Frost’s wife Ashley brought the (as of this writing) yet-to-be-named young man into the world just after midnight Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Frost said being there for his son’s birth and being a brand-new father is “an unbelievable experience” while speaking with the assembled media after Thursday morning’s practice.
“Everybody who has (a child) understands,” Frost said. “I didn’t really understand until it happened. Man, what a beautiful experience to go through watching the birth of your child. I feel blessed and lucky that I was able to be there to watch it.”
Frost said he hasn’t had much sleep lately, but his stress level has gone way down now that his son has been safely brought into the world and his wife is recovering well.
“Lack of sleep I can deal with,” Frost said. “The stress of waiting for (the birth) to come had more of a toll on me. The stressful part’s over. I’m ready to go forward from there.”
To hear all of Frost’s session with the media from Thursday morning, click the player below:
Frost actually first confirmed his son’s birth on his regular appearance on FM 96.9 The Game’s Open Mike with Mike Bianchi and Brandon Kravitz.
But he also discussed the importance of continuing to build the Knights’ fanbase through season-ticket sales.
“That’s really important,” Frost said. “This university has unlimited potential. This football team is going to keep improving and be a lot of fun to watch. We want the City of Orlando to embrace it.”
In addition to talking about the birth of his son, Frost was actually asked a football question during the Open Mike interview. Frost was asked to address what worries him about the Huskies as they enter Spectrum Stadium Saturday for a noon kickoff.
“They’re improving all the time,” Frost said of UConn. “I think by the end of last year, I don’t think they were playing with a lot of confidence. This year, they have a new coaching staff. We’ve played a couple other teams with new coaches this year. Kind of the same thing we went through last year. You’re trying to build your program. You’re trying to get the players to think the way you want them to and you’re trying to lay the groundwork for the basics of something that’s going to work. They still have good coaches and good players and we need to be ready to play our best.”