For days on end, fans and media alike were on the hype train that had Scott Frost seemingly on track to become Syracuse Orange's next head football coach. To the misfortune of many who were excited to see Frost wearing Orange, he balked at the open door and will instead be the head coach at UCF, who finished this past season 0-12. However, not hiring Frost may prove to be a good thing in the long run. Here's why:
Recruiting Could Have Been a Problem:
One of the biggest criticisms of Scott Frost potentially becoming the HC at Syracuse was that had very few recruiting ties, more specifically having none in the Northeast. While some argued just the name would be enough to attract northeast targets, it is incredibly difficult to efficiently recruit top talent without any established connections. Given how much Syracuse recruits in its surrounding states, not being able to pull talent out of them could have proven to be an issue.
No Head Coaching Experience:
This isn't really a major issue given some of the other candidates being looked at by Syracuse also lack experience as a head coach. But then again, experience is something it certainly doesn't hurt to have.
We Would've Been His Ticket to Nebraska:
This is the big issue with Frost. Given his past qualifications and his overall aspirations, we would have merely been just a stop along his road to his dream job, Head coach at alma mater Nebraska.
It seems extremely telling of his intentions that he chose to try and revive an 0-12 team in a G5 conference rather than revive a Syracuse program in one of college football's toughest conferences. The road to success will be much easier there but what does it say about Syracuse?
What do you guys think? Would Frost have been the best hire? Is there a better candidate?