The offseason changes on the coaching staff have continued for UCF as offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe has retired after six years on the job.

Assistant head coach Brent Key, who is the program's recruiting coordinator and offensive line coach, will be replacing Taaffe as offensive coordinator. Key will also coach the running backs.

During the season, Key, who usually coached on the sideline during games, moved up to the booth with Taaffe.

Tight ends coach Allen Mogridge will now coach the offensive line — as he did at Temple prior to returning to UCF before the 2014 season.

Keegan Kennedy, former director of player personnel, will coach the tight ends and H-backs.

Taaffe received significant credit for his role in developing former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles and helping him progress into the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft. The 64-year-old also served as the quarterbacks coach.

UCF was ranked 99th in total offense in 2014 and also 69th in scoring offense.

The changes aren't just reserved to the offensive side of the ball, however.

With Tyson Summers and Kirk Callahan taking new positions, the defensive staff received a makeover as well.

The new defensive coordinator is Chuck Bresnahan — who worked with George O'Leary at Georgia Tech and has also served as an NFL defensive coordinator. Bresnahan was dismissed from his previous position as USF's defensive coordinator in December. He will also coach the linebackers.

Former NFL defensive back and UCF player, Travis Fisher will coach the corner backs. Former graduate assistant Andrew Thacker will coach the safeties.

The coaching changes were first reported by Brandon Helwig of

Despite these changes, head coach George O'Leary will remain at the helm for another season at UCF.


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