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UCF signed four-star WR Dredrick Snelson.

Snelson flipped from his Minnesota commitment on Signing Day, a devastating blow to a Gopher team that desperately needed to add perimeter talent. The 6-foot, 192-pounder is a quick-twitch, well-built athlete with strong hands. "Snelson has the tools to be able to do it all. With more development in his route running, he should become an early producer for a team at the next level," reads ESPN's scouting report. "Premier player in this class of wide receivers." Snelson ranks No. 165 in the ESPN300.
Feb 3 - 3:14 PM

UCF announced the hiring of Oregon OC Scott Frost as head coach.

Brandon Helwig of Rivals first reported the news. "UCF is an excellent opportunity for me because our student-athletes can succeed immediately, both competitively and academically," Frost said. "We've had great recent success -- I vividly remember watching the Fiesta Bowl victory. With our student-athletes, football staff, facilities, fans and supporters, I know we will bring exciting and winning football back to Orlando." Frost, who had been with Oregon since 2009, is the 10th head coach in program history. "Scott is a winner and innovator who has directed one of college football's most exciting offenses at the University of Oregon," said UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White. "His attitude and experience are exactly what we need to ensure the Knights compete, and win, at the highest levels. I couldn't be more excited to bring Scott and his fiancé, Ashley, to the UCF family."
Source: UCF
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 08:06:00 PM

Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost will be UCF's next head coach, according to Brandon Helwig of Rivals.

Scott has been with Oregon since 2009, starting as the wide receiver coach from 2009 to 2012, then taking over as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. During that time Frost has orchestrated some of the nation's top offenses. UCF has turned into a difficult job, as the Knights went winless this season with George O'Leary stepping down. This will be Frost's first head coaching gig at any level.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 08:13:00 AM

UCF expects junior QB Justin Holman (ankle) to be available Thursday against South Florida.

Knights interim coach Danny Barrett announced the news earlier this week. Holman sustained a high ankle sprain last week against East Carolina. Tyler Harris and Bo Schneider shared signal-calling duties and were equally unimpressive. "He is expected to play," Barrett said of Holman. "He re-injured a previous injury the other night as opposed to keeping him out there hobbling around a little bit. ... He has done a good job with rehabilitation. Our training staff does a good job so he is expected to play."
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 08:48:00 PM

According to The Orlando Sentinel, UCF HC George O'Leary has chosen to retire.

O'Leary closes out a 20-year college coaching career with a record of 133-101, including an 81-68 record with UCF over the last 12 seasons. He's taken the Knights to seven bowl games over that span of time, but his squad has slogged out to an 0-8 record this season. On Saturday, the team was lambasted by Houston to the tune of a 59-10 final score.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 04:21:00 PM

UCF head coach George O'Leary said there is no coach-in-waiting on his staff.

This was apparently in response to rumors that offensive coordinator Brent Key was the coach-in-waiting. "No there isn’t," O’Leary replied when asked about clauses in his contract regarding the coaching staff. "That’s why it’s my contract. I worry about me. But no, there’s nothing in there . ..what are you talking about a coach in-house or something like that?" O'Leary recently stepped down as interim AD. The 0-7 Golden Knights do not have an easy schedule down the stretch. There's a real possibility of 0-12 here. UFC seems likely to have a new coach in 2016.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 07:00:00 PM

UCF junior QB Justin Holman completed just 10-of-31 passes for 67 yards and two interceptions in Saturday's 30-16 loss to Temple.

An injury to Holman's throwing hand forced him to miss three games earlier this season, but he's played in the Knights' last two contests. The results haven't been pretty. With his two interceptions on Saturday, the 6-foot-4, 207-pound junior's now thrown five interceptions in his last two games. Holman has all the arm-talent in the world, but the results have not been there this season. To wit, he's thrown just three touchdowns in four games.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 05:41:00 PM

UCF head coach George O'Leary will step down as interim AD but remain the school's football coach.

UCF is having a dreadful season. They are currently 0-6 and have lost by two touchdowns or more in the last three games. UCF is only rushing for 1.1 yards per attempt this season, worst in the FBS. The next lowest is 2.2 yards.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 12:40:00 PM

UCF true freshman WR D'erren Wilson caught seven balls for 114 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 45-31 loss to Tulane on Saturday.

Good news, bad news. The bad: The 0-5 Knights are going to be lucky to crack two wins this year. The good: George O'Leary has numerous intriguing freshmen that he's been able to work in due to the rebuilding nature of this particular season. The Knights beat out Texas Tech and SMU, amongst others, for Wilson, a three-star receiver from Greenville, TX. Wilson came into this game with merely one catch for four yards. He left it becoming the first UCF WR since J.J. Worton in 2013 to score three times.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 05:09:00 PM

According to ESPN's Joe Schad, UCF junior RB William Stanback "failed multiple marijuana tests."

The recently dismissed Standback earned all-conference honors last season, rushing for 697 yards and 10 touchdowns on 189 carries. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Stanback also added in 443 yards and six more TDs as a freshman. Stanback is planning to transfer from the program, and will sit out 2016 and play as a redshirt senior. The former UCF prospect has already been prohibited from transferring to "FIU, FAU, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Maryland, Stanford, BYU and Texas," ESPN's Joe Schad writes.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 03:27:00 PM

UCF junior RB William Stanback has been dismissed from the team.

Stanback only rushed for 11 yards on 12 carries this season after leading UCF in rushing last year with 697 yards. Even that number was not impressive, since Stanback averaged 3.7 yards per carry. UCF is fifth worst this season in terms of yards per play versus FBS opponents, averaging only 3.6. A big part of it is the running game, since UCF is averaging just 1.3 yards per carry.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 11:17:00 AM

UCF true freshman QB Bo Schneider will start against Furman on Saturday.

Starting QB Justin Holman fractured his right (throwing) index finger during UCF's first offensive series against Stanford and is out 2-4 weeks. That means pressure is on Schneider and backup Tyler Harris to step up. "I think they're a little more confident once they've taken some snaps and I think that's gonna happen with every game," UCF head coach George O'Leary said. "They had good moments, they had bad moments in practice but I thought most were good. I think the big thing is go out and have some success, that's what they need to see and that'll drive some confidence."
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 08:27:00 PM

UCF head coach George O'Leary confirmed junior RB Dontravious Wilson (leg) will miss his second consecutive game, giving true freshman RB Taj McGowan another start.

No timetable has been given for Wilson's return, so McGowan could get an extended audition to show his stuff. He should do well against Furman. Both McGowan and Wilson hopped over junior running back Will Stanback on the depth chart in the past month.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 06:23:00 PM

UCF junior QB Justin Holman will miss the next 2-4 weeks due to a hand injury.

On UCF's first drive against Stanford on Saturday, Holman injured his throwing hand and was forced to leave the game. HC George O'Leary indicated that the 6-foot-4, 207-pound junior received sutures for his malady. "He'll work the rehab as much as he can work it to get back as soon as he can," said O'Leary. In the meantime, true freshman QB Bo Schneider should start until Holman's healthy.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 05:54:00 PM

UCF junior QB Justin Holman "is a terrific arm talent that’s more thrower than passer," per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Holman went 23-for-34 for 249 yards and two touchdowns in a 15-14 loss to Florida International last week. "His stats were not terrible in the loss to Florida International but his accuracy and inability to consistently hit receivers in stride, or miss them outright, was bothersome," Pauline wrote. Holman takes on Stanford this weekend. "The Cardinal defense is significantly better than the FIU opponent Holman faced last week, so he’ll have a chance for redemption," Pauline wrote. Don't count on it. With Breshad Perriman gone, nobody's around to run under Holman's bombs. His throwing game doesn't feature much else.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 06:09:00 PM


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