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He­u­pel gets long ex­ten­sion from UCF

UCF head foot­ball coach Josh He­u­pel led the Knights to a per­fect 12-0 record and an Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence ti­tle this sea­son, and was re­warded by the univer­sity Fri­day with a con­tract ex­ten­sion that runs through Jan. 15, 2024.

The univer­sity an­nounced the deal on its web­site, al­though fi­nan­cial terms were not im­me­di­ately re­leased Fri­day.

He­u­pel took over the Knights in De­cem­ber 2017 from Scott Frost, who left UCF for the head coach­ing job at Ne­braska af­ter lead­ing the team to a 13-0 record last year, in­clud­ing a 34-27 win over Auburn in the Peach Bowl. This year, UCF will play LSU in the Fiesta Bowl.

Else­where, Tem­ple coach Geof f Collins will be named head coach at Ge­or­gia Tech, re­plac­ing the re­tir­ing Paul Johnson . ... For­mer Mis­sis­sippi coach Hugh Freeze will take the reins at Lib­erty Univer­sity, re­plac­ing the re­tir­ing Turner Gill, who also coached at UB and Kansas. The Flames went 6-6 last sea­son in their tran­si­tion to the FBS level. Freeze re­signed from Ole Miss af­ter the univer­sity un­cov­ered a “pat­tern of mis­con­duct.”

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