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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Karl Hungus, Jan 3, 2013.
What the fuck is happening in here right now?
He was making a reference to Knugget I believe. Nothing to get excited about.
Sidenote - ran into Mack last night at Chuys. Can't imagine having a broken ankle and a newborn at the same time.
I mean Knugget is awesome so yea.
If someone badmouths knugget we got problems
The offseason is getting unbearably long
Actually, it’s just the opposite in this case. We had more than our fill of attention form the Nebraska fanbase who have generally been pretty terrible to us. Not saying that he was trying to be shitty with a joke that most of us have also said but you know, maybe read the room a bit
My bad, I get that coming in here and telling you how I think ucf should handle its business was a lack of tact to say the least.
I will stay away, I am fascinated by your program though.
nah, you good, and from what I remember, fuckhead was one of the few that wasn’t a total asshole to us when this thread was infested with shitty husker fans. That said, it shouldn’t be confusing to him why a joke from someone with a Nebraska logo in their fan of section gets a different reaction than if they had like a Colorado logo in their fan of section
I think really we are all just ready for the season to start
Part of the pitch that lured McKenzie Milton from his home state of Hawaii to UCF was a pledge by then-Knights coach Scott Frost to put the quarterback on a path to a post-playing career in coaching.
A horrific leg injury last November turned Milton's long-term plans into his current reality. He is determined to play again, and confident he will — just not this season.
Milton and the upstart Knights have brashly roiled the college football establishment the past two seasons, going 25-1, proclaiming themselves national champions after an undefeated 2018 and being not at all satisfied with the playoff selection committee's consolation prizes.
Whether UCF can keep it up without Milton's magical playmaking is one of the most intriguing stories of the upcoming season. But make no mistake, the guy everyone around Central Florida football calls KZ will contribute to the Knights' next chapter.
"He's going to take this year as a coaching role. Absolutely," second-year UCF coach Josh Heupel said. "And so working fundamentals with our quarterbacks during the offseason. Kind of being in charge of that. Approaching it as a coach in his preparation. He'll be a part of game planning. I fully expect him to bring ideas to the table, too. He's not going to sit there and not do that. He did that at the end of last year in the conference championship and bowl games. He's going to be a critical part."
Milton has made huge strides since a low, but legal hit by USF defensive back Mazzi Wilkins the day after Thanksgiving sent him into emergency surgery to repair artery damage that could have cost him his leg. Milton got off crutches in April and now wears a thigh-to-calf black brace that supports his tibia while ligaments heal.
"Maybe at first it was uncomfortable, but I'm used to it now. It's like a part of me," Milton said in June.
Doctors have told him they want him in the brace until January. It has not kept him out of the weight room with his teammates or from the players-only throwing sessions with quarterbacks and receivers this offseason. He is not yet able to run and walks with a stiff gait. He does 2 1/2 hours of physical therapy five days per week.
For now, being limited to coaching is OK. It comes natural.
"I've always kind of felt like an extension of a coach," said Milton, who accounted for 79 touchdowns the past two seasons. "The hours I put in, it's very similar to the coaches. The amount of film I watch. The way I try to engage in practice. I mean, prior to the injury, just helping the helping the receivers be in the right spots. Talking to the o-line, just getting to understand what they do and being able to slide protections and all that. It'd be like a disservice to the guys if I didn't help them because I've played more ball than anybody in our QB room, so I know I can help them out. And I can help our receivers with recognizing coverages and just being the best ball players they can be."
UCF entered the spring with four quarterbacks competing to start, but the competition took a turn in July when Darriel Mack Jr., who stepped in for Milton after the injury, broke his ankle. Mack is expected to be healthy enough to play this season, but not at the beginning. That leaves Notre Dame transfer Brandon Wimbush as the presumptive leading contender ahead of redshirt freshman Quadry Jones and freshman Dillion Gabriel, who played at the same high school as Milton.
Ask Milton about the quarterbacks and he already sounds like a coach.
"I mean they can all throw the rock. They all can ad-lib with their feet. But I just think it'll be the guy who wins the team over in fall camp. Takes care of the ball and doesn't turn it over and whoever the coaches feel will give us the best chance to win. But for me it's all about who separates in that aspect mentally and really who takes care of the ball," said Milton, who hopes for a seat in the coaches' box with offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby on game days this season. Heupel said how Milton is used during games is still to be determined.
Wimbush spent four years at Notre Dame and started 16 games before transferring to UCF in January. He and Milton knew each other from their time at the Manning Passing Academy in New Orleans last year. Wimbush rolled Milton in a game of pool there and has been letting his new teammate hear about it ever since.
Aside from making Wimbush feel welcome on a new team, Milton has been working with him on the footwork necessary to run UCF's scheme.
"It's been a significant difference for me coming from the offense I ran up in South Bend to this offense. That's where I had to make my biggest transition and he's helped me make tremendous strides in doing so," Wimbush said.
Receiver Gabriel Davis said Milton's knowledge of the entire offense is expert level.
"He's the smartest player I've ever been around. He will be big-time after football for sure when it comes to coaching," Davis said. "He will definitely be one of the top coaches in the country."
Milton said faith in God and the values instilled in him by his parents have lifted him through tough times since the injury. He doesn't ask: Why me? He says he still has a great life.
"I've always felt like there's light at the end of the tunnel. You know, day by day, the light gets a little bigger," Milton said. "I'm just working towards the goals that I have, whether it's coaching, playing. I'm going to work my tail off.
"UCF has given me so much more than I've given them. I know I'll be connected here for forever, when my time is done," he said, then added: "I don't think my time will be done here for a while."
Let’s just make him head coach when his eligibility ends
I fully expect Gabriel to be the starter. If not in time for Game 1 or 2, in very short order. He'll be the guy (and the future) before this season is over.
This is where I’ve been the whole time. You just get the feeling he’s different like every Hawaii Qb and we have the talent around him to make up for the growing pains.
Maybe it’s my old UCF can’t have nice things mentality carried over from the GOL years but the more I read about “Coach” Milton, in the back of my head I hear the NCAA saying shit like “Milton was in a coaches role when he was leading the players only stuff, no bowl game for you” in a UCF needs to remember their place type of bullshit
Booked flight and hotel last night for Cincy game. Got tickets 50 yard line 3rd row behind UCF bench. Expecting to get a high 5 from DG after he throws a touchdown
I would expect the atmosphere will be close to ours vs them. Should be awesome.
DG and Brandon will play in the first couple games...
I really hope Brandon can be the guy because he's the perfect filler for this season with his experience and one year of eligibility..
We don't need him to be anything other than a smart player who takes care of the ball considering the line and backs that we have..
But if he can't get it done we gotta go with DG. Then it's his job to lose for the foreseeable future. I was never sold on Mack
Only Hawaiian QB's forever
We should just name Milton HCIW and be done with it.
Someone finally gets it!
Someone needs to kick this snitch out of school. What a bunch of bullshit.
“Absolutely the best team in the league."
"They’re athletic everywhere; they’ve recruited Power 5 talent to the positions our schools struggle with the most.”
"They would have a winning conference record in the ACC or the Big 12."
"McKenzie’s (Milton) injury is a massive blow, because he was one of the best quarterbacks we’ve ever faced. He was as good at decision making as he was talented."
The USF ones made me laugh.
Pretty much a flip of our programs ten years ago
USF has never won shit. So no
I can't believe Danny White continues to hurt our program by being the first AD to lead us to selling out season tickets while everyone else has been struggling to sell tickets.
Every article I read makes me love DW even more, he's doing the right things in the right ways. He's not throwing the P5 AD's who won't even talk to us under the bus, even though he could. He's not taking payday games just because of media pressure. He's turned gameday into something people want to attend (cue flashbacks to the Todd Stansbury era), and built all of our athletics into programs, not just teams. Need to do anything we can to keep him around for the long haul, every penny will be well spent.
Yep, he has so damaged our brand with his big mouth
Name the school after Danny White so he can never leave.
“White University” seems a bit problematic.
Is it gameday yet?
Who threw the pass? We want to see the pass!
What are the chances the Ole Miss OL and Goode get waivers this year?
Gameday back in Orlando!!!
I wonder how many people are going to think about going to the gameday set only to realize that it’s a 45 minute drive from where they are actually playing
Miami's gameday vs. Notre Dame was on their campus which isn't that close to the stadium
I wonder if they're going to do it out of view off to the side or if UCF fans can fill the place. I think silver passes work again by then? Not sure of black out dates anymore
I miss football.
Mack already out of a walking boot could be an interesting development
One thing to note is signs and flags are prohibited at Disney. So it'll be a funny looking gameday and can't overload with UCF signs.
says white lando.
Soon, my efriend...soon
i got my tickets today. I am excite
Jerry ONeil just retired as sideline reporter
Yup, got mine yesterday. I have not checked my invoice online and guess I should have because they didn't relocate 2 of my tickets like they said they were going to.
We have 14 total tickets in the NW corner. 12 split between 2 rows in a section and 2 more 2 sections away. Frustrating and I know there is nothing thy can do about it at this point. If it really pisses off the wife (she does not know yet) I have no doubt she will be let Danny and Shelia hear about it.
Yep, Scott Adams moving up to sideline reporter, and Leger Douzable coming back to do some sideline work as well.
Wouldn't surprise me if he takes over color in the booth when Gary Parris retires.
Got mine. Logged in online to sell some and noticed MBB renewed me without asking.
I’m going to roll with it because I probably would have renewed anyway, but.. a little surprised.
Great design with the Central Florida map overlay.
Hey guys how is Landon Woodson looking in camp?
McBae said he wanted to put on more weight and muscle over the summer so it would be harder to bring him down. Dude was already hard to bring down so that will be interesting to see