Rest easy, UCF fans.
All signs point toward head coach George O'Leary returning for another season at the helm. After a report surfaced early in the season that O'Leary was considering retiring after UCF made its trip to Ireland, many assumed that this would be his final season.
O'Leary told the Orlando Sentinel, however, that he is indeed planning on returning to the program.
"I've already said that I expect to coach next year unless you know something I don't know," O'Leary told Shannon Owens-Green of the Orlando Sentinel. "That hasn't changed."
The 68-year old is off to his lake house in Georgia before returning to UCF for recruiting. One of the first things on the list for O'Leary is replacing Tyson Summers, who left UCF to take the same position — defensive coordinator — at Colorado State for what is speculated to be a pay raise.
O'Leary's contract expires after the 2017 season.
UCF head coach George O'Leary discusses "Hail Mary" finish to American Athletic Conference championship game/ Ryan Gillespie, Central Florida Future