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  • George O'Leary wants next UCF football coach to maintain culture of the program

    George O'Leary wants next UCF football coach to maintain culture of the program
    Retirement has become a popular buzz word surrounding 68-year-old UCF football coach George O’Leary this season. One national media outlet reported O’Leary, who is in his 11th season with the Knights, strongly considered retiring after the...
  • UCF players careful to avoid firing up USF as War on I-4 rivalry resumes

    UCF players careful to avoid firing up USF as War on I-4 rivalry resumes
    Be it by direct order or personal choice, UCF football players did not want to single out the USF contest as a rivalry game. It took three minutes before any of the Knights' three senior captains — Terrance Plummer, Clayton Geathers and Josh Reese...
  • UCF running backs make most of their opportunities

    UCF running backs make most of their opportunities
    It's a small wonder that UCF sophomore running backs Dontravious Wilson and Micah Reed don't know the tale of New York Yankees first baseman Wally Pipp as much as their head coach, George O'Leary, loves to regale the media with this story. As the old...
  • UCF coach George O'Leary chats about Thanksgiving gratitude | Video

    UCF coach George O'Leary chats about Thanksgiving gratitude | Video
    With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, we thought it was a good time to ask UCF football coach George O'Leary what he is thankful for.  And his answer might surprise you. "The media," O'Leary joked during the weekly UCF football press conference....
  • UCF senior receiver J.J. Worton suffers career-ending torn ACL

    UCF senior receiver J.J. Worton suffers career-ending torn ACL
    UCF coach George O'Leary said senior receiver J.J. Worton suffered a career-ending torn ACL during the Knights' win over SMU last week. Worton received an MRI on Tuesday that confirmed the severity of his injury O'Leary announced the news after the...
  • East Carolina poses big test for UCF's offensive line

    East Carolina poses big test for UCF's offensive line
    Strong-armed quarterbacks and big-play receivers might steal the spotlight in the American Athletic Conference heavyweight contest between UCF and East Carolina Thursday night. But for UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe, it's the Pirates' healthy-...
  • Temple coach Matt Rhule on UCF game: Last year not a factor for us

    Temple coach Matt Rhule on UCF game: Last year not a factor for us
    Just say the phrase, "the catch" and nearly everyone in the state of Florida knows that refers to J.J. Worton's amazing one-handed touchdown reception to beat Temple 39-36 on the road last year. UCF players admit that was a game they should have lost...
  • 'The Catch' vaults UCF's J.J. Worton into spotlight after years of work

    There are almost half a million views of "The Catch" on YouTube. About half of those hits probably came from Kathy Worton, the mother of UCF receiver J.J. Worton. "Every time I see it, it's so much fun," Kathy Worton exclaimed. "I think I've watched...
  • UCF counts on versatile Rannell 'Speedy' Hall for big plays

    UCF counts on versatile Rannell 'Speedy' Hall for big plays
    UCF coach George O'Leary has been on a mission bolster his offense's mental toughness entering another key conference showdown with Temple Saturday. Senior Rannell Hall is one of a handful of players O'Leary knows doesn't need any extra motivation....
  • 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...
  • UCF's Rannell Hall missed Monday practice, Joey Grant still on the mend

    UCF's Rannell Hall missed Monday practice, Joey Grant still on the mend
    Two of UCF football's veteran players on offense, senior Rannell Hall and redshirt junior Joey Grant, are fighting through injuries. Hall missed practice Monday following what appeared to be a hamstring injury to his left leg late in the third quarter...