All the curiosity can now be subsided! UCF started their 2016 camp, kicking off with practice number one this morning in the Nicholson Field House. There has been plenty of hype surrounding the UCF football team since the resigning of Coach George O’Leary in the middle of last season. The back to back conference champions sadly faced a 0-12 record last season due to many speculations. Hitting the ground hard the University of Central Florida found the youthful Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost. Scott Frost helped lead Oregon to many impressive season records and titles.
Moreover, Oregon was known and prided itself on it fast and explosive system. The same system Frost announced he would be implementing at UCF. Coach Frost rapidly changed the UCF image and mantra. The UCF knights now carry the slogan UCFast and UCFierce. The exciting spring game that took place April 16, 2016 definitely showed a new football team, obviously gathering the hang of the new playbook, but still noteworthy.
In the post practice press conference, Coach Frost said, “they looked great, they definitely picked up from the last few days of spring and brought it into the start of fall”. Coach Frost also mentioned that some guys on the team made some big strides throughout this summer. Later in the press conference we heard from senior and starting quarterback, Justin Holman. Holman said, “The speed has picked up and I expect it to get faster.”
Overall I would say the team brought the stimulating momentum from spring into day one of fall camp. As long as the knights continue to learn and execute the new rapid system, I think we can look forward to a solid camp and exciting season ahead.