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George O'Leary

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  • American Athletic Conference football title race heats up in cold November

    Forget about anything that happened in college football before Nov. 1. Forget about rankings, win streaks and records. With just 30 days or so left in the regular season, the physical and mental wear and tear of a long season begins to show and coaches...
  • UCF has bye week to stew over disappointing UConn loss

    Bye weeks are like the salt to an open wound for football teams coming off of a loss. Players and coachers prefer to flood their minds with game strategies for the next week, hoping to replace the sour taste of defeat as quickly as possible. But the UCF...
  • UConn AD Warde Manuel Hasn't Heard From Michigan

    EAST HARTFORD — With his alma mater searching for a new athletic director, Warde Manuel is near the top of every list speculating on just who will replace the departed Dave Brandon at Michigan. But 24 hours after Brandon's resignation, Michigan...
  • Huskies Defeat Central Florida For First Conference Victory

    Huskies Defeat Central Florida For First Conference Victory
    EAST HARTFORD — Granted, there are no moral victories. But that doesn't mean a team can't gain something from a loss. After falling to nationally ranked East Carolina last week, UConn gained something all right. The Huskies bounced back...
  • UCF football looking for ball security and consistency against UConn

    UCF football looking for ball security and consistency against UConn
    East Hartford, Conn. — A few weeks ago, UCF coach George O'Leary said he rarely instructs his players to wear full pads and go through full-contact drills during a Monday practice. But he repeated the dress code this week after the Knights...
  • Ranked among best in nation, UCF shows brains can mix with brawn

    Ranked among best in nation, UCF shows brains can mix with brawn
    College-football fans eagerly awaited Tuesday night's announcement of the first playoff rankings. At UCF, officials were awaiting different news. Not about the playoffs. Instead, UCF found out it excelled in what college is supposedly all about. An...
  • UCF looks to correct punting woes ahead of UConn game

    UCF looks to correct punting woes ahead of UConn game
    After practice Tuesday, UCF's specialists remained on the field to get in some extra work. The Knights' 34-14 win over Temple was their most complete performance of the season, but special teams once again cropped up as a trouble area. The most...
  • Diaco Says UConn Is Not About 'Moral Victories'

    Diaco Says UConn Is Not About 'Moral Victories'
    His team stayed close to a national ranked opponent in a hostile environment. But a few days removed from UConn's loss at East Carolina, coach Bob Diaco was ready to move on. Speaking on the weekly American Athletic Conference media teleconference...
  • Bob Diaco Says 'We Don't Deal In Moral Victories;' UCF Next

    Bob Diaco Says 'We Don't Deal In Moral Victories;' UCF Next
    The UConn football team returns to Rentschler Field Saturday for the first time in five weeks, hosting Central Florida at noon. Coming off a strong showing against the best team in the American Athletic Conference, UConn (1-6) is seemingly heading in...
  • UCF defense ranked No. 10 nationally after learning from early setbacks

    There are too many big plays to count. During the past four weeks, UCF's defense has helped seal three of the team's past four wins and registered four take-aways during a comfortable victory over Temple Saturday. But here's one number that's easy to...
  • UCF quarterback Justin Holman takes another key step forward

    UCF quarterback Justin Holman takes another key step forward
    Even old school UCF coach George O'Leary has a limit on how much physicality he wants to see out of his players, particularly quarterback Justin Holman. He's yelled at Holman on more than one occasion for neglecting to slide on scrambles instead of...