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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-...
  • George O'Leary on UConn loss: Nobody is disappointed as much as I am

    George O'Leary knows UCF football coaches, players and fans are frustrated with the team following a crushing 37-29 loss to struggling UConn Saturday. But he asserted that no one is more disappointed than him when he addressed media Tuesday afternoon...
  • Frank Beamer's return figures to inspire Virginia Tech in Military Bowl

    WASHINGTON — Shane Beamer was 12 and a sideline gofer the last time his father was not on the field for a Virginia Tech football game. This was 1989, Frank Beamer's third year as the Hokies' head coach, and less than a week after a coronary...
  • College football playoff system could gift UCF football with Power 5 team opponent in 2015

    College football playoff system could gift UCF football with Power 5 team opponent in 2015
    Undefeated Marshall was left off the college football playoff rankings for the second consecutive week proving that strength of schedule greatly matters. And this is a positive for UCF football, who is still searching to fill one nonconference game on...
  • Former Edgewater star sees future in coaching

    Former Edgewater star sees future in coaching
    Nearly three years after catching his last NFL pass, Mike Sims-Walker was trying to rekindle a dream. That was why the former Edgewater and UCF wide receiver was trying out for the Cleveland Browns in April, attempting to show that some of the talent...
  • Former UCF, NFL standout Kevin Smith returns to school eager to start new chapter of life

    Former UCF, NFL standout Kevin Smith returns to school eager to start new chapter of life
    Few things have the ability to rattle the nerves of former UCF running back Kevin Smith. Fear tends to melt once you've made a living thrusting your body into a human wall of 1,600 pounds before thousands of adoring fans day after day. But four months...