George O’Leary had finally regained most of the self-respect he’d lost in 2001 after it was discovered that the newly hired Notre Dame football coach had not, in fact, earned a master’s degree from New York University, despite what was printed on his resume. O’Leary hadn’t won three letters while at University of New Hampshire, either, but the damage had already been done. Five days after accepting the Fighting Irish gig, he resigned.
O’Leary would later resurface in Minnesota, serving as the Vikings defensive coordinator for two years, before returning to the college ranks in 2004, this time at the University of Central Florida. The team was 0-11 in its first season, but followed that up with an 8-3 effort the next year. And since 2005, the Knights have been to two bowl games.
Given UCF’s recent success & the high hopes for ‘08, the Golden Knights got the season off to a good start with a 17-0 shutout win over South Carolina State. And it was with great interest that the ORLANDO SENTINEL’s Iliana Limón attempted to join O’Leary’s teleconference yesterday afternoon.
Cue the clowns: