When you think of major college football programs in the state of Florida, UCF isn’t the first that comes to mind. Florida and Florida State are usually mentioned by most fans and experts, which is understandable given both programs’ rich and consistent history of dominance.
But Knights coach Scott Frost seem to be intimidated. The second-year coach took a subtle jab at other in-state programs calling Orlando the “best college town in the state.”
— Joey Knight (@TBTimes_Bulls) April 20, 2017
Frost does have a point. Orlando does feature several respectable colleges and universities, most notably UCF, but his gloating doesn’t hold water. The city does care about college football, but the majority of its attention goes to programs in other areas of the state.
As a resident, I can personally confirm that there are far more FSU and UF fans in Central Florida, including many who actually attended UCF. But there’s nothing wrong with Frost trying to build some confidence in his program, which has already made huge strides since his arrival last season.
However, it may be USF that the Knights should be worried about. The Bulls defeated UCF, 48-31, last season and – despite losing Willie Taggart to Oregon – made a strong hire with former Texas and Louisville head coach Charlie Strong.
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