VIDEO: UCF Knights Open Fall Camp Mission Focused with New Head Coach, Heisman Candidate
By Andy Seeley, UCF Knights Football // August 2, 2018
Knights picked to repeat as Conference champions
ABOVE VIDEO: Head Coach Josh Heupel, QB McKenzie Milton, DL Joey Connors, DB Brandon Moore and OL Jordan Johnson address the media after the first day of Fall Camp 2018. (UCF Video)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCF Knights) – The UCF football team opened up the 2018 season with the start of preseason camp on Wednesday. The Knights hit the field for practice number one under head coach Josh Heupel.
The defending American Athletic Conference Champions have been selected as the favorite to repeat. The Knights, who bring a 13-game winning streak into the 2018 season, sit atop the 2018 American Athletic Conference preseason media poll.
UCF received 19 of a possible 30 votes to win the league title, while the Knights were listed first on 25 ballots in the East Division race. Memphis was once again the media’s choice in the West Division as the Tigers received 23 first-place votes and 171 points.
Memphis was projected as the conference champion on seven ballots, while USF received three votes and Houston one for the league title.
ABOVE VIDEO: UCF Football is officially #MissionFocused after going through The Program on campus for two days. (UCF Video)
UCF finished the 2017 season as the only unbeaten team in the nation (13-0) and celebrated a national championship after the Knights were ranked No. 1 in the final Colley Matrix.
The Knights were ranked No. 6 in the final Associated Press poll last year after capping the season with a 34-27 win against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
New head coach Josh Heupel finds 14 returning starters from last season, including quarterback McKenzie Milton, who finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2017.
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