 16-31 mark at Nebraska, capped off with a 45-42 loss to Sun Belt program Georgia Southern. 

Two Knights were drafted under Frost: 2019 Pro Bowl defensive back Shaquill Griffin and 2017 first-round defensive back Mike Hughes.

Since Frost's arrival in 2018, eight Huskers were selected in the draft, including second-round picks Cam Jurgens and Cam Taylor-Britt. 

UCF is currently in the AAC and will transition to the Big 12 in 2013. In 1997, Nebraska defeated visiting UCF 38-24 in the lone matchup between the programs. 

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