The Daily - UCF Football Aug. 17

Aug. 17, 2011

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - News and notes from the UCF football team for Wednesday, Aug. 17. Today's practice has been moved to 9:10-11:30 a.m.

-John Denton discussed the recent injury to Rob Calabrese in his latest Knights Insider: Click Here
-Make sure to visit UCFGameday.com when the season-opener Sept. 3 approaches for all of your game-day information.
-The Knights were in shoulder pads for Tuesday's practice, which was attended by the Voice of the Knights Marc Daniels and Scott Adams. Daniels will be in his 17th year as part of the UCF football radio crew, while Adams is in his 10th season. They will be joined once again by Jerry O'Neill (17th year), Mike Gruttadauria (second year) and engineer Frank Lovre (21st year).
-Weather forced UCF into Nicholson Fieldhouse for the second half of Tuesday's session. The biggest play of the day was from linebacker Jonathan Davis as he picked off a pass while on the first-team defense.

Web Links
-Orlando Sentinel: O-Line Committed to Protecting the Quarterbacks - Click Here
-Seattle Times: Atari Bigby Signs with Seattle - Click Here

UKNIGHT and Get The "PATCH" Post-Practice Interview
Head coach George O'Leary
On the kicking game...
"I wish it was gameday because they are kicking well. They are making good contact with the ball. You don't have to see a good kick, you can hear it. I try to put them in situations where they have to make long and short field goals, but I think there are three guys kicking pretty well right now."

On punter David Bohner...
"Today he hit it pretty good, but it's consistency at that position. What I like about him is that he really works at it. When he makes a mistake he can't wait to look at the tape. That's what specialists do. I've been pleased with him and I think he's kicking the ball for location and for hang time, and that's what you want."

Stat of the Day
-Brynn Harvey recorded three-straight 100-yard rushing games against Houston, Tulane and UAB during the second half of 2009, totaling 398 yards on 75 carries (5.3 average) in the span.

What to Look For
-UCF's annual Countdown to Kickoff Luncheon is only one day away. The soldout event is set for Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at UCF Arena.
-Thursday will be the only day of the preseason UCF will conduct a morning (9:10-10:30 a.m.) and an evening practice (7-8:50 p.m.).

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.