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UCF WRs coach Kelly resigns in NCAA fallout

Posted on: November 9, 2011 3:32 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen's Jeff Goodman has already reported on the fallout at UCF from the school's NCAA notice-of-allegations, with athletic director Keith Tribble resigning and men's basketball coach Donnie Jones suspended.

But the scandal has also affected the UCF football program, as the involvement of wide receivers coach David Kelly in the recruitment of players with ties to Chicago-area runner/agent Ken Caldwell has resulted in Kelly's resignation as well.

"It's an unfortunate situation, and I just hope the best for the University of Central and the football program," Kelly told the Orlando Sentinel Wednesday, "but especially for the student athletes involved. It's much better for me at this time to step aside and let a great thing continue being a great thing."

Kelly added that he was in a "state of shock" over the NCAA findings.

Widely regarded as the Knights' top recruiter under George O'Leary, Kelly had been serving his fifth year on the UCF staff.

The Knights' impening self-imposed and NCAA sanctions are not expected to affect its potential invitation to the Big East.
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Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 12:24 am

UCF WRs coach Kelly resigns in NCAA fallout

Turns out that Keith Tribble is complete scum. 

We just need to take our medicine like other schools have done, and get through this. 

Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:59 pm

UCF WRs coach Kelly resigns in NCAA fallout

Oh well, I guess this all means the Big East should just invite Florida Atlantic to join instead. Laughing

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:38 pm

UCF WRs coach Kelly resigns in NCAA fallout

UCF coach David Kelly said he was in a "state of shock" over the NCAA findings.  If so, it can be only one of two reasons.  First, he feels he is completely innocent or, secondly, he thought he would never get caught.  I have to lean to the first assumption.  First of all I do not know why UCF would have any dealings with Ken Caldwell.  I am evn more appalled that David Kelly would have any dealing with Caldwell as he recruited football players in south Florida with no ties to Chicago or that part of the United States.  Caldwell's so-called expertise leaned heavily toward basketball, not football.  He was tied to the Louisville HS quarterback.  Kelly did not need Caldwell.

If Kelly is guilty, then this is not over and other heads will fall at UCF.  That is my prediction.

Two highly recruited basketball players and one football player were mentioned.  Sadly, I think all three could not qualify academically.
That fact makes a lot of this really ridiculous.  Another basketball player was hardly more than a practice player and he only played at the end when games were out-of-hand.  I did not think he was a senior, last year, and I was wondering why he was not on this years roster.  Now,  I guess I know why he is not on the roster.

As an alum and season football and basketball ticket-holder, we do not deserve this.  We want UCF to win and move up to a BCS Conference, but we want it done above-board.

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