Missouri assistant hired as new football coach at UCF

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) UCF has hired Josh Heupel as the Knights' next football

Heupel, who has been the offensive coordinator at Missouri the past two
seasons, is scheduled to be introduced at a news conference Tuesday.

Heupel says in a statement that he is excited ``to get a staff together and get
to work with our wonderful student-athletes.''

The 39-year-old Heupel replaces Scott Frost, who accepted the Nebraska coaching
job after leading UCF to a 12-0 record and the American Athletic Conference
title. The Knights will play Auburn in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta on Jan. 1.

Athletic director Danny White says he believes UCF has ``identified one of the
brightest minds in college football'' in Heupel.

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