As every other job (except Tennessee, who’s currently enduring their own Steve Pederson moment) fills in college football, there’s one job that still isn’t officially filled. And everyone agrees it’s not a question of “who” but rather “when”; the “who” is almost assuredly Central Florida head coach Scott Frost.
When? We know it won’t be until at least Saturday afternoon after the American’s conference championship game against Memphis is over in Orlando. So how does the announcement happen?
Most of the time, the announcement comes together quickly, leaving the school’s media time barely enough time to put together a quick graphic with a photo. This week gives Nebraska plenty of time to put something bigger in place; I mean, there’s plenty of Scott Frost highlights from twenty years ago to utilize.
But what’s the soundtrack? The CornNation team dug into the musical archives and came up with some possibilities.
Simon & Garfunkel, “Homeward Bound”
Yes, a classic that tugs at the emotions of every Nebraskan.
Metallica - Welcome Home
If that one’s too mild for you, maybe some Metallica gets those highlights pumping.
Skillet - Hero
After three years of Mike Riley, Husker fans need a hero. (“Save me just in time!”)
Daughtry - Home
For those of you who prefer something more country, here’s Daughtry.
Skylar Grey - Coming Home
Her duet with Diddy might just set the right tone for many, though her solo takes it to another level.
Ozzy Osbourne - Mama, I’m Coming Home
When Bear Bryant left Texas A&M to return to his alma mater, he explained his decision this way.
“Momma called. And when momma calls, you have to come runnin’.”
From a man whose last name is pronounced almost like “Osborne”, this song an obvious choice for a coach coming from the Sunshine State...
And I don't care about the sunshine, yeah
'Cause mama, mama, I'm coming home
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
This could actually be the preview of the Scott Frost Announcement Soundtrack. I understand the original meaning of the lyrics might not apply, but if you wipe away that knowledge then there is a lot to pull from. Just picture Nebraska football low-lights over the past 20 years, with highlights of his coaching ascendance. Until we get to that fateful day in which he is announced.
“How I wish, how I wish you were here/We're just two lost souls/Swimming in a fish bowl/Year after year/Running over the same old ground/And how we found/The same old fears/Wish you were here”
This was also the first dance I had with my beautiful wife after we were married.*
*Boom: Bonus points
Coldplay - Fix You
“Lights will guide you home/And ignite your bones (BLACKSHIRTS)/I will try and fix you”
Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles - Who Says You Can’t Go Home?
Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home
By all accounts, Frost is on his way... home, sweet home...
So what do you think is the soundtrack for this announcement?