Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel will be UCF’s new head coach.
With Scott Frost headed to Nebraska, UCF was in the market for a new coach, and less than a week after winning the AAC championship game, the Knights have their guy.
UCF officially announced that Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel will be the Knights’ new head coach on Tuesday morning.
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He’s here for sustained success.
Welcome to Orlando, @coachjoshheupel!
— 2017 National Champions (@UCF_Football) December 5, 2017
“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to represent UCF,” Heupel said in an official statement. “What makes this opportunity so unique is the vision of the leadership from President John Hitt, Provost Dale Whitaker and Director of Athletics Danny White. Their vision for this becoming one of the premier programs in the country makes this an exciting opportunity. That vision, the amazing campus, along with the recruiting base not only allows you to have immediate success but sustained success. I’m very excited to get a staff together and get to work with our wonderful student-athletes.”
Heupel took over OC duties for Missouri in 2016, turning one of the worst offenses in football into a juggernaut. Missouri went from being No. 124 in the nation in yards per game to No. 7 with his arrival.
Heupel also served as an assistant coach at Utah State as well as Oklahoma, and is renowned for his quarterback coaching.