The Daily - UCF Football Aug. 14

Aug. 14, 2011

="" alt="Knight Head" border="0" class="imported"> Read John Denton's Knights Insider | ="" alt="Twitter Logo" border="0" class="imported">Twitter | ="" alt="Facebook Logo" border="0" class="imported">Facebook

By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - News and notes from the UCF football team for Sunday, Aug. 14. Following Saturday morning's scrimmage as well as a review of the practice footage, the Knights are scheduled to be back on the field today from 3:20-5:30 p.m.

-Fans flooded the sideline for UCF's scrimmage, and for all the details including statistics, Click Here
-Saturday also was a perfect opportunity to get a good look at some of the new faces for the Knights. Several newcomers are battling for linebacker spots alongside senior MLB Josh Linam, and head coach George O'Leary was asked about this position following the workout: "I've got to look at tape. I was disappointed in the contact point of the linebackers. There were too many guys waiting and not attacking. But that comes with experience and we will watch the film. Overall I wasn't displeased with the effort. There will be a lot of teaching off of this scrimmage tape."
-John Denton also recapped the scrimmage: Click Here

Web Links
-Lakeland Ledger: O'Leary's Keys to a Great Season - Click Here
-Orlando Sentinel: O'Leary Pleased with Scrimmage - Click Here
-UCF Athletics: Ticket Information - Click Here

Quotes of the Day
Head coach George O'Leary following Saturday's scrimmage
On the defense and the running backs...
"(The defense) played well but they've got to sustain and not give up big plays. The people who are in position to make a play need to make a tackle. I thought the running backs made some decent cuts on them though. (Brynn Harvey) looked the best of the backs today I thought. And Ronnie Weaver was Ronnie Weaver. He just brings it every down."

On Quincy McDuffie...
"We've tagged a lot of plays for him because I think he's just a special kind of player when he has the ball in his hands. He can take it the distance and make big-yardage plays."

Stat of the Day
-UCF led C-USA last year in rushing defense, pass efficiency defense, total defense, scoring defense, kickoff returns and passing efficiency.

What to Look For
-The Knights will continue to practice from 3:20-5:30 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday (schedule subject to change).
-UCF's ticket office will begin shipment of season tickets and parking starting on Aug. 15.
-Season-ticket holders can also request to pick up their ticket packaging in-person at Bright House Networks Stadium beginning Aug. 18. Call (407) 823-1000 for more details.

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.