Mizzou’s Josh Heupel named UCF’s coach; Randy Shannon hired as DC

Four days after Nebraska found its new head coach at UCF’s expense, the Knights have found a replacement — and an experienced voice to help the first-year boss for good measure.

The football program announced Tuesday morning that Josh Heupel has been hired as its 11th head coach.  Heupel had spent the 2017 season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Missouri.

Heupel will be officially introduced at a 2 p.m. ET press conference this afternoon.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Josh and his family to UCF,” UCF athletic director Danny White said in a statement. “I believe we’ve identified one of the brightest offensive minds in college football. His offensive system is very similar to what we’ve been running. I know he’s going to utilize all the great talent on our roster and continue to add to it. He’s no stranger to success, winning a national championship as a quarterback and leading a number of extremely high-powered offensive teams. Coach Heupel is in coaching for the right reasons. He cares about his student-athletes and that’s one of the most important attributes I look for in a coach.”

Heupel, who finished up his collegiate playing career at Oklahoma, spent the 2015 season as coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Utah State after he was fired by his alma mater in January 2015.  From 2006-14, he

Article source: http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/12/05/mizzous-josh-heupel-named-ucfs-coach-randy-shannon-hired-as-dc/

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