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August 27, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
George O'Leary has been around long enough not to get too worried when planning for an opponent with a new head coach, and thus no filmed record of the type of offense or defense the rival coach plans to run with that team. Central Florida's 68-year-old head coach is getting the Knights, who are coming off a 12-1 season and a Fiesta Bowl victory over Baylor, ready for Saturday's season opener against Penn State and new coach James Franklin in Dublin, Ireland. There's no way of predicting what Franklin might do on offense with a quarterback as gifted as Christian Hackenberg.
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November 17, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Looking back over the nine games Temple has played this season, its meetings with formerly ranked Notre Dame and No. 19 Louisville obviously stand out as games against big-time opponents. But Saturday's American Athletic Conference game at Lincoln Financial Field against surging Central Florida (No. 15) not only sees the Owls (1-8, 0-5) facing off against their third nationally ranked foe of the season, but the Knights (7-1, 4-0), who lead the conference and are bowl eligible for the fourth time in five seasons under coach George O'Leary, are peaking.
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December 15, 2001 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Josh Hannum, the Strath Haven wide receiver/defensive back who orally committed to play his college football at Notre Dame, said he would wait and see what happens after yesterday's sudden resignation of head coach George O'Leary. O'Leary, named coach at the school in South Bend, Ind., on Sunday, resigned after admitting that he had falsified biographical information in his athletic and academic background. "I'm pretty upset," Hannum said. "It's certainly disappointing and frustrating.
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December 26, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is trying to stomp out rumors he might be heading to Notre Dame. Shanahan, a two-time Super Bowl champion coach who is from the Midwest and is Catholic, said Notre Dame athletic director Kevin White called him about the open coaching position with the Fighting Irish, but never offered a contract. "I said thanks for the call, but I was very happy where I was at," Shanahan said. Broncos backup quarterback Jarious Jackson, who played for Notre Dame, said he fielded numerous questions from friends in South Bend, Ind. "I tried to tell people back in South Bend that he wasn't coming," Jackson said.
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December 22, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
George O'Leary says he was asked to resign as Notre Dame football coach after admitting he lied about his background, contradicting the school's statement that he offered to resign. "I was asked for my resignation, which I wasn't going to fight that," O'Leary said in an interview to be broadcast Sunday night on ESPN. "I think they did what they had to do based on the facts they had. " A Notre Dame spokesman yesterday repeated the school's earlier statement that O'Leary offered to resign five or six times Dec. 13 after admitting he did not have a master's degree from New York University as his biographical sketch stated.
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December 28, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Georgia Tech's players chanted "We want Mac! We want Mac!" as they accepted the inaugural Seattle Bowl trophy. Their words were a statement of support for interim coach Mac McWhorter. So was their play. George Godsey passed for a touchdown, Kelly Campbell scored twice, and the defense made an early goal-line stand as the Yellow Jackets (8-5) beat No. 11 Stanford, 24-14, yesterday. The Cardinal finished 9-3. McWhorter coached Georgia Tech because George O'Leary left the Yellow Jackets this month to become the head coach at Notre Dame.
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January 22, 2002 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
When Josh Hannum left his home in Wallingford, Delaware County, on Friday, he was touted a Golden Domer. By the time the Strath Haven wide receiver returned on Sunday, he was the newest Nittany Lion. Hannum, who had orally committed in the fall to play football for Notre Dame next year, switched allegiances during a weekend visit to Happy Valley, giving his word to coach Joe Paterno that he would be at Penn State next season instead. "I went to look for confirmation," said Hannum, an all-state selection and two-time PIAA state champion as a receiver, defensive back and punter for Strath Haven.
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December 11, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Notre Dame coach Tyrone Willingham, who has guided the Irish to a turnaround season, yesterday was presented with the Sporting News Sportsman of the Year Award. Willingham took the Irish to eight straight victories en route to a 10-2 record and a berth in the Gator Bowl. It is the first year since 1993 that Notre Dame has won that many games. A year ago, Notre Dame was reeling after a 5-6 season, and the hiring of a coach - George O'Leary - who embellished his resume.
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January 2, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
A van carrying a Long Island high school basketball team veered off a highway and hit a tree in North Carolina, killing highly touted 7-3 center Kevin Mormin and injuring eight other people. The 15-passenger van also was carrying coaches and supporters of the Our Savior New American School in Centereach, N.Y., from a tournament in Delaware to another in Charlotte. The accident happened Wednesday on Highway 150 just outside Salisbury, about 30 miles north of Charlotte. Emily Stelzer, 22, who was driving the van, was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and driving left of center.
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January 29, 2002 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After countless phone calls, letters and visits, Archbishop Carroll wide receiver Maurice Stovall has decided to attend Notre Dame. The decision ended more than a year of heavy recruiting by some of the best college football teams around the nation. "I feel relieved," Stovall said yesterday. "It's the overall best place for me. They have the right offense. And I like the worldwide connections they have. " Stovall also considered Virginia, after eliminating Michigan and Florida.
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October 26, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Jahad Thomas talks about his role running the football, his defensive mind-set comes through. He talks about being aggressive, explosive, and violent - three things that the former defensive back has been this season and hopes to be Saturday when Temple (4-2, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) plays a crucial game at Central Florida (4-2, 2-0). Thomas, who played cornerback last year as a freshman, has split the starting running back job this season with Kenneth Harper and Jamie Gilmore.
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August 27, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
George O'Leary has been around long enough not to get too worried when planning for an opponent with a new head coach, and thus no filmed record of the type of offense or defense the rival coach plans to run with that team. Central Florida's 68-year-old head coach is getting the Knights, who are coming off a 12-1 season and a Fiesta Bowl victory over Baylor, ready for Saturday's season opener against Penn State and new coach James Franklin in Dublin, Ireland. There's no way of predicting what Franklin might do on offense with a quarterback as gifted as Christian Hackenberg.
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November 17, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Looking back over the nine games Temple has played this season, its meetings with formerly ranked Notre Dame and No. 19 Louisville obviously stand out as games against big-time opponents. But Saturday's American Athletic Conference game at Lincoln Financial Field against surging Central Florida (No. 15) not only sees the Owls (1-8, 0-5) facing off against their third nationally ranked foe of the season, but the Knights (7-1, 4-0), who lead the conference and are bowl eligible for the fourth time in five seasons under coach George O'Leary, are peaking.
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September 16, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State coach Bob O'Brien decided to pass on an onside kick with 2 minutes, 51 seconds to play and one timeout left after the Nittany Lions scored their final points in Saturday night's 34-31 loss to Central Florida. With Central Florida expecting an onside kick, O'Brien had Sam Ficken kick the ball over the head of return man Rannell Hall and try to have it stop short of the goal line so that Ficken's teammates could chase it down. But the kick rolled just a little too far, maybe a yard into the end zone, for a touchback.
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September 13, 2013 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, Daily News Staff Writer pianovs@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State fans were introduced to Bill O'Brien in January 2012, and since then they have seen a matured coach who has guided a program through an unprecendented scenario. Stan Hixon, currently the Nittany Lions' wide receivers coach, met a 25-year-old O'Brien in 1995 when the now-head coach was a graduate assistant at Georgia Tech. O'Brien may be considered a no-nonsense leader now, but Hixon recalled a younger O'Brien who would keep things loose. "He was a comedian," Hixon said.
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September 12, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It will be a little odd for Bill O'Brien on Saturday night when he paces the sideline at Beaver Stadium as a head coach going against his mentor and former boss, Central Florida head coach George O'Leary, for the first time. O'Brien got his first full-time assistant coaching job from O'Leary at Georgia Tech, where he served as a graduate assistant for three seasons before being named running backs coach in 1998. Even though he only worked with O'Leary until 2001, he learned lessons that he still follows today.
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January 3, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
All-American tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. will forgo his senior season at Miami and enter the NFL draft. Winslow, the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, caught five passes for 48 yards in Miami's 16-14 victory against rival Florida State in the Orange Bowl on Thursday night. He also partially blocked a punt and had several key blocks during big running plays. After the game, Winslow, the winner of the John Mackey Award as the nation's best tight end, said he had not decided on his future.
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January 2, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
A van carrying a Long Island high school basketball team veered off a highway and hit a tree in North Carolina, killing highly touted 7-3 center Kevin Mormin and injuring eight other people. The 15-passenger van also was carrying coaches and supporters of the Our Savior New American School in Centereach, N.Y., from a tournament in Delaware to another in Charlotte. The accident happened Wednesday on Highway 150 just outside Salisbury, about 30 miles north of Charlotte. Emily Stelzer, 22, who was driving the van, was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and driving left of center.
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January 1, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Lefthander David Wells spurned the New York Yankees and agreed to a one-year contract with his hometown San Diego Padres yesterday. Wells, a 40-year-old starter coming off arthroscopic back surgery, is expected to lead the Padres' rotation in the club's first year in its new $458 million downtown ballpark. He will get $1.25 million in base pay, with incentives that could make the deal worth $7 million if he is healthy and pitches all season. The Yankees declined Wells' $6 million option for 2004, and the pitcher, who underwent back surgery in early December, rejected the Yankees' arbitration offer.
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December 9, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
George O'Leary was hired yesterday to coach Central Florida, giving him another chance in college football two years after Notre Dame forced him to resign because he had lied on his resume. O'Leary, the Minnesota Vikings' defensive coordinator for the last two seasons after being the head coach of Georgia Tech, said he chose Central Florida because he saw the opportunity to build the program into a national powerhouse. Temple redshirt freshman Ryan Gore was named to the Sporting News Big East Conference all-freshman football team.
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