UCF is still growing, and I think everyone inside the program and on the outside would admit, it still has a long way to go. This we also know, the sky is the limit for this football program and we've seen glimpses of that this year and in 2013. UCF has had up and down years as far as success is concerned, but there is consistency in this- UCF always bounces back and competes for conference titles every couple years.
I bring this up to point out where this University is right now, in large part thanks to our old grumpy friend, George O'Leary. UCF was a laughing stock before he got hold of it. Before O'Leary, UCF didn't have one season with 10 wins or more playing FBS football. He lead the team to 2 C-USA titles and 2 AAC titles in his 11 years at UCF. Including 4 seasons of 10 wins or more. He laid the foundation for UCF football like nobody before him, and did it while building a program that is widely known as one with integrity (not easy to find) and a high graduation rate. I guess that's why he has a statue.
Scott Frost super charged the program in his 2 years with the team. He took a boring, vanilla offense and visual presentation, and turned it into the greatest show in the nation. After an 0-12 season in 2015, he somehow coached the team to an undefeated season in 2017, and made UCF the coolest group of 5 team in the country, bar none. Of course, he left. But there's no denying he left UCF a better place than he found it.
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