The Daily - UCF Football Aug. 26

Aug. 26, 2011

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - News and notes from the UCF football team for Friday, Aug. 26. The Knights have one week of practice sessions remaining before opening up the 2011 season Sept. 3.

-UCF ended preseason camp Tuesday and held its first practice to get ready for the Charleston Southern game Thursday. The Knights were split up as the scout team made its first appearance.
-After about an hour on the outdoor fields, heavy rain forced the Knights inside Nicholson Fieldhouse Thursday.
-If you're driving home from work after 5 p.m. today, turn the radio dial to 740-AM as head coach George O'Leary will be a featured guest with the Shot Doctor.

Web Links
-WCSC 5: CSU Wraps Up Camp with Final Scrimmage - Click Here
-Mercury News: 49ers Notebook (Bruce Miller) - Click Here
-MemphiSport: Five Reasons Memphis will Improve - Click Here
-CBSSports Podcast: BCS Busters - Click Here

UKNIGHT and Get The "PATCH" Interview
#13 - Dontravius Floyd - H-Back
On the preseason...
"I came out ready and focused, and I worked hard in the summer during our workouts. I was able to get mentally and physically ready for the season. We lost some pretty good receivers, but we also have some returning veterans like (A.J.) Guyton, Quincy (McDuffie) and Khymest (Williams), and some younger guys with talent like J.J. (Worton) and (Josh) Reese."

On having an expanded role...
"I was the go-to guy since 10th grade (at South Dade High School), so I had to carry the team and I did the best I could to help the team win. I came here as a receiver, but I have the blocking technique of a tight end. So I look to stretch the field and make big plays. Most people look at a tight end as a blocker. But for me I can block, get yards after the catch and run routes."

Stat of the Day
-UCF, Ohio State, TCU and Alabama are the only four schools to rank in the FBS top 10 in rushing defense in each of the last two seasons.

What to Look For
-UCF is scheduled to have Saturday off.
-On campus, check out the Courtyard by Marriott/UCF Volleyball Classic which takes place Friday and Saturday at The Venue.

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.