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Josh Heupel signs contract extension through 2024

The first-year coach will remain with UCF through the 2024 season.

AAC Championship - Memphis v Central Florida Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Are you hyped or are you HEUPED?

According to sources, the UCF Knights announced today that the team has signed head coach Josh Heupel to a contract extension through the 2024 season.

The extension is for two years, as his original deal brought him to Orlando on a five-year contract that ended in 2022.

In just 367 days on the job, Heupel has been the perfect coach for the Knights, leading them to 12 straight weeks ending in 1-0, not an easy feat for a team that went 13-0 a year before.

Coming into the job, Heupel could go nowhere but down. He took over an undefeated roster, maintained most of its players and kept the Knights perfect. However, he has kept the Knights right where they want to be: undefeated.

Heupel was the only first-year head coach nominated for the AP College Football Coach of the Year, a much-deserved honor. Heupel has continued the winning tradition Scott Frost built at UCF and enhanced it, making it his own.

Even though Heupel inherited a team he did not recruit, he made lemonade out of the lemons he was handed, and the opportunity to bring his own lemons in to make his own lemon meringue.

Congrats Coach Heupel!