Sunday, August 10, 2014

Report: O'Leary May Step Down from UCF, He Denies It


Hmmm, interesting. And a strange bit of timing.

A report by Fox Sports college football writer Bruce Feldman says he is being told that 68-year old UCF football coach George O'Leary is seriously thinking about retiring sometime during this football season.

Feldman elaborates by saying it could come after the Knights play Penn State in Ireland on August 30th. And if it were to happen, that O'Leary's chosen successor would be Assistant Head Coach Brent Key.

You can read Feldman's report RIGHT HERE

For his part O'Leary steadfastly denies the report and says he has no idea where it would come from. He told the Orlando Sentinel that "I've never spoken to Fox or anybody, I don't have any idea what that's about".

The Sentinel's follow up story is RIGHT HERE

We should add that O'Leary in May agreed to a contract extension that would run through the 2017 season and pay him $2 million a year. Short of health problems, we don't know why he'd want to walk away from that.

O'Leary took over at UCF in 2004 and has taken the Orlando area school to unprecedented levels of success. The Knights beat Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl this past year, their 1st ever BCS level bowl game victory.

Here's O'Leary and a handful of players talking about the upcoming season...

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