UCF’s O’Leary Takes Responsibility For Mistakes

UCF coach George O’Leary said he doesn’t need to watch his team to know the Knights are heading in the right direction.

He can hear when helmets, pads and cleats all collide perfectly. He can hear seniors stepping up and all of his players urging each other to work harder.

O’Leary likes what he is hearing this week.

He said he is satisfied his rejuvenated team did enough soul searching and showed signs of improvement during a well timed bye week.

O’Leary held extended team meetings last week, talking with players about what went wrong during the first four games of the season and what UCF (2-2, 0-0 in C-USA) had to correct before shifting its focus to Saturday’s Conference USA opener against Marshall (2-3, 1-0 in C-USA).

“I put it on myself as the head coach that we should have gotten things done better,” O’Leary said. “And that’s the way I addressed the kids when I talked with them … We’re in this together. Coaches and myself and the players. Everybody has to be on the same page.”

UCF’s home game against the Thundering Herd is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, and the contest will be broadcast on Bright House Sports Network.

Source: Iliana Limon, OrlandoSentinel.com.