VIDEO: UCF Head Coach Celebrates 69th Birthday

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA ( – UCF celebrated Interim AD/Head Coach George O’Leary’s 69th birthday Monday with a little Chubby Checker before its 13th practice of preseason camp.

When the first horn sounded, Coach O’Leary demanded the entire team imitate what special assistant Manny Messeguer will be doing. That was when “The Twist” began playing on the speakers, and all of the Knights got into the act including O’Leary himself.

With stretching concluded, UCF went into individual drills but had to finish inside Nicholson Fieldhouse due to lightning and a strong storm that moved through. Under cover, the Black and Gold worked on their red zone game in full pads.

A couple of the bright spots on the day during the team perimeter segments came on quality rushes from William Stanback, C.J. Jones and Taj McGowan, while Justin Holman found Jordan Akins who picked up some YAC thanks to some great downfield blocking.

Coach O’Leary ended practice early after liking what he saw from kickers Matthew Wright and Donald Delahaye as they both had a couple of attempts from 53 yards out.

Week two of 2015 UCF football preseason camp will conclude with practice No. 14 on Tuesday.

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2015 Football Tickets & Events: For information on purchasing tickets for the upcoming season, check out or call the ticket office at 407-UCF-1000. Do not forget to check out the Carl Black and Gold Cabana – the newest premium experience at Bright House Networks Stadium. Fans also should mark down Aug. 21 on their calendar. Call 407-UCF-2086 for more information on the Countdown to Kickoff Luncheon, while the annual UCF FanFest will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the stadium and is free to attend.

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