UCF hires Josh Heupel as head football coach

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Just days after it was announced that Scott Frost was leaving UCF, the university already has a new football coach.

Read: Scott Frost leaving UCF to coach Nebraska

UCF tweeted Tuesday morning that Josh Heupel, 39, will now coach the UCF Knights. He was also introduced to the media during a 2 p.m. news conference.

Heupel was the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the Missouri Tigers.

 

 

"I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to represent UCF. What makes this opportunity so unique is the vision of the leadership from President John Hitt, Provost Dale Whitaker and Director of Athletics Danny White,” Heupel said in a news release.

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“Josh believes in recruiting and developing well-rounded student-athletes. That’s a perfect fit with UCF, the No. 1 public university in the nation for student-athlete academic success. Josh is an outstanding leader, competitor and winner. Looking at what his Missouri offense did this season, I can’t wait to see the scoreboard light up at Spectrum Stadium," Hitt said in a news release.

Heupel is the 11th head coach in program history.

Frost will still coach UCF in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

Watch the news conference of his hiring below:

 

 

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