VIDEO: UCF Knights Continue Spring Practice, Coach Frost Preaching Physicality and Toughness

By  //  March 30, 2017

ABOVE VIDEO: Coach Frost gives an update as the Knights are now one-third of the way through 2017 spring practices.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCF Knights) – The UCF football team is one-third of the way through its spring drills and the Knights’ head coach is pleased with the progress his squad has made so far.

“Practice has been really good,” UCF head coach Scott Frost said after a Wednesday morning workout.

“We’re a mile ahead of where we were last spring at this time. We’ve got some guys stepping up, a lot of good competition at several positions and I’m pleased with the effort.”

Wednesday’s workout was the second with full pads on and the first with full contact, tackling, etc. It was also a bit warmer than it has been through the first week-and-a-half of spring ball. The Knights are focusing a great deal on competing and being physically tougher.

Putting the pads on and dealing with a bit of warmth in the Central Florida sunshine likely helped push that process along.

Scott Frost

“We always want to be more physical,” Frost said.

“I think it is a mindset. Guys have to make up their mind to come do it. Toughness can’t take a break. It’s got to be all the time. Our guys are starting to show signs of being really good competitors.”

The Knights are back on the practice field again Friday to wrap up week two. In addition to Friday’s practice session, the coaching staff is also hosting its annual coaching clinic this week. Friday and Saturday, nearly 400 high school coaches will descend on Orlando and the UCF campus.

2017 UCFastival and Spring Game
The 2017 UCFastival and Spring Game are slated for April 22. The UCFastival will begin at 11 a.m. IOA Plaza and much of the area to the west of Bright House Networks Stadium will be alive with activity. The UCFastival concludes at 5:30 p.m., with the UCF Football Spring Game set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. inside the stadium.

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The UCFastival will be headlined by country music star Lauren Alaina. Alaina will take the stage at the UCFastival at 4:45 p.m., with the gates to the stadium set to open following her set.

The UCFastival Spring Football VIP Experience, which includes the best access to the concert, a selection of complimentary food, adult beverages and soft drinks and a private performance by Lauren Alaina are available at just $49 for adults and $25 for children. Call 407.823.1000 or click here to take part in this VIP experience. Food and drink service at the VIP tent will begin at 2:30 p.m.

The Spring Game will be played at 6:30 p.m. inside the stadium. All UCF Football season ticket-holders will receive free admission to the game. For non-season ticket-holders, tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. To purchase tickets to the UCF Football Spring Game, please call 407.823.1000 or click here.