The Daily - UCF Football Aug. 12

Aug. 12, 2011

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - News and notes from the UCF football team for Friday, Aug. 12. Today's practice is scheduled for 3:20 p.m., while Saturday's practice will feature the team's first scrimmage and run from 9:10-11:30 a.m. (changed from 3:20-5:30 p.m.).

-The Knights finally returned outdoors Thursday to begin week No. 2 of preseason camp. Inclement weather had forced UCF inside Nicholson Fieldhouse the previous three practice sessions.
-After three-straight days of full pads, UCF switched to just shoulder pads Thursday, and ended practice approximately 45 minutes early. A typical day for the Knights includes breakfast at 7 a.m. and meetings and walk-thrus prior to lunch. Following an afternoon practice, they attend special teams and individual meetings before curfew at 10:30 p.m.
-Fans are invited to attend UCF's scrimmage Saturday morning at the practice fields, but photography is not permitted.
-Head coach George O'Leary will be conducting two taped radio interviews today. The first will be on the Hans & OC Show which airs on 1280 AM in Salt Lake City (UCF travels to BYU Sept. 23), and that interview will likely air on Monday. O'Leary then will speak with the Shot Doctor today at 2 p.m., and his show is broadcast on 740-AM from 3-6 p.m.

Web Links
-ESPN.com: NCAA Committee Approves Increase in APR Cutline - Click Here
-Orlando Sentinel: Preparing for Saturday's Scrimmage - Click Here

UKNIGHT and Get The "PATCH" Player Profile
#16 - Nick Cattoi
Placekicker - 6-5/224 - Senior
Tampa, Fla./Gaither

-Enters his final year with the Knights after appearing in 32 games from 2008-10.
-Converted 11-of-19 field-goal attempts and 47-of-50 extra points a year ago.
-For his career, has made 29-of-45 field goals for a 64.4 percentage, highlighted by a 50-yarder at Southern Miss in 2009.
-Connected on two of his biggest kicks in the final two games last year, booting a 29-yarder in the second quarter of UCF's 17-7 win in the C-USA Championship Game, and a 22-yarder at the end of the first half to tie Georgia, 3-3, in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl (the Knights went on to claim a 10-6 victory over the Bulldogs).

Stat of the Day
-UCF broke up five passes or more in nine games last season, including six break-ups in both the C-USA Championship and AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

What to Look For
-Following UCF's scrimmage Saturday morning, the Knights are scheduled to practice from 3:20-5:30 p.m. from Sunday to Wednesday leading up to the annual Kickoff Luncheon Thursday.

UCF football season ticket packages can be purchased online at UCFAthletics.com or by calling the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at (407) 823-1000. Should UCF host the C-USA Championship Game for the fourth time in seven years, it would be played on Saturday, Dec. 3, and season ticket holders will receive the first shot at the best seats.